Healthy Recipes

Onion - Tomato Raita Recipe

Raitas are a great accompaniment for khichdi, biryani and pulaos. They are so soothing to the taste buds and have a cooking effect as they cut the heat from spicy food. For those who are not familiar with raita, it is a yogurt preparation containing different veggies or fruits, seasoned with salt and sugar and sometimes tempered. Today I’m sharing the recipe of onion and tomato raita. I tempered it

Two-Cheese Pav Bhaji Sandwich with Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Recipe

Like I had mentioned in my previous post of Pav Bhaji Recipe, I make extra pav bhaji to relish on the next day because it tastes just gorgeous. For many of us, it all about what to do with leftover pav bhaji. For me it is more about what delicious novelty to create with the extra pav bhaji I made. I make open face sandwiches, tawa pulao and grilled cheese sandwiches with the

Pav Bhaji Recipe

Hello folks! How have you been? I hope you continue to cook great food and enjoy it with your family. I made pav bhaji yesterday for lunch after so many months. It is a Maharashtrian fast food that is believed to have its roots in Mumbai, where it originated. This is one delicacy I love to the core. It is spicy, tangy and has a characteristic flavor that comes from the special spice mix known

Paneer Mushroom Masala Recipe

Hi there! Looking for a recipe for which you can use whatever you have in your fridge today? Well for me, “cleaning the refrigerator” cooking is very exciting. I start blank without a plan. I just dig the veggies out and come up a recipe impromptu. It’s absolute joy thinking quickly and executing the thoughts in your head and coming up with a scrumptious dish. The end result is like a

Vegetable Jalfrezi Recipe

Today I created a really colorful dish from my Mom’s old recipe diary. It is ‘Vegetable Jalfrezi’ and it is filling and delicious. It consists a variety of vegetables, cubed and sautéd in thick gravy. I also added some paneer, because it adds substance to the recipe. And naturally, I tried out a different spice mix. I used Maggi Masala-e-Magic to this recipe and it gave a nice zest to

Spicy & Tangy Stir-Fried Moong Recipe

Like they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Turns out it’s true! Having a healthy and hearty breakfast keeps you energized all day. Plus, the calorie intake won’t cause you to gain weight, because you normally tend to use up the calories by the time it is afternoon. When we hear the word ‘breakfast’, we often picture a spread of cereal, milk, fruit juice and toast on

Chana Masala Recipe, with Black Chickpeas

Hello buddies. Today I am sharing the recipe of chana masala which is made using kala chana. Previously I had shared the recipe of Chana Masala using kabuli chana or chole. I got this kala chana recipe from one of the old magazines of my Mom’s collection. I altered the original recipe a bit and this magically yummy dish was ready in no time! Having chana masala with hot lachchha

Banana-Almond Smoothie Recipe

Not a single summer-day goes by without a Smoothie or Iced-tea. But why wait for summers to slurp on these amazing coolers? I often make smoothies, milkshakes and iced- teas throughout the year. Today is about banana smoothie recipe, which is incredibly quick and simple. I added some almonds to make it healthier and tastier. Coarsely ground almonds also render a great texture to the smoothie. Full-cream milk is better

Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes Recipe / Besan jo Chillo Recipe

Hi folks! It’s time for a nice breakfast recipe! Today is pancake day! Sweet pancakes are too mainstream. So I thought, why not share the recipe of a savory pancake? The recipe I am sharing today is of the savory chickpea flour pancake, which as the name suggests are made from chickpea flour or besan. This is yet another Sindhi specialty. We call it ‘Besan jo chillo’. Chillo translates to

Poha Chivda Recipe - A Trip Down the Memory Lane!

