Chocolate Modak

Easy Chocolate Modak made with mawa, sugar and cocoa powder. These are an easy festive treat to make for Ganesh Chaturthi and you can make these in 30 minutes or less.

Modak is the quintessential festive sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi. The traditional modak which is steamed and made with rice flour and stuffed with jaggery needs some serious skills and also takes time. However if you are short on time and looking for any easy treat for the festival, then try these Chocolate...

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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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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 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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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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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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Chana Masala

Easy and simple Chana Masala is made using raw chickpeas which are soaked overnight and then cooked with onion, tomatoes and spices.

This popular Indian dish is vegan and gluten-free and pairs well with rice or naan.

Chana Masala needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular Indian dishes, whether its in India or in the western world.

In Delhi though, we usually make Chole, which is very similar to...

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Mango Sticky Rice (Instant Pot & Stovetop)

Making Mango Sticky Rice at home is easier than you think! Sticky rice flavored with a sweet coconut sauce and served with delicious summer mangoes – there can’t be a better summer dessert!

Make it either using your Instant Pot or on stove-top.

The heat here has been crazy lately. Pacific north-west and broken some serious records over the last few days. I would have never imagine temperatures...

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Hariyali Paneer Tikka

If you are looking for a great vegetarian appetizer for your summer grilling party, then look no further than this Hariyali Paneer Tikka!

Cubes of paneer marinated with yogurt, spices and a paste made with cilantro and mint, this is best enjoyed with a squeeze of lemon and more chutney on the side.

We all love paneer tikka, don’t we? Paneer marinated with yogurt, spices and...

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Mango Ice Cream (No-Churn & Eggless)

Use the sweet mangoes in season to make this no-churn Mango Ice Cream. This ice cream is super easy to make with prep time of only 15 minutes! It’s also eggless and you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it!

We have been having a bit of mango overdose lately. Our local Indian store is getting regular supply of Pakistani mangoes (which are extremely delicious by the way) and Sarvesh has been buying them like there’s no...

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