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 →

Shrimp Crostini

Crispy Bread topped with Spicy, Tangy Shrimp!!! Perfect bite-sized appetizer.

Shrimp Crostini

One of the best things in Dallas is finding a supermarket close to home, which not only has great produce but fresh seafood as well. For a guy like me who absolutely loves, loves fish that is a complete godsend. So this weekend, when I walked into the market and laid my eyes on the plump, succulent shrimp I was on cloud nine!!! All I wanted to do was to enjoy those tiny little beauties one at a time and the best way to do that was in the form of these delectably spicy SHRIMP CROSTINI!!!!

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Vegetable Samosa

Crispy hot pockets stuffed with a sweet and spicy Carrot, Pea and Corn filling.

Vegetable Samosa

It seems that the weather has been playing hide and seek with me for the past month or so. But this weekend I was not going to let anything come in my way and enjoy the warm weather to the fullest. So I put a LAZBoy out on the patio and plopped my rear end in it. For company I had the all-time favorite combo of SAMOSA-CHAI (Tea and Samosas) of every Indian. These delicious hot pockets were filled with a spicy filling of carrots, peas and corn with the raisins thrown in for just a hint of sweetness.

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Coconut Caramel Cake

Not your typical Coconut Caramel Cake but a Delectable delight nonetheless!

Coconut Caramel Cake

I developed a passion for cooking about 5 years ago. Since then baking has always been the Holy Grail for me. I always wanted to learn it but constantly kept putting it off for some reason or other. Now that I have my blog I figured this would be a good time for me to start baking with a few simple recipes. One such recipe is this COCONUT CARAMEL CAKE. It is rich, dense, luscious, and most importantly unique.

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