Lunchbox Friendly

Vegetable Biriyani

Who doesn’t love a plateful of biriyani? This aromatic rice preparation combines vegetables, fragrant basmati rice, fresh herbs, whole dry spices and a touch of the luxurious saffron. While I prefer simple and easy-to-make recipes, I make an exception for biriyani though. Simply because it is worth that little effort […]

Indian-spiced Grilled Apples & Pineapples

Are you feeding a crowd this holiday season or just simply looking for a tasty solution to consume fruits? How about some spiced-coated and grilled apple & pineapples? Tips: While placing the fruits in the skewer, you could alternate between pineapple and apple pieces in each skewer. Sprinkle a little […]

Roasted Chickpeas

The healthy and nutritious makes a fantastic snack. You will give the oily and unhealthy processed snacks a miss if you give this roasted chickpeas a go. The humble chickpeas is cooked, roasted and seasoned with flavourful and aromatic Indian spices. Tips: You could skip the soaking and pressure cooking […]

Jeera Garlic Rice

Jeera rice is a popular Indian and Pakistani rice preparation that is quick to make and goes well with curries and dal varieties. I’ve taken this simple rice preparation up a notch and included garlic for additional flavour. As you take a mouthful of this rice, you will relish the […]

Chatpata Pineapple Onion Salad

Pineapples are certainly not my go-to-fruit. However, when I see a fresh and ripe pineapple, I do not miss the opportunity to buy it. And to make this fruit a little appealing for my palate, I turn it into a savoury dish. This salad is one such attempt.  

Coconut Laddoo

Desserts are a major weakness for many but not for me. If there is one dessert that could make me a convert, it is coconut laddoo. Yes, this inconspicuous Indian sweet has become an instant favourite besides being a regular feature at my home. Tip: To enhance the flavour, you […]

Chickpeas Salad

Chickpeas Salad If you are looking for a salad that is crunchy, tasty and keep your tummy feeling full for longer then this your pick. Loaded with chickpeas and an assortment of vegetables, this salad will soon become a regular feature in your meal. Tips: If you find the process […]

Mediterranean Salad

This salad comes as a variation of the Greek Salad. Unlike the Greek salad, which has crunchy vegetables, the Mediterranean salad comes with a couple of cooked vegetables and has garlic. Tips: This makes a lovely salad to eat with pita bread or pita chips. If garlic or chilli flakes […]

Tzatziki

The first time I heard about it was on this TV show Chuck’s Day Off on TLC. From the very mention of it, tzatziki caught my fancy – I can’t really say if it the fascinating name, the simplicity of its preparation or its amazing taste. But it truly did […]

Tava Pulao with Leftover Rice

I hadn’t heard about or tasted tava pulao until about few years ago when I was in Bangalore. I saw the item on the menu of a vegetarian restaurant in a food court and was very curious to try it out. And when I did, it was love at first […]

Toasted Pineapple

I try and include a serving of fruit every day. After a point in time, they get a little boring. To make eating fruits easier, I spice things up. Literally! This recipe is inspired by the street food vendors in India who serve fruits like papaya, pineapple and watermelon seasoned […]