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

“Kitchen Chemistry” by Vidya Pradhan from India Currents

I wanted to thank Vidya Pradhan for a wonderful article. Check this Q and A out at http://www.indiacurrents.com/articles/2012/07/07/kitchen-chemistry Thanks much for your time!   With much love…

Special lunch for Special people on July 4th!

We have almost no family here in the US, meaning my parents, cousins, relatives, in laws live back in India. But I must say this: what we do have are friends whom we have made along these years, some of whom have turned into family and are very special to us! So I invited a … Continue reading

Baked Potato Fingers with baked pockets of garlic!

All of us crave Potatoes fries at some point in our lives lol! I simply crave them the whole time so it was important that I come up with a guilt free recipe that would let me enjoy my craving every single time! This is such a simple, quick dish and can even be served … Continue reading

“A Masterchef contestant who wont eat meat”!Guess who that is? ME ofcourse:)

PETA stands for” People for Ethical Treatment of Animals” . I am a huge supporter of PETA simply because I can relate to their message. They promote Vegetarianism and I am one hell of a vegetarian for sure:) Check this article under the living section of PETA’s website about my life story, my Master Chef … Continue reading

My Clicks and experience cooking @ Williams Sonoma!

As promised, I am posting some pictures that were clicked while I was cooking @Williams Sonoma, Short Hills in NewJersey. I was asked to start at 12pm and so I went 1 hour early so I can pick some pots and pans that I needed and few spices that WS carried. Laura Edwards who is … Continue reading

Pan Seared Mushrooms in a Cilantro Basil Sauce with Candied Ginger

1/2 Cup button mushrooms 1 Large Onion 2 tomatoes 1 tsp cayenne 1 piece of garlic 1 tsp cumin 1tsp coriander 1 tsp curry powder/ garam masala 2 tablespoon coconut milk 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 cup basil Salt to taste Vegetable Oil/ Canola An inch of fresh ginger(optional) for garnish Preparation: Chop up the onion, … Continue reading

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 leaves in parchment paper on a baking pan … Continue reading

Top 24 of Master Chef Season 3! DID I DESERVE TO KEEP MY APRON????

All of you have already heard my story of winning the judges over and the Master Chef Apron! So the next challenge was the beef challenge! We followed the judges into this room and as I am standing in the front row, I could see that our stations for Top 36 are all set up. Behind … Continue reading

My spicy Tomato Soup with Lentils & Freshly ground black peppercorns

Its been raining and I feel like making a hot bowl of my spicy currylicious tomato soup but with a twist as always! LENTILS:) yes, I add some lentils to my tomato soup. The room fills up with flavor and fragrance of the spices that I add to it which makes it spicy as well. … Continue reading