Mar 242015
Bread Upma

“I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I’m spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.” –Ricky Schroder The quote is so true especially when I cook recipes and dishes that my mom used to cook for us. Since my mom rarely made sandwiches at home, leftover breads was almost always featured as upma for breakfast or evening snack. Bread upma takes at the most 15 minutes from start to finish but Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 172014
Aloo Basket with corn chat

I’m a Gemini, and I have two opposing personalities. It’s what I’ve been blessed with and lucky for me my husband is a Gemini too. Oh, you don’t have to say, we ride our peaks and valleys in a roller coaster ride and the speed of the ride is determined by which of the four personalities are facing off each other. One thing that’s common to us is we always crave variety, we just cannot Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 162014
Ceylon Parotta

When I think about picnic I imagine myself sitting on a blanket spread on a serene park without any chaos filled with hustle and bustle of the daily circus that’s usually the scenario around our dinner table. I would also prefer finger foods more as I wouldn’t want to use anymore paper plates and cutleries as absolutely needed my part of saving the environment. I think I scored a point from my “go green” friend Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 232013
Garlic Kara Pori

Summer is in full swing and we are finally enjoying some warm weather. The best part of Summer is spending time with my kids but just like all good things my time with them comes with a price. Between playing a role of an “all time and all things” negotiator and entertainer I’m overwhelmed with their constant demands of giving them a snack every few hours because they are unable to differentiate between boredom and Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 042012
Chola Tikki [Garbanzo Beans & Potato Patties]

Growing up I was always surrounded by my family and friends and not to mention the impromptu visits by relatives. After getting married and settling here in CA, it took me a while to understand and accept that socializing is seen more as an event here. We got really bored with our monotonous routine these past weeks that we hosted a last minute potluck dinner yesterday night and I had to quickly prepare something that’s Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 252012
Pyaz Ki Kachori (Onion Kachori)

I do make deep-fried snacks for my family. Being a health freak, I don’t deprive myself rather eat in moderation without any guilt associated and enjoy them to my heart’s content. The recent snack that I made was Pyaz Ki Kachori (Onion Kachori), which is a savory pastry filled with onions and other Indian spices that ultimately qualifies as a decadent food that should absolutely be had in moderation. The snack was very addictive that Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 182012
Friend or Foe --  Khaman Dhokla

That’s it. I’m done trying to make dhokla from scratch, that’s what I tell myself and to my husband when ever I try it. Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!! I hate it when I don’t get recipes right and I just can’t sleep over it. Some recipes are just not for me. No matter how hard I try or how many times, it just doesn’t turn out right. I think I would win even the most persistent race and Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 212012
Vada Pav -- A Step by Step recipe for pav bread and pan fried vada

Vada Pav is one of my favorite street foods. It tastes heavenly with a soft dinner roll type Pav bread smeared with two types of chutnies (one green and another red) and absolutely divine tasting potato vada. Traditionally the potato vada is deep fried in oil but I got the recipe of potato vada from Sharmiee’s website and I was completely sold by her method to not deep fry the vada but to pan fry Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 212012
Baked Poha Cups

Today’s recipe is one of my spontaneous creations. I was rushing and juggling many things and that is one of the perks of being a mom for three kids (Don’t be alarmed, the count is right— my daughter, my son & my husband). I wouldn’t consider my husband to be a picky eater like a child, not all the time except when it comes to upma. He just doesn’t like rava upma. Period. I love Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 172012
Aloo Paneer Parotta Baskets

Most of us are aware that, “Failure is stepping stone to success”. Because it fuels determination and forces you to think and use your creative mind that brings the required change. After I scheduled my backup post for Day 1 of my blogging marathon, I was thinking why did I fail in my Aloo Paneer Pie. The filling was really delicious but the crust had something missing more or less and I couldn’t just brush Want to know more about this recipe?