Millets and Lentil Pulao with Dillweed (Millet Khichdi)

What does one do when you decide on cutting carbs to lose weight? Cutting down on carbohydrates is the easiest way to lose weight and begin a bon voyage for healthy living. When we talk about carbs, the first thing that comes into our mind is rice. And cutting back on rice means moving on to healthier… Continue reading Millets and Lentil Pulao with Dillweed (Millet Khichdi)

Poori Bhaji (Ganesh Chaturthi Special)

It’s yet another time of the year when Lord Ganesha is festively invited into our hearts and homes with great pomp and show. Ganesh Chaturthi is an Indian Hindu festival celebrated in honor of the birth of Lord Ganesha. On this very auspicious day, He is worshiped and prayed for peace and prosperity, and so any… Continue reading Poori Bhaji (Ganesh Chaturthi Special)

Hyderabadi Qubooli Biryani (Chana Dal / Lentil Biryani)

When it comes to Biryani, I confess my knees go weak and my heart starts to pound! If it comes on the husband to impress me, he takes me out to a good restaurant and orders a biryani! Yes, that’s how much I love my biryani. And to top it all, Qubooli falls right under… Continue reading Hyderabadi Qubooli Biryani (Chana Dal / Lentil Biryani)

Curried shrimp with Coconut Milk

Come weekend eve and we are in a mood to dig into something super-comforting. And that for my family has to be either fish or seafood! Shrimp curry with coconut milk has always been my personal favorite! The creamy consistency and mild sweet taste of coconut milk blends perfectly with shrimps and gives this dish… Continue reading Curried shrimp with Coconut Milk

Home-made (No Yeast) Butter Naan with Palak Chole (Spinach Chickpea Curry)

A big shout out to Linda @thedutchbaker  for recently requesting the recipe for Indian Naan bread. There you go Linda!! Hope this will help you. Naan is a popular Indian bread commonly served in restaurants and hotels. It is a leavened bread prepared at very high temperatures in a tandoor oven. Usually we don’t have tandoors at home.… Continue reading Home-made (No Yeast) Butter Naan with Palak Chole (Spinach Chickpea Curry)

Double Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Spiced Cottage Cheese (Paneer) and Corn

It’s the National Day in Singapore tomorrow. I had been planning to make this dish for long and thought it was perfect timing to cook something special for a weeknight dinner just before a Public Holiday! So there it goes….twice baked potatoes with a spicy corn and cottage cheese filling. A perfect side-dish for any meal… Continue reading Double Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Spiced Cottage Cheese (Paneer) and Corn

Sattu Ka Paratha (Indian Flatbread Stuffed with Roasted Gram Flour)

I have spent 18 years of my childhood in a small town known as Bokaro in the state of Jharkhand (India). “Sattu ka Paratha” is a very popular dish in the North Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. I still remember the beautiful aroma of these parathas when my neighbor used to make… Continue reading Sattu Ka Paratha (Indian Flatbread Stuffed with Roasted Gram Flour)