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Vegetable Fritter Salad
Vegetable Fritter Salad

  I have never been much of a salad person. There, I admitted it! But something has changed. I seem to like them now. Maybe I am all grown up. Maybe it is a phase. I am but a puppet to my whims and fancies. And my whim of the moment are salads. Not regular...

5-minute Microwave Besan Laddoos

Besan Laddoos are one of the easiest Indian sweets to make. If they are easy to make on the cooktop, imagine the ease in a microwave. Nick loves them and I have never made them for him [shame on me]. So, when I came across a recipe for them on this blog, I just had to...

Nick's Lamb Kofta Curry

For those of you who don't know Nick, he is my significant other and a good cook. He particularly enjoys picking up a cookbook and trying out a new recipe every once in a while. He was the one who introduced me to this lovely dish called "Parsi Egg" back...

Malai Peda - Indian Cream Fudge
Malai Peda - Indian Cream Fudge

  It is Diwali today, the Indian festival of lights. Mythologically, there are many stories revolving around the festival. The most famous by far would be the celebration of the death of a demon and the return of a king. When the king killed the demon and...

Pav Bhaji - Indian Sloppy Joes
Pav Bhaji - Indian Sloppy Joes

  Pav Bhaji is essentially a ragout of boiled, mashed and slow simmered vegetables spiked with a tantalising array of spices and served to be lapped up with crusty pan fried bread, a dash of lemon and a lashing of sweet red onions. It is the most explosive of...

Aloo Matar - Indian Potato And Pea Curry
Aloo Matar - Indian Potato And Pea Curry

Aloo Matar is my Indian version of a quick mac and cheese or stir fried noodles.  It is my go to dish when inspiration and time are both lacking. It is whipped up in a matter of minutes using pantry staples and virtually cooks itself while I do a few dishes and...

Traditional Rawa Khaman Dhokla - Steamed Savoury Indian Lentil Cake
Traditional Rawa Khaman Dhokla - Steamed Savoury Indian Lentil Cake

If you have grown up in Mumbai, then you will remember the big fluffy yellow khaman dhoklas that were a staple in most street food takeaway places in the city in all its various suburbs. Khaman Dhokla is a steamed  savoury lentil cake topped with fresh coriander...

8-Minute Microwave Mango And Saffron Fudge

I am slowly and laboriously undertaking the task of transfering over 300 recipes from my site to the blog. The 300 recipes were cooked, tried and tested over a period of 3 years. I have realized that it is getting increasingly hard to maintain my recipes on two...

Gajar Ka Halwa - Indian Carrot Pudding

Gajar Ka Halwa brings to mind little ornate steel bowls full of delicious, moist, beautifully textured carrot pudding garnished with slivered nuts and silver foil [varakh]. Hot ... Of course, fresh off the stove!! The typical Halwa like the one Mum makes, takes...

Tamatar Shorba - Indian Tomato Soup And Memories Of Holi
Tamatar Shorba - Indian Tomato Soup And Memories Of Holi

Why couldn't I have called today's recipe Tomato Soup instead of Tamatar Shorba? For starters, this soup is very different from your average Cream Of Tomato Soup. A Tamatar Shorba happens when your tinned tomatoes travel back in time to ancient Persia or the...