Rice and Chicken

Do you have your shopping list ready for the Holiday Season? I am still drawing inspiration online and from the local mall. I want something that is simple, thoughtful and creative. Last year I got creative and did a picture collage of the best moments captured during the year, so can’t do that this year!…

Baked Salmon with Pesto and Roasted Vegetables

Baked Salmon with pesto and roasted vegetables is a healthy dish made with simple ingredients and is a perfect weekday night meal. But before we dive into the recipe and method I would like to say that this is my first time cooking this fish and there were a series of questions that went through my mind…

Stuffed Brinjal (Baby eggplants) Gravy

Its been a while since a vegetarian dish made an appearance on the blog. Cooking brinjals ( eggplants) doesn’t exactly scream weekend food but when stuffed with a splendid masala of roasted coconut, peanuts , onions and garam masala, I  couldn’t pass it up!   Actually, you can use this masala for any vegetables you do not…

Chicken Biryaani

Hey There! I am back with this aromatic biryani recipe for you all. Biryani is always associated with celebrations and weddings in India but that does not mean you cannot make it when you crave one. I have been meaning to post a solo biryani post since a long time but never got my way…

Chicken Drumstick Gravy

There are times when cooking becomes a cumbersome activity and you just want to close your eyes and want the food you picture in your mind to appear in front of you. I cannot promise how much of the latter part this recipe can deliver but it can definitely ease the process.   When I…

Spicy Prawn Masala

There is a reserved subtleness about this coastal delicacy that takes me back to a beautiful childhood summer memory on a  pristine konkan beach. It was a small cozy beach in Konkan, Maharashtra, which was at a  walking distance from our place. The location was perfect as it was away from the main street and among…

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…

Chicken Fried Rice in Peanut Butter Sauce

Fried rice is one of those dishes that is really tasty and is also a life savior when it comes to using leftovers, especially rice.  It is amazing what you can do with just few ingredients and turn them into a restaurant worthy dish. Sometimes, I intentionally cook more rice so that I have refrigerated…

Linguine in Tomato Basil Sauce

This week’s recipe is probably the easiest of all my recipes put together! I must have made this atleast 20 times and I am surprised it took me so long to put it on the blog. It is neither fancy nor filled with trendy and difficult to get ingredients. It is not particularly healthy or…

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer (Spinach-Indian cheese)  is hands down the easiest way to ensure you eat your weekly dose of spinach! Lately, it has been a struggle to eat healthy food. Last weekend my husband and I must have eaten every sugary dessert possible and I am not proud of it! Seeing a cupcake, pancake anything that ends…

Smoked Eggplant Mash (Vangyacha Bharit)

Salt paprika is now a year old! This time last year, a food enthusiast in me decided to post everyday food recipes and I cannot believe how far we have come. Thank you so much everyone for your love and support in making it come this far. Your comments and appreciation keep me motivated to do…

Healthy Chicken Burger

Everyone at some point in their life has used an emoji. 😉 They are great ways to exactly express feelings which a simple text message cannot convey. But have you noticed some random emojis that have come up over time? And they are more confusing than ever! One of them is a french horn listed under objects…