Gujhiya – The taste of Holi!

Holi is knocking at our doors, and I am more than ready to embrace it! I’m back with my gujhiya post, as promised. It’s very easy yet not easy. If you think of it, it’s just creating the filling, stuffing and frying. However, there are quite a few steps involved and it might get overwhelming…

Home-made Carrot (Gaajar) Halwa

It’s been a while since I shared a slice of my kitchen with you all. Well, life caught up and I wasn’t in my best shape to run with it so it dragged me along. Too many things to do, too many distractions, too little time to work and yet be distracted. The boon and…

Easy Low-Cal Stuffed Capsicum

Winters are here in their full glory, and most vegetable markets are full of capsicum (Bell Peppers) in all shapes, sizes and colours. While capsicum is available in all seasons, it is a winter vegetable; and hence availability in other seasons means ‘Cold Storage’ stock. Ayurveda strictly forbids eating old and stale food. By “food”…

Home-made Atta Halwa in 20 Minutes!

Halwa. One word that can make me go weak in the knees. If you want to make me cry, you could just make atta halwa and not give it to me. Thankfully, I learned how to make this elixir that sustains me. And I learned it from my mother over phone. NOT KIDDING. This was…

Yummy Healthy Refreshing Mango Smoothie

Yes, I accept it. I am obsessed with Mangoes. After all, Mango isn’t called “Phalon ka Raja” or the King of Fruits for nothing! It is almost hypnotic in its taste and aroma and sweetness. Today mangoes came to my rescue when I was feeling the 5 pm hunger pangs. Early evening hunger pangs are…

Fresh Mango Frozen Yoghurt (FroYo) at Home!

Mangoes! The joy of the Indian summer 🙂 To be honest there isn’t much else to be joyful about, as far as the Indian summer is concerned. Most of us turn to our refrigerators to provide us respite from the heat. Cold drinks and frozen desserts are our best friends this season. So what about…

Indian food – Yummy Sour Yoghurt and Potato Curry in 30 minutes!

  Did you forget about that yoghurt in your fridge and it’s too sour now to eat? Fret not. You might have seen your mother (if you’re an Indian) make kadhi with sour yoghurt. What I’m going to present today is a little different from the age-old kadhi  that everyone knows about. This dish is…

60 minute Peas and Cottage Cheese Curry (Matar Paneer)!

In-laws coming over? No time to come up with something that will impress them? Fret not, you have come to the right place! For many years I have been following simple recipes with great success and little worry. Let me help you in your endeavours to learn cooking in easy and simple steps. Today I’m…

The 60 minute Red Sauce Pasta

If you need to impress someone with a yummy meal but don’t know how to cook something glamorous in a short time; you have come to the right place. I have spent many years impressing people with my cooking prowess without too much worry, sweat or time. The dish I am presenting today is my…

The Basics of Indian Cooking

Indian cooking is very deeply rooted in Ayurveda. Contrary to the impression the world has, Indian meals are not unhealthy; rather are very scientific in the use of herbs, spices, oils and different flavours. A traditional Indian meal is not heavy in oil and fat content; it’s loaded with flavour. Let’s begin: The first step…

The 30 Minute Potato-Cauliflower (Aloo-Gobhi) Curry

Welcome to the kitchen of the girl who is always in a rush. I have always loved to cook, but I’m too lazy to invest much time in it. Combined with my laziness is my procrastination. I believe that by delaying the actual process of cooking, the food would somehow get ready faster (eh, what?)…