This is a very simple yet delicious sabji. I love eating this with some rasam and rice on the side. You can use other vegetables such as plaintains or sweet potatoes too.
This is one of my favourite street foods that is quite easy to make. You can make the papdi a day ahead and store in an airtight container so that they stay crisp. This is a very popular starter dish for a party.
Pongal is a classic pooja dish in South India, a type of South Indian khichdi. When I was a child, I always waited for temple prasadam and when it was Pongal, I was delighted.
This is a perfect one-dish meal, cooked in a pressure cooker. I especially like it on a cold day when I feel like something to warm me up. Or when I have a sore throat and need something soothing.
I love Idlis. Here's a North Indian touch to this classic comfort food from the South. You can use any vegetables you have in the fridge.
This is the famous stuffed potato cutlet that you get at chaat haunts in Punjab. Good for a snack or as a meal with white chane, I can eat it any time of the day with Imli or Pudina chutney.
A spicy dish that will tingle your taste buds.
For new cooks, here's an easy recipe on how to make rice with peas. No longer calling mom to ask how much water to use! This is simple comfort food at its best. I love it with raita or ghee on top.
Kabuli chane balls seasoned with spices and fried into 'falafels'- the wildly popular middle eastern snack. Delicious served with cucumber sauce rolled up in a pita or chapati with tomatoes.
Chane ki dal cooked the traditional Greek way into a rich and filling dip for chopped veggies or as a sandwich spread.
A nice and easy American classic that generations of kids have loved! Great for lunch or dinner. Also good if you add some chopped ham or other meat of your choice.
Tomato, spinach and rajmah are wrapped in a warm chapati and served with tomato salsa, soured cream and avocado.
I used edible colours for this raita to celebrate the day at home with friends. Great with a simple dish of chawal. Happy Aug 15!
Yum and super healthy palak paranthas go great with ghee on top and raita on winter mornings. The traditional Punjabi breakfast of champions!
This easy and versatile dish is ready in just dus minute! You'll love it with plain or spinach paranthas and raita.
Coffee in one hand and a decadent, melt in your mouth, warm muffin rolled in cinnamon sugar in the other. Ahhh!
Rich or poor, everyone relishes this healthy, filling dish for breakfast in Egypt. Give it a whirl! You may want to add some chopped hari mirchi to it.
Take your mango lassi up a notch with the addition of ilaichi and star anise. Yum!
One of my favourite comfort foods, these 'flapjacks' are also great to snack on at work or home. Quick and easy to make, add raisins or chocolate chips at own preference!
When we were kids, whenever my parents went out to an adults only party, my mother used to ask us what we wanted for dinner at home. 99% of the time, our choice was pooris and shahi paneer. My mother was always nice enough to oblige. Here is the recipe. It is quite rich and hence a nice treat.