Afghani Pulao

Disclaimer: I always like to write a little disclaimer when I post traditional recipes (other than Indian of course!). My love for cooking motivates me to try different types of cuisines in the world, but I obviously cannot comment about how authentic the recipes are.

Whatever I know is through books and internet but what I can tell you is that this recipe of Afghani Pulao was delicious and I am so happy to be sharing it with you guys! I love Afghan cuisine, it’s one my absolute favorites and one of the most...

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S’mores Creme Brulee

Summer is going way too fast and it almost nearing it’s end (WHAT?!!) and so before it ends I wanted to share a s’mores recipe and what better than S’mores Creme Brulee! If you love s’mores and love creme brulee then you are going to fall in love with this super indulgent dessert! Didn’t I tell you just yesterday that I was going to eat healthy and today I’m posting this indulgent dessert. What’s wrong with me? Baking is something I can’t do without so I have made peace with it. Healthy eating and desserts...

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Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos

Another Friday and another week has come to an end. I know I say this so often but I can’t help it because it seriously surprises me – this time and how fast it flies! Wow it will be the 8th month of 2015 in just few more days and then the festive season will start. I was speaking to my hubby in the morning and I said all this while I was waiting for mom-dad to visit us, they came and now they left too. It’s seriously crazy, how the hell are weeks passing like days!

Anyway since it’s Friday, it...

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Oreo Popsicles

And we are on to popsicle #2 and there are Oreos involved this time around! Who doesn’t love Oreos? kids, adults everyone I know can’t have enough of this chocolate sandwich cookie and that’s why I thought that Oreo Popsicles would be the perfect recipe to share with you guys on this ongoing “frozen treats” week on Cook With Manali. Unlike the previous popsicle recipe, this one isn’t healthy. It’s a treat and so you should eat it like a treat too, once in a while. But I know that’s...

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Tropical Punch Popsicles

Can you believe we are in July already! Where did the time go? and before we even realize it would be Christmas. Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? Seriously time is flying way too fast. What did you guys do over the long weekend? We went to a BBQ party and I made paneer tikka and then we also did some grilling at home. We got this really cute small grill and we grilled some corn and ate it the Indian way with some chat masala , chili powder and lemon, ahh bliss!

It’s...

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Easy Spinach Lasagna

When my family was here, I made food laden with calories almost every day. My brothers love cheese and sweets and they wanted to eat all the “special food” cooked by their sister before they leave. So, I made a lot of things like this nutella strawberry french toast and this cheesecake and I also made this Spinach Lasagna. The first time I had spinach lasagna was at a friend’s place 2 years back. My 1st reaction was, wow it’s delicious but that’s a lot of cheese! Well, there is a lot of cheese in lasagna, of course you can make the...

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White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

I have mentioned this before that I prefer no-bake and mini cheesecakes over the huge ones because the regular sized cheesecakes are so heavy that I am never able to finish a slice. And also it’s difficult for the 2 of us to finish a 9 or 10 inch cheesecake! I mean that stuff is heavy. We went to The Cheesecake Factory a lot of times in the past few weeks, the reason was my brothers who just fell in love with their cheesecakes. Can’t blame them, their cheesecakes are to die for and there’s so much to choose from....

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Nutella French Toast with Strawberries

I have been making indulgent desserts and breakfast almost everyday these days. The reason is that my family is here and I want to feed them all that I can before they leave. It’s their last week in US and the thought of them leaving is already making me super sad : ( but I’m trying to have as much fun as I can till they are here plus I will be seeing them again in December this year when we visit India so it’s not that bad. My brothers and my dad love nutella and so few days back I whipped up these Nutella French Toast for...

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Spinach Corn Curry

I think it’s too much of green overdose on my blog these days, just look at the last few posts it’s all green! If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know how much I love my greens. I am veggie-holic (is that a word?), no seriously I am. I usually feel like eating a plate full of only veggies for lunch and dinner. Of course I don’t get to do that often because hubby wants his roti and rice but if left to me, I would happily...

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Mint Paratha

Helloooo from my new home! 😀 Yay we made it but it was so exhausting. The unpacking is still left but at least we are done with the moving stuff. Gosh, I haven’t slept properly in days. It feels like I was packing stuff into boxes forever. My family is here and that made the entire process so much easier. I can’t imagine packing 60 big boxes on my own. And oh my god you guys, out of all the boxes, 60% were from my Kitchen! My dad was like, do you have anything else besides kitchen. Well what do I say, I guess only food...

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Avocado Tomato Sandwich with Baby Spinach

You know some recipes are so simple that you actually think if it qualifies enough as a recipe to share. But then the very same dishes are delicious and even though super simple to make, you cannot resist sharing them. And that’s exactly my thoughts about this Avocado Tomato Sandwich with Baby Spinach. This sandwich actually has some of my favorite things – there’s avocado (which I can never have enough of) and then there’s tomato and spinach! Talk about all the veggie goodness in 1...

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Indian Paneer Puff

Yes more paneer recipes. Now that I told you how to make paneer at home, this was bound to happen. Paneer and potato puffs are very popular in India. These crispy, flaky savory pastries are usually relished with a cup of hot chai in the evening. Sometimes I have this sudden craving to eat a vegetable or paneer puff in the evening. Now back home it was easy, just get go to your local bakery and get the puffs however it’s not all that convenient here. First of all it’s hard to find puffs here and even if you find them, they are never...

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