Punjabi Fish Curry (Serves: Two; Preparation Time: 30 minutes)

My Sunday started with a special request from him: Machli jal ki rani hai, Spicy fish curry khani hai, Jhatpat laa-do bhookh lagi hai, Kahan tumhari magical recipe hai? Having taken me out for a movie date the previous evening, he had clocked some serious brownie points, so, my refusal to his request was out…

Suji ka Halwa (Serves: 5-6, Preparation Time: 20 minutes)

Ingredients 1 bowl ghee 1 bowl Suji (rawa/semolina) 1 bowl sugar 4 bowls boiled water 8-10 almonds (soaked in hot water and peeled) 5-6 cashew nuts 5-6 cardamoms finely powdered Steps In a wok heat ghee, add suji and roast till it turns golden brown Add boiled water and cook till suji absorbs the water Add sugar, the…

Kesar-Badam Kheer (Serves: Four, Preparation Time: 1 hour)

Most Indian festivals are incomplete without this dessert, be it winters or summers it does not lose its appeal. The ‘Flavorful Kheer’ is one of my favorite Indian Dessert, this one is my mom-in-laws special recipe. Ingredients 1 litre full cream milk 75 gms/1 fistful long grain basmati rice (washed and soaked for ½-1hours) 75-100 gms sugar…

Dal Makhani (Serves:3-4, Preparation Time:1 hour)

Ingredients 100 gms whole black lentils  40 gms kidney beans 50-60 gms butter OR 1 tbsp oil Pinch of asafoetida 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2-3 tomatoes pureed 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp peeled and finely grated ginger 1 tsp salt (or to taste) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder…

Chocolate-Walnut Cake (Serves 6-8, Preparation Time: 1 hour)

The mention of cakes brings back fond childhood memories…I remember that the only thing B’days meant for me was cakes and gifts; cake cutting was THE most anticipated moment that evening. I vividly remember how I, along with the other kids used to ghetto around the cake and gazed greedily …and oh what a moment…

Confluence of Awadh and Mewar!!

My parents hail from Lucknow, known for the confluence of Awadhi and Mughlai cuisines; the variety of food the city offers can satiate even the wildest gastronomic fantasies. Though I was brought up in Jaipur, I spent most of my summer vacations back in Lucknow enjoying the mouth watering chats, lip smacking kebabs, delectable curries and aromatic…

The Hungry Palette – My Story

About me Living in greater NYC, I balance bringing up two beautiful girls and following my interests – food blogging, dancing, reading and traveling. I am a qualified journalist and skilled content strategist.   I deeply care about health and well being of my family and protecting the environment – I do my little bits….