Tomato and Bean Soup

In dark winter months, when it’s freezing outside, all I crave for is a good bowl of soup #comfortfood . As much as I love home made soups for various reasons ( weight loss being one of them), I have to admit I don’t cook them as often as I…

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Quinoa Omelette

Eggs are a staple in our household, mainly for breakfast but occasionally to make egg curry or masala egg fry too. As much as we love our vegetarian meals, we do eat eggs few times a week. So we have many egg recipes for breakfast and I’m pretty sure there…

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Finnish Christmas Cookies

      Every now and then I get to visit the local bookstore.  It is my  favorite place to go if I have some time to myself. I enjoy browsing through new books and magazines and occasionally buy them too.  Nothing is more satisfying than to be able to…

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DIY : Hot Chocolate / Hot Cocoa

  It’s National Hot Chocolate Day today. And  this recipe has been lying in the ‘draft  folder’  for several months. Guess it’s the right time to share. The homemade cocoa powder is made up of only 3 ingredients as compared to the store bought hot cocoa which has preservatives and…

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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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Garlicky Minty Yogurt

  This seriously tasty side dish has all the flavors to make your simple meal more memorable. Use it as a dip, salad dressing or eat it just by itself. This was one of the popular sides which was enjoyed by most of the guests at a recent Diwali  get…

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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

  This recipe has been on my mind ever since I discovered the goodness of quinoa. It’s fairly easy to assemble and can even be baked beforehand. I have used green bell peppers but you can make these more colorful with orange/ red/ yellow ones. This is a good substitute…

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Custard Pot Pies With Vermicelli

          This recipe is a fusion of two popular Indian desserts – custard  ( vanilla pudding ), usually served chilled and sweetened vermicelli which is always relished hot . It may look like a long recipe but trust me it is ready in thirty  minutes. We…

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