Fattoush

Fattoush is a famous Levantine salad dish which is also very easy to make. It is wholesome and nutritious meal that scores high with the weight-watchers too! An exotic quick fix to your boring salad routine, Fattoush is like a breath of fresh air, quite literally a garden on your plate! The key differentiating factor…

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani, is a classic Punjabi cuisine recipe. It is now a popular item on the Indian menu globally. Being slightly mild on the palate, it is a widely accepted accompaniment. Dal Makhani, is essentially an amalgamation of black gram and cream and takes more than 10 hours to prepare. Hence it often reserved for…

Amrakhand

Amrakhand is a delicious variant of the Indian dessert Shrikhand. Originating in Maharashtra and Gujarat, this recipe essentially anchors on one core seasonal ingredient, mangoes; ‘amra’ means mango in  Marathi. With the mango season in full swing, you can make Amrakhand with any variety of mango. Here, I have used Sindura mango, it is reddish-green in…

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe is simple Roman dish that is extremely easy to put together. It translates to simply cheese and pepper; and that’s all there is to this amazing simple Roman recipe. Here, the star ingredient is the pasta water that does all the magic! Quite literally! The pasta water essentially amalgamates the buttery, peppery…

Ghugni

Ghugni is a classic Bihari cuisine recipe! As you travel along the streets of Bihar, you are sure to find this wonder, served with hot Pooris or parched grain! Ghugni can be made with Bengal gram or white peas depending upon the cuisine; Bengal gram for Uttar Pradeshi or Bihari cuisines and white peas for Bengali…

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownie is an American cuisine dessert. It is also said to be the easiest dessert for a beginner in baking. A chocolate brownie is a cross between a cake and a cookie; it is interesting to note that the final output depends on the interplay of the ingredients-white flour and cocoa powder. There are…

Shrikhand

Shrikhand is the simplest of all desserts that leaves you spellbound with its simple yet flavoursome features! It is a dessert recipe from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. I recently discovered this extremely easy and beautiful recipe in my mother’s old recipe books; and immediately wanted to recreate it my way. Shrikhand…

Mirch Salan

Mirch Salan is a delectable delicacy from the Mughlai cuisine. It is quintessentially Hyderabadi to be precise and is served as an accompaniment to Biryani or rice. This recipe is prepared from the Bhavnagri mirch or Indian jalapeños and is full of flavours and spices. Mirch Salan is both sour and spicy on the palate. Thus,…

Dhingri Dolma

Dhingri Dolma is a hybrid of Persian and Awadhi cuisines. ‘Dhingri’ stands for ‘mushrooms’ in some regional Indian languages and ‘Dolma‘ refers to ‘stuffed vegetable dishes’ in the Middle East, which is furnished by the grated paneer. This dish is light and aromatic on the palate; the key ingredient is the fragrant caraway seeds akin…

Kalakand

Kalakand is an Indian sweet with its origins in Alwar, Rajasthan. It is one of the most popular sweets made by solidifying milk and paneer. Plus, it is extremely easy to make! Kalakand is light on the sweetness score and just melts in the mouth! So I tried to recreate this delight the other day,…

Guacamole

Guacamole is a quintessential Mexican recipe. Its star ingredient is the versatile fruit- avocado. Recently, I came across fresh, green avocados in my local grocery store and upon much research, I decided to make this delicious and healthy recipe. Since this dish requires ripe avocados, I kept the fresh ones in the sunlight for about…

Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan or Sichuan recipe is a popular Chinese cuisine specialty. Here, the recipes are made in a typical sauce called the Schezwan sauce, which is an extremely spicy and pungent chilli-garlic paste. It is readily available in the markets as well. However, here I am making it at home in this recipe. You can make…