Golden Matcha Brownie 

This is the first post of the new series called Microwave and Bake.It will feature quick and easy recipes most of which would be doable in under 5min and require very few ingredients and of course a microwave.Before starting the series I would like to talk about some safety instructions before starting to use your…

Sauerkraut and Cheese Pierogi 

Pierogi is a Polish Christmas special dish but there is no reason we can’t have it today.Its traditional version includes potatoes and cheese stuffed into dough and boiled.Another variant of this pierogi is a filling of mushroom,sauerkraut and cheese.Now if you’re using potatoes I would recommend you used rusted potatoes and baby mushrooms.I am making…

Aachari Aloo

Cooking with mustard oil has been a part of Indian Tradition.With industrialisation however the old and authentic methods of cooking have then a backseat and comfort has taken preference over what’s good for your body.Mustard oil is a very healthy oil for cooking, it doesn’t smoke easily either so it’s perfect from stir frying to…

Katachi Amti 

A special Maharashtrian Spicy Lentil recipe that will leave you drooling all over.Made with chana daal or whole gram lentil it’s a very popular food amongst Indians.Its a little heavy on the stomach so curry,asafoetida,coriander and cumin are added to balance the dish.A special variant of Indian hot spice called ghoda masala is used to…

Bread Upma 

I love cooking from seasonal vegetables, thanks to the recurring rains and strikes in Bangalore, getting fresh vegetables is becoming difficult in the neighbourhood.Add to it the monsoon , strict no no to green vegetables and what not, almost everything has germs and insects.Its getting quite challenging to keep everyday food interesting with a limited…

Gastronomical Journeys: German Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is another great fermented salad that is very popular in eastern and Central Europe and of course Germany.Sauerkraut is a natural probiotic and perfect recipe for a unhealthy gut.Sauerkraut is not only a rich source of Vitamin C,B,K but it also contains important nutrients like calcium,magnesium,fiber,folate,iron,potassium,copper and manganese.Fermented foods are alkaline in nature and helpful in regulating the pH of your body which is imperative for good overall health.

Gastronomical Journeys: Italian Pasta alla Puttanesca

Pasta alla Puttanesca simply translates to pasta in spicy red sauce which in this recipe would be my homemade Marinara.I am using baby pasta shells also known as Conchiglie in this recipe but you can chose linguine as well and make spaghetti with marinara sauce.This is an extremely simple pasta recipe that you can make…

Homemade Marinara Sauce 

Homemade sauces are always the best, they are devoid of preservative and high levels of sodium.They are super easy to make and perfect for times you have fresh fruits and veggies from th market. Here is a close up of how it looked while cooking. INGREDIENTS Fresh Tomatoes-4 Onion-1 Garlic-4 cloves Green Chilli-1 Salt- to…

Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal is a very fulfilling and health meal.Its rich in protein, carbohydrates and is lip smacking in taste.Its a popular Punjabi Dish in India.Red kidney beans are extensively used all over the world in Mexican Cusine, Japanese Cusine etc.Rajma should always be paired with a cereal to improve the quality of protein in it.Its…

Chinese Stir Fried Veggies with Rice

Yes we should at more of the real food, the one that is not canned or available in shelves or advertised heavily.In this recipe of stir fried veggies with sticky rice I am completely skipping any artificial sauces,preservatives or tasting agents.Its a light fulfilling meal and must be enjoyed such.Stir fried veggies should be cooked…

Aloo Mughlai Curry

Traditional potatoes done the Royal style.They become garlicky with lots of spicy and sour flavours in the curry.Quick and easy to make.Throw in some cashews , peas and cauliflower to make it more than just a carb rich meal packed with lots of energy and taste. INGREDIENTS Potatoes-400g Onion-1 Tomatoes-1 Ginger-1 inch piece  Garlic-7, 8…

Tahari ,Vegetable Pulav

Authentic Marwadi Style Tahari #SatvikCooking This one pot rice recipe is to die for.Served and cooked completely in desi ghee(clarified butter) tahari has a very royal rich taste and is very healthy.Its a great way to eat veggies and potential source of carbohydrates.The spices used in making the tahari give a great aroma to the…