Recipes from the past
The vegetarian dish of choice in North India is a huge crowd-pleaser, rich and incredibly satisfying, when served with fresh parathas and a zesty onion salad. Dhaba food at home with this recipe right here.
Kulfi is an Indian style home-made ice cream and a perfect mid-day/evening snack. With sweet and earthy notes of Cardamom and a touch of floral notes of Rose, it's your exotic and easy-to-make treat of the day, sure to bring out memories of a simpler time.
We call it the Angry Caulifower.
Because it’s spicy. It’s red and it’s been through 500 degrees of heat. It’s bold. It’ll kick you. It’s made with hot ghee. It’ll stare you down, but when you stab it, it commands all your respect. It dissolves gloriously into the dark ether of your mouth. The Rajah of vegetarian bakes and it’s recipe is here.
A timeless coffee/tea cake infused with oodles of Apples and scented with cardamom. A perfect fall cake, that is sure to impress!
The Hot & Sexy Chicken Tikka Grilled Cheese Sandwich, is here to get things started on just the right note! It's got a kick, it's luxurious, and it's got smokey Chicken Tikka, charred to perfection, smothered in a blanket of smooth cheeses, all encased in crunchy, buttery bread. Skinny-dip it into a zesty cilantro créma for a refreshing finish. You're now in a committed relationship with this food.
The Royal Cauliflower makes a grand appearance, as it's baked whole with a quick and easy spiced tomato sauce and served with crisp buttery Naan and refreshing cucumber and toasted cumin raita made with thick creamy greek yogurt. My mouth just drooled again! On to the recipe then👇
My 👌momma-in-law👌 made this for dinner tonight and it was as delicious as it was easy! These one pot meals are so easy on the cooking process and cleanup, that I actually feel like they make the food taste better, since you're not beat as a rag doll who's been tossed around. You're going to love it and so will your family.
This is the easiest thing you'll ever make. Authentic, easy and just 7 ingredients for this rich and creamy Indian Chicken Saagwala recipe that kicks your Indian restaurant's butt real good. On the table in 30 minutes, and Indian dinner on a weeknight? Hellz to da yeeah! 👊🏻
It's the summer and the #Beersicle is your answer to all your prayers about putting beer on a stick. Well, finally it's here! Three simple ingredients is all it takes for this ridiculously easy popsicle, sure to change the conversation of your hangout. Caution: selfie overflow is a known side effect of the Beersicle.
When my 4 year old and me returned from Indian Summer Trip, our blog also turned one, and it was the perfect time to share with you all, a little snippet of India and it's people through a work of art that millions can use everyday, right off of the streets of New Delhi. Enter to win, details inside.
Are you intimidated by making Indian Food at home? Don't! Here is a simple, fool-proof, five-ingredient Chana Masala recipe, that's clean and simple yet packs tons of flavor, and is an excellent dinner idea for the weeknight, when you just want to mix it up! On the table in under half an hour.
From the far east and down memory lane, comes this surprising marriage of Persian flavors and the Italian. Rose Sherbet Canoli is all crunch and fragrance that makes for a sensorial journey that stays with you in your memories.
I can't wait for summer, but Mangoes are here already. This light, refreshing 3 ingredient smoothie will make you smile and keep you healthy!
This is really one of those sandwiches that you want to wake up to, and it still feels like you're in a dream. The crusty and spongy Focaccia adds a hint of herb and garlic, and then appears the avocado creating a silky velvet mess, followed by the smokey meaty rich Salmon, and the hit of spice from the hellraiser we love—Sriracha. The runny egg yolk is just there to say one thing—you're welcome eater.
It's Saint Patricks Day, and these tacos have it all. Green avocados. Whisky, and cilantro that resembles shamrock, and that's as St Patty's as it gets. Chipotle Mayo helps.
The easiest and quickest way to make an exciting flatbread that's comforting, spicy and so satisfying! It's like eating homes fries on a crispy golden flatbread! Ready in around 30 minutes!
