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. ūüėČ 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…

Stuffed Peppers

This is the kind of food I throw together when I do not have much going on in the fridge. This happens more often than I would like as I am a sucker when it comes to making grocery lists. I overestimate my ability to memorize things and then end up forgetting majority of them.¬†But…

Chicken + Broccoli in Garlic Chilly Sauce

Wish I could understand the reality behind reality TV shows. I am guilty of watching trashy reality television and then realizing I could have done something substantial with that time. Do you feel like you are in¬†the same boat as me? I am talking about totally garbage shows where¬†participants are expected to be mean, nasty…

Lasagna

Do you remember what it was like to be 8 years old?   I came across a show called “Kids baking championship” the other day and I was in complete awe! Those kids were whipping up cheesecakes, cookies and cream puffs like its no big deal!¬†When I was 8 years old I could barely put…

Pav Bhaji

To say that Pav-bhaji (Spicy vegetable mash with buns) is one of the most popular street foods in Mumbai is an understatement. It is a dish that has played an important role in every college going student who has lived in Maharashtra. Countless number of morning ¬†lectures were missed thanks to the small fast food…

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 ūüėČ   This is a easy spring/summer salad, with a lot of options as to…

Spaghetti and Chicken Meatballs

There are too many reasons to tell you why I love this Italian classic dish! ¬†The red sauce is thick and rich, with a flavor that can only come with a long simmer of forty minutes. To be honest, I am shocked¬†that I haven’t cooked pasta in tomato sauce before. I mean, what was I…

Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Where have you been all my life dear eggs , poached in simmering tomato sauce, made using just one pan? I am telling you this egg recipe is life changing! The most important part is the egg timing. If you keep it for a long time and move away to check your Instagram or email…

Pasta in Avocado Sauce

Lately, I have been so in love with avocados that I make something avoca-dish once every week. My favorite way is to mash them up with a tiny kiss of salt, pepper and red chili flakes and spread it on a toast or tortilla and throw an egg in there too. I also like to…

Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Did you watch the Oscars yesterday? Honestly, I was just waiting for them to announce Leo’s name (intuition people..intuition) and kept switching after Priyanka Chopra presented an award. She looked gorgeous by the way! Yes, Leo won an Oscar and the whole world can finally heave a sigh of relief. He not only received a…

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…