Nimbu Pani | Shikanji

This Nimbu Pani aka Indian style lemonade makes the perfect cooling summer drink. I grew up drinking nimbu pani during brutal summers in Delhi. It is easy to make with few ingredients and is seriously refreshing.

Summers in India (most parts of India) get brutal. I grew up in north India where temperatures constantly stayed above 100 F through summer. We made a lot of homemade drinks to get through those days (like lassi) and nimbu pani was always a top...

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Oats Chilla (Spiced Savory Oats Pancakes)

These hearty Oats Chilla (savory pancakes) are the perfect way to start your day. Made with oats, these are nutritious, rich in fiber, and packed with veggies. These are also vegan and can be easily made gluten-free.

Chilla aka savory pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. I grew up eating besan chilla for breakfast, it was hearty and filling and it was no wonder that mom loved feeding us that for breakfast.

Now, I make chilla not...

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Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Make Crispy Air Fryer Tofu with this easy recipe in 15 minutes or less! This tofu is great with dips or in salad, grain bowl or simply to snack on!

If you have never air fried tofu, then you are seriously missing out. I cook with tofu often and for most stir fry like kung pao tofu or tofu broccoli stir-fry, I like cooking the tofu first to crisp it up. Earlier, I would always do that step in the pan and while that works, air frying is even easier and my favorite way to do...

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Aloo Matar

Aloo Matar is a classic Indian curry made with potatoes and green peas. Using basic Indian spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, this was a staple that I grew up eating. It’s vegan and best enjoyed with rotis or hot puris and is easy enough to make for a weeknight meal!

I share tons of creative, fun and fusion Indian recipes on the blog. But I often forget to share the classic Indian recipes here. These are the kind of recipes that are made in Indian households on a...

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Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

These air fryer chickpeas are super crispy and make the perfect snack! You can season them anyway you like and enjoy them as a snack or on add as a topping to your soups, salads.

I have been so obsessed with my air fryer and the reason is that there are so many things I feel it does way better than a traditional oven. For example fries, they are so much better in air fryer than in an oven. And these chickpeas are next...

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Air Fryer Onion Pakoda

Onion Pakoda are onion fritters made with onion, gram flour (besan) and spices and are a very popular Indian snack. They are traditionally deep fried but this air fryer version of onion pakoda turns out just as good! These are crunchy, so flavorful and make a delightful snack with a cup of chai!

Most Indians will have fond memories associated with pakoda and rains. I remember whenever it would start raining during monsoon season, mom would make all sorts of pakodas made...

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Almond Flour Masala Crackers

Gluten-free and made without any oil, these Almond Flour Masala Crackers are a great snack to munch on. Spiced with Indian spices, they also pair well with dips like hummus, pesto, tzatziki and more!

Do you have a snack problem? I definitely do! I feel like I am constantly snacking, and it really has to do with me being in the kitchen all the time. On days, when I am not in the kitchen, I...

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Eggless Date Walnut Cake (Vegan)

Naturally sweetened with dates, this Date Walnut Cake is an easy to make cake for the festive season. The addition of walnuts adds a nice texture to this vegan cake.

I am not a big fan of fruit cakes in general but somehow that changes around the holidays! I love making fruit cake and all other festive treats around the holidays.

This eggless date walnut cake is another favorite of mine which I often make for...

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Cranberry Maple Rosemary Mocktail

If you are looking for an easy and refreshing drink for the holidays that even the kids can enjoy, then try this Cranberry Maple & Rosemary Mocktail. The vibrant red color makes it perfect for the festive season!

This year we have been actually able to go to a few small holiday parties (unlike last year) so that has been nice. But whenever we go to these parties, we always struggle with the drinks option. Needless to say there are always lots of alcoholic options on the menu but not much it comes to...

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Sweet & Spicy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

This Sweet & Spicy Brussel Sprouts comes together easily in the air fryer. The crispy Brussel sprouts are tossed with a sauce made with olive oil, maple syrup, sriracha. Makes a quick, easy and vegan side or appetizer!

Ever since I got my air fryer, I have been air frying tons of vegetables in it. I always thought I loved roasting veggies in my oven (and I still do) but the air fryer has completely replaced it for this purpose.

The fact that...

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chaat

This Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chaat inspired by Indian flavors might be your new favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes for the holidays! Garnished with cilantro chutney, tamarind chutney, pomegranate and fresh herbs this is also vegan and gluten-free!

I love chaat anything and everything and I think I have mentioned that so many times on the blog. I make a chaat out of everything from pizza to kala chana to potatoes to my favorite sweet potatoes. I have shared a sweet potato chaat recipe on the blog...

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Butternut Squash & Peas Sabzi

Use the butternut squash in season to make this Butternut Squash & Peas Sabzi! Cooked with onion, tomatoes, curry leaves and spices, this is so good with any bread or as side with rice and dal. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Now that we are done with all the Diwali recipes, we can shift our focus to fall and winter produce. One of my absolute favorite this time of the year is Butternut Squash.

It’s great...

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