Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Easy Namakpara recipe | Snack for kids | 5 ingredients only

Hello foodies,

Today I am sharing a quick and easy 5 ingredient snack recipe for kids and adults alike.

Even though the snacks are fried, I will tell you of ways to reduce the amount of oil absorbed by these snacks and to keep your loved ones heart healthy.

So let's get started:

Friday, 1 May 2020

Apple Cinnamon Muffins / Cupcakes

Hello foodies,

This lockdown has inspired us to spend more time with our loved ones and home. What better way than to enjoy all the goodness of home-cooked food with family.

To insert something healthy into the desserts has always been my intention as a mother and this week I made apple cinnamon cupcakes to achieve the same.

A bonus to making these cupcakes was that the house smelled amazing afterwards!

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Life Update : Moving from India, COVID 19 Lockdown 2020

Hello foodies,

I have been missing in action, since like forever...

Some small some big changes at the personal and professional front kept me away from the blogging world for so long, that I can hardly remember... seems just like yesterday that I published my first recipe and now sitting in a land far, far away I can only but remember those good old days...

So, now for the updates: I have moved with my family to UK (United Kingdom) in February 2020 in the midst of the COVID scare and before I could say lo and behold... we found ourselves and the entire world in a lockdown. The situation is tough though not grim and we have spent the past few days in isolation, getting to know ASDA and Sainsbury for our grocery needs and Netflix and BBC for our entertainment.

Luckily my son is getting school work, which keeps both of us busy and my hubby is WFH. As for me I am getting used to a life without maids, which the entire Indian middle class is also coping with (pun intended).

So, I will try and write more as I have a little more time on my hands and post some of my lockdown special creations here and also start sharing some food items, which are a must if you are planning to settle abroad (for initial few days) and some amazing food I have discovered here, which would help you survive in this lockdown :)

Till then , keep cooking...

Stay indoors, stay safe, stay healthy!!!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Easy Restaurant Style Cottage Cheese Recipe - Jhatpat Shahi Paneer - Paneer Makhni

Hello foodies,

With the advent of monsoons here, and the swetering heat and humidity, I have been inclined to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. But as the same time the taste, quality and the health of my family is always paramount, I have found shortcuts to most of the laborious recipes. Today I am sharing one such recipe of shahi paneer/malai paneer/kasuri methi paneer, which takes only 10 minutes to put together, yet the taste is super awesome. Do try this short cut recipe of Paneer and your family wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the home cooked and restaurant version for sure. So let's get started...

Friday, 6 July 2018

PhoolGobhi Pakode - Gobhi ke Pakode - Cauliflower Fritters Recipe

Hello foodies,

Rains are synonymous with chai and pakodas, isn't that right! My fondest childhood memories of rain are those spent watching the rains pouring outside with crispy and hot pakodas. My grandmother and mother used to make pakodas of almost all veggies available, from potato, onions, spinach, gobhi, paneer,bread and so on. I have already shared some pakoda recipes on this blog and today let's make the yummy and crispy gobhi pakodas for this monsoon.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Poha - Batata Poha - Flattened Rice Snack Recipe

Hello foodies,

With the monsoon season upon us, we do crave snacks along with the good old chai. Most of these are fried, but today I am sharing a snack recipe, which is not only healthy but tasty as well. And to top it all takes a few minutes of cooking time, so let's get started with the recipe of poha/batata poha as it is called in maharashtra.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

5 Minute Savory Vermicelli Recipe - Jhatpat Namkeen Seviyan Recipe

Hello foodies,

Sharing a super quick and easy recipe for those busy mornings, when you have to rush the kids to school and yourself to work, vermicelli is quiet a saviour. Takes simply no prep time and very less (5 minutes max) cooking time, it provides wholesome nutrition with the addition of veggies of your choice. Not only the rush morning hours, it comes as a saviour to tackle the hunger pangs striking in the evening before dinner time. I pack vermicelli in my kiddo's lunchbox with his favorite addition of paneer. 
The recipe is so versatile that you can customize it as per your family's taste by adding in veggies of your kids choice. A few vegetables which you can add are steamed peas, grated carrots, paneer, colorful capsicum, steamed green beans, steamed sweet corn etc. So, let's get cooking...