Storable Garlic Chutney Recipe

Chutneys are wonderful dips that can make an already tasty dishes even more tasty. Moreover, they are so easy to make.  The wet chutneys may last only about 3-4 days but the powder ones can last up to a year. One of my most favourite is the Garlic Chutney. You will love it and it…

Savoury Shakarpade Cheese-it Recipe

When we were growing up I was not a big fan of snacky things like biscuits although I loved chocolates. But then my dad got these savoury, crunchy snacks. So it was a welcome surprise when my aunt shared the recipe to make these at home. So here’s how I made them. 500 gms. Of…

Interview with Nutritionist Ms. Huda Shaikh

So I have been having a bit of challenge with my weight for some time now, yes it is piling up unchallenged. :))) So, I invited Mumbai-based nutritionist Ms. Huda Shaikh for a chat and she  gracefully accepted. She has a MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from Mumbai. Here are her insights on the challenges that modern,…

Aloo Paratha Recipe

As I always say fried potatoes taste divine and add to it a spicy mix and you got yourself a treat. One way to test this theory is by trying out Aloo Paratha. Aloo paratha is basically spicy mashed potatoes stuffed in a roti. This is how I made it.  Ingredients 4 – 5 medium…

Jalfrezi Indo-Chinese Recipe

Just a few years ago Jalfrezi was a little outside the Indian palette. But now at least we have to have some Chinese food every other weekend. So Jalfrezi is unusual because it is one of the few Chinese dishes that can go well with rotis or rice. Here is the way I made it,…

Aamras or What The Month of May Was Made For!

Hi all! So recently we went to Bombay for a short visit and we ate aamras after a long time. Before I tell you more about this awfully simple but so precious aamras, a little background… So while India has many religions and many traditions, there are a few thing that truly binds it into one culture. Sometimes…

McDonalds McFlurry Recipe

This is not so much a recipe as it is just mixing right stuff. But it tastes great so sharing it here. McDonalds has different recipes in different countries. So we have this ice cream called McFlurry that my daughter loves. I had never tasted it. But when I tried it it seemed I could…

Simple Creamy Cheesy Pasta

Pasta is just everybody’s favourite. It was one of the recipes that even kids eat without any fuss. While the basic pasta with veggies is easy to make, I was having trouble making the white sauce one, and also I wanted it more cheesy. So finally one very easy trick worked. Here is what I…

Sago Khichadi & Peanut Laddoo

When we were younger we were told this joke about how an Indian went to the USA and asked around if they knew where he could find some fast food. O course he was given directions for the nearest McDonalds. He did not know what this McDonalds deal was so he went there and checked out the menu…

Vangibhaat: Eggplant Rice

    Hello all! So do you find that anything rustic is just always incredible? If it is food, it is more tasty than whatever you can cook with all the store-bought ingredients and gadgets. I have found that with many Indian recipes. Vangibhaat, which comes from the Western part of India is one such recipe. It is…

Broad Beans Veggie

Broad beans usually do not make it to the tasty dishes list. There are a few dishes were they can just be added to a mix. But if you cook it in this simple way this I think you will like it. Ingredients Broad beans Tender Coconut 1/2 cup (or as much as you like) 1 tomato, 1…

Onion Peanut Chutney

Chutneys are a great dips for so many dishes. But so many chutneys need tender coconut, but sometimes we don’t have any or don’t have the time to grate one. So this one is without any. Here is how I make it… Ingredients  Chopped Onions 3-4 Chopped coriander 1/2 a mug 2 fistful of peanuts…