Kuttu ki Pakodi/Buckwheat Flour Fritters

Kuttu ki pakodi is a toothsome snack to make during vrat/fasting days. Pair them with Dhaniya Chutney/Coriander Dip Recipe or yogurt for a delicious fasting meal or you can enjoy on any regular days as well. Kuttu ka atta is a healthy, gluten-free flour and also contain more protein than other grains. It is one… Continue reading Kuttu ki Pakodi/Buckwheat Flour Fritters


In Sanskrit Panch means five and Amrut means secret nectar. Panchamrut is a combination of five foods mainly honey, sugar, milk, yogurt and ghee/clarified butter and it is used in Hindu worship or Puja. It can be made for prasad or it can be made during fasting/vrat. I still remember as a child we used… Continue reading Panchamrut/Panchamitra

Onion-Tomato Uttapam/Savory Indian Pancakes

Uttapams are toothsome, filling South Indian snack/breakfast dish. It is basically a thick pancake, made with dosa batter topped with juicy onions, tangy tomatoes, crunchy capsicum, green chilli and coriander leaves add to the zesty flavor to this uttapam, making it really tempting and vibrating treat for your palate. My love for South Indian cuisine… Continue reading Onion-Tomato Uttapam/Savory Indian Pancakes

Kadhi Pakoda/Gram Flour Dumplings in Yogurt Gravy (No Onion, No Garlic)

Kadhi is our all time favorite dish and everyone in the family simply love this delicious combo of kadhi-rice. This dish is made with deep-fried gram flour (besan) fritters, which are simmered in slightly spicy and sour yogurt gravy tempered with ghee/clarified butter, cumin seeds, methi along with nice aroma of coriander & curry leaves.… Continue reading Kadhi Pakoda/Gram Flour Dumplings in Yogurt Gravy (No Onion, No Garlic)

Puliyogare/Tamarind Rice

So here I am again with one of the famous rice recipe from Southern India. Tamarind rice is also known as Pulihora is tangy, mild spicy, flavorful rice tempered with roasted peanuts, lentils and few other ingredients. This rice dish is a staple of all South Indian festivals and also most often served as a… Continue reading Puliyogare/Tamarind Rice

Aloo Tikki Burger/Potato Patty Burger

This burger is a fusion snack recipe that combines Indian traditional chaat and Western fast food very well and the result is this lip-smacking dish. Oh these crispy and spicy potato patties in between the burger buns, topped with tomato, onion, lettuce, cheese and ketchup. Though I have not added lettuce in this burger as… Continue reading Aloo Tikki Burger/Potato Patty Burger

Palak Aloo Curry/ Spicy Pureed Spinach with Potatoes

I have half box of palak leaves left which we get from Costco and it was getting expire after a day and I was wondering how to utilize it as I was our of paneer/cottage cheese as well ;), then I remembered my maternal grandmother used to make delicious palak aloo gravy. I tried her… Continue reading Palak Aloo Curry/ Spicy Pureed Spinach with Potatoes

Turmeric Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is a one pot meal, easy, flavorful, vibrant and ready in 15 mins is a popular rice dish from Southern part of India. People in every part of India eat a lot of rice and temper it with different types of seasoning and ingredients. Every region, infact I must say every home have… Continue reading Turmeric Lemon Rice

Baigan ka Bharta/Spicy Mashed Eggplant-Indian Style

Baigan ka Bharta, is a very popular Punjabi, North Indian dish. There are two most common ways to make this dish one by roasting eggplant on gas stove directly or roast it in the oven and another is by boiling the eggplant in the pressure cooker, it saves little time and is a blessing when… Continue reading Baigan ka Bharta/Spicy Mashed Eggplant-Indian Style

Bread ka Poha/Bread & Veggie Stir Fry

Poha¬†with any ingredient is a simple, quick and tasty breakfast/snack option loved by all. It is very convenient to make with simple everyday ingredients. A simple tempering and veggies like onions, tomatoes and capsicum transform the bread cubes into a scrumptious dish. So now when you are hungry, have bread and veggies at home and… Continue reading Bread ka Poha/Bread & Veggie Stir Fry

Rajma Masala/Red Kidney Beans Curry-Indian Style

Oh my love for Rajma curry…I love this curry since childhood.Rajma masala is a very popular curry from Punjab, India. Rajma masala is a protein rich curry, best enjoyed with hot chapatis or steamed rice. Though combo of Rajma-Rice is very famous throughout restaurants and dhaba’s in North but I somehow relish this curry more… Continue reading Rajma Masala/Red Kidney Beans Curry-Indian Style

Coconut Chutney/Dip

Coconut chutney is one of the most famous and delicious side delicacy of South India and goes well with almost all savory South Indian breakfast dishes like Idli, Dosa, Pongal etc… list is never-ending ;). It requires very few ingredients and is quick to make. Subtly spices and tempering with dry red chili and curry… Continue reading Coconut Chutney/Dip