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...

Thursday 7 June 2018

Kiwi Coconut Water Popsicles - Nariyal Pani Lic Lollies Recipe - No cook Ice Lollies

Hello foodies,

Summers are here and I just can't seem to get enough of cooling popsicles this year. I have been trying various versions of these natural coolers. Today I am sharing a super easy, no cook, two ingredient, vegan popsicle recipe with you. Just requires fruit of your choice alonf with coconut water. I have used store bought coconut water but you can use natural as well. Simply assemble the fruit and coconut water in the popsicle mold, freeze, and enjoy the popsicle.

You can also use fruits of your choice, today I am using kiwi :). Do try these and let your kids enjoy the summers without worrying about preservatives/high sugar content in store bought ice creams. 

Thursday 31 May 2018

Kaddu ki Sabzi - Indian style Pumpkin Recipe

Hello foodies,

Today I am sharing a traditional recipe of pumpkin/kaddu with you all. Generally cooked during the festivities and eaten with pooris/bedmis this humble recipe has been my favorite since my childhood.  I have met two types of people, those who are in love with the kaddu/those who hate kaddu. I fall in the former category while my husband falls in the latter category. I had made this recipe recently and decided to share the same with you guys (hoping that some of you would be kaddu lovers). So, let's get cooking...

Friday 25 May 2018

Crispy Poori - Crispy Puri - Deep Fried Indian Bread Recipe

Hello foodies,

Sharing my kids and most kids favorite recipe today, the simple poori/puffed flatbread.Made with wheat flour the poori is atmost an Indian junk food prepared at every auspicios occasion, during navratras, during marriages, birthdays, and the list goes on...

Simple to prepare but with the power to amp up any meal to a rich and special meal, poori is a humble variant of flatbread puffed up in hot oil and served with your choice of vegetables. So go ahead and follow the recipe to create the most basic of Indian junk food!

Thursday 17 May 2018

Chana Dal Pulao - Chane ki Dal Wale Chawal - Chana Dal Pulav - Split Chickpeas Rice Recipe

Hello foodies,

In keeping with the hot climate, I am looking for foods which require minimal cooking and hence minimum time in the kitchen, are easy to prepare yet provide complete nutrition to the body. Pulao/pulav with the delicate blend of flavors and spices fits all the above requirements completely. You can include vegetables/lentils to increase the nutritional value of the same. Light on palette, easy to digest and quick to cook all make it a great and versatile recipe. Today I am sharing with you my recipe of chana dal pulao. It's a hit with my family and hopefully will be with yours too!

Thursday 10 May 2018

Aam Nariyal Ice Cream - Mango Coconut Popsicle Recipe (No Cooking, No Preservative, No Added Sugar)

Hello foodies,

Summers are here and so are my experiments with the cooling popsicles. This year I am exploring more fruit based options with natural sugars to provide the nutrition of goodness of fruits without any side effects on body. Today I am sharing Mango Coconut Popsicle recipe with you. This super simple recipe utilizes the natural goodness of mango along with th creaminess of cocnut milk to give you a super healthy and super fresh popsicle. And no one misses the added sugar, believe me it's true. Just choose the sweetest mango from your kitchen and get going.
This is a good option to be enjoyed by kids, diabetics, and people looking to opt for more healthier options in their daily life! So let's go ahead and make this super simple no cook recipe which just takes 10 minutes of preparation time and gives you half a dozen cooling popsicles.

Thursday 26 April 2018

No Cook Vegan Dates Coconut and Seed Energy Bites - Chia Pumpkin Melon Seed Date Laddoos Recipe

Hello foodies,

Today I am sharing a guilt free dessert recipe for you. The recipe needs all plant based ingredients so it is good for vegans, diabetics and in general everyone. These energy bites are full loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and all good ingredients, which are good for your health and heart. With a multitude of benefits, why look for desserts with added sugar. Kids and oldies in my home enjoy these treats daily and usually I make a batch over the weekend, so that it could be enjoyed throughtout the week or whenever craving to eat something sweet strikes. The total time you would require to make this recipe would be a maximum of 15 minutes and this includes rolling of the energy bites as well. So what are we waiting for, let's get started with the recipe.

