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…

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 […]

The Fragrant Mint & Sweetcorn Pilao Rice!

Back when we were children, those weren’t the days of dining at sprawling, high-end hotels or brunches at a four-star resort. Nowdays, when I see everyone checking into the Marriott or Leela or Westin on facebook, I smile on remembering the time when we would look at the Taj Palace Hotel of Mumbai from across the street during the…

Traditional Indian dessert- Gulab Jamuns (Soft, spongy dumplings soaked in sugary syrup!)

  Gulab jamun is easily the most beloved dessert of India! Be it Diwali or Holi, birthdays, anniversaries or any celebration, this sweet-dish is made for almost every festive occasion, in most of the Indian households. With Holi just round the corner, this is the perfect, easy recipe to try this week! Gulab jamuns are spongy, ‘melt in the mouth’ round dumplings, smothered in…

Flavoursome Panchamel Dal! (A rich fusion dish of five different types of lentils)

Panchmel dal is a traditional Rajasthani lentil delicacy, i.e it originates from India’s north-west state of Rajasthan. It is basically a delicious and nutritious fusion of five different types of protein-rich lentils. ‘Panch‘ in hindi means ‘five‘ and ‘mel‘ means ‘a combination of‘. ‘Dal’ simply translates to ‘lentils’. In Rajasthan, it is most often served as…

Scrumptious Vegetable Seekh kebabs

Kebabs are usually associated with seasoned minced meat but it is not necessary that they be limited only to non-vegetarian menus. Made with the goodness of ample of vegetables, this version of seekh kebabs is a favourite at my home! Now, a tip- most of the recipes call for roasting gram flour (besan) along with…