Chicken Soup for Weary

Chicken Soup

This was the long weekend I was waiting for months, needless to say flu took over all the plans and excitement.I am hating how frequently I am getting sick these days. It’s awful and even more awful is that I passed it on to husband as well. He had very high fever yesterday and was in bed the whole day with almost no appetite. So I had to make something appetizing which he can’t say no to and which is also good for us sick people. What better than a comforting warm bowl of chicken soup when you are down with flu and cold. The soup itself can make you feel better. Continue reading →

Wheat Berries and Bengal Gram Salad

Wheat salad

What would life be without the mysteries and our perpetual quest to understand everything around us, our thoughts and actions our faiths and beliefs. Sometimes rationally, sometimes without any rhyme or reason; we do what we do. If only we could understand what goes on in the 3 pounds of slimy mass in our heads. Continue reading →

Lucknowi/Qimami Sevyian: Sweet Vermicelli

Lucknowi Sevai

Lucknowi Sevai

Lucknow Sevai Qimami Sevyian is how I remember Eid. Growing up in Lucknow, Eid was pretty special and these special Lucknowi style sevyian or sweet vermicelli is synonymous to Eid. These are different than Sheer Khurma (I made recently) which is absolutely delicious and also quintessential Eid dessert. Continue reading →

Vegan Coconut Milk and Plum Ice Cream

Vegan Ice cream

 Vegan Ice cream
Can there be anything simpler than this three ingredients, gluten free, vegan, no churn Coconut Milk and Plum Ice Cream flavored with luscious, juicy, sweet and tangy plums. Well there can be; eating it (chuckles…). So we have been trying to eat healthy recently and you would know with the food blog eating healthy becomes little tricky. I itch to cook every thing in the world but you would agree not a lot of interesting recipes fall in very healthy category. It takes some thought, trials and errors to make regular recipes healthy.  Continue reading →

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Coconut Milk and Chicken Soup

Coconut Milk and chicken soup

Coconut Milk and chicken soupWhat do you wish for on days when you are under the weather, exhausted and drained mentally and physically? I generally go into hibernation :). Do nothing, a lot of sleep, some pampering, chocolate may be, but most important A warm Bowl of Soup.  I somehow relate soup to becoming better and healthy. Good soup is so fulfilling and makes me happy any day. This Coconut Milk Chicken Soup is exactly what you need in comfort food to heal your body and mind. Continue reading →

Sheer Khurma (Vermicelli Pudding)

Sheer Khurma

SevaiSheer Khurma or Seveyian or Vermicelli Pudding is yet another recipe I bring you from Home. Sheer Khurma is that special dessert which makes you ask ‘What’s the occasion’!. This sweet, rich Mughlai dessert is all about festivals, celebrations, families, joys and togetherness. A delicate and sumptuous medley of vermicelli, milk, fresh cream, dry fruits and dates. Everything blends together so well and creates a magic of taste. Continue reading →

Healthy Avocado and Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Chicken SaladThis super healthy Avocado and Chicken Salad had to come after blissfully loading up on Butter Chicken I posted before this. Sometimes I think salads are made with mere reason of making ourselves feel better specially after hogging on something like Butter Chicken. I still have to meet a person who truly, genuinely, honestly will order salad over a piece of cakes or pasta loaded with good cheeses. Am I wrong? what do you think? Continue reading →

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

 Butter ChickenIf I am to make a list of foods which represent India to the outside world, Butter Chicken will definitely be in the top five. To claim to be a true Indian foodie, Butter chicken is one dish that you will have to happily finish up without dreading your cardiologist or tearing up for shattered diet plan dreams. Butter chicken along with butter naan and probably a glass of thick creamy lassi (sweet yogurt based drink) to gulp it all down, is what an Indian foodie’s dreams are made of. Trust me, I have seen people lusting and craving out of nowhere for butter chicken. It is that good.  Continue reading →

Nargisi Kofta (Indian Scotch Eggs in Curry)

Nargisi Kofta Scotch Egg

EggsI met scotch eggs recently. How? I gawk food pictures all day long, yes, I know I am pathetic that way. Ok, not all day long but as much as I can. There I saw this much loved English breakfast and picnic food ‘Scotch eggs’. Boiled eggs coated with minced or sausage meat, rolled in bread crumbs and fried; that’s what Scotch Eggs are. I jumped up when i saw this preparation. Even though I have never had Scotch Eggs but I definitely know of ‘Nargisi Kofta’, a mughali dish which is almost similar to Scotch eggs. Makes me think, how very primal food is and how it still binds us all. We may call ourselves different or one of a kind but different cuisines, different cultures, different people all are so chaotically intertwined, influenced and are connected in some mysterious cosmic way, that it becomes difficult to comprehend sometimes. Woah, that’s a lot for Scotch eggs I guess! Continue reading →