Raj Kachori

Raj Kachori- crispy deep fried kachori filled with potatoes, moong dal, yogurt, spices and chutneys!

Topped with cilantro, sev, pomegranate this is the ultimate indulgence!

If you have lived in and around Delhi, then you must not be unfamiliar with Raj Kachori.

It’s the king/queen of all things chaat. This round crispy deep fried shell filled with all...

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Masala Cheese Cookies

Eggless, whole wheat crispy Masala Cheese Cookies spiced with Indian spices like ajwain, kasuri methi and flavored with pepper jack cheese.

These make a perfect pairing with masala chai!

Are you team sweet or savory when it comes to festive food? I am both! I definitely need my sweets but at the same time the savory snacks are needed to balance all the sweetness. Isn’t...

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Chocolate Paan (Chocolate Meetha Paan)

This Chocolate Paan has paan leaves (betel leaves) smeared with a hazelnut spread and filled with gulkand, chocolate chips, tutti frutti and coconut!

Dipped in chocolate, this meetha paan makes a refreshing after meal mouth freshener or dessert!

Whenever we go to India, I make it a point to go and try the newest paan flavors.

Paan (betel leaves) is...

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Besan Halwa

Rich and aromatic Besan halwa is made with gram flour, ghee, sugar, nuts and flavored with cardamom.

This is one of those desserts which is just perfect for any celebration and requires only few ingredients.

As an Indian, your relationship with halwa (or kesari/sheera as it is called in other parts of India) is indispensable. It doesn’t matter which part of the country you belong to, it is one dessert which every...

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Green Moong Dal (Sabut Moong Dal)

Simple and comforting green moong dal made with mung beans in the Instant Pot.

This protein packed dal makes a comforting meal and pairs well with rice or any grain of choice.

I have all sorts of lentils in my pantry, that’s given since I am an Indian and also because I grew up eating dal every single day of my life.

Although I have so many...

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Cucumber Raita

Quick and easy Cucumber Raita makes the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals.

It’s cooling and refreshing flavors go so well as a side with curries or you can also use it as a dip.

Raitas have always been an indispensable part of Indian food. Growing up, there was always a raita on our lunch for most days.

Especially during summers, I don’t...

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Tawa Paneer

Tawa Paneer is a spicy semi-dry paneer dish which is made on a flat griddle (tawa), hence the name tawa paneer.

It has small cubes of paneer cooked with onions, tomatoes and lots of spices. Makes a great accompaniment to naan and paratha.

I am back with yet another paneer recipe. Yes, this is never going to end!

We seem to have a love affair with paneer (me...

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Instant Pot Quinoa Matar Pulao

Quick and easy Quinoa Matar Pulao made in the Instant Pot.

Quinoa is tossed with whole spices and lots of green peas, making this a more wholesome alternative to the classic matar pulao.

Ever since I started cooking quinoa in the instant pot (which has been many years now), I cook it so much more often.

Earlier, I would always find excuses to not make it since it...

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Sweet Potato Chaat

Sweet Potato Chaat is one of my favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes!

Roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with crunchy peanuts, chutneys and crispy papdi. It’s so flavorful and also very easy to make!

Sweet potatoes are my favorite and I love that here in the US, they are always so readily available. I don’t really have to wait for a particular season for me to enjoy...

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Lentil Curry

Fall means lot of butternut squash in the market. While it’s great in soups, I also use it to make dal and curries.

This Thai Butternut Squash Lentil Curry has a lot of flavor from the red curry paste, the spices and coconut milk.

It makes a comforting and seriously flavorful meal for the fall and cold days.

The weather has been so bad here, I think...

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Aloo Chaat Pizza

Give your pizza Indian makeover with this Aloo Chaat Pizza!

Thin slices of potatoes mixed with spices and topped with cheese and chutney- this is Indian fusion at it’s best.

Over the last few months, if there’s one thing that I have eaten a lot, it’s this- pizza. You can never have enough of it, can you?

I have ordered...

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Instant Pot Apple Chutney

Use the apples in season to make this easy Apple Chutney!

This chutney is made in the Instant Pot and is a nice balance of tart, sweet and spicy flavors. Good as a side with a main dish or use it to dip crackers, nuts etc.

We went apple picking last weekend. It seemed like one of those activities which we could do safely do during these crazy times.

This farm was around...

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