Come and experience my journey with this ice cream cake slice, which is an indelible memory of me as a child running to the end of my street after dinner, money rolled up in my fist, for that slice of heaven and love, made with cake and equal parts ice cream. Simple recipe that's sure to win hearts of all ages.
It's steak night! We snuck it in right before meatless monday and are all set for a couple of days. This meals is as impressive as it is quick. It comes together in a matter of minutes and has all the right textures and tastes in one dish. Time to raise the dinner stakes!
Crunchy and flaky on the outside and smooth, rich and savory with a touch of sweet, Short Ribs on the inside. These Samosas are based on a recipe I grew up eating in North India, and brought a smile to my face. This is make-you-smile food.
Happy V-day! This year I just had to share out my favorite dessert of all time, in the hopes of keeping the Valentine's day fire on—the Mexican Churro with Cinnamon Cardamom Sugar and Dark Chocolate dip, and a fragrant spin with Cardamom and Star Anise in the mix— familiar with a heady hint of exotic! Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, all smothered with a sinfully dark chocolate sauce.
Super bowl is over and you're hurting. The beer, the food and the hangover. Let me take it from here. Let's use some of the leftovers you might have had for your superbowl party, and turn it into something truly awesome. The TouchDown Super Veggie Sandwich is all that and much more. And you won't believe it's vegetarian. Happy Meatless Monday!
These tarts are perfect breakfast ideas, and are really easy to make! So we decided that we'd go with a light Ham and Smoked Gouda Tart for the savory and a sinful dense Dark Chocolate, Coffee and Nutella Tart, one with Raspberries and the other just plain and simple. Let the weekend begin!
Whether you're looking to steal the show at a party with a vegetarian recipe, or just trying to add more veg into your life, these meaty, bold and spicy cauliflower kebabs are your answer. They shine with spiced notes of ginger, coriander, garam masala, and paprika, and melt in your mouth with a satisfying bite. And drama with a sweet and spicy Mango chutney that packs some heat!
Cabbage rolls stuffed with Lamb spiced with warm and fragrant Indian spices like Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger Garlic, Garam Masala elevates this familiar dish it to an exotic and luxurious level.
To enhance the textures and taste even more, I lightly pan fried the stuffed rolls, and they become caramelized and a bit of sweet on the outside and rich and velvetty on the inside!
This traditional Pesto is so versatile and vibrant you can add it to anything Italian. Over a toasted piece of rustic bread with some tomatoes and fresh Mozzarella or some shaved Parmesan or even with some slice cured meats. Drop a good spoonful into your home made marinara and elevate it to a whole new level.
If you like Tandoori Chicken, but are intimidated by the whole marinating process and ingredient list, try this refreshing, really easy Whole Tandoori Chicken that's roasted golden brown for a perfect bite and makes for an amazing family meal.
These rolls are so crunchy and crispy, and the filling is slightly sweet and a just a bit spicy, with notes of ginger and cilantro. Dip one in the Tamarind & Chili Garlic sauce and experience a whole new way to eat them. Ready in minutes!
This cake literally brightens up your day! It's so light and bright, and perfect anytime of the day, especially in the mornings with a hot cup of coffee. A soft bite, with a refreshing burst of citrus, finished off with whipped cream scented with cardamom and topped with toasted pine nuts.
This recipe is what you need when you're craving a warm comforting meal, sitting by the fireplace and it's pouring outside. The tangy flavors from the ginger and the meaty and crisp bite of the chicken satisfies big, over a bed of fresh rice. Heaven!
Growing up my mom used to make the Indian version at home — the Paneer and it is a non-aged and non-melting cheese. The taste of fresh cheese simmered in curry or just tossed in fresh salad, is amazing, and it soaks up anything you give it. In my opinion—it's the simplest form of cheese. But I decided to change it up a bit, and infuse it with herbs.
This can only get better!