Namak Pare – Savory Snack

    Namak Pare is a popular savory crunchy snack from India. I made this snack for Diwali but didn’t get the time to edit the pictures and write the post. Anyway better late than never! These deep fried snacks are enjoyed with a cup of chai and you would find them in every household in India especially during the festive season. My mom always makes them at home for all the festivals and I would munch on them so much that at one point mom had to ask me to stop. Yes...

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    Apple Turnovers with Lemon Drizzle

      Apples, apples & more apples! That’s all that I see in the grocery stores these days, other than pumpkin of course. Honestly, I didn’t know that there were so many varieties of apples before I moved to US. It makes me happy and also confused at the same time. I mean it’s great that we have so many options here but which one to pick? It’s so confusing! Some are tart while others are sweet and you have to be sure that you pick up the right apples for your recipe. For these apple turnovers, I was...

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      Writing Process Blog Tour

        Today I am not sharing a recipe with you, in stead I am going to tell you more about me and my blog. I was nominated by my friend Olivia from Olivia’s Cuisine a few days back for the Writing Process Blog Tour where basically we need to tell our...

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        Pumpkin Spice Dark Hot Chocolate

          How’s your weekend going? I am just lazing around, the last week was pretty hectic so I’m taking it easy for the weekend. It has started to get cold suddenly, like I don’t know it was not this cold last week and from the last 3-4 days the air has become cold. My pillow, my bed sheet, the wall of my room, everything has started to turn cold. It all points out to one thing > Winter is coming! Winters means more hot chocolate and probably that’s the only reason I look forward to this...

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          Pineapple Fried Rice

          Are you in mood for some fried rice today? If yes, then you have come just to the right place for what better to satisfy your craving than Pineapple Fried Rice? There are so many ways to make fried rice but I think Pineapple fried rice has to be one of the most mouth-watering versions. It’s so delicious and so easy to make at home. Full of veggies and juicy pineapple chunks, this fried rice will definitely become one of your...

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          Almond Maple Granola with Raisins

          Say hello to my homemade granola again! I posted my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Granola not a longtime back and I’m again back with another granola recipe. This time the reason is my husband! He is not a granola fan by any means but to my surprise he loved the PB granola a lot, like a lot and asked me to make it again. I was quite surprised when he did that honestly! Anyway so this time around I wanted to make a different granola and hence came up with this recipe of almond maple granola with raisins.

          There...

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          Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

            The main reason why I love cookies is because it is what made me fell in love with baking. Cookies were the first thing I ever baked, probably because they looked pretty simple to bake. However after baking them a couple of times I figured out things weren’t really as simple as they appear to be. All cookies are baked using 4 basic ingredients – flour, butter, sugar and eggs, everything else is added for flavor and texture. But baking them is not easy as it sounds, especially when you are looking for certain...

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            Sooji (Rava) Ladoo – Easy Diwali Sweet

              I think I have turned into a mithai-wala (person who makes sweets) these days. Everyday my hands are itching to make new sweets in the kitchen. The reason is obvious, it’s Diwali in few days and I just can’t seem to stop myself from trying out new recipes. I am also getting very homesick these days, happens with me always during this time of the year. I am missing mom and dad so much, I wish I could be there in India with them. Here I make so many sweets but there’s no one to eat, in India...

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              Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

              Pumpkin Streusel Muffins – most pumpkin muffins topped with delicious oats streusel. Perfect for fall!

              There are pumpkins everywhere. Literally. Yesterday I went to Trader Joe’s and all I could see was pumpkin and pumpkin products. There was pumpkin butter, pumpkin bars, pumpkin chai, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin granola, pumpkin oatmeal and 10,000 other stuff which I can’t seem to remember! Didn’t I say there are pumpkins everywhere! There’s no...

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              Dahi Vada

                Dahi vada is a popular Indian snack which is often made during the festive season. So what exactly is a dahi vada? Literally dahi=yogurt and vada= fried dumpling. These are lentil dumplings which are deep fried are then dunked in creamy yogurt and then topped with sweet chutney and spices. The terms dahi vada and dahi bhalle are often used interchangeably in different parts of the country. In my home we always called them “dahi vada” whereas hubby calls them “dahi...

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                Baked Kale Chips

                  Between all the dessert madness of fall and Diwali, here’s a healthy recipe – Baked Kale Chips! I was not very familiar with Kale until a few months back. I always saw it in grocery stores but never picked it up just because I was not sure how it would taste. Then once I tried kale salad in a restaurant and loved it and since then I often buy and use them in salads mostly. But the other day, I had a bunch lying in my refrigerator and I thought of making kale chips for my evening snack. I always look out for healthy snack options...

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                  Apple Halwa

                    It has been a busy weekend. Yesterday was Karvachauth, a festival widely celebrated in northern Indian where wives fast without water for the long life of their husbands. The fast is broken once the moon comes out. Prayers are offered to the moon and then husband make their wives drink water and break the fast. Very romantic, isn’t it? I totally think it’s a very sweet and romantic festival but all those feelings evaporate into thin air when I see these dessert pics on my blog and elsewhere!

                    I did not eat/drink anything, yes...

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