Aromatic Egg Biryani

As an adult, I think Biryani is my favorite Indian dish. Meat/veggies/eggs and rice are cooked separately before being layered with various elements and finally, cooked together in steam…it results in one of the most tempting and insanely delicious rice preparations ever. Seriously, if you haven’t tried Biryani until now, you are missing a lot. Biryani can…

Festive Christmas Fruit Cake- 2019!

Hello everyone! Gosh, It’s almost Christmas. It’s such a joy to see all the houses in our neighborhood as well as the ones which are on my bus route, all decked up in twinkling yellow and blue lights. The stunning trees in the windows, reindeer decorations in the lawns, Christmas carols in the shops and…

Indian-classic: Bharwa-Bhindi (Spice-stuffed Okra)

I have been living outside India for many years now. One of the most annoying things that I still struggle to date is – calling Bhindi as ‘Okra’, as opposed to ‘Lady-fingers’ which we have grown up calling it back home. I remember the first time I asked for ‘Lady-fingers’ at a vegetable shop in…

Classic American breakfast: Eggs Benedict!

Well, Hellooooo! 😀 A virtual group hug to my wonderful blogging community after a looooong hiatus. Gosh, I missed being on my blog so much these past few months and it was for a good reason, I promise. I am happy to report that all this time, I have been preparing and studying to get…

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…