Chinese-style Chicken and Vegetable soup for the soul!

“Chinese” and “Soup” – Two things in the food universe that I love!!!!!! The weather was extremely cold yesterday here in Ireland and I really wanted to make something that was steaming hot, ‘Sunday-worthy-delicious” as well as healthy, all at the same time. Something that I could enjoy in bed while watching the re-runs of ‘Modern Family’…

Vibrant and healthy Vegetable Chowmein!

First my mum, and now my husband is waiting for the time when I will outgrow my fondness for noodles. I tell them that they are wasting their time because THAT IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. I love noodles sooo much that I am sure I will be munching away at them even when I…

The king of vegetarian Indian dishes- Palak-Paneer

‘Palak-paneer’ is most likely the prettiest of all the Indian dishes, as well as one of the most delicious ones. This main-course dish is a gift from north-India to the world and consists of soft cottage-cheese cubes in a mild, flavorsome spinach gravy. ‘Palak’ literally means spinach and ‘paneer’ literally means cottage-cheese. There are many ways of making…

Mum-special Bread-rolls!

Bread rolls was my favorite snack, growing up. Every Sunday, mum would ask what we want for breakfast and the answer would always be the same- hot, crunchy bread-rolls with tomato ketchup and tea..mmmm!! It’s a dish that is mouth-wateringly delicious and can be made in jiffy. These rolls basically consists of spicy potato filling inside…

South-Indian breakfast: Sooji Upma (Healthy, savory semolina porridge)

Upma has been a regular breakfast item in my home, throughout my childhood. It is quick to make, delicious and nutritious, all at the same time. Sooji upma is everyone’s comfort breakfast food. It is best served with hot tea or a cup of filter coffee. Give this recipe a go and enjoy! Ingredients: -1/2 cup…

Punjabi Kadhi (Indian yogurt based curry, with submerged onion fritters)

Who doesn’t love a steaming, hot plate of Kadhi-chawal? Kadhi is a beloved punjabi dish and I am yet to come across an Indian who doesn’t absolutely love eating Kadhi-chawal for lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Kadhi may be defined as an Indian yogurt based curry, which has submerged fried fritters in it and is best served with…

Intoxicating Tea Barmbrack- a traditional Irish fruit-cake

We first had barmbrack while vacationing in the gorgeous county Kerry (Ireland) this summer. Every morning with breakfast, our B&B hostess would serve these delicious slices of fruit cake, amazing to have with tea. She told us that its a traditional Irish fruit-cake called Barmbrack, made by soaking the mixed dry fruits in tea water…

My sinful Orange and Dark chocolate Halloween cake!

I planned this cake for weeks before the Halloween day and I was so glad when it turned out exactly as I had envisioned it as! In my mind’s eye, I saw a vibrant orange and brown cake with some fun decorations and garnish. I raided the stored for the perfect ingredients and when I started…

The famous Indori Pohe (Savoury flattened rice)

Now where do I start with describing my hometown Indore’s connection with Poha? Let’s just say that the term Indore is synonymous with Poha. I remember, throughout my childhood, whenever we had guests visiting our home from the other cities, almost everyday they would demand Indori poha for breakfast. Pohe or poha is a staple…

Healthy Moong-dal Cheela (Green lentil crepes)

Moong dal ‘cheela’ or ‘dosa’ is a thin, crisp savory crepe/pancake which is made with soaked and grounded green lentils. It is much healthier, easier and faster to prepare than your traditional south-indian dosa and is a breakfast option that is both filling and delicious. For me, it’s perfect to whip up on weekday mornings, when hubby is in…