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…

Machher Dimer Bora

Machher Dimer Bora is a Bengali cuisine recipe of fish roe fritters; machher is fish and dimer is roe/eggs in Bengali. A bora or pakora is a form of savoury fritter in India, traditionally made with gram flour. Machher Dimer Bora makes use of fish eggs to make savoury fritters. Here, I am using the eggs of the Rohu fish found in rivers of South…

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki is a Greek appetiser. Souvlaki denotes chunks of meat and vegetables, as per taste, grilled on a skewer; ‘souvlaki’ is Greek for ‘skewer’. Often, the most popular sauce that accompanies it is an exotic yet simple Tzatziki sauce made with yogurt and cucumber. Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki is mild yet pungent…

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings is a famous American appetiser. Primarily seeped in sizzling flavours of hot sauce, this recipe is a fiery surprise and will surely make smoke come out of your ears! The nomenclature, Buffalo Wings, would initially confuse anyone. No, it’s not made of actual buffaloes! The core element is chicken only. However, this specific…

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…

Menemen

Menemen is a Middle Eastern delight! This recipe is typically served over breakfast but can be taken whenever, owing to its quick and easy method. It is light on the palate and combines the goodness of eggs with veggies, very similar to Shakshuka. Try this exotic diversion over your next Sunday brunch! Ingredients: Serves 1 2…

Shakshuka

Shakshuka, a classic Tunisian recipe, is a popular breakfast dish in the middle-eastern nations. It is taken along with bread; this recipe essentially combines, poached eggs with tomatoes, bell peppers and lots of chillies! Being high on the nutrition quotient, this is a great variation of an egg recipe! So jump right in and try…

Spaghetti Alio e Olio

Spaghetti Alio e Olio is a quintessential Italian pasta recipe. Extremely easy to prepare it is a delicious treat especially for kids as it is very light on spices too. Alio e Olio refers to garlic and oil in Italian; this recipe basically involves garlic and olive oil as its core ingredients. Try this exotic…

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a famous street food from Maharashtra, India. Originating as the staple food of mill workers in Mumbai in 1850s, it is now a popular breakfast/evening snack option across regions. The dish has two components- Pav (a Maharashtrian bread) and Bhaji (veggies gravy). Pav is a regional form of bread easily available in…

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka is another popular Indian non-vegetarian starter originating from the Punjabi cuisine! Traditionally it is made over coal or in a tandoor, however, here I am creating it over my humble tawa. Believe me, it tastes just as good! The chicken pieces can be either be boneless or with bones; I have used the…

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad is literally my favourite recipe! I just love making this evergreen Italian appetizer, have improvised it along the way and created a unique secret recipe of my own; indeed, my go-to recipe in case of any dilemma! 😉 Pasta dishes are the staple food of Italy with its origins dating back to the…

Ragda Patties

Ragda Patties is a famous Mumbai street food. High on spices, this ‘Mumbai local’, is a wholesome appetizer. Plus, by making this at home, you can be rest assured on the hygiene front too! This dish goes by various other names too, such as Chana-Aloo-Tikki, or simply Chaat in the smaller towns of India. However,…