Eggless, Gluten free, Blood Orange Cake

And yes, this super easy and scrumptious cake can be made non-fat and vegan too!

Fiesta Samosas !

   Makes 8 samosas   Fiesta Samosas  are samosas that are made with tortillas. They enable you to make samosas on a whim ! My beloved mom came up with this idea almost 30 years ago ! I was thrilled to use ready made tortillas instead of kneading and rolling the dough to make the pastry. Little wonder then that this, time… Continue Reading →

Peanutty Seviya with a Tadka Punch!

Serves 4 to 6 It was my turn to host the book club this month. The book we read was Jody Picoult’s ‘Leaving Time’. My children chuckle as they ask me if I have a theme in mind. They know mom is enthusiastic (goes nuts) with themes:)  I loved reading about elephant behavior and the elephant… Continue Reading →

Not So Sloppy Joes ! Guest post for Bindi and Jeans

Makes 8 sandwiches I was thrilled when Deepthi of Bindi and Jeans, asked me to write a guest post about  Indian fusion potluck dishes.What a wonderful site Deepthi, Ramya, Shweta and Kuki have created, that is dedicated to women! Women like us, who understand the trials and tribulations of immigrating to a foreign land and making… Continue Reading →

Piquant Pineapple Raita with Pomegranate

  Serves 8 to 10 as a side dish   Going to a potluck this weekend? How about making a healthy, delicious, unique raita, that makes a stunning party dish? What if this raita, which is a crowd pleaser, can be put together in under 5 minutes? I know it sounds too good to be true but it is true. I… Continue Reading →

Pear Chutney with dried cranberries

Makes about 1 cup Canapés anyone? How about one with this luscious pear chutney and a touch of gorgonzola cheese? These scrumptious canapés are sure to get your party started on the right foot! Thanksgiving  is an exciting time for my family. We all cook together and like to nibble on a variety of appetizers as we cook. This is the… Continue Reading →

The Best Root Vegetable Chips….just for you!

Getting ready for the New Year’s party? Try these scrumptious chips made with beetroot, malanga and sweet potato, with just a smidgen of olive oil,instead of deep frying! Dear friends, I am sharing a quick and easy recipe for my most favorite chips and my most popular posts for 2015, namely the Baked Shankarpali with… Continue Reading →

‘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… Continue Reading →

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