#ChutneyDay: Of Saving That Zing!

I have always been the person who prefers pickles over chutneys, but at the same time one cannot deny the place that a chutney occupies in the thaali of every Indian. Growing up I have always preferred the mint-coriander (dhaniya-pudhina) chutney, and I think owe to that to my lack of knowledge of chutneys, in…

Recipe: Veg Hakka Noodles

Basically a vegetable noodles recipe prepared in Hakka cusine style. It is a popular street food of india and is usually served as starters or even for main course. Hakka noodles recipe | veg Hakka noodles recipe | vegetable noodles with step by step photo and video recipe. Primarily, Hakka noodles is very similar to…

Recipe: Oats Poha

My morning usually starts with healthy eating, either I eat muesli, yogurt, eggs anything else which gives me energy to carry for the entire day. Oats are usually really boring but what if you add some twist to it and cook your version of it. You can give your own flavours and come up with…

Recipe: Daal Ke Bhare Parathe

When in school, my kids always waited for winter vacations in their Dadi’s (Grandmother) house in Dehradun, for a simple reason of getting scrumptious breakfast of Daal Ke Parathe with Makkhan (fresh white butter) and mint Chutney every morning. Each day the stuffing was made of different daal to give the twist to the taste. Kitchen hustles…

Recipe: Homemade Cheese Stuffed Burger

Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken/lamb 1 onion, minced 1 onion sliced in round 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon sun dried tomatoes, sliced thinly (optional) 1/4th cup garlic, chopped 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon tabasco sauce 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard cheddar cheese cut into cubes 2-3 lettuce leaves Method: Wash the minced meat well and…

Apple Pie With A Desi Twist

Diwali is such an amazing festival. The streets are full of beautiful lights and crackers, and house is full of people and the sweets. We get the traditional sweets like laddu, jalebi or Kaju barfi from our neighbours but relatives living outside India usually come with bags full of designer and fancy sweets. Diwali is…

Recipe: Baked Falafel Green Wraps

Falafel is usually made with chickpeas and/or fave beans and fried into round balls or patties. They are served with pita bread or any flat breads and hummus or tahini based sauces. I make my own version of falafel – with green lentils instead and adding other nutrient dense ingredients. I don’t know if we…

Recipe: Pesto And Nut Butters

Recipe for Pesto: This is a simple and delicious pesto with a grainy nutty crunch and the cheesy taste from the nutritional yeast.  2 cups fresh basil 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1 cup almonds Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional) sea salt and pepper…

ChocoLock – Organic Chocolate in Delhi

Meet the ChocoLockers. Behind ChocoLock, is a mother and a daughter, who absolutely loves chocolates. ChocoLock was born out of the fear of a mother who didn’t want her daughter to eat all the adulterated and inorganic products that the markets are filled with. To let her daughter eat all her favourite chocolate products, without…

Recipe: Zucchini & Banana Walnut Bread

Gluten free breads are not easy even when you follow a twice made recipe. Somehow they are usually hit or miss, beyond your control. Creating and cooking gluten free foods has truly taught me to trust my instincts and cook from my heart. This cake like bread made with zucchini and walnuts with a banana…

Pancakes For A Happy Soul

Recipe for Spiced Banana and Coconut Buckwheat Pancakes:  Ingredients: 1 and 1/4 cup Buckwheat flour 1/4 cup finely desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger powder a pinch of sea salt 1 egg (you can use 1 tablespoon flax seed powder instead) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2…

Recipe: Gulab Jamun Pie

For me Diwali has always been super special. As a kid two things were always my favourite, crackers and sweets. I remember going to all my neighbours, greet them Happy Diwali and then attack on the food. My only problem used to be that almost all the the households used to have the similar kind…