Thursday 19 April 2018

Instant Appe - Quick Rava Appe - Colorful Capsicum Paniyaram Recipe

Hello foodies,

Today I am sharing a delicious and popular recipen for kids. You can also serve it as a snack or pack it in their school lunchboxes. My kid simply loves to take appe to school and the lunch definitely comes home empty that day. Super easy to make with whatever veggies you have on hand and super nutricious and healthy as well. The low quantity of oil used makes it a favorite with seniors as well. However, the appe don't compromise either on taste or health and both of these factors make it a great food. So let's get started with making the appe...

Thursday 12 April 2018

Besani Masala Shimla Mirch - Spicy Green Capsicum with Gram Flour Recipe

Hello foodies,

Today's recipe is a very simple recipe of the humble green capsicum. Usually green capsicum is paired with potatoes/aloo, but today's version involves upgrading this humble vegetable with a dash of besan/gram flour. Not only does this besan/gram flour make the vegetable more tasty, it adds so much nuttiness and aroma to the vegetable. This humble recipe can be put together with a very few ingredients and takes very little time to prepare. Generally for me this is a recipe which I pack for my lunch when I am in a rush-rush situation.

I picked up this recipe from my newly married friend, she used roasted besan for the vegetable, whereas I have used un-roasted besan/gram flour. It takes a tad bit longer to cook than the roasted version probably. But the end result turns out to be same nonetheless. So, let's get cooking...

Thursday 29 March 2018

Basic Cooking - Kali Masoor ki Dal - Whole Red Lentil Recipe

Hello foodies,

Today I am bringing a very simple and easy recipe of whole red lentil with you. This is a very basic recipe and your can further spice it up with varying the tadka for the dal. This recipe would find favour with kids and adults alike and doesn't take much time to cook. You can serve this dal with steaming rice/fulkas/flatbreads and it is a very good option for your husband's office lunch as well. So let's go ahead and start making this dal for lunch/dinner.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Aloo Sabudana Cutlets - Potato Sago Cutlets Recipe

Hello foodies,

Hope all of you are enjoying the festive season of Navratras with lots of praying, fasting and of course feasting. I have had a special realtionship with the fasting food always. Even though it is full of calories and devoid of the regular spices, it tastes just so awesome. So today, I wanted to make some sabudana cutlets for all you fasting souls out there. Hope you like this super simple recipe and enjoy it during this fasting/festive season.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Kachche Kele ki Masaledar Sabzi - Spicy Raw Banana Recipe

Hello foodies,

With the impending navratras, all of us are gearing up/stocking up to prepare falhari sabzis. Today I am sharing with you all a raw banana/ kachche kele ki sabzi which will just melt in your mouth and yet provide more nutrition than the aloo/potato sabzi that you prepare. So let's get started!

Thursday 8 March 2018

Bottle Gourd Gravy - Lauki Sabzi - Ghiya ki Sabzi in Cooker Recipe

Hello foodies,

How are you guys doing? With the weather taking a warmer turn with each passing day nature is also turning itself to make available all the water laden fruits and vegetables for us. Even though I am a die hard fan of fresh green peas in winters, they taste bland and revolting during summers. So, we opt for more fresh produce of summers, which is ghiya (bottle gourd), turai, tinds etc. But most of the young ones and adults feel revolted by these vegetables. So, let's make ghiys gravy today, which is simple to prepare but yet full of flavor. I am sure that no one will be able to say no to ghiya once you prepare it like this! So, let's get cooking...

Friday 2 March 2018

Holi 2018: Aloo Pakode - Potato Fritters Recipe

Hello foodies,

Wishing you and your families a very happy HOLI! To celebrate the festival to the full and not oneself in the mundane kitchen chores, I present a super simple yet stomach filling recipe, which will take only a few minutes of prep and cooking time. Yet the result will be sumptuous enough for you to enjoy the festival of colours to the full! So, let's get started with the recipe...

