Chana Dal Recipe

Chana Dal is one of my favorite dals to enjoy with rice. Made with fresh ingredients and a handful of spices, this dal is packed with flavors!

It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Chana dal had a special place in my heart growing up. Mainly because it wasn’t made everyday in my house unlike toor/arhar...

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Methi Paratha

Whole wheat flatbreads with fresh fenugreek leaves, this Methi Paratha is especially popular in northern India during winters. 

Best enjoyed with white butter and a cup of chai!

Winters in Delhi are very specific food wise. There are certain things which you would see in every household only during winters – like gajar halwa , maaki ki roti & sarson ka saag  & these methi...

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Ragi Roti

Plain Ragi Roti made with ragi flour (finger millet flour).

These rotis are rich in protein, calcium and also gluten-free. They are also known as Nachni Roti.

Growing up in North India, I mostly ate wheat and rice, that’s what was on the menu everyday for lunch and dinner.

I was not very aware of different grains then. Maybe it was just the time, back...

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My Favorite Chickpea Salad

Vegan and gluten-free, this Chickpea Salad is my absolute favorite.

It has cucumber, onions, dates and olives tossed together in a flavorful dressing. It’s also great for meal-prep.

As a vegetarian, chickpeas are one of my absolute favorites!

There’s so much you can do with them. Make hummus, chana masala, add to burgers and of course they make the best...

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Dal Idli (No Rice)

Want to avoid rice and still have idli? Try this Dal Idli made with lentils!

This idli is made with urad and moong dal only making it more protein packed than the regular idli.

Idlis are so comforting, aren’t they? I can pretty much have them everyday. I especially love them for breakfast or lunch. 

And...

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Soft Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies made with rolled oats, flour, butter and sugar!

These cookies are super soft and perfect to dunk in milk.

I wasn’t aware of soft cookies until I moved to the US. Growing up in India, we had biscuits (British influence) and they were always crispy.

So I never associated the term “soft” with...

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Eggless Danish Butter Cookies

Buttery melt-in-mouth Eggless Danish Butter Cookies! These cookies require only 5 ingredients are one of my favorite treats to bake for the holidays.

They are also perfect for gifting to your friends and family.

It’s the season for homemade cookies. I love baking cookies especially during this time of the year.

I...

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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar

Make use of all the winter veggies in season to make these Roasted Winter Vegetables!

Topped with balsamic vinegar and fresh parsley, they make a nice side with soup or rice or can be enjoyed as such.

I love the fact that every season brings with it new fruits and vegetables to enjoy! In India, winter meant eating lots of greens like mustard greens, methi (fenugreek), bathua (chenopodium) and also those beautiful red carrots (which I soo miss...

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Instant Pot Lauki Curry (Bottle Gourd Curry)

Easy Lauki Curry (bottle gourd curry) made in the Instant Pot!

One pot, vegan and gluten-free, this gets done in 30 minutes or less.

Lauki (bottle gourd) is not a very known or popular vegetable around here in the US. But growing up in India, it was one of the most common vegetables.

It was made often in my house but no one was...

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Eggless Cake Rusk

Crunchy & buttery, these eggless Cake Rusk and chai are a match made in heaven.

Made with only few pantry ingredients, these are so much better when homemade.

I cannot have my chai plain, I mean I always need some munchies along with.

Whether it’s chivda, cookies or rusks. These eggless cake rusks are my current favorite, I just cannot stop eating...

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Matar Chaat

Matar Chaat made with white peas tossed with onion, tomatoes, spices and chutneys!

This chaat is extremely popular in Delhi and makes amazing meal with kulcha or can be enjoyed as such.

Matar Kulcha had a special place in my heart during college days. There was this roadside stall near our college which sold matar kulcha plate for Rs.7  I think (which is less than 10 cent!) and that used to be my treat very...

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Balsamic Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate

Balsamic Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts makes an easy and wonderful side dish for the Holidays!

The balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and smoked paprika give the brussel sprouts that sweet, smokey and tangy flavors which goes so well together!

I had never heard of brussel sprouts back home in India. So, this was a totally new vegetable for me when I moved to the US. I was not wary of trying it though as I...

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