Baked baby eggplant topped with onion, habanero mango salsa, goat cheese and basil

I love baby eggplants but in India we always removed the skin and cooked it to a point where it gets mushy and it would drive me nuts when my mom would insist that i eat this mushy eggplant curry with my rotis/bread. I wanted to come up with an eggplant dish that I would … Continue reading

Poached eggs with Carrot & Potato Puree and toasted brioche bun on top

This is my take on a French dish inspired by Jaques Pepin the legendary French Chef whom I respect and admire a lot. I have been wanting to make this dish for quite some time now and finally found the time and a great recipe for a mouth watering carrot puree. So here goes: Ingredients: … Continue reading

Vegetarian Thai Green Curry

I have been looking for a completely vegetarian green curry paste that I can use to make my thai green curry and finally found this awesome brand. Now i have to share this recipe with everyone:) The brand is Maesri Green Curry Paste and this is the only one that is completely vegetarian and contains … Continue reading

Easy Vegetarian Pad Thai Recipe

I am originally from India and so have a tremendous respect for spices. This is where my love and passion for Thai food comes to play. Me and my husband both love thai food but unfortunately whenever we go to restaurants, we are told that most dishes have fish sauce in them -such a bummer! I … Continue reading

Savory Phyllo shells with Onion Tomato Chutney, Goat Cheese and Cilantro!

    Serving Size (4) Ingredients: Athens Mini Phyllo/ Fillo Shells(Frozen)- 1pack Onions     2 Tomatoes 2 Olive Oil 2 1 tbsp 1 tsp Cumin Seeds 1 tsp Lemon Pepper 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cayenne powder 1 tablespoon goat cheese Bunch of Cilantro leaves for … Continue reading

Baked Squash Medallions

I always end up buying produce from farmers market sometimes and they have such fresh veggies and fruits that I feel like a kid in a candy store. I got some yellow summer squash and wanted to make something quick and simple. I chop the squash up to thin round medallions.  Then I place them … Continue reading

Spicy Lentil Soup called “Sambhar from the Southern part of India

Growing up in a small city called Cochin in the southern part of India -Kerala, this spicy lentil soup that my grandmom and mom made filled the house with fragrance of freshly ground spices. This soup is called”Sambhar” in Kerala and is made a little differently than the regular “Sambhar”. My mom and grandmom freshly … Continue reading

Chocolate Fudge Cup Cakes for Kids and Skinny Cup Cakes for Adults:)

We hadnt celebrated (my second daughter who turned 2)Akshara’s birthday since we were away in May and celebrated with family. Last week, when I went to my neighbur’s daughter’s birthday party, my daughter Akshara asked me – When do I get to celebrate mine? I decided to hold a small party for her yesterday at … Continue reading

“ACTIFRY”- the latest favorite gadget in my kitchen

ACTIFRY by TFAL was introduced to me by one of my friends Michele. When she said to me that ACTIFRY uses 1 teaspoon of oil to fry anything starting from potatoes to any veggies like beans, carrots, zucchini you name it and these veggies get crispy in 20 minutes or less with ONE teaspoon of … Continue reading

Caramelized Mini Banana slices with Basil & Sweetened Coconut flakes!

Have you heard of heaven on earth?????? This dish of mine exactly feels like  “heaven on earth”. Growing up as a child, my “PAATI” (nana/grandma) struggled to make me and my brother to get to eat fruits!!!!!! So she used to make this dish and it would be gone in one second:) Just like that….. Fortunately … Continue reading