Poha Chivda is popular snack recipe in Maharashtra. It is usually made throughout the year and has an important place as a savory snack during the festival of Diwali. To be real, Sindhi households usually don’t make this particular chivda. I have seen very few Sindhi people relish this lip-smacking poha chivda. I am happy about having lived in a Maharashtrian neighborhood for almost all my life. Like other Maharashtrian

Paneer Paratha Recipe

Hi there! What a great week it has been so far! It’s been all about rainy, hazy days, family time and good food. Today I am sharing a paratha recipe, which would be the 5th addition to my list of paneer recipes. Paratha is an Indian flatbread which is usually stuffed with veggies or minced meat. I made this quick recipe for lunch today and served it with daal-fry. You can serve

How To Make Egg Sandwich

Sandwiches are a quick fix to my midnight hunger-pangs. They are so versatile. You can make sandwich recipes out of almost anything. You just need the basics such as bread and butter and you are good to go with your imagination! Eggs in sandwich weren’t my thing until a few months back when McDonald’s launched its new burger McEgg in India. It is just a steamed egg, drizzled with ungenerous amount of

Moong Masala Recipe - A Healthy Breakfast Idea

Moong Masala is one of the well-known Sindhi specialties. This dish is subtly spicy and tangy. If you are looking for healthy dinner ideas, do give this recipe a try. Moong Masala is usually served with pakwan, which is a type of crispy, deep-fried flatbread. This time I paired it up with rotis. We also make tamarind chutney because Moong Masala and Pakwan are just so incomplete without tamarind chutney

Jeera Aloo Recipe

  Hi there. If you are wondering what to cook as a side-dish for daal and rice that is tasty, easy and gets ready within minutes , you have come to a right place. Today it’s the Jeera Aloo recipe. If you have been following my recipes here, you already know that I am such a huge fan of potatoes. This Jeera Aloo recipe is my attempt to replicate the one I

How To Make Aloo Matar

Restaurant Style Aloo Matar Recipe Aloo Matar is the timeless classic of India’s culinary world. It is a delicious curry consisting of green peas and potatoes. This is one of the most loved Indian recipes. The vegetarian lot out there can swear by this delicacy. I made this curry restaurant style. Home-style curries were beginning to irk me! The different flavors amiably mingle with each other. The gravy is rich

Peppery Chicken Rice Recipe

  Hi there again dear readers. Hope you are doing great and having fun this weekend! Previously I posted a chicken curry recipe (which you can find here) and today I am back with yet another one. This one is a Chinese recipe, or a fried rice recipe to be specific. It is called Peppery Chicken Rice. The main elements are chicken, capsicum and of course rice. I went ahead

Sweet corn with Honey & Cheese Recipe

Sweet corn with Honey & Cheese Recipe – Who doesn’t like a bowl of steaming hot sweet corn? Sweet corn is a very healthy snack option. It is loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins and antioxidants. Usually like my sweet corn smoked over the coals and seasoned with red chili powder, salt and lemon. Today I tried making a dressing and mixing sweet corn in it for a change. And boy,

Makke Ki Roti Recipe / Cornmeal Flat-Bread Recipe

Today’s post features a flat-bread recipe. It is made from cornmeal and is popularly known as makke ki roti in Hindi. Makke ki roti goes really well with leafy vegetables, such a palak paneer or sarson ka sag. You can find the palak paneer recipe here -> How to make palak paneer? Cornmeal is gluten-free and wholesome, which makes this flatbread such a healthy recipe. You can find it at

Palak Paneer Recipe

Hello dear readers. Looks like you are planning to cook something new and delicious today. Well, your search for a scrumptious idea just came to an end. Today, I am sharing a simple and quick yet very appetizing recipe of the India classic Palak Paneer Recipe. The dish consists of smooth gravy that has pureed spinach or palak as its base. The milky flavor of Paneer or cottage cheese marries

Easy Pancit Palabok Recipe

Pancit Palabok is one of my most favorite dishes. Love the orange sauce and the different toppings. I love the different mix of textures and flavors in every bite. I eat Pancit Palabok as much as I can. When I throw parties, you can be sure that Pancit Palabok will always be present on my table. I also order it when I eat out—my favorite is in Jollibee. Pancit Palabok