These deep fried fritters not only are the perfect tea-time snack but also warm your heart on a cold, blustery day.
This week we had the first inkling of fall here in Dallas. The temperatures dropped considerably and it seemed that relief from the oppressive heat was finally on the way. Ahh the joy of fall was very much short-lived since the balmy weather lasted for just 2 days. The bright spot was that the weather gave me a chance to enjoy a time-honored tradition of my home city of Mumbai; i.e. having piping hot tea and fritters or CHAI-PAKORAS as it is locally called to combat the cold. What made it even better was that the same old onion pakoras were replaced with; wait for it, wait for it TURNIP PAKORAS!!!!!
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Super easy protein packed breakfast will help you turbo-charge your day.
Y’all may have noticed from my last few posts that I have been on a bit of a health kick lately. This week I had promised myself that I was going to thoroughly indulge myself. The problem is that it takes me more than two weeks to get rid of my obsessions (CHUCKLES!!!). Don’t get mad but I am back with another healthy recipe with “LENTILS” as the star of the show. I had originally planned on making a regional delicacy from my home state. That flopped badly but luckily for me the alternative turned out to be these scrumptious and power-packed Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes. Continue reading →
Cheesy Broccoli Koftas gently simmered in a mildly spiced onion and tomato sauce. This will make sure you finish your broccoli.
I am absolutely amazed it took me this long to cook with WAIT FOR IT! BROCCOLI… Yea yea I know its not everybody’s favorite food; especially not the kids. But when you can hide it in a luscious, rich and creamy ‘BROCCOLI KOFTA CURRY’ why tell the kiddies what they are eating (LAUGHS!!!). All they are going to see is deep-fried cheesy bites drenched in a tangy tomato and yogurt curry. I bet y’all are going to have your little ones eating out of your hands in no time. Continue reading →
Soft Cottage Cheese simmered in a lusciously rich Collard Puree. Easy to prepare and tastes delicious.
The past two weeks have been an absolute roller-coaster for me. I wont bore y’all with the craziness at work but I do want to talk about the wonderful weekend that I had with a very dear friend of mine in Houston. This very trip also turned out to be the inspiration for this week’s recipe; a delectable Collard and Cottage Cheese Curry. This is my take on the popular “Palak Paneer” but done with an american staple “Collard Greens”. Continue reading →
Hearty, Healthy and Ohh So satisfying Cabbage Rolls stuffed with spinach, corn and cheese.
Being able to cook does raise your worth quiet a bit in the eyes of your friends (LAUGHS!!). If you just so happen to have your own food blog (Yours truly!!) then it does feel like you are the first person to get invited to every party (CHUCKLES!!). On the flipside there are times when someone pops in to your apartment uninvited and puts you in a bind. These are the occasions when CABBAGE ROLLS stuffed with classic spinach and cheese filling comes to your rescue.
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Carrot Burfi is a delicious desert made by slowly cooking carrots in condensed milk, ricotta cheese and garnished with nuts. Mmm…Each bite will literally melt in your mouth.
Its that time of the year again when the sounds of “Ganpati Bappa Morya” are ringing in your ears no matter where you go in my home state of Maharashtra. This is because one of the biggest festivals in India “GANESH CHATURTHI” is almost upon us. There are a variety of sweets or BURFIS as they are locally called made for this festival but the problem with me is that I cannot make most of them no matter how hard I try (LAUGHS). Which is why I always go for quick and easy to make recipes like this lusciously rich “CARROT BURFI”. Continue reading →
Aromatic, Spicy Rice with crunchy veggies and garnished with coconut and cashews. A true regional delicacy.
When you are really under the gun at your day job (research) but cannot take any time off then it does feel as if you are in between a rock and a hard place.. What do y’all do in such a situation??? As for me I cook a big, one-pot meal and then spend the rest of the day roaming around, doing nothing (LAUGHS!!!). If that meal turns out to be a dish like “MASALA RICE” or “MASALE BHAT” as its locally called then that part about roaming around goes out of the window (LAUGHS!!!). All I want to do is sit at home and munch on this delicacy. Continue reading →
A Rich, Creamy, Cardamom flavored dessert garnished with Crunchy Pistachios.
According to the Hindu Calendar the month of August marked the beginning of the auspicious month of “SHRAVAN”. That usually means a lot of festivals and good times with friends and family. With that in mind I am going to keep my craziness in check for a while and make those recipes I grew up eating on such festival days. In India no festival is going to be complete without a variety of sweets so I am going to start of by making the quick and easy “BASUNDI”. It is a rich and delectable dessert flavored with cardamom and garnished with pistachios for a bit of crunch.
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Mumbai’s favorite spicy PavBhaji used as a sauce to make this delectable PavBhaji Pasta.
It just felt as if chaat and other forms of Mumbai street food have been haunting me all week long (Mind you that is not exactly a bad thing!!!). Wifey loves pani-puri so we basically had a chaat party at home. I call up my parents in India who were enjoying their weekend with homemade dosas. I go for lunch with my co-workers and we end up eating all sorts of street food. So no prizes for guessing that this same street food turned out to be the inspiration for this recipe. All I did was to take the iconic PAV-BHAJI recipe and use it as a sauce to make this sumptuous PAVBHAJI PASTA!!!! Continue reading →
Easy to make, refreshing homemade Cookies ‘N Cream ice-cream to help you beat the heat.
If someone had said to me that not only would I have my own food blog but I would be running it for a full year then I would have laughed for a full minute before saying that you are out of your freaking mind (LAUGHS!!!) Unbelievably that is exactly what has happened because its my blog’s FIRST BIRTHDAY today.. The best way to celebrate a birthday as everyone knows is CAKE… WAIT A MINUTE!!! I am a lousy baker so I am going to turn to the next best thing… ICE-CREAM.. Not just any ice-cream but Cookies ‘N Cream Icecream with my favorite chocolate chip cookies…
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