Monday, August 11, 2014

Vegetable Kurma - Spicy Vegetable Stew



Vegetable Kurma is a spicy vegetable stew made by boiling vegetables in aromatic spices to form a stew.Spices and coconut are then added to enhance the flavor and texture.The gravy is then cooked in a large pan in medium heat so the vegetables absorb the spicy stew.This is good with rice and roti.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chana chaat - Masala puri with a twist


The one food I never get bored of is Chaat.The famous Indian street food is so tangy and delicious that I could eat them every single day.Yummy !! I literally drool just by seeing the pictures.Who doesn't love chat.Every state in India has its own version of chaat and almost every area has a small shop at the end of the street full of crowded people eagerly waiting for their turn to eat the yummy goodness.Undoubedly it should be named the National food of India. Do you guys agree? :)

In case you are wondering why I named it Chana chaat, it is a small twist to the traditional Masala puri.Instead of green peas I have used Chickpeas and made chana masala .In the tradional recipe, we crunch the puri and pour the masala over it but I like eating the puri with all the stuffing inside and stuff my mouth with all the tangy goodness.Hence the name Chana chaat.





Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Paneer Butter Masala



Paneer butter masala is a rich tomato onion gravy with chunks of scrumptious paneer or Indian cottage cheese. It is rich, creamy,with loads of cheesy goodness in every spoon.

This recipe is special as it was requested by a lot of people.So this is for all you guys !!
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Whenever I have guests at home, I make this gravy.Trust me ,the feedback has been great !!.This is quite easy to make but it takes practice to get the right consistency. This has been my go to dish for years and I can say with confidence that each time it gets better and better.



Friday, March 21, 2014

Healthy chocolate Ice cream , Fat free,gluten free and Vegan - Second Anniversary Blog Post



Cannot believe its been 2 years since I started the blog.It is a really long and wonderful journey.Thank you everyone for the amazing support and encouragement.

Ice cream - The magic word kids love to have before food or after food. In a few cases ice cream even replaces food..well like me :)

The one thing about ice cream that we love is the creamy rich taste and the cold feel in our tongue.Its good to have ice cream once in a while but that cant happen everyday because it has fat and sugar.

What if I tell you that you can eat ice cream everyday which is fat free,gluten free and vegan.Yes,with this recipe you can make fat free ice cream within seconds,fresh at your home with healthy ingredients and most importantly without adding sugar !!!!



We are going to use frozen banana ,milk and cocoa powder.

Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B6, soluble fiber, and contain moderate amounts of vitamin C, manganese and potassium.Peel the banana and store them in a zip lock bag and put them in the freezer for atleast 6 hrs.They can stay fresh for weeks but try to use them as soon as possible.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Caribbean Fruit Salad with zesty lemon dressing


Caribbean Fruit Salad is a tangy and hot tropical salad.You can use all the seasonal fruits of your choice.
This is perfect snack for a warm summer day.Pineapple and Papaya always go well together.

This recipe has a hot lemon dressing for the salad.You can use any kind of citrus fruits like orange,key lime,blood orange etc

If you want to reduce the heat you can leave out the red chilli flakes in this recipe.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Punjabi Dum Aloo - Fried potatoes in a spicy onion tomato gravy



Punjabi Dum Aloo is a rich gravy with fried potatoes.It is often served with roti or biryani.Baby potatoes are the key ingredient in this recipe but since I couldn't get them I made it with cubed normal potatoes.A large amount of fresh cream is required to get the rich creamy  taste.But if you are on weight watch,you can substitute by adding fresh yogurt.



Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet corn Masal vada and Pineapple kesari - Baked healthy lentil fritter and Pineapple pudding



Happy Thanksgiving folks !! Hope you all had a wonderful time with your family.I am sure all your tummies were full of delicious delicacies.

I made this recipe for Diwali and had almost forgotten to post it..This Diwali was great.I had an amazing time with potlucks and few crackers in the temple.It was super fun and exiting to see nearly a thousand people celebrating Diwali in an open ground.So many beautiful colors were bursting in the sky .There were a lot of kids laughing and running around.It was great !!

Coming to the recipe, vada or lentil fritter is a popular starter of southern India.It is traditionally deep fried in oil to get the crispy outer layer and steamy soft texture inside.But I steamed and baked them with just ONE SPOON of oil.Yes ......it is very healthy as lentils are rich in protein.What are you waiting for ? Get started already :) 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Piña Colada - A Pineapple Coconut Mocktail


Piña colada is the official drink of Puerto Rico and it is a rum based cocktail of pineapple and coconut.This is the non alcoholic mocktail version of the original drink :). It is rich,creamy and perfect for any occasion.Its healthy and packed with nutrition so you can have it often.