Dal Makhani

Creamy and buttery Dal Makhani is one of India’s most loved dal!

This dal has whole black lentils cooked with butter and cream and simmered on low heat for that unique flavor. It tastes best with garlic naan!

I share all my tips and tricks to make restaurant style Dal Makhani at home with easy to follow steps.

Lentils have been an integral part of my diet. In India, we pretty much eat...

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Aloo Methi

Simple Indian stir fry with potatoes and fresh fenugreek leaves.

This Aloo Methi was quite a winter staple in my home and is best enjoyed with flatbread like roti.

I don’t see fresh methi leaves (fenugreek) very often here in the market.

But whenever I spot them, I make sure to buy few bunches and either make paratha with them or a simple stir fry like this...

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Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta made in the Instant Pot! This one pot meal takes only 20 minutes to cook!

You won’t believe how easy it is to make creamy restaurant style pasta in your Instant Pot so quickly!

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Curd Rice

Comforting Curd Rice is a popular dish from South India where soft cooked rice is mixed with yogurt and then tempered with spices.

The curd rice is easy on the stomach and tastes great with a side of pickle and papadum!

What is comfort food to you? For some it’s a bowl of noodles or mashed potatoes or chili.

For me it’s dal-chawal, which is basically nothing but rice and lentils. Trust me nothing beats the...

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Instant Pot Brown Rice Chana Pulao

Brown Rice Chana Pulao made in the Instant Pot! An easy one-pot pulao made with chickpeas, brown rice and spices.

The perfect meal for busy days, also vegan and gluten-free.

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Perfect Quinoa in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Quinoa – step by step guide to make the perfect quinoa in your Instant Pot each time!

Hands free cooking and super easy! Zero monitoring.

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Sabudana Vada

Crispy and crunchy Sabudana Vada are the perfect tea time snack!

These fried vadas (fritters) are made with sabudana (sago) and require only a handful of ingredients. Very addictive, vegan, gluten-free and can also be made for fasting.

In India whenever we would invite someone over for chai, mom would always make something fried and crispy.

This was like mandatory, either there were pakoras (fritters) or samosa or vadas. Basically anything...

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Kala Chana Chaat

Refreshing and tangy Kala Chana Chaat is made with black chickpeas, onion, tomatoes and flavored with spices.

This easy salad makes a great snack or lunch! This recipe is also oil-free, sugar-free, vegan and gluten-free.

While the white chickpeas have become so popular everywhere, the smaller black counterpart, the black chickpeas aka kala chana lag behind.

In India, we used to eat kala chana...

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Vegan Almond Cardamom Cake

Simple Vegan Almond Cardamom Cake is the perfect cake to enjoy with a cup of coffee or chai!

This soft and moist cake is easy to make with basic pantry essentials.

Some days I just crave for a slice of cake with my chai. You know the simple kind of cake, without any frosting? 

I love these kind of cakes, without any frills. So the other day when I had a craving, I ended up making...

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Paneer Tikka

Make restaurant style Paneer Tikka at home with this easy recipe!

Cubes of paneer, onion and bell peppers are marinated with spices and yogurt and then roasted in the oven to perfection.

Traditionally paneer tikka is grilled in a tandoor but you get the same amazing taste by broiling in the oven too!

Paneer Tikka was one appetizer which we always ordered when we ate out...

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Thandai Coconut Ladoo

Easy and fun to make, these Thandai Coconut Ladoo are perfect for Holi celebrations!

These are simple coconut ladoos which have been flavored with my homemade thandai powder to make them festive!

Didn’t I tell you guys that I will be sharing a dessert recipe made with the thandai powder this week?

Well, here it is! Super easy Thandai Coconut Ladoo! The inspiration for these ladoos came from my hugely popular paan...

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Instant Pot Rice and Dal (Pot in Pot Method)

Make India’s ultimate comfort food – rice and dal together at the same time in the Instant Pot!

The recipe uses pot in pot method which cooks both rice and dal together in one go.

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