Pineapple and Banana Smoothie

Pineapple smoothie

Pineapple smoothieThere are days when I am booming in energy. These are the days when I put on a nice dress, do my hair, put makeup and be proper. These are the days, though very few, when I unmess my house. I finish pending laundery, fold the clothes neatly, clear all tables and wardrobes in house, get sense of my bills and all of those tasks. These are the days when I cook fancy and elaborate. I find a recipe, no matter how complicated, how long, I follow. I bake a cake, I make kebabs or Biryani. There would be recipes and icings and all the shenanigans . Continue reading →

Urdu and Shami Kebabs

Shami Kebab

Shami KebabUrdu:

Remember the last time when you visited home, mom made your favorite pudding. As you gulped the love soaked dessert you wondered what is the secret mom beholds that makes the pudding so heavenly. Urdu is such language. It takes you home and with it’s nuances, politeness and mystic secrecy, immerses you in the luscious sugar syrupy romanticism . It is a language of angels i believe, which leaves you mesmerised. Soft as baby toe, graceful as a new bride Urdu is treat to ears. Continue reading →

Indulge and make khoya/Mawa at home

Khoya-mawa at home

Khoya/Mawa at homeMoney is in speed. Faster internet, Instagram, faster cars, trains, instant messages, 2 minutes meals, 1 minute soups; i get it. Our mails download faster, over movies are shorter, naps are quick and so are lunches, even our medicines work faster, we buy in a click and sell quicker, our food is ready to eat and our meals instant.Yes i do get it.  

In spite of this gold rush, don’t you sometimes stay little longer in car just cause ‘your’ song is on radio, do you not squander your weekends to match the right dupatta for your kameej or perfectly match a set of bangles for your new saree. Haven’t you wasted hours to get your favorite shade of lipstick, or buy a new piece or furniture which goes with the room. Continue reading →

Quick and Easy Chicken Tikka Biryani

Chicken Tikka Biryani

chicken tikka BiryaniChicken Tikka Biryani: The one pot meal of spiced chicken and fragrant rice is synonymous to feasting and celebrations. Biryani is a very popular dish in Asian and Arabic countries; it’s roots go to hundreds of years back. Biryani is basically meat and rice cooked together, so it can be made of any meat (chicken, lamb, beef) with long grain, fragrant rice. As simple as it sounds, it takes some effort to cook perfect Biryani. Tenderly cooked meat, right mix of spices, aroma and perfectly cooked rice is what makes a good Biryani. Continue reading →

Green Smoothie for Healthy Breakfast

Banana spinach smoothie

Spinach banana smoothie

Smoothies are great. Is there any other way to pack healthy vegetables, fruits, juice, nuts and freshness in one class, i don’t think so. Smoothies make the perfect and healthy breakfast. A glass of green smoothie gives you boost for the day and keeps you full till the next meal. These are so yumm that even kids will love their share of greens. I posted Beetroot smoothie which is so so nutritious and so good for runners and athletes! So what is green smoothie now? Well let’s see: Continue reading →

Beetroot Smoothie for Runners

Beetroot-apple-smoothie

Beetroot smoothie
When i registered for my first half marathon in Bangalore in Oct 14, nothing in me was prepared to even finish it. The number ’21 Kms’ gave me shivers and i could not wrap my head around how people can ran 42 km or 50 km, 100, even 400 kms for that matter. Continue reading →

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken-tikka-masala

chicken tikka masala
Here comes chicken tikka masala recipe finally! If you google chicken tikka masala, your page comes flooding with so many recipes. From BBC food to Jamie Oliver, everybody has their own version. So many will suit your taste buds but some  may seem pale to you, specially if your Indian or Asian for that matter. We Indians love spice so our version of chicken tikka masala is definitely spicy. My recipe is how i have always eaten chicken tikka masala; at home and at the famous corners in Delhi. It’s spicy, savory, vibrant with hint of tandoor. Continue reading →

Sarson ka saag: Simple and Traditional Recipe

Sarson-saag

Sason ka saag
Winters in India is a wonderful time. A respite from scorching hot summers, temperature drops in 20s & 10s and the spirits soar. Along with cosy blankets and quilts it brings with it variety of food, vegetables, fruits and sweets. This is the time when vegetable markets are loaded with lush greens saags and vegetables. And this is the time of sarson ka saag and makki ki roti. Sarson da saag is the favorite dish of winters. This is another gem of a Punjabi dish. Continue reading →