Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

If you love anything chick peas you are bound to love hummus! It goes with everything ¬†as a spread on a sandwich, in a chapathi wrap and in its most popular form, as a dip for veggies and crackers. But I love it best by itselfūüôā On the lines of what Mary Poppins sang, sometimes…

Fire Roasted Red Peppers

Fire Roasted Red Bell Peppers! Sounds exotic doesn’t it?? Slow roasting a vegetable on an open fire brings out its juices and intensifies its flavor. And of course the smoky taste which is imparted thanks to the fire is unique in its own way. If you are someone that fancies roasted bell peppers in your…

Spaghetti aglio e olio, well almost!

Other than wishing someone “Good day” and “Bye” in Italian, my knowledge of this beautiful language is pretty much limited to penne, ravioli, orecchiette, spaghetti, linguine etc., I am sure you know where I am going with this! The names of different shaped pastas ¬†coupled ¬†with other gems like zuppa or soup, insalata or salad,…

Streusel Coffee Cake

I love streusel cakes – the sweet crumbly topping on a not so sweet cake, is the perfect match for a nice cup of tea or coffee or can be enjoyed by itself as a snack. ¬†The story about how I found this recipe is pretty crazy and crazy seems to be the norm in…

Basil and Veggie Linguine

It was one of the those rare occasions that ¬†I found myself with only me for company at home this week without any food for lunch. While I was contemplating a quick cheese sandwich, I recalled that I had some linguine left in my pantry (a fancy word¬†for those overcrowded shelves I have and the…

Chocolate Coffee Cup Cakes

Few months ago, as¬†I was hurrying through the baking aisle (btw I am always¬†in a hurry) I found coffee extract right next to the vanilla essence. I have never tried coffee extract before and wanted to try it out and I found the recipe, right on the back of the boxūüôā Who doesn’t love cup…

Whole Wheat Cheese Pizza

¬†I love pizzas, but the version that’s loaded with veggies. I had never cared much for cheese pizzas, which is quite funny because the¬†very first pizza that I had was a cheese pizza! ¬†I was probably in the 6th grade and my dad had bought these pizza bases from Nilgris and he set out to¬†bake…

Aloo Methi Paratha

The only way I have used methi leaves till date was to cook it with some lentlis and make methi daal. For the uninitiated, Methi or Fenugreek is a key ingredient in many Indian households. It is available in the form of dried seeds and fresh leaves and has loads of health benefits from aiding…

Homestyle Potato and Bell Peppers

Sometimes, we just need to get back to doing all those little things that make us happy! Simple pleasures like sitting under the cool shade of a water tank on warm summer afternoons, singing loudly in the shower, walking along the shoreline and collecting a bag full of¬†seashells and in my case getting drenched in…

Mom’s Veggie Noodles

Noodles! The mention of this word to any average Indian these days seems to spark off a drop jaw reaction along with some¬†accusatory looks that convey only one thought “You eat that?? Really? Do you know they found lead in that??” Maggi and Me: Sigh…So, let me set this straight – Not all noodles are…

Enchiladas for the desi soul!

I think the first time I tasted Enchiladas was at a restaurant called Thulsi located on College road in Chennai and this was a decade ago! The restaurant closed long ago – sad, as I think it would do well today. It was kind of ahead of its times serving up stuff that people couldn’t…

Dough

We landed at Dough after almost a year of wanting to go there! We first heard about Dough from a friend who told us that this was the place for gourmet pizzas. I checked out their website and was surprised to discover they had been featured on the Food Network on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives….