Paneer Veg Biryani

Ingredients Basmati Rice (any other rice will also do) - 500gmsVegetables of your choice (steamed) - Carrot, Potato, Beans, PeasPaneer - 200gmsGinger - 50gms Garlic - 25gms (freshly ground paste)Whole spices - 1 Bay leaf, 4 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon stick, 3 cardamomOnions - 3 (medium sized - juliennes)Tomato - 3 (medium sized)Curd - 100 … Continue reading Paneer Veg Biryani


Stuffed Bitter Gourd Fry

Here's my version of stuffed bitter gourd fry: Ingredients: Bitter GourdGroundnutsCoconutRed chillyCurry leavesTurmericGaram masala powderCoriander powderSaltVegetable Oil Add a teaspoon of oil and fry Groundnuts, coconut, red chilly and curry leaves Add them to a mixer jar along with Coriander powder, garam masala (spice) powder, turmeric and salt Grind it into a coarse powder (not … Continue reading Stuffed Bitter Gourd Fry

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

SpaghettiGarlicBroccoli Parsley/CorianderParmesan CheeseOlive OilPepper SaltOregano Boil Spaghetti in salted water with a teaspoon of oil for about 12 minutes. Set aside a cup of residual water and drain the rest. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic and sauté until light brown. Add Broccoli (can be any veggie of your choice) and cook … Continue reading Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Green Goddess Salad

Salad Iceberg lettuceBell Pepper - Green, Red and YellowTomatoOnionsCarrotRed Cabbage SpinachBroccoli - Boiled or tossedBaked Kidney Beans and Chickpea (recipe below)Baked Sweet Potatoes (my fav part of the dish!)Coriander Chop or shred all the veggies. Baked Beans and Sweet Potato You will need some pre-boiled beans. I have used Kidney beans and Chickpeas that I … Continue reading Green Goddess Salad


Ingredients For the dough: All purpose flour or Maida - 1 cupLuke warm waterOilSalt For the filling : Ginger - 1 InchGarlic - 12 clovesGreen chilly - 4Onion - 1 largeSpring onion - 100gmCarrot - 2Cabbage - 200gmCorriander - a small bunchCorn starch - 1 spoon Butter - 1 cube Preparation The dough: To 1 … Continue reading Momos

Raw mango pickle

One thing we look forward during summers is Mango. It is a tradition in Indian households to make mango pickle during the summer season. This instant version of pickle is both quick to make and very tasty. You can adjust the flavor to your liking. Ingredients Raw mango (finely chopped) - 2Salt - 2 teaspoonsTurmeric … Continue reading Raw mango pickle

Bisi Bele Bhaat

One of my favorite delicacies from Karnataka is bisi bele bhaat which translates to hot dal and rice. It is a one pot meal served with boondi and curd or raita as accompaniments. Ingredients: Rice - 2 partsToor/Arhar dal - 1 part Vegetables: Any vegetables of your choice. I usually add these: DrumsticksPumpkinBeansCarrotPeasCauliflower For Khaara … Continue reading Bisi Bele Bhaat

Tomato Perugu Pachadi/ Kadhi

Perugu Pachadi or Kadhi is my personal favorite during summer. Good for health and great in taste too and most importantly, very quick and easy to prepare. It goes well with Rice or Quinoa. Ingredients Chana dalUrad dalToor dalMustard seedsCumin seedsCumin powderAsafetida/HingRed ChillyGreen ChillyCurry LeavesCoriander Leaves1 Onion4-5 TomatoesGingerTurmericCurdVegetable oil Heat oil in a pan. Add … Continue reading Tomato Perugu Pachadi/ Kadhi