Roasted Poha Chivda

A quick and delicious dry snack made with flattened rice, nuts, and spices. One of my favorite snack option and it goes perfect with a cup of hot chai. The texture of Chivda is crispy and it is mildly spiced. Flattened rice is nothing but rice flattened into flat, light, dry flakes. It is also […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl

One hearty dish, filling meal consisting of whole grains, veggies, protein and dressing/spices. Also toppings like nuts and seeds are added to enhance the flavour and texture. Beauty of these grain bowls is that they are adaptable.  You can make use of whatever you have and swap out different ingredients for variety. Most of the […]

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Gobi Paratha |Cauliflower Flatbread

Gobi Paratha – Stuffed Indian bread with finely grated spiced cauliflower. It is one of the popular parathas from North India. This is one of our family favorite, and I make it often. Typically served for breakfast, accompanied with yogurt,pickle and hot tea. I make them for dinner too. It is quite healthy, rich, and […]

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Badam Burfi |Almond Fudge

Badam Burfi – Almond Fudge is an Indian sweet which is delicately flavored by almonds. It is rich and delicious, and can be made within 20 minutes. Lighten up any festival with this easy to make instant dessert. It requires only handful of ingredients and is vegan. Most of the Indian sweets require accuracy, skills […]

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Cornbread Muffins

A perfect snack and side, with a kick of Jalapeño paired with subtle sweetness from honey and Jaggery. Butter these beautiful muffins for extra deliciousness. And the best part is these are fluffy on the inside! My husband and I were regular at this restaurant Z’tejas. It was for their cornbread, I would say the […]

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Split Mung Bean Salad | Kosambari

Kosambari is a traditional south Indian Salad made using Split Mung Bean (Moong Dal) and fresh vegetables, tempered with Mustard and generously topped with coconut and lime juice. These are generally eaten along with a full course meal. I like to snack on them too. It is tangy, crunchy and perfectly spiced. Growing up, Kosambari […]

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Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is a dish originating from Punjab, India. It is one of the most loved, rich, and creamy lentil curry made using whole black lentils, kidney beans and mild spices. The curry gets it richness from butter. Basically lentils are cooked along with butter and then cream is mixed in. When I was living […]

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Chocolate Cake Bites

Fudgy, moist and rich cake bites are true delight. Make them at home with this super easy and pretty quick recipe! My favorite dessert of all time is Chocolate cake. But the amount of sugar and flour that goes in making cake leaves me looking to have healthier cake bites always. Cake Bites usually involve […]

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Sweet Cucumber Paddu | Southekayi Sihi Guliyappa

Paddu is one of the south Indian delicacies that is quite versatile. Base of the Paddu can be rice flour, Rava, whole grain rice, or wheat, add vegetables of your choice, spices or sweeten the dish to create your own style of Paddu. It is prepared by steaming the batter in a mould. Also known […]

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Cucumber – Melon Salad with Feta

Greens and Melon salad is 10 – minute recipe which is utterly delicious and plain simple. It looks so beautiful and calls summer! I know we are still in early Feb, but in Texas, we are having some warm sun out in the afternoon, and feels like summer is right around the corner. Since then […]

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