Instant Pot Moong Dal Chaat

Pressure cooked moong dal topped with an assortment on toppings like onion, tomatoes, cilantro, ginger and spices.

This Moong Dal Chaat is a healthy twist on the traditional chaat and is vegan and also oil-free!

I am not sure what took me so long to share this recipe here.

In fact I have hardly made it in my kitchen ever since I got married and moved to the US (which is almost 9 years...

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Kaju Kishmish Ice Cream

An easy no-churn ice cream made with cashews and raisins! This Kaju Kishmish Ice Cream requires only few ingredients and makes a refreshing summer treat!

I make no churn ice creams on repeat during summers.

To tell you guys the truth, I do have an ice cream attachment with my stand mixer and I have used it in the past.

But mostly, I am just lazy to take it out and prepare the base and...

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Instant Pot Blueberry Chia Jam

Simple Blueberry Chia Jam using the fresh blueberries in season!

This jam is made in the Instant Pot and sweetened with maple syrup making it refined sugar free.

Fruits are in abundance during this time of the year. We went to our farmers market last week and got lots of fresh fruits.

The farmers market felt so different this year with all the safety rules but the produce was still amazing, like it...

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Spinach Puri (Palak Puri)

Spinach Puri- basic puri with the goodness of spinach.

These deep fried bread pair well with dishes like chana masala or aloo matar.

 

So when I shared this aloo rasedar recipe 2 weeks back, I received so many messages and emails asking me to share the recipe of the green puris that were there in the picture.

I finally got around writing...

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Instant Pot Red Curry Quinoa Fried Rice

Red Curry Quinoa Fried Rice- one pot vegan meal with veggies, quinoa and flavored with red curry paste, coconut milk & Thai basil!

This quinoa fried “rice” is more protein packed than the traditional fried rice and a great way to use any leftover red curry paste.

I keep trying new ways to make Sarvesh enjoy quinoa. Over the years, he has gone from “I won’t touch it” to “this...

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Sesame Oats Ladoo

Sesame Oats Ladoo- easy sweet balls to satisfy your sweet cravings with minimal efforts and ingredients.

These easier version of the traditional til ladoos are made with rolled oats, sesame seeds and sweetened with dates.

The Indian festive season is fast approaching.

Raksha Bandhan which is only a few days away marks the beginning of the festive season in...

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Vegan Pad Thai

Vegan Pad Thai made with flat rice noodles, veggies and tofu!

This is one of my favorite weeknight meals and comes together rather quickly.

If there’s one dish that I eat at every Thai restaurant, then it’s this- Pad Thai along with the Thai fried rice maybe.

However more often that not, I am left disappointed with the vegan pad thai that most restaurants serve. I think mostly I am not a fan of the...

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Dhaba Style Aloo Rasedar (Instant Pot)

Make dhaba style Aloo Rasedar (spiced potato curry) in your Instant Pot!

No boiling the potatoes separately, one pot recipe and this pairs so well with puri.

Dhaba food holds a special place in my heart and I am sure that is true for most Indians.

For my non-Indian readers who don’t know what dhaba is, it...

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Eggless Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake

Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake – a simple tea time cake made with atta (whole wheat) and jaggery.

Slightly flavored with cinnamon, this cake is lightly sweetened and is great for snacking or breakfast.

Tea time cakes are my favorite cakes to bake. I often run out of patience to frost and decorate a cake.

The only time I will take the effort to decorate and frost a...

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Sweet Potato Oats Tikki

Crispy Sweet Potato Oats Tikki flavored with spices, cilantro, ginger make a great tea time snack!

You can also make a meal out of these by using them as a burger patty or use them in chaat too.

I adore sweet potatoes in every form.

Whether roasted or boiled, in a burrito bowl or soups or curries...

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Medu Vada

Medu Vada are deep fried fritters made with urad dal.

These are commonly served as a snack or for breakfast and are most popular in South India.

Best enjoyed with sambar and chutney!

I am not a huge fan of deep frying and I think I have mentioned that many times here.

However, for few things I will make an...

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Instant Pot Vegan Lo Mein

Easy Vegan Lo Mein made in the Instant Pot is the perfect meal for busy days!

This one-pot dish has noodles, lots of veggies tossed in a flavorful sauce and gets done in one-pot. No boiling the noodles separately!

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Noodles are one of my favorite things to eat. Especially the ones...

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