Gluten free and Grain free Chapati / Roti (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

Chapati or Roti, is a staple of Indian cuisine.  After all, the delicious creamy curries need a sturdy vehicle to sop them all up!  Although rice is more commonly eaten in a typical southern Indian household (as in ours) , … Continue reading

Green Plantain Fritters || Kacha Kela Vada (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

Batata Vada or Spicy Potato fritters is the type of food that teases your taste buds!  Mashed potatoes are mixed with green chillies, cilantro and some spices and then dipped in batter and deep fried!  How can anyone say no … Continue reading

Cranberry Coconut Chutney (Paleo, Vegan, AIP)

One of the wonderful elements of Indian cuisine is the presence of pickles, relishes and chutneys! Having any of these on your plate can elevate even the simplest of all meals into something extraordinary! Indian pickles are quite different from … Continue reading

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Biryani || Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Pulao

I have probably stated this before and I have no shame in saying it again. Biryani is my weakness. Especially Chicken Biryani.  There is something about how the different components of this dish come together that makes this so, so … Continue reading

Chocolate Halwa || Chocolate Singhare ka Halwa || Chocolate Water Chestnut Flour Fudge(Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

This weekend is Sankranti, which is a festival celebrated all over India, albeit in different ways. This festival marks the sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of … Continue reading

Spiced Cashew Nuts || Masala Cashew Nuts || Homemade Holiday Gifts (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)

  Happy Holidays to all! With Christmas just being around the corner, sweet treats begin to surface everywhere. You see them at holiday parties, on food network, on instagram and also in all newspapers and magazines!  There is no harm … Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Masala (Paleo, Dairy Free)

It feels funny writing a recipe post on Tikka Masala. That is because I had never been a fan of ‘Tikka masala’ that is typically found in Indian restaurants across the US and in India. The main reason for my … Continue reading

Tandoori Chicken || Indian Style Baked Chicken (Paleo)

If you like Indian food and like chicken then I can bet that you would have definitely tasted Tandoori Chicken:) If not, then you need to immediately rectify that!  Tandoori Chicken probably helped popularize Indian cuisine in the rest of … Continue reading

Cashew Masala Milk || Cashew Masala Latte (Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar free)

 Masala Milk is a traditional Indian drink made using milk blended with nuts, spices and flavors. I am not sure which part of India this drink originated from.  In Maharashtra, during Kojagiri Poornima, it is a ritual to serve Masala … Continue reading

Kaju Barfi with honey || Refined sugar free Kaju Katli || Cashew Nut Fudge

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate! I have two ‘Diwali special’ recipes for you and both of them have cashew nuts as the main ingredient. And both the recipes are extremely simple and easy! But most importantly the end … Continue reading

Instant Lemon Pickle/Relish (Vadukkapuli Achar)

Over the past 18 years since I got married, I have cooked and baked like crazy.  Curries, Stews, Chutneys, Breads, Cakes, Desserts.  Indian, American, South Asian, Mexican, Italian – you name it, I have tried it!  You just have to … Continue reading

Happy Onam: Green Mango Relish (Manga Curry)

 Happy Onam to Malayalis all over the world who celebrate this auspicious harvest festival. This year I thought I will share the legend behind Onam as told to me by my dad when we were kids. Maybe you can share … Continue reading