Crispy, Crunchy Chakali. Happy Diwali Everyone!!!! Diwali, the biggest & brightest festival of the year is finally upon us. It is the festival of bright lights, colors, delicious food and is celebrated in great zeal all over India. This diwali is extra special since it is going to be my first with my husband here in the US. So there is no better way to celebrate it than by making his favorite diwali snack “CHAKALI”.
A fresh homemade tortilla filled with a spicy cauliflower, potato and pea mixture & topped with salsa and mint chutney. Taco!!! This simple four-letter word is music to many people’s ears. Or maybe I should say their stomachs. Who knew a simple tortilla filled with a filling of choice would bring joy to your heart like no other. Even a spicy cauliflower taco like this one packs a lot of punch where the spiciness of the filling is beautifully balancedRead More→
Its Nacho time! Corn Chips layered with super flavorful Shredded Chicken, Green Peppers & Homemade Salsa. This is my first post from the land of Barbecue and Tacos. Since I absolutely love Mexican food it had to be the inspiration for this recipe. One of the more common Tex-Mex dishes is nachos. Add in some Indian flavors and you have a mouthwatering garam masala spiced chicken nachos with onions, peppers and freshly made salsa.
Classic Red Kidney Bean Hummus with an Indian Tadka. The last 2-3 weeks have been an absolute whirlwind for my wife and I. The reasons for that are my new job and our move to Dallas, TX. In such a situation posting new recipes becomes almost impossible. But I have to thank wifey dearest and her love affair with chips for being the inspiration for this delicious and rustic kidney bean hummus recipe.
Burger bun filled with a crisp potato patty flavoured with Indian spices and topped with Cheese, Tomato and Chips. Potato Cutlets or “ ALOO TIKKI “ as it is locally called is a very popular snack in the Indian Subcontinent. It is made up of mashed potatoes, onions and a variety of different spices. You take this delicious nugget of spicy goodness, put it in between two pieces of bread, add toppings of your choice and voila!!! It transforms into everyone’s favorite food,Read More→
Tender stewed Chicken with Peppers & Onions, served with savoury dumplings is a sumptuous one-pot meal. Fall season has officially begun. All the colors of the rainbow are visible these days on the trees and there is a considerable chill in the air. It is the perfect time of the year to turn to comfort food. When the weather gets cold, nothing warms the cockles of your heart faster than a steaming hot bowl of “CHICKEN N DUMPLINGS”. If thereRead More→
Flavorful Bow-tie Pasta prepared in a luscious Tomato and Yogurt Sauce topped with Peas. Its been said that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. When you do that, good things will happen to you seemingly out of nowhere. In my case life gave me an obsession with scratch-made gnocchi and I ended up making farfalle instead!!! And to make things even better the dish turned out so good that I ended up eating more than half of itRead More→
For the veggie lovers; Spinach, Tomato and Onion Pizza. The secret to a peaceful (chuckles!!!!) married life is to keeping your bitter half (just kidding) I mean better half blissfully happy. So the day I got married to a girl who is ready to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner was the day pizza became a go-to meal in my house. This simple spinach, tomato and onion pizza with the made from scratch pizza dough is mouthwateringly delicious andRead More→
A spin on Classic Southern Fried Okra done with Indian flavors. Think about this. An Indian guy from Mumbai living in the Deep South here in the United States puts out a recipe for fried okra on his blog. Crazy idea… RIGHT!!! But stay with me on this. Taste just one of these crispy deep-fried nuggets of deliciousness and your life will never be the same.
A creamy vermicelli pudding flavoured with strawberries and cardamom. Today is Raksha Bandhan or “RAKHI” as it is commonly called in India. This is a festival that celebrates the special bond between a brother and sister. The wonderful memories of my childhood come flooding back to mind on a day like this. One such memory is of the delectable pudding called “KHEER”, which I always craved. This rich creamy treat always helped end our day on a sweet note…