Iced Mocha

Make this easy and refreshing Iced Mocha on a hot summer day! It’s made with easily available ingredients and is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. Add a scoop of ice cream to make it creamier.

Cold coffee is one of my favorite summer drinks. It’s easy to make and tastes great every time. When I used to live in India, I would make cold coffee and mango milkshake during summers all the time. They would be my evening treats as I didn’t like drinking hot chai in 115...

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Mango Milkshake

Sweet and creamy Mango Milkshake is a great way to enjoy the sweet mangoes in season. Made with just few ingredients, you can enjoy this milkshake for breakfast or evening snack. Make it plain or jazz it up by adding some vanilla ice cream to it.

As soon as summer kicks in and the mango season arrives, I make mango milkshake pretty much everyday in my kitchen (along with Mango Lassi). Sarvesh is a huge mango fan (I have mentioned that several times on the blog) and his favorite way to...

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Homemade Choco Bar Ice Cream

Beat the heat with this homemade Choco Bar Ice Cream. Soft vanilla ice cream bars dipped in chocolate makes the ultimate summer treat. Keep them plain or roll in nuts for added texture!

Which ice cream immediately takes you to your childhood days? For me it is Choco bar and Feast! For those who grew up in India during the 90s would totally get what I am talking about. That ice cream cart vendor selling choco bar, mango twist, cornetto and feast would be my favorite person during...

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Dal Palak (Spinach Dal)

Hearty and wholesome Dal Palak (Spinach Dal) is lightly spiced and makes a great comforting meal. It can be served with any grain of choice and is also vegan.

Adding spinach to your dal is a good way to include some greens in your diet, don’t you think? I have always been someone who loves their greens, saag is my absolute favorite. However, I remember my brothers not being too fond of spinach and...

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Masala Parle-G Cheesecake Ice Cream

You need only 15 minutes to make this no-churn Masala Parle-G Cheesecake Ice Cream. Filled with spices like cardamom, cinnamon and crushed parle-g biscuits, this ice cream is a crowd pleaser and perfect for summers!

I am back with yet another no churn ice cream and this time we are combining a childhood favorite biscuit of mine- the classic parle-g into a cheesecake ice cream. The inspiration for this ice cream comes from parle-g cheesecake which I had at Farzi cafe in Gurugram,...

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Fresh Corn, Kale & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

This Fresh Corn Salad with Kale, Quinoa is filling, wholesome and great for summer picnics and potlucks. Drizzled with a tahini-lemon dressing, the salad is also vegan and gluten-free. Toasted walnuts add a nice crunch to the salad.

I love biting into sweet juicy corn this time of the year. Every weekend we go to the farmer’s market and come home with these sweet corn during summer. Our most favorite way to eat is the Indian way- by roasting it directly on heat and...

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Easy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

These easy tofu lettuce wraps make a light and flavorful lunch or dinner and are easy to make at home without much prep work. The tofu filling can be made in advance and so these are great for meal prep as well.

The first time I had tofu lettuce wraps was at PF Chang’s. I instantly loved them, though Sarvesh didn’t fancy them (but then he never fancies anything with tofu), and ever since they are my go-to order when we eat at that restaurant. I also had tofu...

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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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