Mango Mastani

Nectarous, trendy dessert from Pune, India. Check out the easy recipe! The invigoration of spring never ceases to amaze me. The freshness of the crisp spring morning, the chirping of birds and the spring bulbs bravely pushing their way through  the still snow patched ground ...it all lift our spirits and puts a 'spring' in... Continue Reading →

Green Pepper Panchamrut- an heirloom recipe

As festival season approaches, sharing a popular side dish from Maharashtrian cuisine. A lip smacking , vegan, vegetarian, gluten free side dish that is popular in festival, wedding and puja thalis.

Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Panchamrut, with it’s perfect balance of five tastes, is a party for your taste buds! here is an easy recipe!

Green Pepper Panchamrut-A popular item in wedding, puja and festival thalis Green Pepper Panchamrut-A popular item in wedding, puja and festival thalis

The word Panchamrut is made up of panch meaning five and amrut meaning nectar. During holy ceremonies, there is a sweet Panchamrut offered to the Gods which is made up of milk, yogurt,honey, sugar and ghee. It is supposed to be very good for health, according to Ayurveda. As is the custom, the Panchamrut is then distributed among the devotees. However, I have never been a big fan of the sweet Panchamrut.

But come time for lunch after the religious ceremonies, I looked forward to the spicy Green Pepper Panchamrut in the traditional thali menu. It has the five tastes- sweet, sour, bitter, astringent and pungent and with the distinct taste and aroma of roasted sesame seeds and peanuts, it makes for one…

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Creole inspired Vegetarian Stew

You gotta try this flavorful vegetarian, gluten free stew that is loaded with crispy crunchy veggies and has protein too! Recipe for the Creole seasoning mix included!

Besan Pancake with Black Beans and Roasted Corn

Besan Pancake with Black Beans and Roasted Corn are scrumptious, nubby, protein rich pancakes. It is an Indian fusion recipe with Mexican toppings. Healthy, delicious and quick and easy! #20minutemeals #easyindianrecipes #Indianfusionrecipes #healthyindianrecipes

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Hello everyone, Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Valentine's Day! I am sharing with you some tried and true, fun, easy and healthy recipes. Life is all about balance right? The salad and kebab are a nutritious start for the meal and the desserts are The Parmesan Crisp Nest for the Lovebirds can be... Continue Reading →

Cauliflower Steaks with Spices and Maple Syrup

Vegetarian, savory and sweet Cauliflower Steaks with spices and maple syrup are so moreish, bet you cannot stop at just one!

Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone for our stars!

Super Bowl fever has taken over New England again and everyone here is rooting for our stars-the Patriots! Of course Super Bowl food goes hand in hand with the excitement of watching the game!

Buffalo wings and pizza are all time favorites so here is a Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone that combines your love for both!
Check out how you can make it with just a few ingredients and the step by step instructions.
Enjoy the game! Go Pats!
Love,

Sandhya

Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Easy recipe with just a few ingredients and step by step photos!

#easy #recipe for#super bowl #Sunday with #pizza dough, dip with #healthy#Costco Greek yogurt Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone and Apple Raita with Blue Cheese and celery

Super Bowl fever has taken over New England and everyone here is rooting for our stars-the Patriots! Of course Super Bowl food goes hand in hand with the excitement of watching the game!

Buffalo wings and pizza are all time favorites so I decided to make the Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone. For the dip, I made the delectable Apple Raita with blue cheese and celery. Other favorite munchies during the game are the Masala Peanut Bhujia in 4 1/2 minutes, the Broiled Stuffed Indo Mexican Jalapenos, Touch down Chili! and the Baked Vada Paav Poppers….to name a few…..did I tell you we are foodies ? 🙂

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Indian Republic Day Recipes

Easy, fun and healthy recipes to make and enjoy with kids on Republic Day
Tricolor Republic Day Recipes

Dear friends,
Tomorrow January 26th, India’s Republic Day, is an Indian national holiday, celebrated with grandeur and pride all over India.
Here in America, my students will be presenting at the Republic Day celebration held at the Indian cultural school. I am looking forward to hearing their views and ideas. India’s tri colors are seen all around on this special day.
Here are some fun and healthy recipes to make and enjoy with kids to celebrate the tricolors!
Enjoy!
Love,

Sandhya

Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Tricolor recipes to celebrate Indian Independence Day! Fun recipes to make and enjoy with kids! Nutritious and nectarous Overnight Oats in Coconut Milk, Tiranga Vegetarian Sandwiches, Cool Crisp Cucumber Cups stuffed with carrot koshimbir!

Enjoy them all from nutritious and nectarous Overnight Oats with coconut milk to fun to make and eat Tiranga sandwiches cheese and cool cucumber cups with carrot koshimbir topped with yogurt! Tricolor recipes to celebrate India’s independence Day with kids ! Easy recipes for nutritious and nectarous Overnight Oats with coconut milk , Tiranga sandwiches with cheese and cool cucumber cups with carrot koshimbir topped with yogurt!

India celebrates Independence Day on August 15th. It is a holiday celebrated in all the states but with huge pomp in New Delhi, India’s capital.

Growing up in India, we woke up early morning to attend the flag hoisting ceremonies and parades at our school every year. Some years our school participated in a huge parade where all schools came together to celebrate and sing patriotic songs. India’s flag and its tricolors were all around us.

That is my inspiration for these…

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Game Day Appetizers and Snacks

Homemade and semi-homemade scrumptious appetizers and snacks that are perfect for game day! Football, friends and food is what is on our collective minds this weekend. The buzz is all around us wherever we go and of course on TV too. But with the big snow storm coming our way and the chance of roads... Continue Reading →

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