Channa Daal Halwa – Indian Dessert Recipe

“You can’t ever have enough Dessert recipes”! Well said! This one is definitely one that takes me back home – to a very comfortable and a warm place. Easy to make and very hearty, and I love to make desserts at home as I can control the sugar amounts and make it to my taste. Enjoy this special Halwa. Soak Time: 3 hours minimum Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Channa Daal – 1/2…

"Channa Daal Halwa – Indian Dessert Recipe"

Spinach Curry Indian Vegetarian Recipe (Keerai Molagutal)

Keerai Milagootal is best described as “home food”, it is not a dish that is found in restaurants. It is comfort food for the soul. This dish is a typical Palakkad style dish and is similar to Spinach with Daal, but the proportions are different and the addition of coconut gives it a very unique flavor. Enjoy! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6-8 Step 1: Spinach – 8 cups, tightly packed,…

"Spinach Curry Indian Vegetarian Recipe (Keerai Molagutal)"

Noodle Bhel Recipe – A Quick Snack

There are times we are just not in a mood for elaborate cooking and want something quick, easy and finger-licking good. Here is an Chaat of sorts that I had a small almost-dhaba, I am not a fan of packaged noodles but 1st the name had me curious and then it was the ingenious way he fused the dish, that had me hooked! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: Packaged…

"Noodle Bhel Recipe – A Quick Snack"

Rice Flour Rotis (Chawal Atta Chapatis)

These soft-melt-in-your-mouth Chawal Chapatis are a treat for you eyes too, not just visually. They pair beautifully with a simple Daal and Subzi or an exotic, spicy Mutton Curry or Keema. Prepare to be amazed! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes – 10-12 chapatis Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups Boiling Water – 1.5 cups Salt – 1/2 tsp, optional Additional Rice Flour – for dusting Method: 1. In a sauce pan,…

"Rice Flour Rotis (Chawal Atta Chapatis)"

Daulat Ki Chaat – Indian Street Food

This amazing Street Food can’t be breat! Chandni Chowk, a hub of whole sale business in Old Delhi but also known for the food – the street food, the kebabs, the chaats, the kheers, the sandwiches, chole 7 bhature, bedmi puris – the list is endless! Here is a little clip from the time I tried Daulat Ki Chaat, a sweet Milk Souffle. It is sold only during the winter months as it cannot hold…

"Daulat Ki Chaat – Indian Street Food"

Kale Subzi – Indian Style Vegetarian Recipe

Kale has recently come to finally get it’s dues as a very healthy leafy vegetable. It is very high in fiber and low in calories, contains many vitamins. Kale is not associated with Indian cooking so it is great to be able to incorporate it in an Indian meal. This recipe is quick, easy, has lots of textures and you get to use every inch of it. Live happy and live healthy. Prep Time: 10…

"Kale Subzi – Indian Style Vegetarian Recipe"

Vegetarian Khao Soi – Coconut based Noodles Soup

This Khao Soi Soup is in no way authentic! But we know that it is very delicious, comforting and a very flavorful soup. It is perfect for the winters as it warms the heart and the home and easy to make in a batch. I love making this for parties as it looks like a lot of effort has gone into it, but we all know, it is fairly simple. The different levels of flavors…

"Vegetarian Khao Soi – Coconut based Noodles Soup"

Winter Sheera Recipe – Home Remedy to build Immunity during the Winters

This simple quick and easy drink is perfect for the Winters and to tide you over the cold days. A typical “nanima-ke-nuske” (grandmother’s remedies) & I am here in Chicago right now and it is just perfect for this time of the year! All the ingredients for Winter Sheera have a lot of health benefits: Ghee – considered the liquid gold, Haldi/Turmeric – considered one of the healthiest spices Besan – great for the winters…

"Winter Sheera Recipe – Home Remedy to build Immunity during the Winters"

Bread Pudding – Holiday Dessert Recipe

A classic Bread Pudding for the holidays, now what more can the soul ask for? Chef Arturo Salome was kind enough to share his recipe with us and we can’t thank him enough – what we love is that it is so easy to make and perfect for any party… Also, don’t forget the Homemade Caramel Sauce – to complete the perfect dessert! Happy Holidays 🙂 Prep Time: 10 minutes Baking Time: 45-50 minutes Cooling…

