Quick Surti Locho

Happy Monday. Celebrate breakfast on Thanksgiving in style. Assuming you all will have a heavy meal during lunch. I think this is the best light breakfast you can opt for. Chaat for breakfast? Not exactly but an improvised ‘Surti Locho.’ It reflects the specialty of Surat, a city in Gujarat ❤️ Its the most famous... Continue Reading →


Granola fall-style

The weather is finally changing, nights are getting windy and cold and streets have foliage of fallen leaves 🍁❤️ On these cold grey days, I prefer warm breakfast with oatmeal or yogurt and granola also poha/upma/dosa/idli 🙂 But mornings are so hectic that it's not possible to whip up an elaborate breakfast. So, to make things... Continue Reading →

Hariyali (Green) Paneer Tikka

I just love my food when its green, and among those 'Hariyali Paneer Tikka' is my absolute favorite. In Hindi, Hariyali means 'greenery.' And, that's why my friends this luscious & succulent paneer tikka makes me drool every time I make it. Making paneer tikka in the oven at home is a serious and concentrated business,... Continue Reading →

Ganesh Chaturthi with Malpua With Rabri

Mumbai, Rains, and Ganesh Chaturthi hold a really special place in my heart. Ganesh Chaturthi that usually comes in August/September (per Hindu calendar) marks the beginning of the festival season for us. Mumbai residents bring the Ganesh idols home with great fervor. While the enormous crowd in Mumbai is a sight to behold, rest of the... Continue Reading →

Mushroom Pulao

Mushroom pulao with shredded carrots and yogurt was our very comforting #saturdaylunch. I strongly believe that you can't rush the process of pulao making. It needs all the focus, right ingredients, and that love 😍🎉 It just takes 30-minutes to get ready. Here goes the super simple recipe: Ingredients: Serves 4 1 medium sized diced onions 2... Continue Reading →

Badami Kulfi

Our summer weekends suddenly got momentous with this homemade 'Badami Kulfi.' I have been making a batch almost every other week for my folks, and it has been a hit. I also try making the variations like  - Mango Kulfi, Pista Kulfi, Rose Kulfi, or some fruit kulfi with whatever fruit I have at hand;... Continue Reading →

Paneer Tava Masala Medley

All my favorite things for this quick 20-minute weekday dinner - cottage cheese, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and curry leaves. One thing that might surprise you is using curry leaves in a paneer dish. But trust me, it goes really well with paneer and all the seeds. And, that's why I call it a medley.... Continue Reading →

Summer Cherry Galette

I had cups of cherries from the farmers market, and after seeing tons of scrumptious pictures of Galettes on my IG feed, my heart was set on it. While California has been so hot, I did not want to spend an extra minute standing in the kitchen and bake. So I decided to go ahead... Continue Reading →

Paneer Tikka – Dhaba style

Paneer Tikka - Dhaba style is the authentic dish served at the roadside restaurants in India. Cubes of soft and heavenly paneer (cottage cheese) pieces marinated in a mix of turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala & yogurt then cooked in an oven and then broiled (traditional recipe calls for charcoal.) The end... Continue Reading →

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