Author: Abhishek

Jaggery Chhena Poda

Jaggery Chhena Poda

Four ingredients & a few minutes for a yum dessert My first evening in Bhubaneswar and I chanced upon this very interesting sweet outside a temple. The shop had a range of sweets and a very enthusiastic seller. He started naming all the sweets with such […]

Easy Murukku

Easy Murukku

Crispy, crunchy & yum. Made in a jiffy  This is straight from the festive Janmashtami list-of-snacks-to-make. This is the first time I made Murukku from scratch and was quite surprised at the simplicity of the process. Mixing the ingredients and making a dough is of […]

Sweet Corn Salad Recipe

Sweet Corn Salad Recipe

A colorful & fresh salad with a nice citrus punch that can be assembled super fast For some reason, the word salad always reminds me of green leaves on a plate or a plate full of cucumber pieces. It is hard for me to not […]

Poha Cutlet || Flattened Rice Fritters

Poha Cutlet || Flattened Rice Fritters

An easy to make vegan cutlet/fritter that is made with spiced mashed potato & flattened rice Flattened rice is amazing for making a light quick-fix snack. It cooks fast and there are a lot of savory and sweet snacks that can be made in a […]

Paruppu Usili

Paruppu Usili

Spiced and steamed Toor dal / Lentil paste mixed with cooked french beans and tempered with Indian spices. The journey that a recipe or a food item takes is fascinating. Travelling across the country opens up new cuisines and this is how some of the […]

Chocolate Corn Flake Bites

Chocolate Corn Flake Bites

Bite sized goodies of chocolate coated corn flakes that can be made in a jiffy  Radio is so much fun. For me, it is not because of my weekly shows but also because of the people and shows I listen too. Good programs are filled with […]

Easy Ragi Puttu

Easy Ragi Puttu

A cardamom flavored steamed dessert made with Ragi flour & fresh grated coconut. I have had some of the best puttu during my time in Kerala. There is plain puttu served with a black chickpea curry. Then there is vegetable puttu, biryani puttu, chicken puttu […]

Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Stew

There is something really special about coconut milk stew served in an earthen pot along with appam. It is rich, aromatic and full of flavor. The authentic Kerala stew is heavenly and the one that I had in Kochi was delicious. This vegan stew has […]

Foxtail Millet Bisi Bele Bath

Foxtail Millet Bisi Bele Bath

Millets, veggies and pulses. I was pleasantly surprised when I first had a Bisi bele bath with millets in it. Lots of veggies and a good amount of ghee on it. There is a slight change when rice is removed but it was delicious. This […]

Spicy Modak

Spicy Modak

For some reason the word modak reminds me of a very festive sweet. Of course a very popular version of modak is the festive sweet but there are so many other variations that just don’t top the charts in my head. The other sweet version […]

Aloo Bonda

Aloo Bonda

Food has this amazing ability in taking us down the memory lane. There could be that city that you always associate a particular food item with. A drink that reminds you of a fun party you had years ago or a little snack that takes […]

Sabudana Vada || Tapioca Pearl Fritter

Sabudana Vada || Tapioca Pearl Fritter

Love thy neighbor, especially if their cooking is amazing. One of my former neighbors used to have quite a different eating schedule. Some of the family members, especially the stay-at-home ones used to have a good meal at noon, a little snack in the late […]

Ragi Masala Biscuit

Ragi Masala Biscuit

There is spice, great aroma and amazing flavor. All the things that hit me when I first had masala biscuit. It is a bit surprising that very few bakers bake masala biscuits. I was fortunate to grab some freshly baked ones. I felt that the […]

Sev Recipe

Sev Recipe

I almost went to buy sev again, which I always do, then comes the thought: ” why not make it at home, instead of buying”. Did just that and I was surprised how easy it is to make and how well they turned out. Sev […]

Whole Wheat Lukhmi

Whole Wheat Lukhmi

She was in her sixties with all the usual age and lifestyle related health issues. Her movements were getting slow and being on the heavier side didn’t help. But when it came to cooking or anything related to food, you could see a spark in […]

Ragi Laddu Recipe

Ragi Laddu Recipe

These laddus are so delicious that it is really hard to believe that they are actually healthy. The words tasty and delicious don’t often go together, but these finger millet or ragi laddus are an exception. There is a good rough texture from the finger […]

Falafel Recipe

Falafel Recipe

I am always looking for stuff that I can use as content for my show and my phone is my best note taking device. Any thing interesting, take a pic or make a note in it. Any idea, type it in the phone. It is […]

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

This humble cheese is taking over the plates. There is a lot of cottage cheese flying around and the usage is quite high. Grilled and barbecued cottage cheese cubes are amazing. Make a curry out of it or use it in a salad. Right from stuffing […]

Capsicum Zunka

Capsicum Zunka

Typing this post will take more time than actually preparing the Zunka, that is how fast and easy it is to make this one. So what we have here is capsicum that is fried and coated with roasted and spiced gram flour. There is some […]

Kidney Bean Salad

Kidney Bean Salad

Like me, if you grow up eating a lot of vegetarian food, then kidney beans end up on your plate in the protein rotation. I have had a lot of kidney beans in Rajma curry either with roti or rice or bread. So, for me rajma […]