Dee-lightful Doodhi Halwa or Bottle Gourd Sweet

I adore halwas, especially those made at home. Sitting down with a bowl of piping hot halwa with a good book to read..bliss! Doodhi halwa is yummy and healthy being full of the good old bottle gourd. Its the easiest and most delicious way to have doodhi, if you ask me. Of course, it is…

Tangy Quinoa Fried Rice

Sometimes, it seems you can’t make anything nice without using rice! And rice is so white, so fluffy, so yummy, soo fattening 😦 I can do without rice all right but I do love all the lovely rice delicacies.. fried rice, pulao, biriyani!!! Recently, I have discovered that I quite like quinoa and that it…

Chicken Tikka Biryani

I lovvve biriyani! The fragrant, colorful rice, the tangy, spicy sauce, the succulent pieces of meat. What’s not to love. And chicken tikka biriyani is my absolute favourite. You get good biriyani in restaurants for sure but nothing beats the scrumptiousness of good old homemade biriyani. Biriyani is really not difficult to make, it is…

Samosa Chaat

I love samosas. The crunchy exterior and the yummy potato filling inside..what’s not to like! But some times you are left with a few samosas lying around..everyone simply refuses to have just have another one. So, what do you do? Throw them away or give it to your maid? There is a third delicious alternative….

Chicken Shami Kebab

Try this dish when your body is craving proteins and yumminess both at the same time. Traditionally made with red meat in patties form, this is a variation which uses tender chunks of chicken while retaining all the flavours of the original mutton shami kebab. I have always had a love-hate relationship with red meat….

Creamy Veggies Pasta (sans flour)

Ingredients: 250 gms boiled pasta of your choice 1 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 capsicum, cut into long, thin slices ½ cup boiled corn 2 tablespoon black olives 1 green chilli or 1 teaspoon black pepper powder 5-6 pods of chopped garlic or 2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 tablespoon…

Snappy Chickpeas Salad

When you are in the mood for something quick, healthy and fun, try this salad. It has the goodness of protein-rich chickpeas, beta carotene dense carrots and cool, yummy yogurt. If you have some boiled chickpeas at hand, you can sit down to eat this salad in just a couple of minutes. So, to the…