One pot Spinach Soup

In this winter season, try this simple recipe of low or I would say NO calories Spinach Soup. Only four ingredients, one pot and less time. I love this recipe as it requires only one pot to wash afterwards, less mess to clean up in winter days. It is a nutrient dense and delicious way…

Indori Poha/ Flattened Rice

Poha also known as flattened rice is very popular Breakfast in India. However, nutritionists recommend poha as one of the healthiest Indian breakfasts. It is a very easy,fast and healthy option for Breakfast. And this recipe is vegan and gluten free.Every state has its own versions of making it with slight differences, but all variations are super healthy and…

Tea Masala/ Masala Chai Latte

Winters have started with cold winds in many parts of world. We all  love to welcome this season with its good and bad parts that happens every year. Snowfall is loved by all and holidays in warm blankets, Ice- skating and Ice skiing are priority things on the list to be done. We all want…

Sev Tomato curry/ Sev tameta nu shaak

Sev tameta nu shaak as it is called in Gujarati Language in India. It is one of the favorite curry in my family. Believe me, this is very easy and satisfy all norms of vegetarian, gluten – free, vegan and dairy- free. It is ready to be served in less than 15- 20 minutes. This…

Quinoa Vegetable Bowl

After a long week of festival time and loading with lots of  deep fried snacks and sweets, it was time to have something simple, healthy and nutritious. I wanted something loaded with veggies and protein and simple to digest. So, I opted for, Quinoa Bowl cooked in Mexican style. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the…

Tikha Gathiya/ Spicy,Crispy Gujarati Gathiya

Tikha Gathiya is a famous snack especially of Gujarat in India. There are different variety of gathiya, also known as “farsan” in local language, such as  bhavnagari gathiya, papdi gathiya, fafda gathiya, methi gathiya and a long list….   On special occasion of Diwali in Gujarat, Tikha Gathiya is a must in every household with other sweets….

Banana Chocolate Bread (eggless)

When there are overripe bananas in my home, it’s time to bake…. yep, It seems weird but this has become mandatory these days. I am loving the natural sweetness that it gives to the food. If in a hurry then, I go for Oat Cookies as it has a simple recipe. But today as Halloween was there so…

Blogger Recognition Award

# Bloggerrecognitionaward Hey Everyone! I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my friend Jyoti Rao (FoodFrenzy-Jyokitchen). Thank you very much for thinking of me and nominating me. She has a fantastic Food blog since 2 and half years. Her blog has different variety of food recipes, worth visiting her place. RULES : Thank…

Pindi Chole ( No Onion,no garlic)

Chickpeas/ Garbanzo beans are also known as chole. Eating chickpeas regularly can help manage weight, boost intestinal health,reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and many more… So Pindi Chole is a simple and delicious dish to include in your menu. There are times when we want to avoid onion and garlic in our food, may…

Jalebi (Instant)

Festive Season is going on in India and its time to celebrate Dussehra. Its origin is from the great Hindu epic Ramayana, We all know the Story of Lord Ram and ten headed Ravana. Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami i.e. Vijay + Dashmi – victory over 10 vices. It also signifies the victory of good over bad, and truth over…

Sabudana vada/ sago with sweet potato and less oil

Navratri is a greatest Hindu festival also known as Durga puja. The word Navratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti / Devi are worshiped.  The festival celebrates life, culture, traditions and customs. The festival is celebrated all over India and has different rituals and festivities especially in Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka or…

Pumpkin curry with Indian spices/ Kaddu sour and spicy curry

When you think of pumpkin, you get a picture of Halloween decoration or as pie filling or in soups, cakes and muffins. It is not for mere decoration but more of a nutritious orange plant. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the…

Food Combining – Fall season

Autumn season is between summer and winter, during which temperatures gradually decreases. It is often called fall in the United States, because leaves fall from the trees at this time,dude. Autumn in Northern Hemisphere (US) began on September 22. It’s beginning of cold waves and it prepare us for winter and snowy weather. It is…

Veg Aloo tikki Burger with less oil

Burgers are loved by all whether kids or adults. And if we make patties with goodness of veggies and less oil, then nobody can stop on one. I have tried to include as much vegetables so as to make it more healthy and also delicious. They are more Indian style that is full of Spices…

Ukdiche Modak/ Traditional steamed Modak

In this festive season I am sharing Traditional Steamed Modak recipe. This recipe is from Maharashtra (India) made specially for our beloved Ganesha. In local language it is known as Ukdiche Modak. Ukad word in Marathi language means ‘to boil’, So sweet dumplings are made by boiling rice flour in a mixture of water and stuffed with aromatic…

Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha, is known and popular among kids as elephant- headed God ( Bal- Ganesha). Ganesha is known by different names — There are 108 names of Lord Ganesha that signify his every divine quality. To name few —  Sumukh: He who has a beautiful face  Vinayak: The one who has the qualities to lead Vighnanashan: The one…

Krishna Janmashtami – Sabudana kheer

Krishna Janmashtami is an Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi. This year it’s going to be observed on two consecutive days – 2nd  and 3rd September. The first one is for Smarta Sampradaya and other one is for Vaishnava Sampradaya (ISKCON).  …

Rakhi Special- Coconut Laddus

In India, Rakhi is a very special occasion for all sisters and brothers. This year it’s going to be celebrated on 26th of August. It’s a symbol of love and trust of sister and brother relationships. On this day, sisters will tie Rakhi (a thread with beads in any color) on their brother’s wrist as a…

Homemade Dahi/ Yogurt/Curd in less than 3 hours

I have grown up watching my mom making dahi daily since my childhood. Then after marriage, I saw myself doing same things as my mom. “Time definitely repeats itself” saying is so true. It passes on to generation so easily. But when few years back when I was shifted to US things were little different….

