Hot & Saucy Veg. Lollipops!

Today’s recipe is very, very close to my heart. In all our lives, there are some foods that are extremely nostalgic to us! Maybe it’s the ‘vada-pao’ from that vendor who sat across the street from your college, where you used to spend all your breaks with your friends….or maybe it’s that simple tomato and…

The Sensational Kung-pao Potatoes

By now, you all know about my obsession with the Chinese food. So, most of the weekends, it is a safe bet to presume that for dinner, we will be having the fried-rice or the noodles, along with a spicy, tangy chinese stir-fry. 9 times out of ten, the star of these stir-fries is chicken,…

Fusion Fiesta: *Spicy!!* Veggie Schezwan Quesadillas

For me, weekends are all about binging on cheesy, unhealthy foods! In our house, hubby dearest is a simple, ‘home-cooked-food’ loving kinda guy and I am as opposite from him as two people can ever be!! I love foods of all cuisines and weekends for me are strictly about cooking and devouring the meals that…

Fusion Fiesta: Fiery & Loaded Baked Schezwan Nachos

My first encounter with nachos dates back to the time when the first PVR theater opened up in my small, lovely town Indore. I do not remember the movie I had gone to watch, but I do remember the scrawny guy at the snack counter saying- “We have Samosa and we have Nachos” I did not…

Glossy & Flavoursome Veggie Dim Sums! (Made from scratch)

Call them Dim sums, call them Momos or call them dumplings– it’s one and the same thing! In India, we stick to the Tibetan term Momos and it is a wildly popular street-food in most cities. Here, I am using the Chinese term- ‘Dim sum’, simply as it is more universally recognized. Steamed food is…

Favorite Meaty Street-food- Tangy & Spicy Chilly Chicken!

We Indians have a different version of ‘Chinese’ that apparently first originated in the vibrant city of Kolkata. It’s called as – “Indo-chinese” cuisine! So, outside of India, if a newly-migrated Indian tells you that they are extremely fond of Chinese food, you can safely assume that they are not talking about your traditional Chinese…

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…

Veg Schezwan fried rice with home-made schezwan sauce

Who doesn’t like the delicious flavor of hot, tangy schezwan sauce? It instantly gives an incredible taste & color to the stir-fry dishes and also acts as a great condiment to snacks like spring-rolls, potato wedges and even crisps. I prefer making my own schezwan sauce because it allows me to prepare it just the way we like it. As…

Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

Fried rice is my no. 1 comfort food! It’s equal parts healthy, tasty and amazinggg! Whenever I am not in a mood to cook something too extensive, I just peek into my fridge for leftover veggies and do a quick stir-fry of them with rice and sauces. I also love the fact that one can make a mind-boggling variety…

Superfun Veg Manchurian

Chinese food is my most favorite cuisine in the whooole world! If you ask me for my choice of a takeaway, 99% of the times, my reply will be, “Let’s get chinese”. When we moved abroad about three years ago, I found the food at the authentic chinese restaurants very different than what we get…

Flavorsome prawn fried rice

I am not a sea-food enthusiast! I do enjoy an occasional plate of ‘fish and chips’ but other sea delicacies are just not my thing. It was just one of those random days at the super-market when hubby saw a pack of prawns, picked it up and said “Honeyy, we gotta try this for dinner…