Eggless Paan Cheesecake

Eggless Paan Cheesecake, inspired by the flavors of Meetha Paan. This cheesecake gets it flavors from paan leaves, gulkand (rose petal jam) and fennel.

Garnished with tutti frutti, candied fennel and white chocolate (optional), this is a stunning dessert to celebrate any Indian festival and is cooked in the Instant Pot!

Yet another dessert made with paan leaves (betel leaves), are you guys tired of it? I hope not, because I love making desserts...

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Vegan Naan

No-fail recipe for soft and fluffy Vegan Naan!

These naan taste so much better than store bought and pair perfectly with your favorite curry.

Naan needs no introduction, it is popular everywhere! However, when we eat out at Indian restaurants here in the US, I often don’t like their naans.

They are mostly dry or hard and just...

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Instant Pot Brown Rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice – step by step guide to make the perfect brown rice in your Instant Pot each time.

You won’t believe how easy it is! Perfect to enjoy with your favorite curries or stir-fry!

Is rice good for you?

This is like a never ending debate!

I  grew up in a...

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Vegan Mapo Tofu

Vegan version of the popular Sichuan dish, this Mapo Tofu has a nice kick to it from the Sichuan peppercorns and fermented beans paste. Pair it with jasmine rice for a filling meal.

Disclaimer: this is in no way an authentic recipe for Mapo Tofu. This dish is inspired by few vegan versions of mapo tofu that I have tried in restaurants and also from this recipe . I have also made it in a way which is more suitable to my palate (less heat) so this is far from an authentic Sichuan...

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Paneer Tikka Naan Pizza

Paneer Tikka Naan Pizza- a super flavorful Indian style vegetarian pizza made using paneer, spices, cheese and homemade naan.

This pizza is perfect for a date night or whenever the pizza craving kicks in!

Can we ever get tired of pizza? I don’t think so!

We order in pizza very often, especially as the weekend gets closer, my pizza cravings really start to kick...

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Gajar Matar Sabzi

A simple Indian stir-fry made with winters carrots and green peas. This gajar matar sabzi was a staple in my house growing up. 

Serve it with simple roti and dal for a satisfying meal.

We would eat a lot of gajar matar sabzi during winters. Another favorite was aloo gajar matar where potatoes were also added in addition to the carrot and peas.

There was a...

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Eggless Chocolate Lava Cake

Simple Eggless Chocolate Lava Cake with a molten chocolaty center! 

These cakes are easy to make and pretty to look at. Serve with ice-cream and berries for an indulgent treat.

Lava Cakes are one of my favorite things to eat (and bake)! There’s this place in Seattle which sells lava cakes exclusively and we go there often when...

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Baked Feta Pasta

If you are looking for an easy weeknight meal, then look further than this Baked Feta Pasta!

It’s so easy and seriously good! No wonder that it’s everywhere on the social media these days. The original recipe is made with tomatoes only but I added some veggies and seasoning to make it more adaptable to my palate.

These days there’s always a new recipe trending on...

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Instant Pot Garlic Noodles

We all love noodles, don’t we? More so if they are quick to make! These Instant Pot Garlic Noodles are just that.

So easy to make in the Instant Pot, pack a lot of flavor and make an easy weeknight meal. They are also vegan!

Whenever I am pressed for time or can’t think of what to make for dinner, I usually end up making noodles of some sort.

Instant Pot has made it really...

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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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