Methi Paratha

Whole wheat flatbreads with fresh fenugreek leaves, this Methi Paratha is especially popular in northern India during winters. 

Best enjoyed with white butter and a cup of chai!

Winters in Delhi are very specific food wise. There are certain things which you would see in every household only during winters – like gajar halwa , maaki ki roti & sarson ka saag  & these methi...

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Ragi Roti

Plain Ragi Roti made with ragi flour (finger millet flour).

These rotis are rich in protein, calcium and also gluten-free. They are also known as Nachni Roti.

Growing up in North India, I mostly ate wheat and rice, that’s what was on the menu everyday for lunch and dinner.

I was not very aware of different grains then. Maybe it was just the time, back then in the 90s in India people mostly ate...

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My Favorite Chickpea Salad

Vegan and gluten-free, this Chickpea Salad is my absolute favorite.

It has cucumber, onions, dates and olives tossed together in a flavorful dressing. It’s also great for meal-prep.

As a vegetarian, chickpeas are one of my absolute favorites!

There’s so much you can do with them. Make hummus, chana masala, add to burgers and of course they make...

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Methi Matar Malai

Methi Matar Malai is a popular Indian dish which is made in north India especially during winters when fresh methi (fenugreek) is in season!

This recipe combines methi, matar (green peas) and malai (cream) in a rich, sweet and seriously creamy curry!

Methi (fenugreek) is a popular winter vegetable in India. I remember those cold winter mornings in Delhi when we were served hot Methi parathas with butter for breakfast, it used to taste so...

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Dal Idli (No Rice)

Want to avoid rice and still have idli? Try this Dal Idli made with lentils!

This idli is made with urad and moong dal only making it more protein packed than the regular idli.

Idlis are so comforting, aren’t they? I can pretty much have them everyday. I especially love them for breakfast or lunch. 

And because I love them so much I also make them...

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Ragi Cookies

Vegan Ragi Cookies with made with ragi (finger millet flour), atta, jaggery and vegan butter.

These are extremely easy to make and a healthier alternative to store bought chai time cookies. They are also great as snack and are refined sugar-free!

I am back with yet another easy homemade cookie recipe. Every January, I try to cut refined sugar from my diet, it’s because I eat way too much sugar starting October until...

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Tutti Frutti Sooji Cake (No Flour)

Eggless Tutti Frutti Sooji Cake made with 100% semolina!

No flour, no butter and no eggs needed to make this simple semolina cake which goes so well with a cup of tea.

I always have a big bag of tutti frutti in my refrigerator. In the earlier years when I moved to the US, tutti frutti was not all that readily available at Indian stores. But now I easily find them at all stores.

Over the years I have use...

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Soft Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies made with rolled oats, flour, butter and sugar!

These cookies are super soft and perfect to dunk in milk.

I wasn’t aware of soft cookies until I moved to the US. Growing up in India, we had biscuits (British influence) and they were always crispy.

So I never associated the term “soft” with cookies or biscuits as we called them back...

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Eggless Danish Butter Cookies

Buttery melt-in-mouth Eggless Danish Butter Cookies! These cookies require only 5 ingredients are one of my favorite treats to bake for the holidays.

They are also perfect for gifting to your friends and family.

It’s the season for homemade cookies. I love baking cookies especially during this time of the year.

I didn’t grow up baking cookies for Christmas or...

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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar

Make use of all the winter veggies in season to make these Roasted Winter Vegetables!

Topped with balsamic vinegar and fresh parsley, they make a nice side with soup or rice or can be enjoyed as such.

I love the fact that every season brings with it new fruits and vegetables to enjoy! In India, winter meant eating lots of greens like mustard greens, methi (fenugreek), bathua (chenopodium) and also those beautiful red carrots (which I...

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Instant Pot Lauki Curry (Bottle Gourd Curry)

Easy Lauki Curry (bottle gourd curry) made in the Instant Pot!

One pot, vegan and gluten-free, this gets done in 30 minutes or less.

Lauki (bottle gourd) is not a very known or popular vegetable around here in the US. But growing up in India, it was one of the most common vegetables.

It was made often in my house but no one was really fond of it, my brothers especially...

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Eggless Cake Rusk

Crunchy & buttery, these eggless Cake Rusk and chai are a match made in heaven.

Made with only few pantry ingredients, these are so much better when homemade.

I cannot have my chai plain, I mean I always need some munchies along with.

Whether it’s chivda, cookies or rusks. These eggless cake rusks are my current favorite, I just cannot stop eating them!

Many years ago, I had posted...

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