Palakura Pappu/Spinach Dal

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    Prep + Cooking time: 35 mins Serves: 4 or 5   Recipe:   – Palakura/Palak/Spinach – 1 bunch – Toor Dal – 1n1/2 cups – Onions – 1/2 – Green Chillies… Continue reading

Strawberry Smoothie

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  Smoothies are a necessary and healthy drink to include in our regular breakfast. It adds a fruit portion in our daily diet and will also replace any caffeinated drinks we usually crave for.  … Continue reading

Methi Paratha/Fenugreek Flat-Bread

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    Methi/Fenugreek leaves are great to include in our regular diet as they are rich in potassium, iron and Vitamin C. I love Parathas and among the different varieties Methi Paratha is… Continue reading

Vegetable Bambino Upma

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    Semiya Upma is one of my go-to dishes to make when I’m feeling too lazy and un-motivated to cook a complete meal including a curry, rasam, rice/rotis. It is quick, tasty… Continue reading

Tandoori Chicken – without a Tandoor

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    Tandoori Chicken is a very popular dish in India traditionally made in a Tandoor i.e., a clay oven. At home the same can be achieved using a conventional oven or a… Continue reading

Vegetable Upma

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Bored of the plain Upma? Try Vegetable Upma! It is a fancier as well as healthier version of upma.  Make it even more healthy? Use cracked wheat instead of sooji/semolina.   Prep +… Continue reading

Fruit Custard

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    Prep + Cooking time: 30 mins Serves: 6 to 8   Recipe:   – Custard Powder – 2 tsps or 50 gms (Used Brown & Polson brand here) – Milk – 750 ml… Continue reading

Bagara Baingan

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    Recipe:    – Brinjals/Vankaya/Baingan – small sized – 6 to 8 – Onions – 1 large – Green Chillies – 4 – Peanuts/Palli – 1/2 cup – dry roasted and skin… Continue reading

Pappu Charu

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  Prep + Cooking time: 45 to 50 mins Serves: 4   Recipe:   – Toor Dal – 1 cup – Onion – 1 – small or medium sized – Green Chillies –… Continue reading

Veggie Hakka Noodles

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                Prep + Cooking time: 35 to 40 mins Serves: 2   Recipe   – Hakka Noodles – 1 packet – 150g – Spring Onions –… Continue reading

Key Lime Pie (Eggless)

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Key Lime Pie is one of my favorite desserts of all time. Fell in love with it during our visit to Key West, Florida. Ever since, I have tried it out at home… Continue reading

Sabudana Kheer/Tapioca Pudding

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  Prep+ Cooking time: 35 to 40 mins Serves: 4   Recipe:   – Sabudana/Tapioca/Sago – 1 cup – Milk – 3 cups – Sugar – 1n1/2 cups (Add more if you like… Continue reading

Nimmakaya Pulihora/Chitrannam/Lemon Rice

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    Prep + Cooking time: 30 mins Serves: 4 Recipe:   – Lemon juice – 1/4 cup or equivalent to 2 lemons – Rice – 2 cups – Peanuts – 1/2 cup – Urad… Continue reading

Thotakura/Amaranth curry

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Prep + Cook time: 45 to 50 mins Serves: 4   Recipe:   – Thotakura – 2 bunches – Chana dal – a fistful – Onions – 1 medium sized – Green chillies – 4… Continue reading

Chana Masala

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Prep + Cooking time: 35 mins Serves: 4 Recipe: – Chickpeas cans – 14 oz – 2 or Chickpeas soaked in water for at-least 6 hrs – Onions – 1 large – Green Chillies –… Continue reading

Aloo Poha/Atukulu Upma

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Prep + Cooking time: 30 mins Serves: 4   Recipe:   – Poha/Atukulu/Flattened Rice – 2 cups – Aloo/Potatoes – 3 or 4 small sized – Green Peas – 1/2 cup – Onions – 1… Continue reading