Indian, Sides and Snacks

Roasted cauliflower n sweet potato with cherry tomatoes

Today’s dish has 3 main ingredients; it is extremely versatile and comes together in under 20 minutes. It can be consumed as a stir-fry by itself, over a bed of rice, or wrapped in a roti….. plenty of options 😁Alu Gobi or Potato Cauliflower is a very popular Indian dry dish and every Indian family… Continue reading Roasted cauliflower n sweet potato with cherry tomatoes

Breakfast, Sides and Snacks

Cheesy Zucchini biscuits or rolls

Fluffy biscuits filled with zucchini flavor and melted cheese - this just has to be a heavenly way to wake up. Fantasizing about these biscuits makes me want to run and bake a batch. Make this for your upcoming weekend 🙂  These biscuits are so easy that they can be assembled in under 15 minutes… Continue reading Cheesy Zucchini biscuits or rolls

Fusion, Sides and Snacks

Turmeric Tofu with roasted corn – easy stir-fry

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE  This dish incorporates fresh swiss chards and mint - both harvested from my own backyard - 😇😜and adds tofu to make it a well-rounded dish with plenty of turmeric to take the stage as the main flavor. Today, the market is flooded with turmeric tablets and articles on the goodness of turmeric… Continue reading Turmeric Tofu with roasted corn – easy stir-fry

Sides and Snacks

Chickpea and Beet greens warm toss-up

Continuing with our ‘beans and greens’ combination recipes, this is our 4th offering. Hint hint - 1st - Adzuki beans, 2nd - Mixed pulses and 3rd - Black-eye peasHere we are combining chickpeas with beet greens. When you get beets at the grocery store, sometimes they come with the green tops. Most likely everyone tosses it out….… Continue reading Chickpea and Beet greens warm toss-up

Appetizer, Indian, Sides and Snacks

Stuffed baby Eggplants

Jump to recipe My maternal grandmother was an amazing cook. She used to make baby eggplants stuffed with freshly hand-pounded spice mixture and fry them to golden in ghee 😆 her affection was shown directly in the amount of ghee used to fry 😋. The exterior of the eggplants were crispy and interiors soft and… Continue reading Stuffed baby Eggplants

Indian, Sides and Snacks

Punjab soup – our family heirloom recipe

Jump to recipe My paternal grandfather had traveled extensively within India and during one of his trips must have come across this dish in North India. He called it ‘Punjab soup’. We still don’t know if there is really such a dish in Punjab… it was made with potatoes, onions and tomatoes - all three… Continue reading Punjab soup – our family heirloom recipe

Appetizer, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Sides and Snacks

Special occasion meal 💝

My love for cooking and presenting variety of dishes has always made me plan special occasion meals at home. I will plan a few dishes and keep couple of them really simple and cook a couple of them from scratch. This helps with a big spread but not hours of sweating in the kitchen. Some… Continue reading Special occasion meal 💝

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Oven roasted Tortilla chips

Jump to recipe It was yet another cold dreary night and we wanted something really light to go along with our hot soup. My pre-teen son pulled out his ‘kids’ cookbook and found a roasted tortilla chips recipe. Lets make it..... so we modified it 😆 We used corn tortilla, added a liberal sprinkling of… Continue reading Oven roasted Tortilla chips

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Cabbage Power bites – teatime snack

Jump to recipe There are many a day when we crave for something crunchy, something salty and spicy to enjoy along with hot masala tea or a cup of coffee… this craving usually hits in the afternoon right around 3 pm. Tiffin time !! We go about rummaging our pantry to look for that snack,… Continue reading Cabbage Power bites – teatime snack

Sides and Snacks

Spicy collard greens – in InstantPot

Jump to recipe Collard greens is a vegetable with flat broad leaves and dark green color. Collard greens are very popular in southern states of USA and are often cooked for New Years day to bring good luck. Collards are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. Collards do not fall into typical greens category like spinach,… Continue reading Spicy collard greens – in InstantPot