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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Schezwan Noodles

Use some of that leftover homemade schezwan sauce to make Vegetarian Schezwan Noodles! This is an easy meal to make for busy days in 30 minutes or less especially when you have the sauce ready to go!

Remember I shared these paneer schezwan momos last week? Well, after making those momos I still had leftover schezwan sauce and I just had to make some noodles.

These schezwan noodles are easy, quick and have so...

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Beetroot Tikki

Healthy pan-fried Beetroot Tikki made with beets, rolled oats and spices. Addition of panko bread crumbs adds to the crunch, these vegan tikkis are best enjoyed as a snack or served as an appetizer.

Beetroot was not a very popular vegetable in my home in India. I don’t remember mom making it often. One way she would make it was beetroot raita and she also added it to salads sometimes. But other than that, it wasn’t cooked...

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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 Paneer Momos

Schezwan Paneer Momos are filled with paneer and vegetables and tossed in a spicy homemade schezwan sauce. These vegetarian dumplings are so good on their own or with a side of spicy chutney.

Momos are small dumplings filled with meat/vegetables which travelled across the borders from Tibet and Nepal to become popular in India. They initially became popular in north-east and eventually everywhere else. I can say that I grew up in India literally during the time when...

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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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Tandoori Roti

Make restaurant style Tandoori Roti at home without any tandoor with this easy step by step recipe. These rotis are crisp on the edges and soft in the center and make the perfect pairing with creamy dals and curries.

I grew up eating roti everyday of my life. But it was always the simple, basic roti. When we ate out at restaurants, we would order naan since we didn’t get to eat that at home. And the other thing which we always ordered was...

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Masala Pasta Chips

These viral Tiktok Pasta Chips are incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. I seasoned mine with commonly used Indian spices like coriander, garam masala to make Masala Pasta Chips and served them with spicy cilantro dip/chutney!

Tiktok is probably the most addictive social media platform. I resist the temptation to open tiktok everyday because I know that once I login, I would not even realize and 2 hours would...

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Whole Wheat Eggless Strawberry Muffins

Filled with summer strawberries, these simple Eggless Strawberry Muffins make the perfect snack. Enjoy them with a cup of chai or a glass of milk. These are also made with whole wheat and are nut-free.

When summer fruits are in season, we go overboard with them. I love going to Farmers Market every weekend and get a huge stock of fruits. Berries, cherries, stone fruits, there’s so much to choose from. I found Tayberry at my farmers market last week, I had...

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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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Spicy Black Pepper Tofu

Tofu cooked in a spicy sauce flavored with lots of freshly ground black peppercorns. If you love spicy food, then you have to try this Black Pepper Tofu! It is also vegan.

Tofu is such a versatile ingredient. You can pretty much flavor it any way you like it. Some people are of the opinion that tofu is bland and honestly yes if not seasoned well it can be pretty bland.

I have been once served a full block of tofu with just some salt and pepper...

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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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