Thursday 1 March 2018

Holi 2018: Matar Paneer - Cottage Cheese and Peas Recipe

Hello foodies,

Today I am sharing a very festive recipe of Matar Paneer, which is generally prepared whenever we feel like eating special/there is a special occasion. Today I am sharing a homemade version of this recipe for all of you to enjoy during this festive season. The ingredients are very simple and the taste immense. Hope you all like the recipe..

Thursday 22 February 2018

Arhar Dal Pulao - Toor Dal Pulav - Split Pigeon Peas Rice Recipe

Hello foodies,

Today I am sharing one of the simplest recipe in the world, the good old dal chawal, where they are cooked together. Yes you heard it right! Soak the dal and chawal together and cook it together just like you would cook any pulao/pulav and you are set! Takes minimal prep time and minimal cooking efforts, yet provides a sumptous meal when you are in a lazy mood. Perfect for lunches, you can spice up the dish by adding accompaniments like chutney/pickle/raita/fry-ems etc. So let's get started with the recipe...  

Thursday 8 February 2018

Crispy Potato and Red Pepper Patty Burgers - Aloo Burger Recipe - Homemade Simple Burgers

Hello foodies,

First of all a big, big thank you to all my readers, for enabling me to post 50 recipes till now on my blog. More than anything else, this blog is the culmination of all the hours, days, and years I have spent in learning the nuances of cooking. So, a big thank you for all your support. It really means a lot!

Sharing another favorite breakfast/snack recipe of kids and youth alike. The homemade burgers. I have been making these ever since I started to learn cooking and started eating them even before the invasion of MacDonald's and Burger King's in our lives. Very simple recipe with the least amount of preparation, yet a crowd and party pleasing recipe, which never fails! so, let's start cooking...

Thursday 1 February 2018

Aloo Methi - Potato with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves Recipe

Hello foodies,

A simple yet seasonally sumptuous sabzi for my readers today, aloo methi or potato fenugreek for the uninitiated. A down to earth accompaniment for all your lunches or dinners, it takes the meal level to another height with its flavour and aroma. Do try and you won't be disappointed!

Thursday 25 January 2018

Paneer Pakode - Cottage Cheese Fritters - Homestyle Pakode

Hello foodies,

Winters and pakodas are almost synonymous in our home. So every weekend, we try to incorporate one or the other kind of fritters into our breakfast, be it a vegetable pakoda/bread pakoda. These pakodas/fritters are liked by old and young alike. You can make them for breakfast or for evening tea as per your preference. So, today let's make cottage cheese/paneer pakodas.

Thursday 18 January 2018

Peas Pulao - Matar Pulav - Matar Pulao Recipe

Hello foodies,

With the abundance of peas during the winter season, most of my recipes revolve around this sweet vegetable. Very popoluarwith kids and adults alike, peas pulao is a complete meal in itself when combined with spicy green chutney, some papad and some homemade curd. So, let's prepare this easy-peasy lunch/dinner meal in 15 minutes flat.

Thursday 11 January 2018

Indian Style Broccoli with Potatoes - Spicy Potato Broccoli Recipe

Hello foodies,

Sharing another Indianized recipe of a non so Indian vegetable, Broccoli. It tastes great with a little bit of spicier flavors and makes a great accompaniment with your lunch/dinner. Even kids love it as the Indian spices bring out another level of goodness in Broccoli. Do try and I am sure that your kids will enjoy the recipe just like you. You can increase or decrease the level of spiciness basis your preference as well. Hope you like the recipe!

Thursday 4 January 2018

Indian Style Zucchini - Masala Zucchini - Spicy Zucchini Recipe

Hello foodies,


Wishing a very healthy and happy New Year to all my readers! I am beginning this year with a promise of more creativity, positivity and healthy living. Last year was a tough year for me on the personal front but has been a great learning experience. The year begone has not left me bitter and depressed but infused a sense of achievement and confidence in my abilities. So I am starting this year with loads of positive vibes for me as well as for you :)

Today's recipe is my Indianized version of Zucchini. I have cooked it with all the Indian spices and it did taste great. Hope you like it as well!