North-India classic: Amritsari Chhole-Kulche!

I just loved this week’s theme for our #FoodieMonday #Bloghop group, suggested by our Marathi Mulgi Poonam (who blogs at Annapoorna) – INDIAN-FLATBREADS! If you google the list of Indian-flatbreads made across our country, you will be amazed to see the sheer number and variety of the way one can make bread. I am an…

Mind-blown: Chicken Tikka Pasta!

Don’t you just love it when the cooking experiments work brilliantly!!  Last night, I made some delicious Chicken tikka Masala, and instead of pairing it with rice, I decided to use it as a sauce for Pasta on a hunch. Topped with some roasted mixed vegetables and lots of parmesan cheese……. and Voila! Indo-Italian spice-fest…

Improvised Onam-special Thali!

‘Thali’ system is a quite a popular system of dining in South-Indian restaurants of India. Each individual is served a huge variety of dishes in a large plate each, all at the same time. The dishes vary from savory to sweet, from dry to curries, from rice to idlis and dosas, from beverages to snacks…

Instant ‘Peda’- An Indian festive treat!

Hi Foodies! The other day I noticed that its been long since I put up a dessert recipe on my blog..let alone, an Indian dessert recipe! The festive season in India is about to begin and we are always miserable and highly nostalgic remembering home during these days.  The number of years that pass haven’t made it…

Loaded twice-baked Potatoes

Is it just me…or nowadays everything is gluten-free, vegan, soy-based,oil-free or low fat?? No judgement on anyone’s lifestyle of course! God knows that I need the discipline of controlling my dietary habits the most, but at times, seeing salads and smoothies and fat-free foods on my Insta feed for days at end gets to me….

Ultimate Mexican Tomato Salsa

Ola!! A comforting and delicious platter of tangy Tomato Salsa and chips is such a versatile dish. From Birthday parties to Movies, from dinner parties to Bar food, it is THE. PERFECT. food to serve! I know that many foodies love their nachos with cheese, but I am a tad bit partial to having them…

Hot & Crispy Veggie Spring Rolls

What is your most favorite starter listed in your local Chinese restaurant’s menu card? If your answer is not Spring rolls/Egg rolls, then sorry….wrong answer. Who can skip ordering Spring rolls when ordering Chinese food? They are soooo good. Flavourful filling of vegetables, noodles and if you wish, meat…wrapped in a crispy, crackly skin.. fried…

Chinese Veggie Lo mein noodles!

As a huge lover of Chinese food, steaming hot noodles laden with vegetables do something to my foodie soul. I see them and no one can control what happens next…..I grab a plate and pile it high with a humongous stack of that deliciousness. In goes my fork….*twirl twirl twirl* and I am soon transformed…

Tantalizing Raw-Mango Rasam- An Indian lentil soup!

Rasam is a South-indian style tempered soup which is traditionally made of tomatoes and tamarind as a base, with the addition of other ingredients like lentils, seasonings and herbs. It is light on the stomach, very nutritious and is extremely tasty to go along with the simple home-cooked meal. Though there are hundreds of different…

Monsoon special: Piping hot ‘Butte ke Bhajiye’ (Corn fritters)

Hi there foodies!  How is everyone doing today?  At our end, the heat wave in Ireland is at its ultimate peak! We are approaching 30 degrees C and you know it’s serious when you have to use Sun-block on your skin in this particularly country. I mean, that never happens!! In India however, it seems…

Delightful Biscuit Pizzinis!

Happy Monday folks!! (Cummonnn…we might as well get it over with!) 😉 Today’s recipe is a very special one as it has stuck with me for ages since I first had it. It was at my now best friend’s birthday party when we were teenagers. Her mom served these standard Marie biscuits that you get…