Spicy & Flavorful Bombay Masala Sandwich!

If you are from Mumbai, there are around 99% chances that this is one of your favorite snacks! Bombay, one of the most populous cities of the world and the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, was re-named as Mumbai in the year 1995. Even though decades have passed since that time, still there…

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…

Alluring… sweet Bengali Rasgulla

Rasgullas are loved by one and all, and especially are very popular amongst kids. This traditional Bengali sweet consists of soft and spongy balls made of fresh paneer (home-made cheese) and dipped in sugary syrup. No oil or butter is used in making this beloved Indian dessert. The word ‘Rasgulla’ is derived from the hindi…