Skill Level: Moderate

Chocolate-Almond Banana Cupcake

Banana bread, I’m pretty sure, is the ultimate reason bananas exist on the planet. Whenever you see bananas go soft and freckly, banana bread is the answer. I couldn’t find my bread pan yesterday and these cupcakes were born! I’m glad ‘coz cupcakes make portions manageable, don’t you think? This recipe is heavily influenced by […]

Easy Chicken Dum Biriyani using National Masala

There are thousands biriyani recipes and I make at least half a dozen recipes mylself. But this recipe is my new found favorite because its quick and easy to make and is an absolute crowd pleaser resulting in restaurant-style dum biriyani. I have tried many brands of biriyani masalas before but none is as good […]

Tempeh Rolls with Veggies

Fun fact: I had not even heard of tempeh until a week ago. Shocking but true because i don’t really eat vegan food outside and apparently tempeh is a go-to protein source for a lot of vegans. This tempeh roll is my new found favorite! I started doing a 21 day cleanse couple of days […]

Medhu Vadai aka Lentil Fritters

Medhu vadai or ulundhu vadai is one of my favorite snacks growing up. Its so versatile, after you enjoy hot crispy vadas for breakfast, any leftovers can be converted to sambar vada or dahi vada for a completely different breakfast next morning. I will post recipes for those late Grinding the batter in an Indian […]

Honey Glazed Ham

Not bragging (may be a tad bit yes ) but my boyfriend made this ammmazing, moist, crusty and flavorful honey glazed ham for our holiday party this weekend and OMFG, it was Minnnnd. Blowing! I will give credits to allrecipes for sure and more than the recipes, its the reviews that are a bomb there. This […]

Apple-Pumpkin Crumbles Muffin

Did you say “Muffin”?? Yes I did!!!! And Apple-Pumpkin Crumbles Muffins are even better than any muffin. 🙂 These Apple-Pumpkin crumbles muffins adopted from a recipe from whatsinthepan.com are to dieeeeee for! Simple ingredients available in the pantry and are perfect for Christmas morning breakfast. Counter to oven in literally 15 minutes and that’s definitely […]

Steak – Rib Eye

My favorite cut of beef is the rib eye. The marbling throughout the meat provides an unbeatable flavor and juicy tenderness. I am a cast iron junkie. I use it to make a lot of my dishes, and the best use of it all is to make my steak. You can use any heavy skillet […]

Nutty Breakfast Porridge

Alright, the photo i’ve posted does NOT do justice to how heavenly this porridge tastes. You haaave to try it to believe it. I found this recipe online and i made some tweaks to make it work for me. Since we have a lot of different kinds of porridge for breakfast in India, this is […]

Sabudana Kichdi (with no peanuts) – Tapioca Pearl Hodgepodge

Sabudana khichdi is usually made with peanut powder which is a dish that is consumed during auspicious days by those that want to observe abstinence from indulging on their staple food. Though I’m not a religious person (to my mom’s disappointment!!), I love Love laaaaav sabudana khichdi. However, since i’m on Whole30 cleanse now, I […]