Tuesday, 22 December 2020


Ghee comes from a Sanskrit wod "Ghrit" घ्र त so it is Ghee in Hindi or clarified Butter in English. Ghee is a key ingredient in Indian cooking. It has been used in India for thousands of years. Now that I think it was the best way to preserve the butter while butter while cooking it. Back home in India I grew up with cows in my backyard. First my grandmother used to have a cow, then for some years she didn't have and then my father bought a big beautiful Jersey Cow, my grandma and mom used to milk it. She had to be milked thrice a day so it was quite a lot of work of work for them. But we grew up with fresh milk, home made Yogurt, buttermilk  butter, and of course Ghee.

Monday, 21 December 2020

Bombay Pav Bhagi

Pav पाव  Bhagi भाजी, Pav means bread and Bhagi means Vegetable so this is a dish of bread/buns served with vegetable cooked in a tangy tomato sauce. It is a famous Street food in India. It comes originally from Mumbai then Bombay but today it is famous all over India. Kids as well as adults love it. I remember at our home it was made in the weekends and it was an all time favourite at birthday parties as well and it still is. Now this recipe of mine is inspired by an authentic Bombay Pav Bhagi which is made mostly with boiled potatoes, peas and tomatoes, but I have also added one red capsicum to it. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Red Bean Burgers

Who doesn't love Burgers! Everyone does! Its that kind of Junk food but which can be fun and healthy food if we take a good bean and make them bean burgers. You could also opt for a whole meal bread instead of these burger buns to make them even more versatile.These ones here are packed with super good things and that makes them in the healthy category. They are made with sprouted red kidney beans/rajma(hindi) and veggies.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Misal/ Moong or Mooth Sprout Curry

Misal is a delicacy from the Central part of India, and is very famous in Mumbai. It is a hot, spicy and pungent curry made with Moong or Mooth Sprouts cooked with onions, garlic, chillies and tomatoes in a gravy. It is served with Coriander/mint chutney, natural yogurt, Bombay mix/Varsaan and with a local bread called as Pav on the side. It is one of the most commonly eaten breakfasts in the central parts of India but it also makes a great anytime snack. This humble dish Misal Pav was awarded the worlds tastiest vegetarian dish from the Foodie hub Global Award of 2015 in London.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Samosas with a twist

Samosa is one such thing which got the most famous as Indian food is concerned. I haven't met anyone who doesn't like a somosa or can even resist it. 

Samosa is a deep fried Indian snack. It is mostly in a triangular form and it can be filled with either potatoes and peas or there are also non vegetarian versions available. I make it of course the vegetarian version and not the deep fried one but the backed one. This one is super simple to make. You can take either the store bought puff pastry or you can even take the spring roll sheets from the asian stores.