We all know soups have different textures. Some are best enjoyed when slurped and then you have thick soups where every bite is an experience. This easy cheesy baked cauliflower soup is exactly like that. Every morsel is so comforting and wholesome, you wouldn’t want to put your spoon down. 🙂 It’s one of my favorites and a perfect binge food during these chilly winters.Continue reading “Easy Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Soup | Comfort Foods”
Dips come into the picture when we want to binge on munchies, which means we also got to be prepared for that feeling of excessive calorie intake, heaviness and guilt creeping in!
Well, there’s no reason to feel guilty no more because these dips are made with fresh homemade cream cheese, therefore, you have the option to eliminate the intake of preservatives, salt, cream, etc. that go into a store-bought pack. This cream cheese is protein-rich as it’s prepared with curdled milk (fresh cottage cheese/paneer).Continue reading “Homemade Cream Cheese Dips | 2 Ways | DIY Ingredients”
As complicated as the name sounds, well at least for a non-Italian speaker like me 🙂 , spaghetti Aglio e Olio is one of the simplest and most fuss-free dishes I’ve come across. If you get the quantity of garlic and olive oil right, (yes, that’s what aglio e olio translates to), this dish is the bomb! You’ll want to slurp it away right off the pan, leaving you completely contented.Continue reading “Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Mushrooms | Full Meal”
Ending 2020 with a blend of sweet and spice just like how the year went by; a whirlwind of mixed emotions.
This jam here has a sweet and peppery taste with a slight bite to it. If you’re looking for a smooth texture, feel free to blend the tomatoes and chilli pepper into a smooth purée before adding them to the saucepan.Continue reading “Fresh Tomato and Chilli Jam at Home | DIY Ingredients”
Baking during Christmas gives you a sense of contentment. You’re automatically transferred into a cheerful mood. And I’m someone who believes that food helps bring people together. It instills a sense of comfort amongst people.
I’ve baked an eggless Chocolate Date Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce. Adjust the quantity of dates and cocoa powder to your liking. Add in chopped walnuts for that crunch. Make your own chocolate glaze instead of a caramel/toffee sauce. Replace fresh cream with flavourless vegetable oil or butter. Adjust the quantity of sugar if you’re using sweeter dates like Madjool dates.Continue reading “Chocolate Date Bundt Cake With Caramel Sauce | Eggless Baking”
Making melted chocolate shapes is a great way to decorate your own cakes. Make dark chocolate decorations or white chocolate shapes. Feel free to add in color to your white chocolate for Christmas tree, reindeer, snowman, etc.
It’s a fun and easy method for decoration on chocolate cake. So go ahead and involve your family members in this fun activity.Continue reading “Chocolate Christmas Shapes With Dark and White Chocolate At Home | DIY Ingredients”
There’s something about roasting as a cooking process. It intensifies the taste of an ingredient and brings out the flavors so beautifully that it leaves you wanting for more. All that time you spend waiting around for your veggies to roast gets balanced out with the result you get in the end.
This roasted pumpkin soup has got subtle flavors. It’s warm, naturally sweet, savory, oniony, garlicky.. Just so comforting! I’ve used raw pumpkin here which can be replaced with butternut squash or ripe pumpkin. The roasted garlic gives it an added flavor. Just so you know, the aroma is heavenly. Use it in any possible savory dish to heighten its taste. Dunk a gooey cheese sandwich in this thick warm soup and devour every bite.Continue reading “Roasted Pumpkin Soup With Caramelized Onions”
There’s nothing better than a good bowl of noodles. It’s both comforting and wholesome, especially during winters; making it a great binge food. It’s definite that I’m going to have an itch to prepare noodle bowls more frequently than usual. So let’s get cooking one noodle at at a time. 🙂
Pad Thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish prepared with tamarind sauce being the main ingredient and balanced out with palm sugar, hence making it a mildly flavored dish.Continue reading “Pad Thai | Vegetarian | Full Meal”
Digging into burgers is always a messy affair and why shouldn’t it be? I don’t think it would be a fun meal without the mess. 😀 You have to indulge yourself in the whole experience to really enjoy the goodness. No wonder, it’s most people’s favorite food because of the very same reason, especially with kids.
A burger is only good if all the elements in it are bursting with flavor. The ingredients should be fresh and of good quality. The patty I’ve made here contains a good amount of soya granules (I’ve used the brand Nutrela), and I’ve paired it with carrots and onions. Feel free to swap or add in more veggies to your liking. You can even add green peas, corn, broccoli, etc.Continue reading “Soya Burger With Chilli Garlic Hung-Curd Dip At Home | Full Meal”
This salad that I’ve made here can be considered as a whole meal as it’s packed with the goodness of greens like spinach and broccoli, protein-rich soya granules and honey mustard dressing prepared with my fresh Homemade Mustard Sauce.
Switch veggies as per your liking. My main aim here is to use everyday ingredients in different ways than they’re generally used.
Click here for my previous posts on Simple SaladsContinue reading “Warm Pasta Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing | Simple Salad with Everyday Ingredients”
Mustard is a superfood, packed with immense flavor in all its forms, be it leaves, seeds, oil, or even a sauce for that matter. When it comes to using this superfood in the kitchen, I find joy in making my ingredients from scratch as opposed to buying them from the supermarket. The best part is that you have the liberty to alter the taste and consistency according to what you desire and also use fresh ingredients.
