November 27, 2013

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer, a rich & spicy palak (spinach) based gravy with paneer and other Indian spices. This iron & protein rich gravy is one of the popular north-Indian curries all over, especially in Punjabi dhabas. Palak Paneer serves as a perfect side for rice/roti. I personally have seen a lot of desi folks and Westerner friends going crazy for palak paneer.

November 22, 2013

Nutella Mug Cake

Just for the record, I am crazy about chocolates & nutella. So, when I made this nutella mug cake, I was more than happy, for this cake is a "delicious" mix of both. The cake is super addictive and if not for single serving, my sugars would have shot up roof high!! In a way, this "single-serve" mug cake is a perfect fix for your everyday sugar rush!

November 15, 2013

"Fuyu" Persimmon cookies

Before anything, let me tell you, this is my first time trying persimmons (the fruit that is orange in color and looks like tomatoes) and they are so good. One of our guests got these little treats from their garden and I just can't thank them enough! Unsure about the taste, I just let the fruits sit on my kitchen counter-top for almost a week, when I finally decided to make cookies with them (after a lot of reading & research).

November 12, 2013

Basil Pinenut Pesto Pasta

A simple, down-to-earth recipe for a delicious pasta! Pine-nuts, almonds, basil, I mean, can a recipe get more healthy? With some grilled veggies on the side, this can be a complete meal!

November 9, 2013

New-york Style Bagels

The way I got introduced to the bagel trend was very funny! My first time tasting bagels and I almost turned them down.. many thanks to one of my friends who re-introduced bagels to me that I once kind-of gave up.

November 7, 2013

Gobi Matar Masala

This recipe of cauliflower & peas masala is very similar to my matar paneer gravy, but with one surprise ingredient. 

Strawberry-Banana Kulfi Pops

Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from India. Unlike western ice-creams, kulfi doesn't require any whipping / churning which makes it very easy to be made at home.

The traditional method of preparing kulfi is by simmering sweetened & flavored milk in low heat with constant stirring until its volume reduces by half. The thickened, semi-condensed milk is then poured into moulds and frozen until solid. Especially with the availability of condensed/evaporated milk, making kulfi at home is really an easy-peasy affair.

November 1, 2013

Rava Laadu

Rava laadu have always been one of my favorite sweets since childhood. With minimal set of ingredients, rava laadu is a simple & easy recipe that you can put together in a snap.