Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Miso broth soup with broccoli

Jump to recipe As we (hopefully) come to the end of a brutal winter season in the US, I wanted to savor one more soup dish. Soups are our go-to dinner for winter months when everything is dull and gloomy. This soup is just a thin broth. Don’t expect a thick creamy soup but the… Continue reading Miso broth soup with broccoli

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

Flatbreads and Pizzas, Fusion

Thai Pizza with zucchini and dill pickles

BONUS - recipe for - PIZZA 2 - butternut squash pizza with mozzarella and quinoa cereal  Jump to recipe I am a firm believer in making double portions of everything and repurposing leftovers in a variety of ways. Often it cuts down prep and cooking time by half. Green Thai curry paste - I have incorporated… Continue reading Thai Pizza with zucchini and dill pickles

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot

Adzuki beans with double chards – Adraki chori dal saag

Jump to Recipe Mixing pulses and dried beans with greens is a match meant to be 🙂 somehow the bite of the beans goes very well with the soft cooked greens. When I mix beans with greens, I try to use robust greens such as kale, chards, mustards etc. I am particularly very fond of… Continue reading Adzuki beans with double chards – Adraki chori dal saag

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Soups

Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans

Jump to recipe GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, PEANUT-FREE The secret to whipping up a variety of foods is to do some advance prep work. Pastes and chutneys often come very handy and can be used in many different preparations. For example - green curry paste that I shared here - Vegan Thai Green curry – from scratchBy making… Continue reading Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans

Dessert

Baked Beignets rolled in Nutella sauce

Jump to recipeJump to recipe card Beignets are soft, fluffy pastry balls rolled in powdered sugar and are very famous in New Orleans. They are available in a variety of shapes and forms with embellishments practically in every street corner. The pastry balls are deep fried and will only qualify for an occasional treat. After our… Continue reading Baked Beignets rolled in Nutella sauce

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

Loaded Nachos with homemade queso

Jump to Recipe There are 3 things I totally enjoy about Super Bowl which just happened last Sunday. 1. The brand new advertisements2. The drinks 3. The appetizers Football does not come anywhere on my list 😆One appetizer which always seems to make its way to the preferred list is Loaded nachos. It is a sure crowd pleaser.… Continue reading Loaded Nachos with homemade queso

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Kofta Biriyani

In the lovely city of D where we live, we recently had the joy of a new Indian restaurant opening which apparently is also a chain. I dont want to name it, but this restaurant has a menu which runs to pages and has a good set of unique dishes. One particular offering which we… Continue reading Kofta Biriyani

Appetizer, Fusion

Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese

Jump to RecipeJump to Recipe card Presenting yet another appetizer made with just a single vegetable. Mushrooms are very meaty and comes with a good bit of protein to boot. This recipe is made with White button mushrooms to showcase the glowing color of Indian spices. This is a fabulous Fusion recipe which combines the… Continue reading Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese