The most delicious Gulab jamuns made with khoya/mawa or solidified milk… Hope everyone had a wonderful Eid al-Adha celebration with family and friends. For me Eid is all about connecting and reconnecting with people. On Eid day, I make sure to call most of my family members and chat with them. Being a huge chatter box I can just go on and on till the phone...

Aromatic soup infused with Thai flavors, great to sip on a cold day… Summer has faded, leaves have started to fall, the weather is getting crispy, Fall is here…The transition from Summer to Fall always make me feel sick. Woke up this morning sick and it was tylenol that kept me going for the whole day. In the evening, I just wanted to sip a bowl of my...

Quick and easy barfi made effortlessly in the microwave, in less than 10 minutes you will enjoy these delicious milk and chocolate flavored barfi… Barfi is a sweet that’s quite popular in India and is served during special occasions and festivals. There are so many different kinds of barfi, it can be made with condensed milk, khoya (milk solids), gram...

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...

Aromatic oven roasted potatoes… One of my favorite root vegetables is potato and on days when I don’t cook any meat I make sure to prepare a potato dish. Btw, who doesn’t like potatoes??? Can we possibly say No to French fries and Potato chips??? There are a million ways of cooking potatoes, such a friendly and versatile vegetable: bake ‘em,...

Cornmeal cake topped with blackberry… I’ve been always a lazy morning cook, I literally cannot cook in the morning. So, I always go with either cereal or instant oats or microwaved eggs for breakfast. Sometimes, during weekends I surprise my Man with pancakes or waffles for brunch. At times, I do get tired of the usual instant breakfast dishes, that’s...

Delicious chicken 65, spicy and deep fried chicken appetizer…. I am still not sure how this dish got the name chicken 65, what does 65 represent? There are several interesting stories about the name; some say the marinade was made with 65 ingredients, others say it has 65 chili peppers and yet others say it was first introduced in 1965. I am pretty sure about...

Aromatic and delicious chicken curry with fried onion… Last month, I’d posted the recipe for making Easy chicken biryani, in that recipe fried onion and other spices are added to the chicken and allowed to marinate for a few hours, the marinated chicken was slow cooked in a large pan and then combined with Basmati rice. It was such an easy yet yummy Biryani...

Tomato and eggplant cooked in roasted coconut gravy, delicious vegetarian curry… Lately, I’ve been making a lot of vegetarian curries (Yes, using homegrown veggies) and having them with homemade chapati or rotis. I don’t seem to get bored of South Indian style vegetarian dishes. But my Man tend to always go behind non-vegetarian dishes and for that...

Oven roasted tomatoes turned into delicious and aromatic soup… Chrysanthemums in my garden have bloomed, pumpkins are stacked up outside most of the grocery stores, pumpkin spice latte is back on the coffee shop menus…Yes, Fall is fast approaching. After reading about the first snow fall of this season in Calgary, I looked out of the window and felt happy...