Virgin Mango Margarita

Made of the season’s best, a slightly herb-y hit from the mint and rim lined with a little salt – it’s the perfect drink on a hot summer day. Recipe :     Ingredients : Serves 2 glasses 1/2 of a medium Mango, chopped 6 leaves Mint 1 glass Mango Juice 1 Lemon 1 glass…

Dhaba Style Dal

Creamy, yummy and perfectly scoop – able dal. This dhaba style dal has a lovely tadka and an unexpected topping that makes it irresistable. Recipe : Ingredients : Serves 2 – 4 2 tbsp Toor Dal 2 tbsp Masoor Dal 2 tbsp Moong Dal 2 tbsp Split Green Moong with skin 2 tbsp Channa Dal…

Ranch from Scratch

Gorgeously creamy yet blissfully light, homemade ranch is the best condiment to have as a fridge stand by. Spread it on toast, dip your veggies, dress your salad, make sandwiches. Anything you do with it, it’s gonna taste delicious. Recipe : Ingredients : Makes 1 cupful 1/4 cup low fat Mayonnaise 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt…

Panzanella

The best way to use stale bread. It’s zingy, vibrant and reminds you of summer just to look at. If you are having a brunch, want a light lunch, want a side salad for your main, this is it. It’s fresh, bright and zingy. The best part is, the ingredients are what we always have…

Amritsari Chole

Deeply flavoured, slightly tangy spiced chickpea curry that is the cornerstone of Punjabi cuisine. Once you make chole this way, you’ll never make it any other way. The deep colour is distinctive trademark of a dhaba style curry. The colour is because of boiling the chickpeas with tea bags. This gives it a distinctive flavour…

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is almost dessert. It’s an added bonus that its healthy for us. Kids love it too. What’s not to love anyway? It’s cold, it’s sweet and you top it with seasonal fruits. How come we didn’t have chia puddings when we were young? This can be made vegan as per one’s preferences. Nevertheless,…

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Soft, fluffy and filled with chocolate chunks, this muffin is dreamy as it is delicious. School is almost coming to an end and I am losing my hold on packed lunches. So ready for a break right now. But the great thing about baking something during the weekend is, I don’t have to worry about…

Baked Croutons

Crispy, Crunchy and flavour wise customisable, what more could one possibly want. This is the go to addition for a salad, soup, pulao or an evening snack. I present to you baked croutons and its variations. Recipe : Ingredients : 4 slices Bread 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Italian Seasoning 1/2 tsp Red Chilli…

Gluten Free Rose Cardamom Almond Cookies

Fudgy, spiced with the best of Indian spices like cardamom and rose petals, it’s one delicious cookie that reminds you of holi with every single bite. The reason I came up with this cookie recipe is, my kids find thandai a little too heavy. And why not, it’s filled with every possible nut, seed and…

Baked Sriracha Maple Cauliflower

It’s sticky. It’s spicy. It’s sweet. It’s everything you want in a mouth watering Asian dish. This dish makes for a wonderful appetizer. Dry it out a little bit, and pass around on a large platter with cocktail sticks. The sauce can me made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, diluted with a…