Creamy, Home-made Coconut Ice-cream (Without the Ice-cream maker!)

*Accchhooooo!* Hey guys! So apparently, hearing and seeing friends and family enjoying the peak of summer back home in India, I guess I got a bit carried away with the summery mood. I plunged into Iced-teas, Mocktails, Ice-water and Ice-creams, totally forgetting that the weather is not as hot here in Ireland yet. The result- I…

Refreshing Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail!

Does it ever happen to you that you are browsing internet lazily to pass time, and you chance upon a recipe which makes you jump up from the couch and say- “Hey! I have all the ingredients for making this yummy treat. Let’s run to the kitchen!!!” This is what happened with me and this incredible Mocktail….

Kutchi Dabeli: Spicy Indian Street-food item, a gift from Gujarat!

Dabeli is a very popular Indian street-food item which originated in the state of Gujarat, in a place called Kutch. Hence the name, Kutchi Dabeli. Even though it was first introduced in Gujarat, Dabeli is wildly enjoyed across India, especially in Maharashtrian cities of Mumbai and Pune. Funnily, I had never tasted Dabeli in my […]

Domino’s style Cheesy Garlic Bread-sticks…made from scratch!

So, firstly… when I say Domino’s style here, I mean Domino’s India style. I have been living abroad for almost four years now and even though we swear by Domino’s as far is pizza is concerned, I have not yet seen our beloved childhood food obsession i.e Domino’s Garlic bread sticks in either UK or…

Anniversary special: The Italian classic- Spaghetti and meatballs!

I have been trying to introduce more and more international dishes to my cooking pallette these days. As it was a working day, we decided to stay in for a quiet home-cooked meal on our anniversary night and to celebrate over the weekend instead. The menu I finally decided upon was- The classic spaghetti with meat-balls,…

Tasty, spicy samosas: Diwali delights

Diwali is that time of the year when we miss being in India terribly! In India, as Diwali approaches, air seems heavy with festive anticipation. One of the major festivals of Hinduism, Diwali spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. It is called as…

The royal Dal Makhani- a creamy mixed lentil curry

Dal Makhani is one of the most popular Indian, vegetarian dishes. It originates from the state of Punjab. You will almost always see it being served in the weddings and other social gathering, irrelevant of what state or city you are in! Dal means ‘lentil’ and makhani means ‘buttery’. Let me warn you beforehand- this…

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…