Sloppy Joes

Delicious ground chicken cooked in a rich tomato sauce served on a toasted bun.

Sloppy Joes

Happy Father’s Day to not only the person who was responsible for my love of cooking but to all the great dad’s throughout the world. While growing up my dad took me on a bunch of foodie adventures and exposed me to a lot of different cuisines. But for some odd reason my favorite remains to this day the Mumbai street food. Not only is it tasty but it also brings back a lot of fond memories. These days it is also my inspiration to make new dishes like the classic american “SLOPPY JOES”.

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Apple Samosa

Caramelized apples stuffed in crispy samosas which are dipped in chocolate syrup.

Apple Samosa

The past few days have been an absolute whirlwind for Maddy and I. The week started off with a long day at work followed by a well deserved vacation and the finale was wait for it, wait for it,, a working weekend (What a bummer!!!) There was no way I was going to let the week end on such a sour note. So for the perfect ending I came up with these caramelized APPLE SAMOSAS. The cherry on top was that these samosas were dipped in chocolate syrup and eaten with our favorite ice cream. Continue reading →

Chilli Paneer Roll

Classic IndoChinese fusion: Pan-seared Paneer and Veggies cooked in a mixture of Soy Sauce and Szechuan Sauce, wrapped in a Whole-Wheat Roti.

Chilli Paneer Roll

My 4 years in college has had an immense impact on my life. Not only did it shape me into the person that I am today but it also allowed me to build friendships to last a lifetime. Even after leaving India all of us have kept in touch and more often than not reminisce about our college days. In those days a lot of fond memories have occurred while snacking on things like pavbhaji, bhelpuri or feasting on Indochinese fusion dishes like hakka noodles or szechuan fried rice. I decided to replicate a little bit of that magic with this simple but tasty “Chilli Paneer Roll”.

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Misal Pav

Spicy sprouted bean curry topped with a savory mixture called farsan.

Misal Pav

The technological advances these days have made it possible for me to speak to my family members sitting 5000 miles away in India. Not only can I keep in touch with my loved ones but they inadvertently end up giving me ideas for my blog posts as well (CHUCKLES!!!). So when my cousin said over the phone that he is eating a delicious moth bean curry I made that curry yourself and wrote a blog post about it. But this is no ordinary curry. Its the famous “MISAL”; the spicy curry which usually brings tears of joy to pretty much everyone who eats it (LAUGHS!!!). Continue reading →

Lentil Spring Rolls

Light, Healthy Lentil Spring Rolls filled with fresh Veggies!!!

Lentil Spring Rolls

I need to come to terms with the fact that my crazy work schedule is simply not going to let up for at least the next 2 months. One way out of this predicament is coming up with some quick and easy recipes. For a crazy person like me who loves to twist things up, simplifying things just doesn’t come easy (CHUCKLES!!!). But I made the effort and came up with these “LENTIL SPRING ROLLS”.

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Cauliflower Wings

Bite size cauliflower wings are sweet, sticky and finger licking good !!

Cauliflower Wings

Happy Mother’s Day to the most special person in my life. MY MOM!!!! And not to forget the rest of the wonderful mother’s out there. On this day I had to come up with something inspired by Mom. It’s a tall order considering the fact that she is the reason I love cooking in the first place. But I did make an effort with these delectably tasty “CAULIFLOWER WINGS”. They are sweet, spicy, tangy… AHH Forget the descriptions!!! Just try these wings Y’ALL and let me know.

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Beetroot Tikki

These healthy, tasty  Beetroot Tikki  is a perfect evening snack. 

Beetroot Tikki

 

Every now and then things get so hectic at my day job that it leaves very little time for the blog. This unfortunately was one such week. But hey if you really love to do something then you find time for it no matter what. That is precisely why my twisted mind came up with these beetroot tikkis when I saw my wife making aloo (potato) tikkis one fine evening. These tikkis definitely pack a healthy and flavorful punch where the sweetness of the beets is balanced out with just a hint of spice.

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Chickpea Tostada

Classic Indian Chickpea Chaat on a crispy Masala Tostada.

Chickpea Tostada

As Indians living here in the US of A there are days when my wife and I are craving foods that we grew up eating in Mumbai. This weekend we found ourselves wanting Mumbai street food, specifically chaat. But people who know me well will attest that I just cannot resist twisting things up. Which meant I ended up putting chickpea chaat I made on a crispy tostada instead. Sounds delicious!!! You Bet it does.

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Cauliflower Upma

A nutritious breakfast which will help jump start your day !!!

Cauliflower upma

All of y’all will agree that the best recipes as well as recipe ideas come from your mom. Nothing and I mean absolutely nothing in this world is better than mom’s cooking. But every now and then it is not your mom but her sister (WINKS!!!) who comes up with a cool new idea, which makes you think, “Why didn’t I think of that????” This deliciously tasty “CAULIFLOWER UPMA” is one such unique idea!!! It is packed full of fiber yet tasty and guaranteed to get your day off to a rollicking start!!!!

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Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Yogurt Sauce

A healthier alternative to pasta with creamy yogurt sauce.

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Yogurt Sauce

This week the theme for me was “Out with the old and in with the new”. This was true especially for our kitchen. So out went the old appliances and in came a new fryer and (DRUMROLLS PLEASE!!!!!) a new SPIRALIZER. Having this fancy gadget meant that I could finally make (Ohh you do not know how long I waited to say this word) “ZOODLES”. These zoodles are drenched in a creamy yogurt sauce with chilli flakes added for just a touch of spice. Continue reading →