Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

Posted on October 30, 2016

Tender Chickpeas gently simmered in a beautifully fragrant pumpkin broth. The perfect recipe to warm the cockles of your heart in the cold weather. Happy Halloween to all of you albeit a day in advance. And of course Happy Diwali!!! Multiple festivals occurring at the same time call for a big celebration and by extension a ton of food.. RIGHT!!! (LAUGHS!!). I must say this unique occurrence called for a unique meal.. Which meant a main course of a PumpkinRead More

Turnip Pakoras

Turnip Pakoras

Posted on October 16, 2016

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 chanceRead More

Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes

Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes

Posted on October 9, 2016

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 theRead More

Broccoli Kofta Curry

Broccoli Kofta Curry

Posted on October 1, 2016

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 seeRead More

collard & cottage cheese curry

Collard & Cottage Cheese Curry

Posted on September 25, 2016

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. ThisRead More

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

Posted on September 12, 2016

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 inRead More

Carrot Burfi

Carrot Burfi

Posted on September 4, 2016

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 sweetsRead More

Masala Rice

Masala Rice

Posted on August 28, 2016

 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!!!).Read More

Chocolate Basundi

Chocolate Basundi

Posted on August 22, 2016

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 withoutRead More

PavBhaji Pasta

PavBhaji Pasta

Posted on August 13, 2016

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 endRead More

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