Fresh Corn, Kale & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

This Fresh Corn Salad with Kale, Quinoa is filling, wholesome and great for summer picnics and potlucks. Drizzled with a tahini-lemon dressing, the salad is also vegan and gluten-free. Toasted walnuts add a nice crunch to the salad.

I love biting into sweet juicy corn this time of the year. Every weekend we go to the farmer’s market and come home with these sweet corn during summer. Our most favorite way to eat is the Indian way- by roasting it directly on heat and...

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Mint Chutney

This quick and easy Mint Chutney is easy to make at home and makes a great dip for a variety of Indian snacks like samosa, pakora etc. It’s also great as a spread for sandwiches, wraps. You only need 15 minutes to make this chutney which is also vegan!

I have often talked about how important chutneys are in Indian cuisine. I grew up with having some sort of chutney on our lunch table everyday. The kind of chutney that was there on our table varied from season to season. There was raw...

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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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Mango Kalakand

Use fresh summer mangoes to make Mango Kalakand, an Indian mithai (sweet) made with whole milk, mangoes, and sweetened condensed milk. Milk is curdled to make fresh chena which is then cooked with mango puree and flavored with a whiff of cardamom.

Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet that is made with milk. A lot of popular Indian sweets are milk-based, since that was the most commonly available ingredient back then it made sense for so many mithais to be made from...

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Mango Mint Raita

This Mango Mint Raita is the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals. Use sweet mangoes in the season to make this refreshing raita that goes so well with your favorite pulao or biryani!

Raitas are always an integral part of Indian meals. Growing up, mom always made raita for our lunches, especially during summers. Either it was boondi raita, or cucumber raita , or onion & tomato raita but it...

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Mango Lassi

Creamy Mango Lassi is easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients. I love making this lassi, especially during summers when sweet mangoes are in season. If you enjoy having mango lassi at Indian restaurants, you would love this homemade version just as much! All you need is 10 minutes to make this!

And as soon as they start arriving at the Indian store, you can rest assured that I will have 2 to 3 boxes of them at any given them through the summers (that’s why I have so many mango recipes on the blog from...

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Instant Pot Jackfruit Biryani (Kathal Biryani)

This jackfruit biryani aka kathal biryani is made with jackfruit, basmati rice and flavored with whole spices like cardamom, cumin, cinnamon and peppercorn. Topped with crispy onion, saffron milk and fried cashews, this vegetarian delight will make showstopper of a meal at any table!

I don’t cook with jackfruit very often but when I do, I almost always end up making my mom’s kathal and chana dal kebabs. Those melt-in-mouth kebabs are probably my favorite way to...

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Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is a popular Indian curry where cubes of paneer (Indian cottage cheese), onions and peppers are marinated with yogurt and spices, grilled and then tossed in a creamy tomato based curry. This dish goes extremely well with butter naan or paratha or basmati rice.

About This Recipe You know the most famous Indian food in the world? It is Chicken Tikka Masala, at least that’s what I think. You talk to anyone in the UK or...

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Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita is a popular Indian side dish made with yogurt, spices and boondi (fried balls made from besan aka gram flour). This raita is commonly served as an accompaniment to Indian meals along with rice, curries, roti. It’s also great with biryani or pulao and gets done in less than 15 minutes!

About This Recipe Boondi Raita is an Indian raita (Indian yogurt dip) made with yogurt, spices and boondi....

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Cold Coffee Recipe

This easy to make homemade frothy Cold Coffee is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Add some chocolate sauce or vanilla ice cream to make it extra rich and creamy. Gets done in 10 minutes!

I remember I was in school when these coffee chains had just about started getting popular in India. We didn’t have many but Barista and Café Coffee Day were the two most popular ones. They used to be those fancy coffee shops/hangout places where we...

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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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South Indian Filter Coffee

Make a piping hot cup of South Indian Filter Coffee at home with this easy step by step recipe. It’s best enjoyed with idli, dosa or medu vada!

I am a chai lover, my mornings always start with a cup of masala chai. In fact if I don’t have one in the morning, then according to Sarvesh I am super cranky the whole day! But I also love coffee, after my morning chai, I almost always want...

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