RECIPES

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Quinoa Salad Boats with Guacamole

Quinoa Salad Boats with Guacamole

Quinoa is one of the most healthy grains in this world 🙂 Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium,...

Asparagus soup

Asparagus soup

One of my favorite soups growing up was Asparagus soup. Growing up in India, Asparagus soup was only served in one upscale restaurant in town and so I had to earn my trip to that restaurant to order it. When I moved to the US several years back, I was so happy and...

Bread Upma or Curried Masala Bread

Bread Upma or Curried Masala Bread

Bread Upma is one of the most fun ways to make use of left over bread. It is simple and quick and can be made with as limited ingredients in the pantry as possible. Basic ingredients like bread, onion, tomato and garlic are ingredients used for this recipe....

Make Home Made Gnocchi in 20 minutes?

Credits to this Video goes to my beautiful daughter Ananya Vikram . I have been getting so many requests from people for short food videos with recipes and finally I decided to give it a shot! I was hesitant only due to the amount of time and effort it takes to put...

My version of meat is Jackfruit!

My version of meat is Jackfruit!

I have been trying to clean out my freezer during lock down times with limited supply in the fridge. Guess what I came across- FROZEN JACKFRUIT!!! Jackfruit was something I always enjoyed eating growing up in Kerala, southern part of India and so it made me all...

Easy Soft Fluffy Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Soft Fluffy Banana Bread Recipe

I have been making batches and batches of Banana Bread and it disappears in a day or two. Both my kids love banana bread and actually make it while I stand and watch and jump in just when needed. They have the recipe down to the T now. The key to a successful banana...

My “Egg Curry” that won me my Master Chef Apron

My “Egg Curry” that won me my Master Chef Apron

Back in 2012, when I auditioned for Master Chef Season 3 with Gordon Ramsay- this egg curry recipe won me my Master Chef Apron. After all these years, I decided to share my recipe with everyone: Ingredients Onions- 3 medium diced fine Tomatoes- 4 diced Eggs- 6 boiled...

Singapore Noodles aka “COVID” Noodles!

Singapore Noodles aka “COVID” Noodles!

I love indulging in a bowl of Singapore noodles. All the goodness of rice vermicelli, julienned vegetables and optional to add some eggs all immersed in turmeric and curry powder in a wok and stir fried, Yum! Quick pictorial steps of how I made Singapore noodles:...

Vegan Meat balls in a tomato sauce.

Vegan Meat balls in a tomato sauce.

I have always looked at meat balls in a sauce and wanted to create the same exact vegetarian or vegan version of it. So here goes: Ingredients for the spinach balls: 1 cup of spinach finely chopped 1/2 cup potato cooked really well Spices- turmeric, salt, cayenne,...

Chutney- A Series!!!

Chutney- A Series!!!

I belong to the Southern part of India and we make a lot of traditional dips otherwise popularly known as "Chutneys" in the Indian food culture.  One can play with this idea and make so many variations of chutneys once you have a basic understanding of making a...

My version of “Huevos Rancheros”

My version of “Huevos Rancheros”

My way of coping amidst this panic of Covid 19 is by cooking. It helps me calm down and release my stress. This morning I decided on cooking a big breakfast. The thing about Huevos Rancheros is that it is a Mexican dish rich in protein from the beans and the eggs. You...

Indian Street Food- “Aloo Tikki Chole Chaat”

Indian Street Food- “Aloo Tikki Chole Chaat”

We try and eat healthy for the most part but we are all human:) and love to sink into those delicious goodness of carbs once in a while! I make a dish which my whole family loves and await for me to finish cooking so they can dig in. Its very popularly called as...

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry

One of most comforting soups I have ever come across is a coconut based broth with aromatics of Galangal, Lemon Grass and Thai basil- Yes you guessed it right - a thai curry. I love the green and red curry during the monsoon months or while gazing through the window...

Steamed flattened Rice Dish

Steamed flattened Rice Dish

  On a cold sunday morning when I look out the window, its raining outside and the clouds are consumed by fog, my heart was seeking for a hot mug of coffee and some hot breakfast dish to go with it while I lay under the blanket:) Suddenly a dish comes to my mind....

Quinoa Spread Pizza!

Quinoa Spread Pizza!

Tuesdays are always tough since my kids go for ice skating lessons and we end up coming back so late after their class. Tuesday nights - we usually end up making veggie quesadillas or pizzas. Its so much fun as they help me in the cooking process and are so excited to...

Spinach Soup

Spinach Soup

  When it gets cold during winter, I love to make hot soups from scratch at home for my family. One of my favorites is the fennel soup that i have already posted in my blog. The next one is Spinach Soup. I know a lot of you would not be excited about spinach :)...

