The aroma of sesame drives me crazy, whether it’s oil heating up or just seeds roasting on a pan or my sesame scented body oil… Here is my new obsession: Sesame. I have been drizzling sesame oil to whatever I make.  Sometimes sprinkling a dash of roasted sesame seeds on the dishes. The aroma of sesame oil heating up on a pan or seeds getting roasted...

I’ve made my Superbowl Menu, have you??? The big day everyone has been anticipating is just around the corner. Football fans have started their bets. Foodies have started thinking about items to set on their table for the Superbowl party. This year I am way ahead and have already planned my menu. So I thought, by posting the recipes before hand might help some...

A bowl of salsa and a bag of tortilla chips is enough to make me a couch potato and I can go on munching them… While grocery shopping, I always find it hard to resist a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa, I easily fall for these. I don’t know how many bags and jars I had bought over the years, it’s better not to count 😛 If there is a party...

Who could resist homemade tortillas and baked tortilla chips??? One thing you could see in my refrigerator is store bought tortillas stacked up. If I have tortillas, I just have to worry about making something to go with it. I always go with store bought ones. One concern I have while buying them is the excessive sodium content, hence I try to get low sodium and...

For me, Super bowl fun is incomplete without Pizza, if it’s homemade pizza the fun seems to double… For the past few years, pizza has been a main attraction of the super bowl party hosted by me. Each year, I think of trying out a different pizza and yet end up making this one. This pizza is loaded with flavors. I get the taste of grilled chicken wings,...

If you are searching for a fancy appetizer to impress your guests, here’s one from my cook book: Ground beef stuffed baked potatoes… A real fancy appetizer you can make for super bowl party – Baked potato with a twist! While having the potatoes you also get the bite of beef stuffed inside it. This definitely makes the perfect appetizer, especially...

VGYO smoothies represent Violet, Green, Yellow and Orange colored healthy smoothies… The truth: I was hoping to make VIBGYOR smoothies and ended up with VGYO. The idea of making VIBGYOR smoothies had been tuning in my mind for a while. This was not an effect of seeing a rainbow. The last time I had encountered a rainbow was during my camping trip at Starved...

  Had it not been my husband’s suggestion, the idea of microwaving pappadum would not have struck my head. Kudos to my husband… Pappadum – for South Indians; Papad – for North Indians; or Crispy Indian flatbread or wafers – for others. Pappadums are usually deep fried in oil. I’ve only seen them deep fried since my childhood and...

King Fish – my favorite fish and Corn Chowder – my favorite soup. When they merged together, I had two of my favorites to dig in from one plate. Deadline for February Royal Foodie Joust is just around the corner. I first thought of skipping this contest as I had won the January contest and the ingredients for this month were chosen by me: Fish, Coconut...

A thick hearty soup made of wheat, lentils, meat and spices; the minute I took a sip of this soup I fell head over heels for it… If I don’t write about haleem, my blog would seem incomplete. It’s been only a few years since haleem has become a part of my diet and now I am totally a slave of this hearty thick soup. I can literally have a bowl of...