Snacks

Masala Pav

Chowing down street food is one of my favourite things to do when I am home for a holiday, in India. It’s a rather special experience to see the chaatwala (the snack/ chaat vendor) put together your chaat of choice, right in front of your eyes. It is amazing to […]

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 […]

Pesto Stuffed Puff Pastry

I love a good snack that involves a flaky puff pastry. If it savoury, it is that much better for me. Having puff pastry in the freezer is super handy when you have to dish out some quick snack for those major cravings and when you have guests over. It […]

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 […]

Caprese Bruschetta

It is a pleasant day today and wanted something light and refreshing to eat. I was not up to some major cooking or even chopping for that matter. All I wanted to have was something quick and light. After raiding the fridge and pantry, I saw some ingredients sitting pretty. […]

Stuffed Mushroom Cups

Vegetable shopping at my local green grocer is one thing that I enjoy very much. It is pleasing to see fresh and colourful fruits & vegetables arranged beautifully. The seasonal goodies take the prized spot in the front of the stores and demand to be picked up. My haul, today, […]

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 […]

Baked Cauliflower Tots

It is pure joy to consume snacks that are low in calories and carbs yet delish. The baked cauliflower tots are a delightfully guilt-free, tasty and nutritious snack. The vitamin-rich cauliflower is combined with cheese and complementing ingredients, and then baked till it turns a crispy golden colour. This snack […]

Kale Chips

Despise greens? Kale chips is a guaranteed way to make you fall in love with greens. Ever since kale gained its ‘superfood’ status, kale chips has enjoyed the well-deserved popularity. I enjoy kale in this form the most. Move over, potato chips, this crispy, a crunchy snack is here to […]

Guilt-free Yoghurt Fruit Parfait

Yes, you read that right! This indulgent dessert goes on to prove that sinfully tasty goodies don’t necessarily come with a guilt factor attached to it. This no-cook/no-bake dessert is rich in calcium, probiotics, antioxidants and vitamins. Whether you’re packing this with your lunch, feeding a crowd or craving for […]