Kale Chane ke Kabab (Preparation Time: 40 minutes, Makes:18-20)

Can’t believe it’s been two years since my last post! Well I can blame it on a demanding job – two little kids and a super busy city life. However amidst all this my passion for cooking never died. I continued trying new recipes and improvising old ones. I now have a repertoire of my…

Aaloo Parathas (Preparation Time: 30 minutes, Makes: 4-5)

Winters bring along a craving for hot and spicy food. But then winters make us lazy too. After all, who wants to get out of a cozy bed and preparing an elaborate meal? Paranthas are a welcome option –  they don’t need much preparation, are easy to make and can be served as a whole meal…

Aaloo Tikki (Preparation Time: 40 minutes, Serves:5-6)

Apologies for the missing the weekly post, last Thursday….Jet lag coupled with the excitement of re-uniting with the family, I suppose makes up for good enough excuses. However now that I feel much more settled, I am back with more recipes. Eating while shopping is so much fun that it’s nearly impossible to skip street…

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…

Gulab Jamun (Makes:20-25 balls; Preparation Time: 1.5 hours)

Oh Diwali….the non-stop rat-a-tat of the firecrackers….the nip of the descending winter….the stiff starch of the brand new clothes….the flicker of a hundred lamps and…and the air heavy with the mouth watering aroma of the hot sweets….Oh Diwali….The most beautiful night of the year! Make this Diwali truly memorable….try making Gulab Jamuns at home…..may your…

Pindi Chane & Bhature (Preparation Time: 60 Minutes; Serves: 3-4)

Last Thursday was Amit’s B’day!!Chole bhature (or chane-bhature) have been the husband’s all time favorite. Year after year, the menu on his birthday party has read the same – Chole bhature and gulab jamun. He can keep having them without any let down in the excitement…the mere mention of this dish makes him drool. Since the…

Makhane Ki Kheer (Serves: Two, Preparation Time: 30 minutes)

In my growing up days, the variety of ‘fast’ special food used to get me super excited…lots of unusual sweets and savories…..munching continued all day long and  eventually culminated into some puja, for Janmashtami or Navratri. Otherwise fasting had no religious significance for me.  Funny enough, fasts and food are oxymoron but most North Indian actually celebrate…