Roasted Fennel Soup

Roasted Fennel Soup

Recently I went to this restaurant which had some awesome Italian dishes of which their Roasted Fennel Soup blew me away! The soup was delicious and I made up my mind to recreate that dish excepting I did not want to use potatoes. The roasted fennel soup in the...

Refreshing Whole Wheat CousCous Salad

Refreshing Whole Wheat CousCous Salad

Ingredients: Whole Wheat Cous Cous- 1 cup Cayenne Pepper- 1 teaspoon Chopped Green Beans- 1/4 cup ChoppedYellow Squash- 1/2 cup Green Peas- 1/4cup Chopped Carrots- 1/4 cup Onion- 1 Tomato- 1 Jalapeno- 1(optional for heat) Fresh garlic- 3 cloves Salt to taste Garlic...

Recipe: Chick Peas with Grated Coconut

Recipe: Chick Peas with Grated Coconut

Ingredients: 1 can of chick peas 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1tsp lemon pepper powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cayenne powder 1 tsp turmeric 2 cloves of garlic Salt to taste Canola Oil 1/4 cup grated coconut- frozen or fresh Preparation: Heat a pan with...

Cold Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Sunflower seeds

Cold Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Sunflower seeds

  I must say that this is one of the best way and form I have consumed beets! My daughter ate a whole bowl of this salad so for all those moms struggling to get all the good stuff with nutrients in your child, this might be a dish you wanna try! Beets belong to...

CPK Guacamole!served with tortilla chips

CPK Guacamole!served with tortilla chips

Its been snowing all day, and I never complain since those are the days I spend some quality time with my husband and kids. I think the snow storm compels everyone to be bound home for safety, roads get nasty also so we all rather stay home safely unless it is...

Is there something as Healthy Chips?

Is there something as Healthy Chips?

Kale is low in saturated fat and in cholesterol but high in protein and contains Vitamin E , thiamine, riboflavin and is high in dietary fiber! This is the best and quickest way I have eaten Kale ever. Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit Place kale...

Recipe: Eggplant Curry in honor of Ben Starr

Recipe: Eggplant Curry in honor of Ben Starr

Ingredients 1 medium sized eggplant( I used 1/2 a large eggplant) 1 onion 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 green chillies 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves 1 inch piece of fresh ginger(else 1 tsp ginger powder) 2/3 cloves...

Recipe: My Absolutely healthy Cauliflower dish!

Recipe: My Absolutely healthy Cauliflower dish!

Ingredients Extra virgin Olive Oil 1/2 head of Cauliflower 1 large Onion 3 cloves of garlic 5-6 Mint leaves 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder Pinch of turmeric 1 tsp cayenne powder 1 tsp lemon pepper powder 1/2 cup low fat or Greek...

Recipe: Creamy Cottage Cheese prepared in a Wok

Recipe: Creamy Cottage Cheese prepared in a Wok

Ingredients 1 Onion 1 Green Chilli 1/2 Green bell pepper 1/2 Red bell pepper 3 cloves of garlic 1 inch piece of fresh ginger/ 1 tsp ginger powder 1 Tomato Indian Cottage Cheese Canola Oil 1/2 tsp butter Spices: 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp turmeric...

Recipe: Tomato Chutney

Recipe: Tomato Chutney

Ingredients 1 large Onion 2 Tomatoes 1 tsp tomato puree 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 inch piece ginger/ 1 tsp ginger powder 3 cloves of garlic 1 tsp cayenne powder Salt to taste Sesame Oil(best) or if you cannot find it Canola oil is fine. 1/2 tsp...

Recipe: Masala Scrambled Eggs for Easter

Recipe: Masala Scrambled Eggs for Easter

Ingredients 4 eggs 1 onion 1 tomato 2 cloves of garlic Ginger, about an inch Pinch of Turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds Salt to taste Crushed Black peppercorn preferably Tellicherry grade A tablespoon of Garam masala Preparation Crack open 4 eggs into a bowl. Add salt and...

Recipe: Curried Cabbage with Green Peas

Recipe: Curried Cabbage with Green Peas

Ingredients 1/4 head of cabbage 1/4 cup snow peas (if frozen, thawed) Salt to taste 1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper 1 tsp Curry Blend Pinch of Turmeric 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds Preparation Chop the cabbage very finely and evenly. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Wait till...

Vegetable fritters in a spicy yogurt sauce

Vegetable fritters in a spicy yogurt sauce

For vegetable fritters: Gram flour (besan) 3/4 cup Onion, finely chopped 1 medium Bell pepper, finely chopped Dried Fenugreek leaves (methi) 1/2 cup Freshly ground coriander seeds Ginger,grated 1 inch piece Cayenne powder 1 teaspoon Salt to taste Canola or Vegetable...