19. March 2015 · By Ashwini Bharath · Comments

A perfect chocolate treat. Chocolate Lava cake (fondly called Choco Lava Cake) is literally a volcano with a lava of molten chocolate. To me, its more like a chocolate treasure box – “How’s it going to be when I dig in”. I love the burst of chocolate that oozes out. Thanks to a friend, I […]

17. March 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Crackling spinach is a very simple recipe, perfect as appetizers in parties or dinners. However, if perfectly fried and well seasoned, this dish can be beyond ordinary. Ingredients: 2 medium bunches spinach leaves ( Can be around 20- 25 leaves or depending on your desired quantity) 1 tbsp chili flakes 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1 […]

08. December 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

    Ingredients: 250 – 300 grams rice 2 tsp finely chopped garlic 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot 1/2 cup chopped capsicum 1/2 cup finely chopped french beans 1/2 cup green peas (optional) 1/2 cup chopped spring onions 1 tsp soy sauce 3 tbsp schezwan sauce 1 tsp vinegar 1 1/2 tbsp oil Salt for […]

07. December 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

This is one of my favourites from my mother-in-law’s South Indian kitchen. This recipe is her version of vangi bhaath. Its basically spicy rice made with brinjals – long green ones, not the usual plump purple eggplants. Definitely worth your kitchen time. Ingredients: 2 long brinjals 150 grams rice 4 green chillies 1 big bowl […]

28. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Bisi bele bath is a famous dish from Karnataka’s traditional cuisine. It is a combination of dal, rice, and vegetables, and is very healthy and tasty. The downside is that preparing bisi bele bath is time- consuming and requires effort. The upside is that the effort is worth it. Its one of those dishes that […]

28. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

I love ginger tea. Ginger tea is a soothing and healthy beverage, making it an essential part of your breakfast. There are numerous benefits of ginger tea, especially by adding honey and lemon. It helps beat cold, fights respiratory problems, improves digestion, helps reduce weight, and relieves stress. The aroma calms your senses and you’re ready […]

27. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Well, here it is! Biryani goes veg! Here is an amazing vegetable biryani recipe infused with the soft fragrance of saffron and star anise. Veg biryani is one of the delightful vegetarian recipes to make. At first, this may not sound as one of those easy biryani recipes, but it actually is. Vegetable biryani is […]

20. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

    Ingredients: 1/3 cup pomegranate juice 2 tsp honey 3/4 cup strawberries 2 tbsp plain yogurt ice cubes (optional) Directions: 1. Combine the pomegranate juice and honey in a small cup. Whisk to dissolve the honey completely. 2.Combine the strawberries, yogurt, ice cubes, and pomegranate mixture in a blender. Process for 1 to 2 minutes, […]

18. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Ingredients: Paneer, cut into square slices 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 1 tomato, thinly sliced 1 capsicum, deseed and slice into thin rings 12 bread slices Few lettuce leaves Butter Ketchup and Mayonnaise (Optional)   Method: 1. Cut out the sides of the bread slices. Spread some mayonnaise (according to your taste and calories you can […]

03. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Ingredients Juice of 10-12 large lemon 20 large mint leaves 7-8 medium strawberries 3/4 cup to 1 cup sugar Ice 1 litre club soda Method 1. Wash the mint leaves and strawberries. Blend the lemon juice, mint leaves, strawberries, and sugar. 2. Add ice and club soda and serve immediately. Note: You can use Sprite/7up […]