"Bread Pudding – Holiday Dessert Recipe"

Homemade Caramel Sauce Video Recipe

Caramel Sauce is a very versatile sauce which can be had as a topping with endless desserts – ice creams, cakes, cookies, fruits and the list goes on and on. This basic recipe is easy and can be stored in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks. It is also a great way to dress up a boring and a simple dessert…like we said – very versatile. Prep Time: 0 Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes: 1…

"Homemade Caramel Sauce Video Recipe"

Mithai (Burfi) Milkshake – Indian Recipe

After any festivals, there is a phase where we have had too much of Mitai and it is just sitting around and you can’t even bribe the kids with them anymore! You can always freeze them and save them for later, that’s a great option but here is another one. Have it as milkshake! Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 0 min Serves: 1 Ingredients: Leftover Mithai – as needed Milk (or Lassi) – 3/4…

"Mithai (Burfi) Milkshake – Indian Recipe"

Kada Prasad / Aate Ka Halwa /Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe

With Gurpurab and Diwali just around the corner, it calls for something sweet. Now, we all know that we really don’t need an excuse to make dishes and desserts, do we? The Atte ka Halwa has a beautiful, smooth, melt-in-you-mouth, buttery feel. Enjoy the Halwa and the festivities and best wishes from our families to yours. Prep Time: 0 Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Chakki Atta (Whole Wheat Flour) – 1/2 cup Melted…

"Kada Prasad / Aate Ka Halwa /Whole Wheat Halwa Recipe"

Masala Oats – A Healthy Savory Breakfast!

Breakfast needs to be quick, simple, comforting and healthy! And for some, add savory to the list! Spruce up your mornings with this fabulous dish that will have you looking forward to mornings again. Enjoy! Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: Steel Cut Oats – 1/2 cup Oil – 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon Curry Leaves – a few Asafoetida (Hing) – 1/8th teaspoon Green Chillies – to…

"Masala Oats – A Healthy Savory Breakfast!"

Chayote Squash Subzi – Indian Vegetarian Recipe

Chayote Squash is one that we tend to overlook but next time, think again. This one like most from squash family, has high water content besides being high in Vitamins C and B. We love the fact that it can be had raw or cooked, so it is a quick one to stir up on days when there is not a lot of time for cooking. It is a fall vegetable (even though we see…

"Chayote Squash Subzi – Indian Vegetarian Recipe"

Chicken Ishtew (Chicken Stew) Kerala Recipe

Coconut gravies for some reason have a very comforting aspect – in flavors and in presentation. This wonderful and comforting Chicken Ishtew dish from Kerala, the land of the Gods, is just that. It is great when served with rice or with Appams. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Boneless, Skinless Chicken thighs – 1 lb, cut to bite size pieces Medium Potato – 1, pealed, cut and rinsed White…

"Chicken Ishtew (Chicken Stew) Kerala Recipe"

Green Papaya Subzi – Vegetarian Recipe

Ever gone for groceries and been bored just looking at some of the vegetables? It’s okay, it happens to all of us, try this unripened Papaya Subzi or Curry and add a new and interesting dish to your usual dishes. The other good news is that Green Papayas are available all round the year and health-wise is great for you too, it is full of anti-oxidants, great for your digestion and immune system…enough reasons? Prep…

"Green Papaya Subzi – Vegetarian Recipe"

Pineapple (Anannas) Raita – Indian Vegetarian Yogurt Recipe

We love the trilogy of savory, a bit of sweet and a hint of spice in our foods and if you do too, this is spot on for you! The pineapple provides a beautiful sweetness and freshness to the usual raitas we end up making. Enjoy layers of flavors and tantalize your taste buds! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 5 min Chill Time: 2 hours Serves: 4-8 Ingredients: Yogurt / Curds / Dahi –…

"Pineapple (Anannas) Raita – Indian Vegetarian Yogurt Recipe"

Raw Mango with Mung Daal Indian Vegetarian Recipe

It’s mango season somewhere in the world! Cooking with mangoes and using them in unique ways just adds to the excitement for the die-hard Mango-lovers. Here we have used raw mango, mostly used in pickles, along with the mild Mung Daal so the focus is solely on the mango flavor. The two seasonings adds a different dimension and levels of flavor. Enjoy this dish with rice or with chapatis. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time:…

