Besan Chilla / Gram flour Pancakes

This is one of my favorite breakfast all winter long. Not only because its scrumptious but also because you can fix it in minutes.That sounds like a blessing  when you are pressed for time. Besan/ gram flour/ Chickpea flour is an indispensable food ingredient in Indian cooking.You can dish out…

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Pumpkin Spiced Cake

  If you are looking for dessert options other than the pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving Feast, then look no further and try this moist and flavorful cake. It’s just  a pure  pumpkin cake with the right amount of  flavor, soft crumb, not too sweet and a pleasant blend of…

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Nariyal Ladoo – Coconut Balls

Indian festivities are incomplete without mithai , a more popular name for sweets in India. These are prepared during the festival season , weddings or just like that. During festivities and weddings these are typically  boxed in colorful cartons to be given to friends and family. Of course the modern day…

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Masala Chai/ Chai Latte

  Love in a tea cup ! Masala Chai This comforting Chai is an absolute delight on cold winter days. The western names for ‘Masala Chai’ are Chai latte or Chai Tea ( funny ? ) . Every single Indian household makes Chai at least once a day especially in…

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Jeera Aloo / Chatpata Aloo ( Spicy Potato Wedges)

    Jeera Aloo / Spicy Potato Wedges   Sometimes the humble potatoes save your meals. With a few boiled potatoes resting in the butter box of our refrigerator, I knew what the dinner menu should look like. It’s good to have boiled potatoes handy !!        …

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Lentil & Spinach Soup

  Dal Paalak There is something warm & tasty about this dal.  Spinach along with spices, both fresh and dried, give lentils a complex flavor. You can use any lentil but I prefer one of these : French green lentils / Chana dal / Green Moong dal. Here I’ve used…

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Egg Stir Fry/ Egg Masala

    This dish was originally developed by my husband. The only variation I did to his original recipe is the addition of green bell peppers. It’s a super easy and flexible  recipe. You can boil the eggs in advance and keep the cooked sauce mixture refrigerated up to two…

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Hot and Sour Soup ( Indo – Chinese )

  #006   Most restaurants serve Hot and Sour soup which is unpalatable. I’m not saying it because I’m a hot and sour soup lover and I could not find a single restaurant serving a good bowl of this soup in our own city. When you make huge batches of…

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