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 😉   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…

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…

Lemon Butter Chicken

Now that January is over, it is safe to say everyone is getting back to their old 2015 self. Just Kidding! It is great to be able to stick to your new diet resolutions but as far as I am concerned, my ship has sailed long time back. I try to substitute rich ingredients with healthier…

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…

Stir Fry

New year is the perfect time for self-reflection and making a resolution but I know in 2016 I am going to find myself doing the same things I have done every year- Not keeping up with any RESOLUTIONS! So, instead of making an unrealistic list of things, (like vowing to hit the gym regularly) I want to…

Cajun Spiced Chicken

I have  had a LOVE-HATE relationship with “Spicy” food. I LOVE the fact that it adds more flavor to the dish and makes it palatable. In addition, it also has anti-inflammatory properties, which is a great side- effect! However, if you have chopped peppers or in my case mixed the Cajun spiced marinade with 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…

Let’s make some Dabelis!

Nothing makes me happier than a giant plate of home-made “chaat”, especially “Dabeli”. Of course, I do love bhel, pani-puri, shev puri and the like but dabeli is something that is filling and I get the feeling of eating a whole meal as opposed to left feeling half full half hungry. Though “Dabeli” is originally…