Indian Dishes

Paneer Mint ‘Sandwich’

Paneer has become an integral part of my diet in the keto way of eating. It contributes to a good part of my fat requirements to fit my macros plus it tastes amazeballs! I try and include the incredibly delicious cheese in curry forms mostly but it can get repetitive […]

Tava Idlies (Pav bhaji-flavoured idlies)

When the South Indian favourite idlies and Mumbai’s famous pav bhaji meet, you get tava idlies. The star of the dish – the humble idlies are quite the powerhouse hiding inside a very soft and spongy exterior. It is low in fat, easy to digest and comes loaded with iron […]

Indian-spiced Roasted Cauliflower with Mint Raitha

A lot of my cooking inspiration comes from the fresh food aisle in the local supermarket. There is never dearth of ideas there. Recently, neatly packed boxes of Jamie Oliver’s products caught my attention; it had raw cauliflower florets, a pack of ready-to-use-spice and mint yoghurt dip. All you have […]

Mango & Kesar Lassi (Mango and saffron smoothie)

When the king of fruits and the king of spices, come together, can this be anything short of amazing? Sweet mangoes, fragrant saffron and dairy make this lassi the deliciousness this is. It is not your regular lassi, it comes fully-loaded with all things rich and luxurious. Saffron adds a […]

Tamarind-date Chutney

The sweet, tangy and spicy condiment is a common feature in Indian chaats. This chutney perfectly complements the delectable chaats and many Indian savoury snacks. The chutney can be prepared in many ways; for sweetness, some prefer using just jaggery instead of dates; some like it extra hot or tangy. […]

Idly/Dosai Milagai Podi

Growing up in a home where people loved a spicy hit in their food, it was not very hard to train my tastebuds to like milagai podi. This lentil and spice blend was a common feature in my home. It was so loved that the podi was preferred over chutneys […]

Bhel Puri

Bhel puri holds a prized spot in the Indian street food list. This savoury snack is a combination of puffed rice tossed with vegetables, an assortment of spice powders and condiments. To me though, bhel puri is a salad of sorts with the veggies, carbs, dressing and interesting elements. This […]

Apple & Ginger Lassi – A yoghurt-based drink

Lassi is a yoghurt-based drink that can be consumed sweet or savoury. It is a popular drink in the Indian sub-continent, and comes in so many variations that you’ll be spoilt for choice! This quick & refreshing drink is easy to blend, and is very tasty. The sweetness of the […]

Tomato Shorba (Pressure cooked)

Shorba simply means soup/gravy. Shorba is a common dish found in many parts of the world, and goes by the names chorba, sorpa, shurpa, and much more. In India, this soup is commonly called ‘shorba’, and I am sticking to that. ☺ There are many variants of this soup – […]