Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa, a quintessential reminder that the winters have arrived in India! This dish originated in the Indian subcontinent during the Mughal era and is a popular dessert here even today. It essentially combines the sweetness of the seasonal vegetable- red carrots -with milk, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter. However, you can adjust the…

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a famous street food from Maharashtra, India. Originating as the staple food of mill workers in Mumbai in 1850s, it is now a popular breakfast/evening snack option across regions. The dish has two components- Pav (a Maharashtrian bread) and Bhaji (veggies gravy). Pav is a regional form of bread easily available in…

Navratan Korma

Navratan Korma is an Indian delicacy made with nine gems (‘Nav’ means nine and ‘ratan’ means gems in Indian) that combine together in Mughlai-style gravy of yogurt, cream and nut paste. These gems can be seen clearly in the picture too; details of which are in the recipe below. This lavish dish is one of…

Assorted Veggie Momos

Momos is one of the most trending appetizers in today’s time. What makes this delicious delight from Tibet even more special is, that it is extremely easy to make, eat, and light on the stomach too! This has been a hit especially among the youngsters and children. Now a little bit about its origins, which…

Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan or Sichuan recipe is a popular Chinese cuisine specialty. Here, the recipes are made in a typical sauce called the Schezwan sauce, which is an extremely spicy and pungent chilli-garlic paste. It is readily available in the markets as well. However, here I am making it at home in this recipe. You can make…

Honey Chilli Veggies

Honey Chilli Veggies is a fresh take on the boring vegetables in the refrigerator. This recipe is a sweet and spicy rendition of a vegetarian Chinese appetizer, which is extremely easy to make too! You may have it as a single appetizer or as a light side dish on the menu. Ofcourse, it is high…

Nut Pulao

Nut Pulao is a staple favourite accompaniment to any vegetarian or non-vegetarian dish. It can also be relished with Raita alone. Nut Pulao is another legacy of the Mughlai cuisine with different variations across the Indian subcontinent, each being unique and popular in their own way. Here, I am making a basic version of Nut…