Parmesan Crisp Nest for the Lovebirds

A Valentine’s Day Special Salad! When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I start picturing rich indulgent foods and desserts. So, to balance it out, I thought I could start with a salad perfect for Valentine’s Day. You know how much I love edible containers. No surprise then that I wanted to make a Parmesan Nest... Continue Reading →

Savory Stuffed Apples with Guava Sauce

Vegetarian, gluten free, easy recipe, (also with a vegan option), that is perfect for parties and potluck dinners. Where do you get your inspiration? And when you are in that “inspired mode”, are you like me, impatient to pursue? Well, I was sitting quietly watching a historical documentary on Kashmir. The narrator mentioned how apples... Continue Reading →

Corn Hurda in Papad Bowl

Droolicious snack made with end of summer fresh grilled corn and served in an edible papad bowl! Greedy foodie that I am, I recently tried a combination of two mouthwatering foods I liked in India.....and while I was at it, I also put it in an edible papad bowl 🙂 Fire roasted corn has always been... Continue Reading →

Pineapple Russam

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sweet, sour and peppery soup to welcome Fall!  Can be served hot or chilled!  Fall has officially begun! I am one of those people who is saddened to see summer end. I love the warm weather and the cool desserts. This week the transition to warm foods was made for me... Continue Reading →

Grilled Chutney Chicken and Veggies in Foil Pack

Easy recipe for a  succulent weeknight dinner on the grill. A meal that lets you relax as it cooks by itself and has minimal clean up! Friends, I could not wait to share this easy, finger licking good recipe with you. Can you believe that you put the marinated chicken and veggies in a foil pack on... Continue Reading →

Shaved Brussel Sprouts, Mung Dal and Pomegranate Salad

This ‘got to try’ Indian fusion salad, is gluten free,packed with nutrition, low in fat and simply nummy! I love the ‘nummy in my tummy’ salads. With the plethora of fresh veggies and fruit in the summer, I am eager to try new salads in the summer. But many a times when we eat out,... Continue Reading →

Baked Khari Puri, with Oats and Pancake Mix!

Perfect for summer picnics and car trips! These savory, crisp puris redolent of Indian spiced crackers are a moreish but figure friendly snack. Does your family enjoy particular snacks  during car trips? I have a family of foodies…. I know, little surprise there…..who start thinking of food from the moment we leave home,with me leading... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Gul Pohe Vadi

Gul is jaggery, pohe is flattened rice and vadi is burfi. Pohe being one of Lord Krishna’s favorite foods, are offered to Him for the Janmashtami festival, which celebrates His birth. I love the mythological story about Sudama’s gift of pohe for Lord Krishna. It teaches us all a valuable lesson that gifts given from... Continue Reading →

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