Soup for the soul, this is my all time favorite soup that’s aromatic, hearty and flavorful… Any dish made Thai style is my favorite. I love all the aromatic ingredients used in Thai cuisine: lemon grass, galangal, basil leaves, kaffir lime leaves and Thai bird’s eye chili. One of the ingredients that’s always seen in my refrigerator is Thai...

Cauliflower marinated in yogurt is baked and cooked in onion-tomato gravy, heathty and delicious curry… I made a healthy version of vegetarian tikka masala by baking the marinated cauliflower instead of frying. Cooked onion seasoned with tomato paste was ground to a paste and the baked cauliflower was cooked in it. Turned out delicious; can be served with...

Crispy and crunchy noodles pakora or fritters… Turn noodles into a delicious appetizer or evening snack. While browsing for fancy noodle recipes, I stumbled upon the recipes for making noodles pakora. I’m quite impressed by this idea and this was exactly the kind of recipe I was searching for. I used cooked chow mein noodles, you could use any kind of...

Crispy waffles made with semolina or sooji and all purpose flour… Cooking Video   ...

  Shredded Beetroot and red lentils cooked together in a yogurt gravy… I usually make Kerala style thoran or stir fry with beetroot and coconut. The other day, I made something different by adding red lentils and yogurt to the beetroot. I loved the addition of red lentils in this dish and I let the lentils remain slightly crispy rather than making it mushy....

Healthy yet delicious, my favorite spinach and apple smoothie… I’ve been enjoying this smoothie as my on the go breakfast for the past few days. I’m absolutely in love with this smoothie;  rich in fiber and nutrients and is an instant energy booster. Not just healthy, it tastes delicious too: my Man finished a glass of this smoothie- the verdict...

Hearty and Healthy butternut squash and green lentil soup… If you are looking for a healthy yet filling and delicious soup, you gotta try this soup. I made this soup in the Instant pot. I added buttercup squash which has a buttery flavor and green lentils along with Indian spices. Towards the end, I added yogurt, that really enhanced the taste of this soup. If...

Perfectly cooked brown rice made in the Instant Pot… In the Instant Pot, rice : water ratio is 1:1 for making al dente (firm) rice. If you want the rice to be cooked softer- you should add 1/2 cup more water. However, cooking time varies depending on the type of rice you are using. IP rice button is timed for cooking white rice and Parboiled rice. For other...

For all coffee lovers, this cake is a must try… If you are mesmerized by the aroma of coffee and has turned into a slave of its taste, then this is a cake exclusively for you. I am an avid coffee lover and my brain wouldn’t function without that one cup of coffee in the morning. I wanted something to sweeten up my Saturday night. Also, the gloomy rainy...

Carrots glazed with brown sugar, butter and honey. Fresh Rosemary leaves impart nice aroma and flavor. This makes a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any kinds of dinner.   ...