Rava Idli Recipe ~ savory semolina cake

Rava Idli, savory semolina cakes

These tricolor-ed idlis represent the Indian National Flag that has the colors saffron (kesari), white and green on it (with a blue ‘charkha’ or spinning wheel in the center)

This Indian Independence Day, I am presenting a very easy-to-cook, healthy and nutritious Indian favorite ~ Idli, made with ‘rava’ or ‘suji’ or semolina. The orange and green color is all natural and made with grated carrots and fresh coriander paste.
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Sambhar Recipe | How to make the best South Indian Sambar | Healthy Indian Lentil Soup

Sambar Recipe ~ South Indian Lentil Soup

Sambar with Rice ~ a comfort food which is a simple, nutritious meal of proteins and carbohydrates

South Indian food like Dosa, Idli and Uttapam was a big hit with my family. I grew up in the eastern state of Bengal where there were (and still are) some excellent south indian food restaurants which we would frequent. My staple order was paper plain dosa, a long, crispy thin Indian crepe with an assortment of condiments like coconut chutney, tomato chutney and, of course, Sambar!   Continue reading

Chicken Penne Pasta with Parmigiano Reggiano

Chicken Penne Pasta with Parmigiano Reggiano

A luscious and rich pasta dish that you will love!

The temperature outside stills says it’s summer. However, stores here are already stocking up and displaying Fall decorations? Hmm. Maybe it’s time to get ready for Fall.
So here’s presenting a luscious and rich recipe that will be perfect for the chilly and colder months. But if you want to enjoy it right away, no one’s stopping you! 🙂  Continue reading

Indian Paneer with Bell Peppers

Indian Paneer with Peppers Recipe

An easy, tangy and spicy dish with Indian Cottage Cheese and Bell Peppers

I would like to call this dish ‘Paneer As You Like It’. Amused and confused? Has Shakespeare got anything to do with this? I wish!!
Well, I named this dish so because it is a super versatile and easy dish with ample scope for you to play around with some of the main ingredients. Read how 🙂  Continue reading

Chicken Biryani Recipe | How to make Chicken Biryani in the oven

Oven-cooked Chicken Biryani

Delicious, flavorful and aromatic Chicken Biryani, the hassle-free way!

Eid Al-Fitr is a few days away. And all I can think of is Biryani! I am not going into the history of Biryani and how many types of Biryani we find in India (because honestly, I have not tasted all kinds and am not an authority on it).  Continue reading

Herb Couscous with Stir Fried Vegetables

Herb-ed Couscous and Stir Fried Vegetables Recipe

Perfect as a quick and healthy lunch option or in a weekday menu

I am back after a rather long recipe-posting hiatus and also after a rather refreshing long weekend vacation at North Tahoe and Reno. Therefore, after the 4th of July vacationing, partying and gorging, it is time to dedicate a post to a rather healthy dish, full of colorful vegetables that will brighten up your day and get you out of, what I call, ‘Post Vacation Syndrome’ or ‘PVS’. And, to top it all, it’s So healthy that you might feel you’ve lost weight right after eating it.   Continue reading

Post a Quote Challenge ~ Day Three

And we reach the third and final day of ‘Post a Quote Challenge’! All thanks to Shamira of Smiling Notes for nominating me. Shamira, thank you for giving me this opportunity. I loved it! 🙂
After inspirational and art quotes for Day One and Day Two, here I have a food and cooking quote!  Continue reading

Baked Fish and Vegetable Medley ~ an easy dinner plate

Grilled Fish with Easy Vegetable Medley Recipe

A super easy and quick dinner that’s nutritious and healthy

How many of you like fish? If you do, you will love this simple dinner recipe. If not, then just trust me and give it a try. You will not be disappointed. Continue reading

Indian Goat (mutton) Curry with Spicy Yogurt Sauce + Sweet Rice Pulao Recipe

Goat Curry Recipe and Sweet Pilaf Recipe

Happy Father’s Day and it’s Sunday!

It is Sunday! And It’s Father’s’ Day. How perfect. What better recipe to share on Father’s Day than of Goat Curry (for the non-vegetarian dads, of course) Want to treat Dad with a meal worth remembering? Try this rich, spicy and finger-licking-good goat curry and pulao dish which complements the meat perfectly.  Continue reading

Banana Loaf Cake Recipe

Banana Loaf Cake

I do not know what is it about freshly baked frosting-less cakes and breads that I love so much. Keeping that ‘love’ in mind and a craving for something that could accompany our evening tea, I baked this loaf cake.  This is not a heavy cake. It is more like a hybrid between a cake and a bread. Continue reading