Kothimbir Vadi Waffle

Most loved Maharashtrian savory snack, now non-fried, but equally yummy! Do try this scrumptious gluten free and vegan waffle, that is crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Whats more? My version of Kothimbir Vadi is ready in a just few minutes as opposed to the traditional recipe! Get this recipe for all the taste without... Continue Reading →

Bite-sized Potli Samosas- Baked!

The cute bite size appetizer samosas will charm your guests and this quick and easy recipe will win you over…….find out what the shortcut is! The word potli alludes to a bag or purse. It is said that there are references to a potli being used in Indian history, since Vedic times! They were used... Continue Reading →

‘Easy going’ Tadka Dal !

Talking of comfort food….how do I describe a bowl of fragrant Basmati rice with warm and inviting Tadka Dal and the Crunchy Apple Pickle, .......especially after coming home, wet, damp and cold ? As an added bonus, this recipe is with the quick cooking masoor dal/ red lentils...so read on! It is pouring here today,... Continue Reading →

Crunchy Apple Pickle

Do you love pickles?  Do they make your mouth water? Then you have to try this crunchy apple pickle! I am welcoming Fall with my favorite recipe! Indian style pickles are hot and sour or sweet and sour and are made in the summer and preserved in oil and brine for the whole year. I... Continue Reading →

 4 Ingredients, 5 Minutes Microwave Plantain Chips  

These plantain chips are for the calorie conscious. Plantain chips have been my favorite for as long as I can remember and it is still very hard for me to resist a bag of plantain chips in the store. So imagine my joy when I discovered that my microwave plantain chips were 1/3 the calories of... Continue Reading →

Tiranga Tea Sandwiches

Makes 8 tea sandwiches India celebrates Independence Day on August 15th.  It is a national holiday commemorating India’s freedom from the British Empire on August 15, 1947. The festivities include early morning parades, flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural events. People proudly display the flag on their cars, in homes and work places and wear the... Continue Reading →

Tantalizing Tostada Bar

Serves 4 Are you fascinated by edible containers? I am not sure why, but I am enchanted by them! So you can imagine my excitement when I recently saw the Magic Pop Korean style rice cakes. They are made of wheat, brown rice and corn. These crispy cakes are almost as big as the tea cup saucers!... Continue Reading →

Watermelon Pizza Salad with Curried Quinoa

Serves  8 Which camp do you belong to when it comes to fruit sprinkled with salt and spices? When my children were little, they scrunched up their noses at the very thought of it. I grew up eating fresh, ripe guavas sprinkled with salt and red chili powder …..hmmm… my mouth waters even as I... Continue Reading →

Chinese Bhel

 Serves 4 to 6 The mention of Chinese bhel makes my mouth water! I give full credit to whoever came up with this genius idea! Bhel has always been the most popular street food….and by street, I mean streets by the beach, park, hiking trails and picnic spots too. My family still packs bhel when we go to... Continue Reading →

Green Pepper Panchamrut- an heirloom recipe

Panchamrut, with it's perfect balance of five tastes, is a party for your taste buds! here is an easy recipe! 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... Continue Reading →

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