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 […]

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…

Gorgeous & Delicious Hasselback Potatoes!

For a chubby girl who perpetually struggles to keep her weight under check, I do have a hard time staying away from potatoes. I mean, who doesn’t love them? I cook potatoes in some form or the other, atleast 3 times a week. Hubby too worships them and thus, it is safe to say that this is…

Indian-style Veggie ‘Aloo tikki’ Burger!

If you go through my blog, you can see from my choice of dishes that I am not too stuck on ..ummmm….”healthy eating”. I am a huge foodie and I can wolf down an entire pizza when I am hungry. No light soups and salads for me. Bring on the burgers and hot-dogs and noodles and biryani….

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…

The perfect Restaurant style Cheesy Garlic-Bread!

I made garlic-bread as a side-dish to my anniversary dinner and I couldn’t believe how identical the taste was to what we get in those fancy, Italian restaurants. This is not my recipe. I took it from the wonderful Laura-Vitale cooking channel on Youtube and except for a couple of tiny twerks here and there, it’s really her…

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…

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…

Creepy crawly crackers : Halloween party food

With the Indian festival of Diwali coming along with Halloween this year, my mood is pretty festive this week! We are Indians based in Dublin and every year, we terribly miss celebrating our major festivals, especially Diwali, with family and friends back in India. This is our first year living in the Irish countryside and naturally,…

Easy-peasy Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is a wildly popular Indian appetizer, believed to have originated from the northern state of Punjab. It basically consists of chicken pieces, marinated overnight with yogurt and spices, then roasted in a cylindrical clay oven called ‘tandoor’. Hence the name- Tandoori chicken! This snack is packed with flavor and is almost always served at the Indian weddings or other…