The one I have made here is an easy mustard sauce recipe made with just 3 ingredients. I’ve kept it strong, more like a concentrate, therefore, it’s quite pungent in taste. This way I have more options to alter the taste as per the dish I’m making. Add this sauce to various salad dressings, sandwich spreads, dips, marinades, etc. Feel free to add in honey, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, lemon, and more such ingredients keeping in mind the taste you’re looking for.Continue reading “Mustard Sauce At Home | DIY Ingredients”
In continuation with my Simple Salad Series from my previous post TOMATO SALAD WITH ROASTED PEANUTS AND SAUTÉED COTTAGE CHEESE, here’s another easy and flavorsome salad for you all which can be made with everyday ingredients.Continue reading “Protein-Packed Cucumber Salad with Roasted Bell-Pepper Yogurt Dressing | Simple Salad With Everyday Ingredients”
There are times when I’m looking to have something light yet filling, salad comes to mind, but thinking about gathering all the healthy ingredients like flax seeds, quinoa, etc. and coming up with a salad dressing can seem a bit tedious for me. Keeping this in mind, I’ve decided to post simple salad recipes with everyday ingredients that are exciting, easy to whip up and of course flavorsome. There’s no room for boring food here! 🙂Continue reading “Tomato Salad with Roasted Peanuts and Sautéed Cottage Cheese | Simple Salad with Everyday Ingredients”
Green Apples bring back many childhood memories. I remember my friends and I would cut them up in two halves by making a zig-zag pattern before eating, comparing whose looks neater and more beautiful. Haha! Just a simple thing like eating an apple was an experience on its own.
I enjoy the juiciness and the slightly sour taste that comes from green apples. This time, I thought of using them in muffins instead of trying out the good old apple pie.Continue reading “Cinnamon Spiced Green Apple Muffins | Eggless Baking”
Festive season has arrived and so has that constant craving for sweets. Preparing most Indian sweets at home can be quite hectic and it also uses up large quantities of ingredients. This is why Phirni is one of my go to desserts. It’s easy to prepare, doesn’t require tedious cooking and makes perfect individual portions.
For this particular recipe, I’ve added fresh homemade khoya/reduced milk to give it a rich texture and flavor. It’s a simple, no frill recipe and can be prepared in a jiffy.Continue reading “Phirni/Firni | Rice Pudding | Easy Indian Dessert”
Food is both a Science and an Art. I read this years ago and it completely changed my perception towards it. Food turned into a
necessity passion. Every dish I create brings a different experience that negates the scope for monotony.
Coming to my recipe, there’s this eggless mug cake recipe I picked up from Hebbar’s Kitchen which just works wonders every single time. I’ve been making it so often only because it’s so easy to prepare and it makes up for a quick post-lunch dessert.Continue reading “Chocolate Almond Cookies in 2 Minutes”
Think of noodles and you instantly associate it with comfort, right? Well, at least a food lover will definitely agree with me. 😀
Best part about a stir-fry noodle recipe is that it doesn’t require any fixed ingredients. You’re free to use any fresh vegetables sitting in your fridge or of course whatever your taste buds are calling out for. Same can be done with my recipe below. Adjust the quantities as per your liking and create your own version of this versatile dish.Continue reading “Vegetable Stir-Fry Noodles in Hoisin Sauce”
Who doesn’t like potato fries? I mean, it’s the perfect snack for a lazy glutton like me. It’s also always an easy way for kids to get some food in their tummy with no tantrums. 😀
Whenever I ate fries at a restaurant, I was always curious to know how they’re so nicely cut and remain crunchy even after they’re left on the table for a while. I did a lot of trials in the kitchen, looked for the perfect recipe online, etc., failed a couple of times and finally stuck to one method which has always worked for me since then.Continue reading “Hand-Cut Sweet Potato Fries”
Soup is a balanced meal, generally light on the palate and has the ability to cheer you up immediately. It tastes best especially when it’s homemade and is made with the freshest ingredients available locally which makes this a pocket-friendly dish as well.
The recipe I’ve put down below is hassle-free and doesn’t require any sort of tedious preparation. You can adjust the quantity of the ingredients as per your liking. Actually, that’s the best part about soups. You can mould it into any taste you desire; like increase the quantity of ginger for a more pungent flavor, adjust the quantity of the garlic, add leeks if you will and leave out the spring onions. There’s so much you can do with a specific recipe.
What ingredients would you like to pair with carrots?Continue reading “Carrot Soup with Spring Onions and Ginger”
My earliest memory of having roasted corn on the cob/bhutta is on the street side; mostly during my travels, while coming back home from my boarding school in the hills. The weather would be chilly and I’d see the vendor roasting fresh corncobs over coal, airing it out to give it a perfectly charred flavor and rubbing the corn with lemon, salt and chili.
Best part is that it can easily be done at home in maximum 10 minutes with hardly any preparation required. It makes up for a great evening snack. Enjoy the rains while nibbling on to your hot and juicy bhutta/challi.Continue reading “Roasted Corn on the Cob | Street Style Bhutta”