"Raw Mango with Mung Daal Indian Vegetarian Recipe"

Khatta Meetha Kaddu Subzi (Kabocha Squash) Indian Recipe

This quick & easy Kaddu ki Subzi is just that. It is a very typical Punjabi dish with is served with Puris and Aloo (Potato). The amazing balance of the sweet, sour, spicy and a hint of bitter is the key to the success of mastering this Kabocha Dish. Enjoy this amazing marriage of flavors the next time you get a chance! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Kabocha Squash…

"Khatta Meetha Kaddu Subzi (Kabocha Squash) Indian Recipe"

Kimbap (aka Gimbap) – Korean Sushi Recipe

Mostly known as Korean Sushi, Kimbaps are usually made for picnics and lunch boxes.Enjoy these little wonders and next time you go on a picnic or a road-trip or surprise your kids in their lunch boxes as they stay fresh for hours. Thank you SungYoen Kim, for agreeing to allowing me to film her and showing us how to make make these tasty treats at home. Kim lives in India and most of these ingredients…

"Kimbap (aka Gimbap) – Korean Sushi Recipe"

Shahi Kheer Dessert Recipe (Paneer ki Kheer)

Shahi Khir is a dessert fit for the kings, hence the name. Shahi means rich, royal…The abundance of dry fruits and Panir in this Kheer make it a rich dessert. The textures of the chopped dry fruits, the softness of the paneer, the creaminess of the milk, make for a suprise-in-every-bite-kinda-dessert. Enjoy this deconstructed Ras-Malai at home without all the drama. Prep Time: 10min Cook Time: 30min Serves: 5-6 Ingredients: Whole Milk – 4 cups…

"Shahi Kheer Dessert Recipe (Paneer ki Kheer)"

Kadha Recipe – Herbal Relief for Colds and Coughs

Colds and Coughs are the most common sickness! Unfortunately, there is no cure for it, it takes 7 days if you take medicines and 1 week if you don’t ;)! Well, since the scients in the world are trying to find a cure, here is some temporary relief for you. Disclaimer: Please use your discretion and see a doctor if needed. Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 20min Serves: 1 Ingredients: Water – 1 cup…

"Kadha Recipe – Herbal Relief for Colds and Coughs"

Lauki & Methi Subzi (Bottle gourd & Fenugreek Leaves Dish) Indian Recipe

If you know what’s good for you, you’d be running to the kitchen to make this right away! I, for one LOVE Methi Leaves and cannot get enough of it, so finding new recipes is a moment of joy for me, seriously! Two power packed vegetables together, the Bottle Gourd and the Fenugreek Leaves,it does not get better than this. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) –…

"Lauki & Methi Subzi (Bottle gourd & Fenugreek Leaves Dish) Indian Recipe"

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

Peanut Butter is Golden Goodness! Lots of kids love them and they are a staple in lunches, but did you know that Peanut butter is a great source of protein, potassium and healthy fats? And why just for kids, adults too! Spread some on crackers or mix in with some fruits or just use it as a dip with some crunchy celery! Just enjoy. Ingredients: Raw Unsalted Peanuts – 500gms (approx 3 cups) Salt –…

"Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe"

Malabar Parotta (Kerala Paratha) Indian Bread Recipe

Malabar Parottas or Kerala Parathas are a street food originating from the Malabar region along the coast of Southern India. Some secrets can’t always remain hidden, and this bread has made it’s way all over the country and the world. It’s flaky, crispy and crumbly nature makes it a favorite amongst all age-groups. Try your hand at it and trust us, you will not be disappointed. Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 15 min Makes:…

"Malabar Parotta (Kerala Paratha) Indian Bread Recipe"

Dry Fruit Rolls – Indian Sweet Recipe

Nidhi Raj from SoulAndSpiceBox.com was a guest at our show and shared this wonderful recipe with us. It is easy, quick and a sweet, what more could we want for the festivals coming up! We loved this recipe because it’s there is no added sugar and the sweetness comes from the Dates, which are technically good for you hence making this a “Healthy Sweet”. Thank you Nidhi for sharing Dry Fruit Rolls Recipe with us…

"Dry Fruit Rolls – Indian Sweet Recipe"