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Kids School Lunch Box 4 – Aloo Paratha with Pomegranate Raita


This is what I packed for Sid’s school lunch today:  Aloo Paratha, Pomegranate Raita, Cucumber cuts and a small lemon taffy as treat.  Aloo Paratha is Sid’s all time favorite,  he can have it any time of the day. This weekend he asked whether I could make some for his school lunch… and this . . . → Read More: Kids School Lunch Box 4 – Aloo Paratha with Pomegranate Raita



Dal Makhani is a North Indian dish, or more precisely a Punjabi delicacy, a rich accompaniment for rotis/Naan or rice! This is one rich , hearty dhal slow cooked for hours with loads of love in other words “Makhani/ butter” which just makes this dish thick, creamy and aromatic in every bite that you take! Though . . . → Read More: DAL MAKHANI RECIPE

Aloo 65 – Potato 65 Recipe


Aloo 65 is an easy snack item to make when you have boiled potatoes in hand. Deep fried snacks are quite addictive and this is no exception. They make a great snack or starter, for adults and children alike.


Potato 65 / Deep Fried Potato / Crispy Snack / Aloo 65 / . . . → Read More: Aloo 65 – Potato 65 Recipe



The recipe I wanted to share with you this week is a delicious, restaurant worthy, Kadai Mushroom Masala. This is one famous Punjabi dish cooked with small button mushrooms in rich tomato gravy with lots of spices and colorful bell peppers. It gets this unique name from the cooking vessel, similar to a wok, in . . . → Read More: KADAI MUSHROOM MASALA RECIPE

Rava Laddu



Rava Laddu or Rava Urundai is a quick and delicious sweet made with Semolina, sugar, ghee and roasted nuts. A great make ahead-sweet option with excellent shelf life.  Here is a fail-proof method for making these scrumptious laddus. This is one of the easiest sweet which you can make for Deepavali or for . . . → Read More: Rava Laddu

Aloo Paratha


Parathas are whole-wheat Indian flatbread.  It can be made plain or stuffed with many different fillings.   Traditional  Aloo parathas don’t include any onion, garlic, green chili or spice mixture, but recipe shared here include most of them and can also be altered to suit your preference.

Stuffed Indian Flat Bread / Potato Paratha . . . → Read More: Aloo Paratha

Lachcha Paratha

A crispy, flaky and layered paratha, the best accompaniment to any North-Indian gravy! “Lachcha Paratha” – I know a name itself restrains you from trying it out! Pretty much a normal process with a few additional steps for getting those beautiful looking layers… But it’s not as tough as you feel… only that it needs a right technique and practice to make it… . . . → Read More: Lachcha Paratha

Work Lunch Box 2 – Tawa Pulao


Tawa Pulao is a simple rice preparation  made over a hot tawa with rice smothered in butter, mixed vegetable and Pav bhaji masala, also a popular Mumbai street food. Well, I’ve never been to Mumbai nor tasted this dish but was inspired to try after watching Chef Sanjeev Kapoor making it.  Turn your leftover . . . → Read More: Work Lunch Box 2 – Tawa Pulao

Oven Roasted Poha Chivda


Chivda is a kind of crispy snack prepared with roasted poha, puffed rice and combination of nuts and dals. This version is slightly healthy as its roasted in traditional oven instead of deep frying. You can make this ahead time and store in air-tight container to retain freshness. Just serve as a tea time . . . → Read More: Oven Roasted Poha Chivda

Dal Tadka


Dal Tadka is a  staple dish in several Indian households and generally eaten with pipping hot rice or rotis. Traditionally its made with yellow lentils or combination of lentils and tempered with simple spices. This is the most simplest form of dal fry and is quite easy to prepare. Sometimes simplest dishes like these . . . → Read More: Dal Tadka

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