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”
Yearning for an easy to make dessert after a warm hearty lunch? I recommend trying this recipe out.
Atta halwa/sheera is one of the simplest and modest desserts you could have in any season, especially during monsoons & winters. You’ll find authentic style atta halwa in North Indian homes as it’s prepared on several occasions whether it’s an auspicious one or just your regular day.
It’s also served in Gurudwaras as Kada Prasad/Prashad. The moment you take a bite, you’ll feel a strange sense of calmness through your mind that makes you smile.
All you need are three main ingredients and you’ll be good to go.Continue reading “Atte Ka Halwa – Easy Indian Dessert”
The best part about homemade pita pockets is that all the ingredients can easily be found in an Indian kitchen. Hence, one doesn’t have to make the effort to go out and gather any special items for the recipe. It’s also a good change from your regular curries and chapati. Even though it takes a little time for the preparation, but the end result will definitely leave you satisfied.
I’ve tried to break down the process in an easy way for you all, especially for first timers, as a lengthy recipe can get overwhelming sometimes.Continue reading “Pita Pockets with Homemade Pita Bread – (No Oven, No Yeast)”
We’re all in a situation where ordering from restaurants is not a norm anymore or at least until we’re able to flatten the curve in terms of COVID-19 cases. The only way to satiate your food cravings is to head to the kitchen and put on the chef’s hat.
That’s how my flatmates and I took it upon ourselves to plate up a fancy looking dish and I think we did a pretty good job. I must say even though staying in lockdown for more than two months now is definitely not a pleasant feeling, but on the flip side, it has helped us build memories we’d want to cherish for life.
So, let’s not wait and scroll down to see how easy it is to whip up a delicious meal.Continue reading “Stir-fried Vegetables with Buttered Rice & Black Pepper Sauce”
It’s Christmas time, which means the best time of the year has arrived 😀 and Christmas would be incomplete without food and sweets. I really wanted to share a nice recipe with you all which would be easy to prepare and suitable for this holiday season as well. My friends and I wanted to make something with avocados. We could have easily gone with our good old Guacamole, instead we decided to make these easy cheesy toasts which I am really excited to share with all my readers over here. Hope you all give it a try and enjoy it as much as we did.Continue reading “Easy Cheesy Avocado Toasts”
Rice is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with and eat too. This particular rice dish doesn’t include so many ingredients. It has your basic ginger, garlic and green chili. Cauliflower tossed in garlic gives it a really mellow flavor. The Sriracha sauce on the other hand has the correct amount of spiciness which blends well with the rest of the ingredients. Do give it a try. It is really easy to prepare.Continue reading “Stir-Fried Rice with Sautéed Cauliflower in Sriracha Sauce”
Preparing dum biryani at home may sound quite overwhelming. It is definitely more time taking than your regular pulao and other kinds of rice, but it is totally worth the time you spend making it. If made with the right balance of ingredients and spices, your biryani will taste amazing, bursting with flavors.Continue reading “Vegetable Dum Biryani”
We as human beings, are bound to make mistakes at some point or the other in our lives. Most important thing is to accept those mistakes, learn from them and try not to repeat them again in future. I guess that’s how one moves on in life and grows into being a better person. I remember my initial days in the kitchen. There are numerous kitchen disasters I have had from them till now. During that course of time I have learned so much and in fact still learning.Continue reading “Mushroom and Baby Corn in Green Chilli Sauce”
This dish is really simple and will just take you not more than 15 minutes to make it, as it requires very less preparation plus cooking time. It is definitely filling too. I won’t say the dish is healthy as the sauce does have good amount of butter and cream in it. So if you’re on a diet WATCH OUT, and as far as kids are concerned; they will definitely enjoy it. 😉Continue reading “Broccoli Rice with Cottage Cheese in Chilli Garlic Cream Sauce”
During my trip to Australia, I noticed people over there ate Banana Bread quite often; especially for breakfast. I personally didn’t like the taste of it though. My elder sister is really fond of banana bread. She tried to bake it at home and it turned out pretty well. I thought I could share her recipe with you all. You can take an idea from my recipe here for pictures as I don’t have them for this one in particular. Everybody really enjoyed it back home. Hope you all like it too. 🙂Continue reading “Banana Cake | Banana Bread”
This recipe is really healthy and has very subtle flavors. It can be had with any Indian gravy or on its own as well. Freshly ground black pepper gives this rice a really nice punch. If you like, you can add more spices and veggies to it. Adding curd to the rice gives it a very mild flavor.Continue reading “Paneer Pepper Garlic Rice”
There are several ingredients you can add to your noodles. It all depends on the taste that you are looking for at that point of time. For now, chili lemon sauce sounded good in my head, so I thought of giving it a try. It turned out great. The recipe was flavorsome and nutritious too because of all the vegetables I added to my noodles. Although, this time I used store-bought red chili sauce, you can also make chili sauce at home. Here is the link to one of my chili sauce recipes – Cayenne Pepper Garlic Chutney. Lemon juice gives the recipe a fresh taste in place of adding vinegar.
Once again I would say the same thing I do for mostly all my recipes – feel free to add your favorite vegetables and you will definitely end up creating a new recipe which you’ll be proud of. 🙂Continue reading “Vegetable Hakka Noodles in Chili Lemon Sauce”
This recipe I have come up with is really simple. It requires very little cooking time and can be made in a jiffy. It is definitely nutritious, and we all know how healthy greens are for your body. Feel free to add your own veggies for your toppings like zucchini, mushrooms and bell-peppers. Red and yellow color would just make the topping more colorful and appealing. Green chili gives the topping a slight kick which is good. Do give it a try. It is delicious. 😉 Adjust the quantity of the ingredients according to your liking.
This is what you will need:-
Ingredients (Makes 3)
11/2 cup broccoli
1 medium-sized red onion (roughly chopped)
1 finely chopped green chili
A handful of green beans
A few sprigs of coriander
3 tbsp fresh cream
Grated Processed Cheese
1 tsp Olive Oil
Chili flakes, freshly cracked black pepper and salt for seasoning
- To make the topping, heat olive oil in a pan.
- Add onions and green chili. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and sauté on low-medium flame until translucent.
- Next, add green beans and broccoli. Sprinkle a handful of water and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. We want the keep the filling slightly crunchy. You can even blanch them beforehand and add them to the onions along with rest of the ingredients.
- Add fresh cream, seasoning of your choice and grated cheese. Mix well and add coriander.
- Place the topping on your toast. You can even use toasted garlic bread. Butter it and toast well.