Mar 212013
Paneer Pasanda [Rich Paneer Gravy]

Paneer Pasanda is a popular dish from Mughlai Cuisine. Mughal or any other royals are famous for very rich and exotic dishes and when I hear the name Mughal all I can remember is the history lessons I so painfully endured during my childhood days. I used every curse and swore off as many things as I could for forcing me to remember historical dates and the nightmares I endured days before history exams. Man, Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 132013
Tzatziki [Cucumber Yogurt Dip]

Just like “how a fly is attracted to a light” I’m so attracted to recipes with unique names and especially those that can twist my tongue like an acrobat (without making me bite my tongue of course!). This recipe not only has the name that makes you hit your brakes but also lets you take the next step of actually going through the recipe. Once you scan through the recipe even a novice can spot Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 212013
Zucchini Crust Pizza Cups

Zucchini just like cauliflower is perfect for pizza crust experiments. I’ve tried cauliflower crust pizza before and we liked the taste except that the crust may not hold well if the dough is wet and not pre-baked to crisp. Since zucchini has more water in it than cauliflower, I didn’t want to bake a regular pizza so I baked them in muffin cups and they turned out yum. I made them as after school snack Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 132013
Vegetable Tamale Pie

Tamale is a Spanish dish made of cornmeal mush wrapped in leaf wrapper and filled with vegetables or fillings of your choice. Tamale Pie on the other hand is synonymous to the Tamale dish except the dish is baked with cornmeal mush as the pie crust topped with vegetables & cheese or other way around with vegetables or filling topped with the cornmeal mush. The variations with topping and the kind of filling extends as Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 302013
Misal Pav

I often make pav bhaji for weekend snack/early dinner. When I was looking at other street foods from Maharashtra I stumbled upon the recipe for Misal Pav and I was sold just by its name. I had to try but since I didn’t have the white peas the original recipe called for, I substituted it with soybean (a healthier version). Misal in Marathi (the language spoken in Maharashtra, India) means “mixture” and often interchangeably used Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 212013
Cinnamon Swirl with Brown Sugar and Almonds

Whenever we go to the mall I tend to avoid the Cinnabon stall, not because they aren’t good but because I can’t control my temptations. But the rules of temptations and restraint doesn’t apply to my kids. They happily eat right in front of me while I try not to drool and turn my focus on anything other than them. To make things hard my kids ask if I want some by sticking it right Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 132013
Garlic Bread from Scratch!

One of my favorite breads. One that can be made in a jiff if you have store-bought bread in your pantry. But if you don’t have store-bought bread, stop right there! you don’t have to rush to the stores right now. This recipe will show how to make your own bread and then slather that garlic butter and you are good to go. I never knew that home-made garlic bread can taste so so good. Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 062013
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Broccoli and Quinoa

Wish you all a Very Happy New Year. I don’t want to start this New Year’s post with excuses of why I wasn’t active for the past two weeks or so…I was merrily vacationing with my husband’s family the first half of my vacation and with books that I thoroughly enjoyed the other half. Tomorrow the routine starts and I’m trying to switch off from my vacation booze and get my head straight with my Want to know more about this recipe?

Dec 072012
Roasted Tomato Caprese & Avocado Sandwich

“Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication”– Leonardo da Vinci. Do you agree? I do, I do, I completely do especially after making this simple sandwich. Although I love to eat complicated, laborious meals once in a while I almost always fall right on the floor for simple comforting meals. Have I mentioned about Andersen Bakery in any of my posts? If I have, you might already know that its my favorite go-to place for a hearty Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 292012
Chocolate Baklava Cigars Topped with Chocolate-Caramel Sauce

I’m amazed at my son’s manipulative powers. He loves to be the center of attention like any 6 year old and gets immense happiness if he can make his sister look bad. As we were having our lunch my son remembered to question me if I had my breakfast and I was carried away by his simple gesture and the lovely thought that he cared for me. Anyone could spot his beaming triumphant look that Want to know more about this recipe?