Mung Dal Chilla/ Mung Pan cakes/Pesarattu

Being on a vegetarian diet/ vegan, all are more concerned about their protein intake. Main source of protein to them are beans, dals and lentils of various types. Mung beans have been a part of traditional Ayurvedic diets in India from thousands of years. Main important element is that it is low in calories and…

National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day is celebrated on August 3rd of every year in America. Oklahoma declared the watermelon its official state vegetable in 2007. No one really knows when National Watermelon Day was established. Some people believe it was started by watermelon farmers and others believe it was a creation of the National Watermelons Board. People celebrate the day by…

Watermelon Popsicles

The best low calorie frozen treat to pamper yourself is a great idea. Its easy, colorful  and with all health benefits of juicy fruit. It also fulfill the Food combining requirements of melon. As it is stated in Ayurveda melons should be combined with melons only. So, I have used Watermelon’s bright pink and Muskmelon’s…

Food Combining (Fruits)

In today’s world, we all agree that eating fruit daily is good for health. There is no doubt about it. There are people who don’t like to enjoy fruit but they also try to bring it into there daily intake in the form of juice, smoothie, or dessert. Everybody understands its importance and health benefits….

Watermelon Salad (Origin, Recipe)

Watermelon is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. In a desert climate like Egypt, there were few things more valuable than water. A food that is 92 percent water is…

Watermelon Squash (2 different variations)

Watermelon is important to beat the heat of harsh sun in summer. Watermelon contains 92 percent of water. This means that eating watermelon on a hot summer day is a tasty way to help you stay hydrated and avoid dehydration (it’s not a substitute for drinking plenty of fresh water, however). Watermelon makes the perfect snack, picnic…

Crispy Veggie Quesadilla

Quesadilla is a very famous Mexican dish and popular in all parts of worlds. Queso  means cheese in Spanish. Quesadilla is a tortilla ( corn/ flour) filled with cheese, savoury mixture of spices and vegetables often added, then cooked on a griddle. It has changed and evolved over many years as people experimented with different variations…

Egg Less Bread Omelette

This Vegan Vegetable Bread Omelette is one of the favorite breakfast in my house. Its Tasty, full of nutrition value and more important its quick to assemble into a proper satisfying meal. Pair it with Fresh Fruit and Juice to make it a complete meal. I love this recipe that it can be pretty much…

Egg Less Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are easy and simple to make. Serve it with fresh fruits to make it healthy and power packed breakfast. Homemade Pancakes are as easy to make as store bought pancakes. The ingredients are easily available at home. If you use almond milk then it becomes a vegan recipe. You will not believe me until…

Muffins (Egg less -Vanilla/ Chocolate in one dough)

These fluffy and moist eggless muffins recipe is easy and no fancy items needed. You can make them easily with things in your pantry. This will be the only recipe needed for any party or any occasion. I have used this recipe many times and it has always come right, it helped me when I…

Seviyan Kheer/ Vermicelli & Milk Dessert

Seviyan Kheer is a very simple and delicious Indian dessert enjoyed and loved by people of all age group. It is known by different names like Semiyan Payasam in south India and Seviyan Kheer in North India.This dessert is also made on religious and auspicious occasions. It reminds me of Ramzan/ Ramadan special dessert at…

Cold Coffee with Ice – cream

On a hot summer day, what could be better than a glass of cold coffee. Temperatures are soaring high, so I thought of giving a welcome drink of cold coffee to my son, when he returns from school in afternoon. He loves cold coffee topped with a scoop of ice cream. This takes me back…

Bhature

Bhature is most popular Punjabi cuisine. Bhature are thick fried Indian bread, and are combined with chole to make a complete dish. Kids love the sight of puffed Bhature and relish it happily. This combination of Chole Bhature is very tasty and popular in all parts of India. There are many recipes for Bhature —…

Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature is a spicy and flavorful dish from Punjabi Cuisine in India. The sight and smell of Chole and Puffed Bhature makes any body hungry n crave for it. The combination of two is a complete meal relished by everyone. Kids love the ball like puffed  Bhature and enjoy it with Chole i.e. Chick peas/…

Burrito Veggie Bowl

A Mexican cuisine, its quick and easy to prepare and is packed with tons of veggies and healthy protein. Possibilities are endless and you can convert it into your personal taste without worrying about proportions of ingredients. It is purely Vegetarian rice bowl which can be customized by adding or removing few ingredients to fit your…

