Chana dal khichdi

This is festival staple and come bhai-dhooj, it would be made in our household year on year, along with halwa. That reminds me that I haven’t made halwa for ages, primarily due to our dietary restrictions, but will do one sometime soon. It makes me so nostalgic, the fresh aroma of cooked dal and rice... Continue Reading →

Chicken Sukkha

CHICKEN SUKKA - South Indian Style My DH studied his engineering in Chennai and his taste buds often crave the food of the yore, this is my take on a chicken sukkha 'varuval' which he absolutely adores. We have Curry leaf shrub in the garden and its a delight to use it in our cooking... Continue Reading →

SABUDANA(Tapioca Sago) KHICHADI

Sabudana Khichdi is one of my favorite dish to have during fasting. If you dont know, we Indians fast during some festivals like navratri / mahashivratri to show our love & respect to God & we are allowed to eat fruits & certain dishes only. I have attempted to make this many times , but... Continue Reading →

CHICKEN SHAMMI KEBAB

We make these often, and in different shapes and sizes as part of different recipes. In spaghetti and meat balls, in burger pattice, in seekh kebab sandwich rolls, in samosa, in chicken keema biryani and pot pies amongst the many others. We slice up the left over pattice to add to quinoa/ rice/ pasta’s or... Continue Reading →

Yogurt Rice/ Curd Rice

Nothing beats the heat like yogurt rice, it is light on the tum, aids digestion and great way to utilize leftover rice. Yogurt is called curd back home and this is a south indian recipe that has found its way into our hearts and kitchen.  Here is my take on Curd Rice, I hope you... Continue Reading →

VEGETARIAN GREEN PAPAYA SALAD

I first tasted this crunchy, mildly tangy, sweet and spicy salad back in 2007, it was our first anniversary dinner and we decided to go to Pad Thai (little gem of a restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah with gorgeous setting overlooking the water canal, it offers amazing food and great service - no affiliation, just a... Continue Reading →

CHOCO MOUSSE

After my marriage when I moved to Dubai, I hardly knew anyone . We were invited to Awdhesh's friends house for a party. Since I was meeting everyone for the first time, I thought of baking something. I made my way in to my amazing dubai family with this #chocomousse. Everyone loved this & me... Continue Reading →

POHA (Flatten Rice)

I grew up in North Indian household where breakfasts were usually paratha, poori or sandwiches. Poha was once in a month affair. As I moved to Pune (Maharashtra) we regularly used to get it in my hostel. No judgement please but I never liked it much. I mean I know its super healthy breakfast and... Continue Reading →

CHICKEN CURRY – HOME STYLE 

It is super easy to prepare and cook and is super tasty. the It’s an all time family favorite, more so the boneless version but I like my chicken with bones. It is a low spiced version and the kids enjoy it tremendously with a bowl of steaming hot rice or roti (flat bread), topped... Continue Reading →

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