Breaded Chicken Parmesan

Can we address the elephant in the room? So many  things have happened in the last couple of days! If I had a dollar for every time someone mentioned election, politics and India banning currency notes I would be rich enough to buy myself an unlimited supply of cupcakes! To top it all , “Game…

Broccoli Fritters

I have a food theory. Any vegetable that can be shredded, or finely chopped, can be tucked into a savory batter with cheese and lightly fried to perfection. “Broccoli fritters” is one such dish that comes together beautifully with five simple ingredients. I was amazed by the amount of broccoli I could fit in! I used an entire…

Batata Wada (Fried Potato Dumplings)

Whenever a fresh shower of rain decides to grace itself making the surroundings cool, breezy and green my cravings for deep fried food  are at their peak. With that being said, say hello to deep fried potato Balls a.k.a. “Batata Wadas” generously fried in a deep vessel full of oil to crispy golden perfection on the outside and…

Crispy Prawn Fry

Crispy, spicy prawn (Shrimp) fry a.k.a. Kolambi fry in Marathi is a dish that is very close to my heart as I have many fond childhood memories associated with it. My grandmother would make these on a  Sunday and my brother and I would come crawling to the kitchen and munch on these when they were…

Strawberry + Spinach Salad

It is not always that I end up making a salad for lunch. But I had stuffed myself with so many sweet treats over the week it was definitely due. Not all  my food (read dessert) pictures  make it to Instagram 😉   This is a easy spring/summer salad, with a lot of options as to…

Crab Cakes

I know I say everything is my favorite but seriously, when it comes to seafood appetizers crab cakes are on top of my list. I just love love them! Even when I was little I use to look forward to my mom making crabs, especially crab soup and spicy crab gravy. I have not cooked…

Veggie Pizza Muffins

Cooking and baking are one of my few passions but because of that I always end up making more food than necessary which leads to lot of leftovers.  My favorite way to use up left overs is to add cheese to (almost) everything! Whenever I think of cheese & leftover veggies , I think of pizza…

Apple Coconut Fudge

Every festival in India has one thing in common – lots of delicious sweets! Since, ‘Diwali’ is just around the corner, I wanted to share this simple recipe of Apple Coconut Fudge with you which can be made with few basic ingredients. This dessert is a treat for your loved ones, friends or guests visiting your…

Homemade Chilli Chicken or Paneer

For the most part “positivity” and “news” are not seen together. Too much negativity early in the morning makes one feeling hopeless and helpless. It feels as if our efforts of making world a better place do not matter! Hence, it was refreshing to read about the story of an honest journalist who made sure…

Spicy Schezwan Anyone?

A heavy shower of rains makes me crave for Chinese food! Also, after a week of being Mrs. Sickly, I was craving for a Chinese dish with bold flavors. Hint Schezwan sauce!   Ask me why?   The reason, it requires only mixing the readymade Schezwan sauces with minimum efforts!   Making anything Schezwan is not at all…

Toum (garlic) Sauce

After making the falafels, I got several requests on how to make the traditional garlic dipping sauce and I felt it was about time I posted the Toum recipe. So, here I have for you a mini-mid week post. Toum or Toom (which means garlic) is a creamy garlic dipping sauce, a classic Middle Eastern…

Making Falafel…

Middle Eastern food has always been one of my favorites and what better way to start cooking this cuisine than making a falafel. I remember the first time I tried falafel; it was crispy & crunchy on the outside and as soon as you take a bite you are loaded with these amazing flavors. Needless…