Dry Garlic chutney

This Dry Garlic chutney is a must for Mumbai burger/ Vada pav. You cannot enjoy your Vada pav without it.   Maharashtrian Garlic coconut Chutney is the secret to take your Vada Pav to a next level.Here is a traditional recipe to make it. INGREDIENTS : 12-14 Garlic Pods 7-8 Dry Red Chilies 1 cup…

Vada Pav

Also known as Mumbai Burger, is a Vegetarian fast food dish native to  🇮🇳 Indian state of Maharashtra. It originated as street food in Mumbai but now is served in food stalls, restaurants and across India. It is the Life line of Mumbai and every one, younger or older loves to relish on it at…

Guacamole Dip

Guacamole , It is a dip made from Avocado,is used most in Mexican cuisine. This creamy texture dip is loved by kids very much. It is used in Sandwiches, Burritos,Taco and many other dishes. Avocado are packed with protein and healthy fats. They are incredibly nutritious and contain more potassium than bananas. They are loaded…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup in one pot with only Four ingredients, Yes that’s true. Only one pot… No more mess to clean afterwards. Healthy and really easy recipe to enjoy in this cold spring…. So enjoy INGREDIENTS: 4-5 medium sized Tomatoes 1-2 medium sized carrots Sea Salt to Taste 1/2 Tablespoon  black pepper or as per taste….

Potato Cheela/ Crispy Pancake

Potatoes are one of the worlds most versatile vegetables.They are on almost every cuisine in some form and can be prepared in dozens of ways.Potatoes are naturally gluten- free and are a store house of energy and nutrition,vitamins and minerals. Here I am sharing recipe which does not require much preparation time ,yet its Tasty…

Taco Mung Shells

This idea came in time of crisis…. When we feel lazy and little more lazy…… I was having left over of my rice but wanted something crunchy and tasty. So i got idea of stuffing my bean sprouts and veggies in Taco shells (store bought). It was fun doing and quick satisfying meal. INGREDIENTS :…

Mung Sprouts

Bean/ Mung sprouts are prominent ingredient of the Raw food diet or cooked and is common in Eastern Asian Cuisine and across the world. The sprouted beans are more nutritious than the original beans and they require much less cooking time. Sprouting is a practice of germinating seeds to be eaten Raw or cooked.Sprouts  can…

Palak Muthiya

Palak Muthiyas are Steamed Dumplings of Spinach and is a very popular Gujarati snack in India. It is a easy way  to incorporate lots of leafy veggies in a snack with a mix of flour and  little tempering of oil making it perfect to serve to Guests as snack or appetizer at any party. It…

Oat Cookies (Vegan)

These days Oats are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal(porridge). I wanted  to include oats in daily intake of my kiddo, but he was not happy with combination of milk,oats and nuts. So one day i came across this easy recipe of only 2 basic ingredients and variations you can bring to suit your individual taste…

Soya Manchurian

For Vegans, Soya chunks is the best alternative to meet their nutritional needs. To make childrens love Soya chunks , Plain Soya chunks are given a twist of kids all time favorite Manchurian dish.It gives smile and satisfaction to both, where Moms wants to give protein packed meal and kids enjoys their Manchurian. Soya Manchurian…

Traffic jam Smoothie

As it is Holi festival in India, I thought of making this smoothie that resembles Holi festival to me.It is festival of colors,joy and happiness. Smoothie are super healthy way to get indulge with all power pack nutrients and vitamins and fibers of natural fruits. Do it right and have a low- calorie,low fat, highly…

Palak Paneer

Palak or Spinach is leafy vegetable very good for health. But kids needs some thing interesting and Tasty to it. So make simple spinach lovable by adding paneer to it. This can be served with Rice or Naan/ Flatbread. INGREDIENTS: Bunch of Spinach 1 large Onion 1 inch Ginger roughly chopped 2 – 3 Garlic…

Microwave green Peas Rice

Rice is good staple food. Enjoyed by all in variety of ways with different curry, lentils. Here I am going to show you in a simple way within 15 min. in a microwave. We need a microwave safe bowl. please see that it is deep in height,so boiling water does not flow out of the…

Masala Toast Sandwich

Masala Toast is made with filling of spicy potatoes,vegges and green chutney. It is mouth watering and favorite snack. It is good for kids lunch box also, as it is packed with goodness of all Vegges. INGREDIENTS: For Potato filling:  Medium sized 3 – 4 Potatoes 11/2 Teaspoon oil 1/2 Teaspoon of mustard seeds 2 –…

Cilantro Chutney/ Dip

Cilantro/Coriander Chutney is good for health. It is used as a dip with snacks or in making sandwiches. It is simple to make and keep it fresh and green. Cilantro is a herb that is related to Parsley. It is a tasty addition to soups and other dishes,and nutrient content may offer a range of…

Strawberry jam

Strawberries ripe, heart- shaped and bright red in color are good in many ways for health. They are loaded with disease fighting antioxidants. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They protect our HEART. So Recipe for homemade JAM ,without any preservatives and color. Its easy and stays good for more than…