Gujarati Rasawala chana (Black chickpeas simmered in a gram flour curry)

Indian food is so diverse. Although the core ingredients are more or less same,  each state has their own method of preparation, unique spices and flavors. Today I’m sharing a very quick and wholesome recipe – Rasawala Chana, from Gujarat, India. Rasa refers to something that is saucy/ gravy kind of preparation. Black chickpeas are cooked in besan ( chickpea flour) gravy seasoned with spices, jaggery and tamarind to give this dish it’s heat, sweetness and tanginess. There is no sautéing of any masala here, which makes this dish a breeze to prepare. All you need is about 10-15 minutes and of course soaked and drained black chickpeas. That’s it, and this dish is ready just like that! How easy ! This is also vegan and gluten-free!

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Goan sorak curry ( Spiced and tangy coconut curry)


Sorak curry is the most basic of all Goan curries. It is also a great base for most fish curries, but can also be enjoyed as is or along with some veggie and fried fish preparation. It is mostly prepared during the monsoons in Goa, when there is a dearth of fresh fish, as the fisherman avoid fishing due to the rough seas. Most folks have this with some dried fish that has been stocked up for the monsoons. I don’t know of any Goan who does not like their Xit kodi ( xitKonkani for rice and kodiKonkani for curry)

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Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is a delicious dish which celebrates the flavors of spring vegetables! The term primavera stands for ‘spring vegetables’! I see no reason why this cannot be enjoyed through out the year. It’s loaded with the goodness of veggies and if it’s cooked with some healthier whole wheat pasta then it definitely is fit to be deemed healthy as well. Continue reading →

Dahi Bhindi ( Okra simmered in a spiced and tangy yogurt curry)

Okra is one of my favorite veggies! I can have okra in all forms, be it fried or in the form of a curry. Many people run away from okra because of it’s slimy nature. But if cooked correctly this veggie is an absolutely delight to the taste buds. In India, okra is cooked in so many ways, so you can never get bored of the same dish. I will be sharing my favorite okra recipes in the coming months. Continue reading →

Spicy chilli garlic noodles

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I’m sure by now you know I love Indo Chinese cuisine, given by the number of dishes I have shared! Also if you have been following my post, you guys know how I love quick fix meals! This spicy chilli garlic noodles recipe is just that! If your palette is craving for some spicy food then these noodles are the right deal for the job! Continue reading →

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