Hot & Saucy Veg. Lollipops!

Today’s recipe is very, very close to my heart. In all our lives, there are some foods that are extremely nostalgic to us! Maybe it’s the ‘vada-pao’ from that vendor who sat across the street from your college, where you used to spend all your breaks with your friends….or maybe it’s that simple tomato and…

Chunky, wholesome Minestrone Soup!

What’s the first word that pops up in your mind, when I say the word- ‘WINTER?’ For me, currently it goes…. Game of Thrones (He! He!) SOUPS!!! Man,I am so bummed out that Game of thrones season 7 is over…sigh!!! Anyway,coming back to the track…. The weather here in Ireland is getting more and more…

Fusion Fiesta: *Spicy!!* Veggie Schezwan Quesadillas

For me, weekends are all about binging on cheesy, unhealthy foods! In our house, hubby dearest is a simple, ‘home-cooked-food’ loving kinda guy and I am as opposite from him as two people can ever be!! I love foods of all cuisines and weekends for me are strictly about cooking and devouring the meals that…

Fusion Fiesta: Fiery & Loaded Baked Schezwan Nachos

My first encounter with nachos dates back to the time when the first PVR theater opened up in my small, lovely town Indore. I do not remember the movie I had gone to watch, but I do remember the scrawny guy at the snack counter saying- “We have Samosa and we have Nachos” I did not…

Glossy & Flavoursome Veggie Dim Sums! (Made from scratch)

Call them Dim sums, call them Momos or call them dumplings– it’s one and the same thing! In India, we stick to the Tibetan term Momos and it is a wildly popular street-food in most cities. Here, I am using the Chinese term- ‘Dim sum’, simply as it is more universally recognized. Steamed food is…

Luscious Veggie Bolognese Tagliatelle pasta!

I know! I know! I knowwww!!! I do know that traditionally, Bolognese or Ragu is supposed to be meat-based….but see, the thing is, that I don’t eat beef or pork! So, what if I substitute the minced beef with loads of veggies and let the recipe for a bolognese sauce remain as it is…eh?? I…

Favorite Comfort Food- Cheesy Veggie Pizzaaaa (Made from scratch!)

Gloom descends on our house today….my feet don’t feel like surfacing from inside the blanket and touching the floor….. India lost to Pakistan in the finals of Champions’ Trophy yesterday. India vs Pakistan in cricket is always crazy intense and this time, we have lost to our neighbors after enjoying a glorious winning streak of…

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…

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…