Churma Laadoo- A modern take!

Churma Laadoos in under 10 minutes! Kid friendly nutritious snack that is a breeze to make with this new simplified (non- deep fried) recipe! Dear friends, Thank you for your requests for nutritious snacks for kids. These Churma laadoos will be a favorite with both kids and adults! I love the grainy, crispy texture of…

Chicken Mango Summer Rolls

Perfect for a summer party! These healthy, gluten free, easy breezy, cool summer rolls are packed with delicious fusion flavors. And did I mention the delectable peanutty dipping sauce? I could seriously lick that bowl clean! Just like my group of friends from various cultural backgrounds, these cool summer rolls represent a happy mingling of…

Kaakdiche Dhondas- Cupcake Style!

Vegetarian, Gluten free, egg-less, vegan, heirloom recipe, cucumber cake now in a microwavable cupcake form!! Do you like portion controlled desserts? I love desserts but go overboard with them….meaning I cannot stop eating until the whole thing is gone:) So I thought I will try the Kaakdiche Dhondas in cupcake size portions and try to…

Shrikhand Vadi in 7 minutes!

Fat free, gluten free, Indian dessert made from just 3 ingredients! Do you remember foods you loved as a child but have not had in a while? I suddenly found myself thinking of the sweet and tangy, Shrikhand Vadi this week. It is a yogurt based sweet that is so popular that we even had…

Dal Vada….. with a healthy twist!

Crispy on the outside, soft and ‘melt in your mouth good’ inside, these vegetarian, gluten free  Dal Vadas, with corn and avocado, are not deep fried either! Dal Vadas are rich in protein and a great gluten free snack. They are typically made with chana dal or yellow split peas and spices. I love how…

Mango Ginger Boba Tea

An Indian Taiwanese fusion recipe combining the nectarous mango, the health benefits of green tea and ginger and the cool, gluten free, boba! This boba tea is a drink with an attitude! If you love bubble tea as much as I do, you will know what I mean. I cannot go past a bubble tea…

Chicken Vindaloo Tacos

Easy, one pan, mouth watering, figure friendly, Indo Mexican fusion recipe! Vindaloo is a spicy meat dish from Goa that is very popular in Indian restaurants, especially in the United States. The story behind this dish goes something like this- The Portuguese introduced the tangy Vindahlo, a recipe to preserve pork on the ships, using wine…

Vatana Pattice- Guest post by Aruna Panangipally of Aharam

Do you have friends who are brilliant and multi-talented yet so warm and humble, that they just leave you wonder struck? Aruna of Aharam is one such friend of mine. I was ecstatic when she asked me to write a guest post for Aharam and then totally floored when she graciously offered to write a guest…

Broiled Stuffed Indo Mexican Jalapenos

Gluten free, non-fried, crunchy, cheesy and spicy- a perfect Indo Mexican appetizer! Are you crazy about spicy foods?  Does your mouth water at the sight of mirchi vada, mirchi bajji/bhaji, jalapeno poppers and chili rellenos? I am crazy about these foods and wish I could eat unlimited quantities of these. But have to limit myself…

‘Indian Noodles’ for the Book club

Indian and Thai inspired Seviya Upma! It was my turn to host the book club this month. We read ‘Inside the O Brien’s’ by Lisa Genova. I absolutely love her style of writing! I was riveted to the story of a seemingly ‘regular’ family in the Boston area while learning about Huntington’s disease. Lisa Genova…

Shrimp Curry Quinoa Bowl

Relish this vibrant, healthy and hearty curry bowl that surely hits the spot! Do you like curry bowls with bold flavors, textures and temperatures juxtaposed to create a tantalizing meal? Then this is the curry bowl for you! Warm, wholesome red quinoa and the spicy shrimp curry contrast perfectly with the quick pickled, cool and…