Goan Drumstick bhaji ( Sautéed drumsticks)

Sharing a very easy and basic recipe today – sautéed drumsticks. In this dish, drumstick veggie is cooked in a base consisting of sautéed onions-tomatoes, seasoned with turmeric and green chilli for spice and some freshly grated coconut for the sweet nuttiness. Few ingredients are used here, but there is absolutely no compromise on taste. The coconut adds a wonderful sweetness and texture to this simple dish. I love using coconut oil when dishes also call for freshly grated coconut. It definitely takes the dish a notch up! Continue reading →

Healthy chicken salad sandwiches

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I love a quick meal, and if it’s healthy then it is surely an added bonus, like these chicken salad sandwiches. There are so many variations to a chicken salad, the various add ons like  green apples, almonds, walnut, scallion greens, cranberries , celery ,so forth and so on. You can also add some chilli powder for heat. This time I ran out of walnuts, so substituted it with cashew nuts , I must say it complemented the chicken salad sandwich quite well 🙂

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Black forest milk shake

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Black forest cake, a decadent and moist chocolate cake filled with whipped cream frosting and cherry topping, is one of my all time favorites. However getting one from the store would mean getting out in the heat. Plan B, make it at home ? that would take almost an hour with the prep and baking. Why not make a black forest inspired treat which would take less than 5 minutes, provided you have frozen pitted cherries and ice-cream. Intrigued ?? Well here is my take on a black forest milk shake that is a breeze to prepare and has all the flavors of a classic black forest cake. Continue reading →

No-cook kesar pista kulfi ( Saffron pistachio Indian ice cream)

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Kulfi is basically a rich and creamy, traditional Indian ice cream. It is prepared by evaporating sweetened milk, with continuous stirring until the milk is reduced to almost half its quantity. During this laborious process, the sugars caramelize which give kulfi it’s distinct taste. The thickened milk is then poured into kulhars ( kulfi molds ) and placed in an ice + salt mixture, which facilitate the freezing of kulfi’s. Kulfi’s are available in all sorts of flavors – saffron, pistachios, rose, almond, custard apple, mango etc. Well, I love all of them 🙂 Continue reading →

Schezwan /Sichuan baby potatoes (dry version)

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Schezwan potatoes is a delicious, hot and tangy Indo Chinese dish. Like most Indo Chinese dishes, it hardly takes much time for this dish to come together. Prepping up your ingredients is the key! Here, boiled and fried baby potatoes are tossed in a schezwan sauce base and of course much easier if you have the sauce already which is the main ingredient here. I love to prepare this schezwan sauce in a big batch and store it, when I run out of ideas or I want quick meals, this is a life saver. I highly recommend you have one in your pantry, or if you’re too lazy to make your own , go ahead and get a good quality store bought one 🙂 Continue reading →

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