Dahi Puri

Dahi Puri is a popular Indian street food where golgappas (fried small balls made from semolina/flour) are filled with potato, cilantro chutney, tamarind chutney, yogurt and sprinkled with spices. It is crunchy yet soft from the inside and is like a flavor explosion in the mouth. It’s hard to stop at one when it comes to Dahi Puri!

I don’t think it’s wrong to say that you get some of the best chaat in Delhi. Whether it’s aloo tikki, golgappe or samosa,...

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Fruit Custard Icebox Cake

Inspired by the Indian fruit custard that I grew up eating, this Fruit Custard Icebox Cake has layers of whipped cream-custard mix, fresh fruits and parle-g biscuits. This no-bake cake is seriously refreshing, easy to put together and makes the perfect summer dessert.

My mom made fruit custard so often during summers in India. There were so many fruits in the market during that time of the year and it was possibly the easiest and quickest dessert she could...

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Easy Chana Kathi Roll

These Chana Kathi Roll have spiced chickpeas wrapped in a flaky paratha with mint cilantro chutney and topped with pickled onions. It’s so flavorful, quick and easy and makes a great vegetarian meal.

Whenever I go to New York, I make sure to get my fix of kathi rolls at Kati Roll Company. I love their aloo rolls and chana rolls and we always end up eating one each. I definitely miss those rolls here and so when the cravings for those chana rolls struck, I made these easy chana kathi...

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Mint Chutney

This quick and easy Mint Chutney is easy to make at home and makes a great dip for a variety of Indian snacks like samosa, pakora etc. It’s also great as a spread for sandwiches, wraps. You only need 15 minutes to make this chutney which is also vegan!

I have often talked about how important chutneys are in Indian cuisine. I grew up with having some sort of chutney on our lunch table everyday. The kind of chutney that was there on our table varied from season to season. There was raw...

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Nimbu Pani | Shikanji

This Nimbu Pani aka Indian style lemonade makes the perfect cooling summer drink. I grew up drinking nimbu pani during brutal summers in Delhi. It is easy to make with few ingredients and is seriously refreshing.

Summers in India (most parts of India) get brutal. I grew up in north India where temperatures constantly stayed above 100 F through summer. We made a lot of homemade drinks to get through those days (like lassi) and nimbu pani was always a top...

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Oats Chilla (Spiced Savory Oats Pancakes)

These hearty Oats Chilla (savory pancakes) are the perfect way to start your day. Made with oats, these are nutritious, rich in fiber, and packed with veggies. These are also vegan and can be easily made gluten-free.

Chilla aka savory pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. I grew up eating besan chilla for breakfast, it was hearty and filling and it was no wonder that mom loved feeding us that for breakfast.

Now, I make chilla not...

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Mango Kalakand

Use fresh summer mangoes to make Mango Kalakand, an Indian mithai (sweet) made with whole milk, mangoes, and sweetened condensed milk. Milk is curdled to make fresh chena which is then cooked with mango puree and flavored with a whiff of cardamom.

Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet that is made with milk. A lot of popular Indian sweets are milk-based, since that was the most commonly available ingredient back then it made sense for so many mithais to be made from...

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Mango Mint Raita

This Mango Mint Raita is the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals. Use sweet mangoes in the season to make this refreshing raita that goes so well with your favorite pulao or biryani!

Raitas are always an integral part of Indian meals. Growing up, mom always made raita for our lunches, especially during summers. Either it was boondi raita, or cucumber raita , or onion & tomato raita but it...

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Mango Lassi

Creamy Mango Lassi is easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients. I love making this lassi, especially during summers when sweet mangoes are in season. If you enjoy having mango lassi at Indian restaurants, you would love this homemade version just as much! All you need is 10 minutes to make this!

And as soon as they start arriving at the Indian store, you can rest assured that I will have 2 to 3 boxes of them at any given them through the summers (that’s why I have so many mango recipes on the blog from...

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Eggless Pancakes

These light and fluffy eggless pancakes make the best breakfast! They are great on their own but can also be enjoyed with maple syrup, butter and fresh fruits. This is a great recipe for those who don’t eat eggs or for those days when you run out of eggs and want pancakes for breakfast!

I love pancakes for breakfast on the weekends just like French toast! When the weather gets warmer, we often go to this pancake place which we both love and enjoy a stack of pancakes with a cup...

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Rava Idli

Rava Idli are savory steamed cakes made with semolina, veggies and spices. This is a popular breakfast item and often served with a bowl of sambar and coconut chutney. It’s quick, easy and needs no fermentation unlike the traditional idli. This recipe makes soft, light and fluffy rava idli for a delicious meal!

Idli is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast and lunch. For those who don’t know, traditional idli is a steamed...

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Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Make Crispy Air Fryer Tofu with this easy recipe in 15 minutes or less! This tofu is great with dips or in salad, grain bowl or simply to snack on!

If you have never air fried tofu, then you are seriously missing out. I cook with tofu often and for most stir fry like kung pao tofu or tofu broccoli stir-fry, I like cooking the tofu first to crisp it up. Earlier, I would always do that step in the pan and while that works, air frying is even easier and my favorite way to do...

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