Rava Ladoo

Rava Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet made with semolina, ghee and sugar. This festive treat is easy to make and often made for festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi. This easy version needs no sugar syrup and you can make it in less than 30 minutes!

I love this time of the year when the weather is changing. It’s beautiful outside and it also marks the beginning of festive season. With so many festivals lined up, I wanted to share an easy Indian sweet recipe...

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Air Fryer Masala Fries

These Masala Fries are spicy, tangy and so easy to make in the air fryer. Dip in your favorite sauce and enjoy as a snack or serve along with your favorite burger!

I am in love with my air fryer. I feel like I am too late to the game and have warmed up to it only in the last few months. For the last 3 to 4 months, I have been using my air fryer every night to cook veggies. It’s easy and so quick!

And...

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Lentil Tabbouleh Salad

Make the classic Tabbouleh more filling by adding lentils to it in this Lentil Tabbouleh Salad. An easy meal which is perfect for quick lunches and is also vegan and gluten-free.

As an Indian, I eat a lot of lentils. It’s a staple for me and I cook them at least 3 times a week if not more (as a kid I ate them every day!). But as you would probably guess, 99% of the time, I eat lentils as dal. I make all kinds of dals from simple dals like moong dal, masoor dal to my favorite dal tadka and dal...

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Beetroot Tikki

Healthy pan-fried Beetroot Tikki made with beets, rolled oats and spices. Addition of panko bread crumbs adds to the crunch, these vegan tikkis are best enjoyed as a snack or served as an appetizer.

Beetroot was not a very popular vegetable in my home in India. I don’t remember mom making it often. One way she would make it was beetroot raita and she also added it to salads sometimes. But other than that, it wasn’t cooked...

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Salted Caramel Cinnamon Burfi

Jump right into the Indian festive season with this Salted Caramel Burfi. Melt-in-mouth burfi (fudge) made with milk powder and flavored with homemade salted caramel sauce and cinnamon.

Burfis are so versatile. It’s a broad term used for a sweet Indian fudge. It can be made in so many ways with all sorts of ingredients.

Over the years, I have shared so many burfi recipes on the blog,...

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Schezwan Paneer Momos

Schezwan Paneer Momos are filled with paneer and vegetables and tossed in a spicy homemade schezwan sauce. These vegetarian dumplings are so good on their own or with a side of spicy chutney.

Momos are small dumplings filled with meat/vegetables which travelled across the borders from Tibet and Nepal to become popular in India. They initially became popular in north-east and eventually everywhere else. I can say that I grew up in India literally during the time when...

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Schezwan Sauce

Make spicy and super flavorful Schezwan Sauce at home with this easy recipe. This sauce which can be served as a condiment along with dumplings, spring rolls or used in recipes like Schezwan fried rice and noodles.

This sauce is quite popular in the Indo-Chinese cuisine and also happens to be one of my favorites!

Indo-Chinese when done right is one of my favorite things to enjoy. I say when done “right”...

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Spinach Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

A simple salad made with spinach, strawberries, toasted almonds, goat cheese all tossed with a fresh, homemade strawberry vinaigrette. This Spinach Strawberry Salad makes the perfect summer salad!

This recipe is inspired by a salad that I recently had at one of the local restaurants. It was fresh, tasty and made just the perfect summer salad. It was just a bit too sweet for my liking so I re-created a similar version...

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Tandoori Roti

Make restaurant style Tandoori Roti at home without any tandoor with this easy step by step recipe. These rotis are crisp on the edges and soft in the center and make the perfect pairing with creamy dals and curries.

I grew up eating roti everyday of my life. But it was always the simple, basic roti. When we ate out at restaurants, we would order naan since we didn’t get to eat that at home. And the other thing which we always ordered was...

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Kaju Masala Curry (Cashew Curry)

Rich and creamy Kaju Masala Curry is the perfect curry for special occasions. Ghee roasted cashews are cooked along with onion, tomatoes and a whole bunch of whole and ground spices to make this flavorful curry.

In India, we can make a sabzi out of anything. It doesn’t have to be vegetable, it can be papad ki sabzi (made with papadums) or gatte ki sabzi (made with gram flour dumplings) or this kaju masala made with cashews! If you have never had a cashew curry, then you are in for a...

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Masala Pasta Chips

These viral Tiktok Pasta Chips are incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. I seasoned mine with commonly used Indian spices like coriander, garam masala to make Masala Pasta Chips and served them with spicy cilantro dip/chutney!

Tiktok is probably the most addictive social media platform. I resist the temptation to open tiktok everyday because I know that once I login, I would not even realize and 2 hours would...

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Malai Aloo Tikka

Looking for a different way to grill potatoes? Try this Malai Aloo Tikka! Baby potatoes coated with a spiced marinade made with yogurt, cream cheese, almond flour and cream. Lightly spiced with coriander, garam masala and cardamom powder, this is a delicious way to enjoy potatoes during summer!

Whenever it comes to Indian vegetarian grilling, the first thing that comes to my mind is Paneer. Whether it’s the regular paneer tikka or the hariyali paneer tikka, it’s something that’s...

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