Chaat Time

Chaat Time

If you are away from home like I am - you must be missing the crazy colourful street markets and the chaat bhaiyas! Missing some tangy chaats and golgappe? Here's a papri chaat recipe that you can enjoy at home. The preperation for chaat is easy and can be done in advance and kept. You need boiled chickpeas, boiled potatoes, papri (any Indian store will have it) masalas and yogurt. INGREDIENTS NEEDED Overnight soaked and boiled chickpeas 1/2 cup Boiled potatoes 2 Papri 8-10 rounds Cilantro 1/4 cup (chopped) or just for garnish…Read more …
Saunth Chutney or Tangy Tamarind Chutney

Saunth Chutney or Tangy Tamarind Chutney

One of the famous chutneys that is often consumed with Indian meals or street food like chaat is the Saunth Chutney or Tamarind Chutney. It gets its aromatic flavours from Jaggery, wet tamarind, cumin seeds but its name comes from an important ingredient other than tamarind of course – ginger or dry ginger powder! It is elaborately used over north Indian street foods like papri chaat, aloo(potato) chaat, aloo tikki or many other Indian recipes. Here’s how you can make it and store it for at least 2-3 weeks. INGREDIENTS NEEDED Wet Tamarind ½…Read more …
EGG K.I.S.S

EGG K.I.S.S

Saying hello from Austin! It's been a while since I posted. Lately there has been a lot of travel. A summer well spent! Things have been {good} busy. After such a frenzied holiday - I appreciate the more simple things in life! If you are a designer or a programmer you are aware of K.I.S.S framework - { KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID} Similarly in cooking sometimes just the basic food and few ingredients do the trick. Healthy. Light. Tasty. Today I made a simple but one of my favourite breakfast items. All you…Read more …
Home Baked Mini Spinach Open Pie

Home Baked Mini Spinach Open Pie

I cook to feed my creativity and because I love to experiment as an artist. New morning, new experiments. Eating healthy is not diet restriction, it's a way of life! It’s achievable and helps you taste delicious and new recipes. Overcoming the wave of 'fast food eating' is not easy but it is achievable. Making slight meal changes is doable and helps you maintain a healthy-planned food diet that tastes good too. Think 'health' - more greens, less junk,  replace fried with baked, reduce high sodium with home baked breads, less white flour more whole-grain flour. Indulge in…Read more …