Matar Nimona

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Food has this magical ability to bring back wonderful memories. Matar Nimona reminds me of winters and fresh sweet green peas [green peas=matar in Hindi]. When we were kids, me and my sister would go to grandma’s village every year. Whenever we went there during winters, we would eat lot of matar ka nimona. It is a dish made out of green peas and it’s made in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India during winter months. The reason why it’s made only during...

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Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

    One of the first things I ever baked was a muffin. I think because muffin is so simple to make, even someone with zero baking experience can give it a shot. Over the years, I have baked a lot of muffins but still the banana ones remain my favorite. There are 2 reasons to this 1) because they are obviously delicious 2) because I ALWAYS have over-ripe bananas on my kitchen counter so I bake banana muffins so often that they automatically become my favorite. Sometimes I wonder why exactly do I buy bananas? I almost never eat them fresh and...

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    Herb Garlic Roasted Potatoes

    Flavorful, aromatic Herb Garlic Roasted Potatoes make a wonderful vegetarian side dish. With just a handful of ingredients, these potatoes are done in 30 minutes!

    Let’s talk potatoes! No, let’s talk about small potatoes. Seriously, what is it about them, why do they taste so good? I think it has to do with the fact that every mini food tastes better, it just does! Potato is comfort food for everyone. It doesn’t matter which country you are from, chances are...

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    No Bake Protein Balls

    And just like that we are into the last week of August! You know what does that mean? It means end of summer officially. I am clinging on to the last few days of summer and really don’t want to let it go. I have to confess though that I love fall, it’s my favorite time of the year. So in a way I am looking forward to it but of course what I don’t like and not looking forward to at all is what follows fall – urgh! Anyway let’s enjoy the last few days of summer and get ready for fall [read: get ready for fall baking!...

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    My On The Go Snack

      Hey guys, happy weekend! Usually, I don’t post on weekends but I thought I would make an exception today simply because I couldn’t wait to share this with you guys anymore. Yes I wanted to talk about my favorite on the go snack , these ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Nutrition Bars. They are simply amazing and I can neither stop eating them nor stop talking about them!

      I think snacking is one problem which we always face. And most of the time we snack on all the...

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      Rose Pistachio Chia Pudding

      Moving to US opened my eyes to a lot of new things and the most important one in my opinion was food. I had limited knowledge of different cuisines and ingredients when I lived in India. One such thing which I discovered after moving here is Chia Seeds. I think it’s still not that common in India, my parents had no clue what it is when I told them about it during their visit this summer. But in US it is like the latest health food! For those who are still unaware about these wonder seeds, these are native to central and southern Mexico but have now become widely popular owing to their health benefits. They are packed with fiber, protein and...

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      Spinach Raita

      I have told you guys this before, we always had raita as a side dish in our home for lunch and it’s still the same. Lunch at my place in India will always be roti, sabzi (any vegetable cooked with spices), rice, dal (lentil) and raita. Yes quite a meal and I ate it every damn day growing up. I think that spoiled me, having a luxurious lunch made from scratch everyday and where you had to do nothing but simply eat! I never cared for that lunch then because obviously I got to eat it every day and I had no idea how much effort it takes to serve your family fresh meal , 3 times a day every single day. Now that I understand it, I...

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      Easy Zucchini Bread

      I was a very non-fussy eater as a kid, I would happily eat all the veggies my mom would give me including the greens which most kids hated. In fact greens were my absolute favorite as a kid and they still are. But my brothers were just the opposite of me, they were so picky about the veggies that they would eat. Mostly it was potato and paneer and they hated their greens. I could never get it because it was hard for me to understand that how could anyone not love such delicious vegetables. My mom tried everything she could to make them eat...

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      Aloo Kulcha

      Indian cuisine has a huge range of breads but the only one people outside India are aware of is naan. And naan is the least likely bread to be made in an average Indian household, oh what an irony! The more popular everyday breads are roti and paratha, which are made with whole wheat. That is what we usually eat with our sabzi (spiced veggies) and dal (lentils).

      Another well known Indian bread but not so common in the western world is kulcha. It is a leavened bread made...

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      Chocolate Almond Bark with Sea Salt

      If you have been following me for a while, you would know that I am a big chocoholic. I think I am slightly obsessed with it and this has been the case ever since I was a little kid. Back then we didn’t use to get too many different varieties of chocolates in India so every year I would look forward to my aunt’s visit to India (she used to live in Dubai) so that I could stuff my mouth with fancy chocolates. Anyway fancy or not, chocolates are always more than...

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      Coffee Caramel Milkshake

      The weekend was so crazy. I never ever thought that I would be painting walls one day! Seriously in India, we always had painters to paint the wall, well everything is easy in a developing country when the cost of labor is low but not so in America. I have realized that all the small small things that we never even bothered doing ourselves in India (because there was ALWAYS someone to do it) has to done all by us here and that includes painting the wall.

      So we have been meaning to paint the...

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      Eggless Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes

      Obsessed, yes that’s what I am with these cute little darling cakes! Aren’t these like the cutest cake ever? I have way too many mini stuff on my blog, I think all good things come in small packages (ahem I’m mini too at 5’2 😛  just kidding!) but seriously guys these are one of the best cakes I have ever made. So simple yet so good! And the best part they are eggless! Yay! I know a lot of my readers look forward to baking recipes without eggs so this one is for you guys. These cinnamon mini bundt cakes are super moist, delicious and...

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