Chickpea Noodle Soup

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  Spring has been here for a while now but it still kinda feels like Winter is in no mood to say goodbye and go into hibernation! The sun is beaming brightly spreading… Continue reading

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Coffee and Cinnamon-Almond Streusel Muffins

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  It often makes me ponder how the little things we do regularly turn into a habit and some of those habits gradually become compulsive rituals. They may not always be healthy to… Continue reading

Methi-Chana Dal Sabji / Fenugreek-Lentils Stir Fry

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  Methi/Fenugreek is quite versatile in the sense that – a) fresh leaves can be used similar to any leafy greens to make a parathas, curries or dal, b) dried leaves often referred… Continue reading

Mamidikaya Pulihora – Mango Rice

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  Just like ‘New Year’s Day’ is celebrated all across the world as per the Gregorian Calendar, ‘Ugadi‘ is celebrated as the ‘Telugu New Year’ in my native state of Andhra-Pradesh in India.… Continue reading

Lemon Coconut Custard

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As much as I drool over hot and spicy stuff, I am a complete dessert fanatic at heart! So much so that at-times to satisfy my sweet tooth I have cereal for dinner… Continue reading

Fada Upma – Cracked Wheat Porridge

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  Here is another breakfast/brunch kinda dish! And the best thing about it is that it is super healthy too. ‘Fada‘ as it is called in Hindi, is a coarse form of wheat… Continue reading

Capsicum and Potato Curry

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  The morning after the day long fast of ‘Shivarathri’ last sunday, I was looking to make a quick early meal to satisfy our hunger pangs. Although the after-dusk naivedyam of watermelon, musk-melon,… Continue reading

Pasta Frittata

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  So, I’m back again in a week. I’d love to share my recipes here more often, but thanks to my work and winter, by the time I cook dinner on weekdays there’s… Continue reading

Paramannam – Jaggery Rice Pudding

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  Across different cultures and religions around the world, a prayer before we eat is the most perfect way to begin a satisfying meal. Likewise, in Hindu culture, offering food to God before… Continue reading

Tomato-Carrot Soup with Basil Herbed Croutons

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  At the wake of dawn, I peeped out the window to catch a glimpse of the sunrise and the sun was well, no where to be found. He hid behind the dark… Continue reading

Jam and Nutella Pop Tarts

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  ‘Valentine’s Day’ is just around the corner and I see all the gift shops and florists decked up with red-heart balloons, love greeting cards and romantic gifts. Back in school and college… Continue reading

Chickpeas Garden Salad

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  It’s freezing out here for the past few days and is likely to be so for at-least the next couple more days. We also had light snow this morning and yet the… Continue reading

Egg Masala

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  Eggs are so easy to cook with. Even a beginner cook can try and experiment well with eggs. It’s just that simple, isn’t it. We have eggs regularly at home….hard-boiled, omellete, egg… Continue reading

Spaghetti & Veggie Balls

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  ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’ is such a crowd favorite….and just because you are not a meat-eater….that shouldn’t devoid you from having it. This is a nice, fresh and healthy dish to start off… Continue reading

A look back & a step forward

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  The old year has gone….The new year has arrived…..Let’s leave the struggles & sorrows behind….Let’s take the precious joyous moments forward….Let’s step into the new year with a little more kindness &… Continue reading

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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  First of all, I wish everyone ‘Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year‘! It’s sooooo good to be back! I really missed the world of blogging in the past few weeks.… Continue reading