Iced Mocha

Make this easy and refreshing Iced Mocha on a hot summer day! It’s made with easily available ingredients and is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. Add a scoop of ice cream to make it creamier.

Cold coffee is one of my favorite summer drinks. It’s easy to make and tastes great every time. When I used to live in India, I would make cold coffee and mango milkshake during summers all the time. They would be my evening treats as I didn’t like drinking hot chai in 115...

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Mango Milkshake

Sweet and creamy Mango Milkshake is a great way to enjoy the sweet mangoes in season. Made with just few ingredients, you can enjoy this milkshake for breakfast or evening snack. Make it plain or jazz it up by adding some vanilla ice cream to it.

As soon as summer kicks in and the mango season arrives, I make mango milkshake pretty much everyday in my kitchen (along with Mango Lassi). Sarvesh is a huge mango fan (I have mentioned that several times on the blog) and his favorite way to...

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Homemade Choco Bar Ice Cream

Beat the heat with this homemade Choco Bar Ice Cream. Soft vanilla ice cream bars dipped in chocolate makes the ultimate summer treat. Keep them plain or roll in nuts for added texture!

Which ice cream immediately takes you to your childhood days? For me it is Choco bar and Feast! For those who grew up in India during the 90s would totally get what I am talking about. That ice cream cart vendor selling choco bar, mango twist, cornetto and feast would be my favorite person during...

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Dal Palak (Spinach Dal)

Hearty and wholesome Dal Palak (Spinach Dal) is lightly spiced and makes a great comforting meal. It can be served with any grain of choice and is also vegan.

Adding spinach to your dal is a good way to include some greens in your diet, don’t you think? I have always been someone who loves their greens, saag is my absolute favorite. However, I remember my brothers not being too fond of spinach and...

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Masala Parle-G Cheesecake Ice Cream

You need only 15 minutes to make this no-churn Masala Parle-G Cheesecake Ice Cream. Filled with spices like cardamom, cinnamon and crushed parle-g biscuits, this ice cream is a crowd pleaser and perfect for summers!

I am back with yet another no churn ice cream and this time we are combining a childhood favorite biscuit of mine- the classic parle-g into a cheesecake ice cream. The inspiration for this ice cream comes from parle-g cheesecake which I had at Farzi cafe in Gurugram,...

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Dahi Puri

Dahi Puri is a popular Indian street food where golgappas (fried small balls made from semolina/flour) are filled with potato, cilantro chutney, tamarind chutney, yogurt and sprinkled with spices. It is crunchy yet soft from the inside and is like a flavor explosion in the mouth. It’s hard to stop at one when it comes to Dahi Puri!

I don’t think it’s wrong to say that you get some of the best chaat in Delhi. Whether it’s aloo tikki, golgappe or samosa,...

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Easy Chana Kathi Roll

These Chana Kathi Roll have spiced chickpeas wrapped in a flaky paratha with mint cilantro chutney and topped with pickled onions. It’s so flavorful, quick and easy and makes a great vegetarian meal.

Whenever I go to New York, I make sure to get my fix of kathi rolls at Kati Roll Company. I love their aloo rolls and chana rolls and we always end up eating one each. I definitely miss those rolls here and so when the cravings for those chana rolls struck, I made these easy chana kathi...

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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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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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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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Eggless Pancakes

These light and fluffy eggless pancakes make the best breakfast! They are great on their own but can also be enjoyed with maple syrup, butter and fresh fruits. This is a great recipe for those who don’t eat eggs or for those days when you run out of eggs and want pancakes for breakfast!

I love pancakes for breakfast on the weekends just like French toast! When the weather gets warmer, we often go to this pancake place which we both love and enjoy a stack of pancakes with a cup...

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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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