Tomato Pappu or Tomato-Split Pigeon Pea lentils

Tomato Pappu or Tomato-Split Pigeon Pea lentils Tomato Pappu or Tomato-Split Pigeon Pea lentils are one of the most cooked dishes in Andhra cuisine. Andhra cuisine is known for its spicy tangy flavours which are absolutely delicious. Dal is a staple in north Indian or south Indian food and it can be cooked in various…

No-Cook Oreo Rosogulla Cream Pudding

  All you Oreo cookie lovers will drool over this crunchy, spongy, smooth, creamy dessert. It is heavenly and I am in creamy Chocó heaven while lapping it up. You will ask for a second helping as you just can’t stop at one. So stay warned. Eat at your own risk and discretion! Summer has…

How To Eat a Juicy Mango

Summer is here and so is my first mango of the season!  Let me teach you How To Eat a Juicy Mango with your bare hands. Mango is the king or I would say emperor of fruits and it brings a wave of nostalgia. My mom used to offer the first mango to God and…

Guest Post

Thank you, Mollie, for inviting me for the guest post.I am really honoured and loved doing this guest post for you. I had been invited to do a guest post for Mollie Rose Houston’s blog and I made these delicious and easy Kale Quiche cups. Do check out her blog too and check out my post…

Lobia or Black Eyed Peas Curry

In North India, Lobia or Black Eyed Peas Curry is also known as Rongi in Punjabi and served with roti or boiled rice. There are two kinds of people in this world; one who love the Lobia curry and the other that hates it. I am glad that I belong to the first and so…

Tomato Dal or Split Pigeon Peas soup

Tomato pappu or dal is known as Kandi pappu here and is basically split pigeon pea lentils made with tomatoes and is a staple Andhra dish. Andhra is where I hail from and I love the spicy Andhra cuisine which is the best amongst all the southern states. Tomato Pappu or Tuvar dal mixed in rice with…

Thandai or Summer Cool Drink

Happy Holi!It is the festival of colours today, celebrating it with this awesome Thandai drink which literally means cool drink!  This refreshing, sweet masala drink is prepared with milk, almonds, pistachios and flavorful items like fennel seeds, khus-khus,  pepper, strands of saffron and a dash of rose syrup.Holi is a no-holds-barred festival when it comes…

Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans are inspired from The Full English Breakfast of Bacon, Eggs, Baked beans, and fries is The Full Monty. It is known as the most comprehensive breakfast. I usually have a different breakfast every day of the week, so this was a new option I wanted to try out. When I went to…

Sabut Masoor dal or Brown lentils Recipe

      Today I am sharing a simple recipe for Sabut masoor dal or brown lentils.We Punjabis eat most dals or lentils that are available and each is cooked in its own unique way. Lentils are full of healthy proteins and should be a must in every vegetarian diet. Punjabi cuisine can be as…

Malai ki sabzi or Cream Curry

We Punjabis are known for our “Jugaad”. Jugaad has no English equivalent as far as I know. According to me it would mean a quick fix or improvise and other close meanings are; any kind of creative and out of the box thinking or life hacks. For example, Punjabis may use jugaad to make a…

Broad Beans or Chikkudkaya Vepudu

From the plant to my plate… how does it get fresher than this? I am enjoying growing and cooking my own fresh, delicious, healthy organic vegetables. Sustainable agriculture, even in the smallest urban settings is actually possible. Today I just walked into the garden and plucked these flat beans or Broad Beans or Chikkudkaya as we…

Chicken Sandwich

  Chicken is so versatile that it transforms into an array of appetising dishes from starters to main course. My forte is Fusion cuisine as one can combine elements of different culinary traditions. Chicken sandwiches too can be twisted and tweaked to suit your palate. Sandwiches are now popular all over the world and are…