Gobhi Manchurian with Gravy

Chinese food in India is modified to quite an extent and it might be fair to say that it is far from the actual Chinese food. In fact, as many of you may be knowing, ‘Manchurian’ is not a Chinese dish. It is quite interesting to see how we have come to love recipes which…

Pav Bhaji

Well, I will start with the confession that no matter how much I try to improvise my recipe, I can never even get close to the Pav Bhaji one gets in Mumbai. But this one is quite close and I make it every time I get a craving for it. Ever since I moved out…

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

This is a recipe which I take pride in and have arrived at after multiple rounds of trial and error. Whenever I am in Delhi, I make it a point to eat kadhi at a Dhaba. Oh! it is finger licking good. If you have ever experienced it you will know what I mean. It…

Thin Crust Pizza

I was in office when my phone beeped. It was a pic he had sent which said precisely this. So without further delay I got to task. I ordered some tofu, yeast and some fresh veggies and I can actually claim it was one of the best and healthiest pizzas I have ever had. I…

Shahi Paneer

This is one of the very first recipes I learnt (rather copied) from my MIL (mom in law 😉 ) and I can assure you it is delicious. A lot of restaurants serve the sweeter version of Shahi Paneer which I personally don’t like much. I prefer the creamy, tangy, savory and a little spicy…

Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Yes, I have been MIA for the last couple of months ! Well, I won’t blame it fully on being caught up at work but also being lazy at times to being traveling the other times. I am just back from a vacation in Singapore and Bali and I just wish I never had to…Coming…

Stir Fried Veggies in Hot Garlic Sauce

I am drooling at 10 in the morning as I share the recipe. What is it with me and Chinese food !! 😀 Well, at least now I know what is for dinner tonight. Cooking Time – 10 minutes Preparation Time – 10 minutes Serves – 2 to 3 Ingredients: Vegetables of your choice, diced…

Chinese Veg Fried Rice

  If you have been reading my blog for sometime, you would know that I like things hot and spicy ! 😀 And I claim to love Chinese Food but the desi version of it. Fried Rice is a very easy one pot meal you can make and keep in advance for parties and just…

Bell Pepper Fried Rice

This recipe is no rocket science. In fact this is one of the easiest ways to add some color to your Holi menu. What do you think? This is just an update of the regular Cumin rice or veg pulav. Give your menu a little twist with this colorful rice dish. It is delicious when served…

American Chopsuey – Punjabi Chinese

I am a huge fan of Chinese food but I would certainly put a disclaimer that what I cook  has some desi twist and I better call it Punjabi-Chinese. The most popular vegetarian Chinese dishes in India are Chowmein, Hakka Noodles, Machurian and Manchow Soup and I can promise that none of these are close…

Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal that is kidney beans in Indian curry served with hot steamed rice is an Indian (Punjabi) delicacy. My husband is from Delhi and hence his ‘Punjabi’ taste buds make him a huge Rajma Chawal fan. I prepared it for lunch this Saturday when my brother and sister in law were visiting us and it was…

Maggi Party

When Maggi was recently banned, I was super disheartened. The craving for Maggi was at its peak. While in college, we would device these unique ways to cook Maggi (we weren’t allowed to own an electric kettle or cook top). Sticking an inverted pressing iron between two tables and cooking Maggi on it on a…