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A healthy snack using chickpeas that’s rich in protein and fiber made in the Instant Pot… Yes, I’m still obsessed with Instant Pot and have been making a lot of dishes in it. The other day, I cooked chick peas in the Instant Pot. I didn’t even soak the chickpeas in water, I put the dried chickpeas in the instant pot along with water and cooked...

Protein rich chickpeas and edamame stew… This is a healthy and protein rich chickpeas and edamame stew, that can be served with rice or rotis. If you haven’t introduced edamame in your diet, it’s high time you include that. Edamame is a young soybean, rich in fiber, protein and various minerals. Save Print Chickpeas and Edamame Stew Author: Thasneen...

Instant oats combined with mixed veggies and chick peas, an easy to make hearty soup to keep you warm and cozy… We didn’t have any snow in December, so we enjoyed a green Christmas and New year’s eve. I knew that something big was in store for us. As expected, last night it’s started to snow and it is continuing to snow even today. I love...

Boondi, fried chickpea flour (besan) when combined with sugar syrup and made into rounds yummy ladoos are formed… One of the most famous traditional sweets in India is Ladoo, and is devoured by everyone during special occasions, festivals or on any day when there is a craving for sweets. This is one of the sweets that can be found in almost every sweet stores,...

Protein rich chick peas are mashed and stuffed into parathas, nutritious and delicious parathas… I love stuffed parathas, believe me I’ve made so many varieties of parathas: Tuna paratha, Beef paratha, Spinach paratha and Potato or Aloo paratha. I loved all of them, it was just delicious when had with raita or yogurt. So the other day, while thinking...

  The best tasting homemade hummus that can be made effortlessly… One of my favorite spreads or dips is Hummus, it’s very popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. You wouldn’t find any Middle Eastern restaurants without hummus being served along with pita bread. In fact, that’s the first thing you would get to enjoy. Hummus is also spread on pita...

Protein rich dish with chicken and chick peas… Sipping hot coffee and cuddled up in the blanket; enjoying one of the coldest days of this season. We are having crazy freezing weather this week, it seems tomorrow is going to be even more worse with -20 C. As long as I can sit at home and look through the frozen window, I enjoy this snowy weather. Today, I am...

Anything when cooked in roasted coconut gravy tastes spectacular… Having brought up in Kerala must have been the reason for my deep likeness for roasted coconut curries. In Kerala, we use a lot of coconut on daily basis and most of the dishes call either for grated coconut or coconut paste or coconut milk. And we all adore this particular ingredient a lot....

Light, hearty and refreshing Summer salad… I thought it was going to be an uneventful day as the weather was so gloomy and depressing. However, I didn’t let the weather control me, I got energetic and walked into the veggie farm that’s next door for picking veggies. 143 acres of land transformed into a beautiful veggie farm, they have literally...

This is a Guest Post by Nilofer Ajmal   This is not a snack that you would really expect when I mention "chaat". It is a curry goes well with chappathis, Puris and Battura. Chana chaat is the name I had given and is something that can be prepared very quickly with your pressure cooker doing all her job. The crunchiness of the raw onion and the smell of lemon juice...