Mini Butter Chicken Pizza

These little freshly made mini pizza bites are loaded with rich, creamy, luscious butter chicken.

Mini Butter Chicken Pizza

Lets talk about our favorite foods, our guilty pleasures so to speak. It is the one dish whose mere mention gets our taste buds salivating in no time. The wonderful aroma of this dish will draw you in from almost a mile away. You are impatient to eat it the moment you lay your eyes on it. One bite of it will send you to food heaven. Aren’t you mouthwatering yet?? Well I sure am and the reason for that is simply one word beloved my millions around the world: PIZZA. I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied with just one so I broke it down into these adorable MINI BUTTER CHICKEN PIZZAS.

Continue reading →

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A wonderfully simple Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a spicy, tangy Potato, Pea and Cottage Cheese filling.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The ideas for new recipes can come from a lot of places. But I believe the best ones are those influenced by our own memories and experiences. This recipe is inspired by the most wonderful period of my life; my COLLEGE days. It is simply a SANDWICH. Not just any sandwich mind you but a GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH. It is a little tangy, a touch spicy and I promise you every bite is going to leave you wanting more.. Continue reading →

Fettuccine Pasta in Roasted Tomato and Onion Sauce.

Homemade Fettuccine Pasta in Roasted Tomato and Onion Sauce. A simple, flavorsome, hearty meal.

Fettuccine pasta in roasted tomato and onion sauce.

I believe food is the magic cure for a lot of ills in this world. It can treat not only the common cold but it also has the extraordinary ability to get the entire family together at the dinner table.  As far as I am concerned a single dish instantly got rid of a week’s worth of absolute exhaustion. The recipe that did it was a home made “FETTUCINE” pasta in Roasted Tomato and Onion Sauce. This dish proves that food made fresh and from scratch cooked simply can taste absolutely divine.

Continue reading →

Chilled Carrot Soup

Simple yet delicious Carrot Soup, a perfect way to beat the heat.

Chilled Carrot Soup

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July just like I did. The only bad thing about such a terrific weekend was the 100 degree heat. It literally felt like your shirt would be soaked in 10 minutes the moment you stepped outside. But it wasn’t going to deter us from making the most of this weekend. There was something else which also helped us combat the heat; a bowl of deliciously Chilled Carrot Soup. It was sweet, a little tangy with just a touch of spice. Overall the perfect antidote for the oppressive heat..

Continue reading →

Chicken Tikki Chaat

A delightful combination of Grilled Chicken Tikkis smothered in a Spicy Chickpea Curry.

Chicken Tikki Chaat

It seems to me as if I start cooking a certain type of food I get obsessed with it for a few weeks. My latest obsession: the Street Food of the city I was born in; MUMBAI.   There are a variety of dishes to look for inspiration and you cannot go wrong with any of them. My inspiration for this recipe was the popular “RAGDA PATTIES” which I turned into this sumptuous, flavorful “CHICKEN TIKKI CHAAT”. Every bite of this spicy, tangy chaat is going to create an explosion of flavors on your palate.

Continue reading →

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”.

Continue reading →

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”.

Continue reading →

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”.

Continue reading →