Paneer Pulav Recipe

My hubby’s side of the family has always been a big fan of North Indian cuisine. So every now and then when we all feel like having something different , we turn to the North Indian options. And I being a little more of a North Indian than the others in the family , end up creating them! Paneer Pulav was one of the very first dishes I tried on my In-laws.Yes, I tried it on them , as even I was testing their palate. Being a vegetarian family, Paneer is like the king of all food. They instantly took…

Dosa Wraps Recipe

Has anyone of you noticed this , or is it just me ? I just have to give a dish a different name and a different presentation, and the kids just love to have it ! Plain Dosa with ghee and sugar was one of the favorite food for my toddlers .The plain old dosa’s have become a little boring , after they have been weaned from baby foods or non-spicy foods. They want something tasty and fun all the time . Not to mention the amount of chutney or curry that they have along with the dosa , it’s…

Mango Panha Recipe

Summer. It doesn’t seem to be ending soon, does it. As the temperatures soar high , my brain radar constantly searches for something chilled to drink. I avoid any aerated drinks or packaged fruit juices (as much as possible) in my house. So it’s an even bigger task to make mocktails or fruit punches that’ll interest my kids. I am constantly experimenting with fruits and flavours. I Also tried some mocktails for birthday parties and other get-together, and everybody loved them! And You know what? Peer pressure always works! When your kids friends say , that they loved the fruit…

Mix Veg Sandwich !

If you have kids in the house, you must have experienced the state of “constant hunger “,they are in . More than the full meals , they are interested in small snacks every now and then. And so I saw the saying , “ Necessity is the mother of all Inventions” , beginning to come true in my kitchen . sandwiches are the easiest snack to get together fast. And its one of those thing that gives u a free hand at experimenting. Depending on the preferences of your kids , you can make a different sandwich everyday! Here is…

Tomato Carrot Soup

The color tells it all , doesn’t it? There’s definitely something in this soup , apart from tomatoes, right? Don’t worry it isn’t food color. The coloring agent used is beetroot, the best edible red color you can get! The soup is a delicate mix of tomatoes, carrots n yes ….beetroot with a simple seasoning . The soup brings out the basic flavors of the veggies , and makes it one of the best comfort foods ! I bet , a lot of us ( me included ), don’t have a definite liking for beetroot. This tomato soup recipe is…

Sheera – suji halwa recipe

Ganesh puja is just around the corner ! The preparations for the puja and celebrations are already in full swing! The Ganesha idols , the Pandals , appointing of the priests …. Everything is taken care of. The kids are preparing for the cultural programs,…… there’s fun and excitement all around. Ganesh Puja is a 10 day long festival , wherein Lord Ganesha visits us. To celebrate the festival the entire community comes together. The entire 10 days are filled with fun n excitement , and we all get a chance to come together and celebrate! It was a ritual…

Punjabi chchole masala

Some days the North Indian within me wakes up, and I start craving some Punjabi Masala curry. It is but human to want change , isn’t it! As far as food is concerned I would love to have change everyday! My North Indian self becomes overpowering especially when I am the only one I need to feed. So only my choice matters! I am fond of almost all Punjabi combinations…. Be it rajma chawal, paneer butter masala , chchole bhature or absolutely anything Punjabi! Today I happen to have some pre-soaked Bengal gram ( chchole/ kabuli chana), so I am…

Mumbai Vada Pav Recipe

MONSOON……. It’s the best season in my opinion! The rains , the cool breeze , lazy dreamy weather……………………..A cup of hot ginger tea……Ah …..BLISS! And to top it off, something hot and spicy to munch on! With this very thought , there starts a slide show of all hot, spicy and fried items in my head…… and this time I settled on Vada pav’s . Vada pav is one of the famous street food, in and around Mumbai. You can have it literally anytime of the day. It has gained a lot of popularity all across india. When I was…