Mango Sticky Rice (Instant Pot & Stovetop)

Making Mango Sticky Rice at home is easier than you think! Sticky rice flavored with a sweet coconut sauce and served with delicious summer mangoes – there can’t be a better summer dessert!

Make it either using your Instant Pot or on stove-top.

The heat here has been crazy lately. Pacific north-west and broken some serious records over the last few days. I would have never imagine temperatures...

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Hariyali Paneer Tikka

If you are looking for a great vegetarian appetizer for your summer grilling party, then look no further than this Hariyali Paneer Tikka!

Cubes of paneer marinated with yogurt, spices and a paste made with cilantro and mint, this is best enjoyed with a squeeze of lemon and more chutney on the side.

We all love paneer tikka, don’t we? Paneer marinated with yogurt, spices and...

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Mango Ice Cream (No-Churn & Eggless)

Use the sweet mangoes in season to make this no-churn Mango Ice Cream. This ice cream is super easy to make with prep time of only 15 minutes! It’s also eggless and you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it!

We have been having a bit of mango overdose lately. Our local Indian store is getting regular supply of Pakistani mangoes (which are extremely delicious by the way) and Sarvesh has been buying them like there’s no...

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Mango Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand is one of my favorite summer desserts to make when mangoes are in season. The combination of yogurt, sweet mangoes and the aroma of cardamom and saffron makes this an irresistible dessert!

Mango is my husband’s favorite fruit, I guess if you are from India chances of mango being your favorite fruit is pretty high, like really high! I remember Sarvesh telling me once- that they had this discussion in their office about fruits. Everyone was asked to name...

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Bread Kulcha

Soft Bread Kulcha reminds me of my college days when I used to gorge on matar kulcha from my favorite roadside thela. Smeared with butter, these kulchas are popular in Delhi and pair perfectly well with chole or the classic matar chaat.

Bread kulcha is a bread that’s not so popular outside North India. It’s most famous in Delhi area where it’s often served with matar chaat (also known as matra). You would often spot roadside carts selling matar kulcha on the streets of...

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Chickpea Burger with Spicy Mango Mayo

Chickpea Burger served with spicy mango mayonnaise sauce is my new favorite summer burger! So easy to make, great for BBQ or a quick weeknight meal. It’s also vegan and can be made gluten-free.

Are you a burger fan? I always preferred pizza over burgers when I was younger. But now I have definitely warmed up to them. Back in India, the only type of vegetarian burgers I knew were aloo tikki burger or paneer burger which became popular thanks to...

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Lassi Recipe

If you are looking for a cooling summer drink, then look no further than a glass of Lassi. Most popular in northers parts of India, lassi is a yogurt drink which can either be sweet or salty. There are so many ways to flavor it, but for me nothing beats the classic!

It gets really hot in summers in Delhi. I am talking about temperatures like 115 F degrees and back in the 90s, we also used to have frequent power cuts in that crazy heat. It’s amazing how we adapt to life situations. Now, I can’t...

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Rose Kulfi

With temperatures on the rise, there’s nothing like a refreshing Kulfi! This Rose Kulfi is made with milk, sugar and flavored with rose water and rose syrup. It makes a refreshing treat on a hot day!

I have often talked about my love for kulfi on the blog. It was always my and my mumma’s favorite. Whenever we would crave something refreshing during summers, we would always go for kulfi. For us, it was always better...

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is popular Indian street food where dinner rolls/buns are served with spicy mashed veggies topped with dollop of butter. Street food doesn’t get better than this!

This Pav Bhaji Recipe is spicy, so flavorful and can be easily made vegan by replacing butter with vegan butter! If you have never had this in your life, you are seriously missing...

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Achari Bhindi

This Achari Bhindi has okra cooked with tomato, yogurt and picking spices like mustard, fennel. The dish is tangy, spicy and and if you are looking for a different way to cook okra, then you need to give this a try!

Bhindi aka okra is one of my favorite vegetables. I think this holds true for most Indians, everyone seems to love bhindi! Sarvesh is a big fan, give him bhindi and dal and he would be happy every day.

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Indian Butterscotch Ice Cream

    No-churn Butterscotch Ice Cream is so easy to make with few ingredients and doesn’t require an ice cream machine. Flavored with Indian butterscotch essence, this ice cream has chunks of praline and is so good on a hot summer day! You can make the ice cream base in less than 30 minutes!

    Butterscotch Ice Cream is very popular in India however we do not get it here in the US except at Indian ice cream stores. The butterscotch flavor in India is different...

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    Instant Pot Burmese Samosa Soup

    Samosa Soup is a flavorful lentil based vegan soup which is served with Samosa along with other toppings. The addition of samosa makes it very flavorful, filling and a complete meal in itself!

    The first time I tasted samosa soup was at the Burma Superstar restaurant in San Francisco. One look at their menu and I knew I wanted to order it. After all it had samosa in it and who doesn’t like samosa? The soup exceeded my expectations! There was...

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