Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Makes for a perfect dessert. Relish it with some whipped cream if you may 🙂

Fall is here now but till a few days back, at the tail end of summer, I could still spot some pineapples at my local grocery store. I got one home. Soon after that it so happened that we were to have dinner with some close friends and I decided to take dessert. I had my tropical fruit sitting right there so I thought, “How about baking the Pineapple Upside Down Cake for dessert?!’ A perfect dessert for Fall-Winter too, have it warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
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Potato Fry Recipe | South Indian Aloo Fry Recipe | How to make Indian potato fry

Easy and Simple Potato Fry Indian style recipe

An all-vegetarian, no onion, no garlic potato dish makes for a perfect side

Here’s a simple, very easy and quick-to-cook Indian potato dish that makes a perfect side. It has no onion and garlic but is still full of flavor! And it’s not a deep-fried recipe. To top it all it’s completely vegan and gluten-free!
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Chocolate-Island Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Island Cake Recipe

Chocolate-Island Vanilla Cake ~ a close cousin of the beloved Marble Cake

Simple baking is joyous. And when you bring chocolate and vanilla together in a no-frosting, soft, buttery cake, you can never go wrong. 
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Thai Basil Fried Rice Recipe or Khao Pad Horapa

Thai Basil Fried Rice I Khao Pad Horapa RecipeAn easy and tasty option for quick weeknight dinners or leisurely weekends, Thai Basil Fried Rice is a favorite for many. And this recipe is simple enough to cook at home whenever you are craving Thai food. I have used chicken but scroll down to see the vegetarian option which I have given after the ‘Method for Cooking’. 
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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 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

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

Dal Palak ~ Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

Dal Palak (Spinach Lentil Soup

 Dal Palak ~ Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

Health is Wealth, my love. So, let’s have something nutritious now, shall we?
Now, majority of my family is in India. As far as the temperatures are concerned at the moment, in summer, it is Not agreeing with anyone! And the mercury is rising here as well. To deal with the heat (and usually as a part of our regular diet) I made this particular Dal, which turned out to be not only great but quite different than other ‘dals’ that I make (if that makes sense?) This was a good, simple dinner.

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