Paan Ladoos (Betel Leaves Ladoos)

Hi Friends, This is my favorite recipe and I made it twice for two diwali events and it surely turned into a crowd pleaser. It is my favorite paan ladoos recipe and I would give the credit to the blogger Manali who has a lovely foodblog ‘Cook with Manali’. I have made few changes to…

Paneer Jalfrezi Curry

I made this Indian cottage cheese (paneer) curry with bellpeppers and fresh tomatoes. Indian food is a staple in my household and I always experiment different curries with Indian cottage cheese, which is widely known as paneer. Since Paneer is made of milk, it is a great source of protein, calcium, and Vitamin A for…

Gujarati Dal

Well, I am super excited today as I am sharing one of my all time favorite dal recipe. This dal belongs to western most state of India ‘Gujarat’. I was born and raised in Gujarat and like every Gujarati this happens to be my ultimate comfort food. Typically in India our daily lunch-menu includes staples…

Spicy Cilantro Pesto (Indian Green Chutney)

We all know the importance of basil pesto in Italian cooking, in the same way this spicy cilantro chutney is very important in traditional Western and Northern Indian cooking. So here is the recipe: Ingredients: 2 bunches of Cilantro (Washed and roughly chopped) 1 and 1/2 lemon-juice (freshly squeezed) 1/4 cups of raw peanuts (ground-nuts)…

Paneer Butter Masala

Like every Indian, I love the goodness of Punjabi tadka, which means North Indian tempering that has all warm spices, bold flavors, and strong aromas. Occasionally my husband, Hardik and I visit Indian restaurant as we enjoy the food and the ambiance a lot and we also experiment Punjabi recipes at home. Many of my…

Coconut Date and Nuts Rolls

Medjool Date is one of my favorite dried fruit. These dates contain fiber, calcium, iron, and other nutrients. One date a day can be really beneficial, although over indulgence of anything is never good. Always include dried fruits (no sugar added) and nuts in your meals, but in moderation. This recipe is an easy one and has…

Basic Batter for South Indian Recipes (Dosas ‘Savory Crepes’ or Uttapam)

I must say south Indian cuisine is one of my all time favorites. Earlier, I use to buy store bought batter to create dosa/uttapam, but now I make my own batter. Usually, there are several ways to make South-Indian batters depending on the ratio of lentils and rice. Every household has a separate batter version. Infact I have two…

Spiced Up Multi-grains & Lentil Pilaf (Gujarati Masala Khichdi)

I posted a recipe of Cracked wheat pilaf/risotto earlier and now I am adding one more recipe. This is similar to the previous one, but this is a healthier version. It has six grains and one lentil with lots of vegetables. This recipe is an evening staple and a comfort food in my home-state of India ‘Gujarat’…

Veggie Dumplings (Asian Pot Stickers or Momos)

Pot stickers can be easily served as a light appetizer.  I used store-bought dumpling wrappers, which are easily available in Asian and American grocery stores. Please check the ingredients as some of the brands do contain egg yolks. I got an egg free version from Asian Mart nearby, so I have posted a picture of the…

Cracked Wheat Pilaf/Risotto (Indian)

Cracked wheat is widely popular in Indian as well as Mediterranean cooking. It is known as Bulgar wheat, and in Indian glossary it is widely popular as ‘fada’ or ‘lapsi’ or ‘dalia’. So here is a quick and a healthy recipe for cracked wheat risotto which in Indian culture it is called ‘Fada Khichdi’ (where…