Kesar-Pista Kulfi (Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Makes: 12)

I have been a Kulfi fan since childhood. Summer afternoons used to turn melodious with the ‘tan tan tan’ (bell) of the Kulfiwala on his bicycle. All the kids in the neighborhood, would break free from the afternoon house arrest, and shout -” Kulfiwale bhaiyyaaaaaaa… ruknaaaa!” (urging the ice-cream vendor to stop).I remember a basic Kulfi…

MIXED VEGETABLE PARATHA (Preparation Time: 20 minutes; Makes: 8-10)

Often you may want handy and non-messy options that can be cooked in advance, possibly because, You may be traveling, or May be busy, or May want something ‘on-the-go’, or May want to jampack nutrition into a single meal. Sandwiches and Parathas are amongst the first ideas that fit the bill and jump at you….

Dal Parathas (Preparation Time:10 minutes; Makes: 5-6)

Another easy recipe, that yields super soft and tasty parathas in no time. Ingredients 1 cup cooked dal (any) 1½ cup whole wheat flour 1 small, finely chopped onion (optional) Finely chopped coriander/cilantro (optional) Chilli powder, to taste (optional) Salt, to taste (optional) Steps In the simplest version (if making for toddlers/kids), combine the flour…

Stuffed Paratha / Puran Poli (Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Makes:4-5)

Having grown up in Jaipur the only parathas I knew of, were the savoury style aaloo and pyaaz parathas. Only when I lived in Pune during my journalism course that I tried the sweet variant and instantly fell in love with them. Though traditionally Puran Poli dough is kneaded with warm milk and jaggery is added to…

Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich (Preparation Time:15 Mins; Makes: 2)

Who can multitask better than a mom?  There are always so many tasks demanding our attention …sometimes one feels that being a mother is akin to running a marathon: there’s no option to quit in the middle, or slow down, or stop for a moment to think and breathe. Amidst all endless household chores, moms…

Candy Cookies (Preparation Time: 45 Minutes; Makes: 30-35)

It’s amazing how good friends can lift the spirits and make one feel at home even in a foreign land. Just a few days back, on Holi, I was sad on being thousands of miles away from the family. But the fun in the past two days more than compensated for the sadness. First it was baking…

Fiery Chicken Curry (Preparation Time: 40 minutes; Serves 3-4)

Come winters and the craving for non-vegetarian food goes up. Nothing can beat a fiery, steaming hot curry on a cold winter evening!!!  This one’s a keeper – easy and quick to prepare, no prior preparation or hard to find ingredients….all you need is some chicken, some basic spices…..and of-course big appetite!I am sure that each of…