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Kale Quinoa Black bean salad

Kale Quinoa Black Bean Salad


Kale Quinoa Black Bean salad – A wholesome one pot salad that is crunchy, savory, bursting with flavor and is quick and easy to prepare!   I love homemade Chipotle bowls!  Especially when I am on the go, or when I’m just too tired and lazy to cook. Quinoa, black beans, corn, kale! What’s not to love?     The great thing…

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Paratha recipe – whole wheat flatbread


Paratha is one of the most common breakfasts of India, particularly popular in North India. It is a homemade flatbread usually prepared with whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour. Paratha originated in the north of India where wheat is grown and is a traditional staple. Also called as Parantha or Parauntha, the southern Indian version is called the Parotta. One of…

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Pico de gallo

How to make Pico de Gallo at home


Fresh tomatoes, onion, green chili, cilantro and a squeeze of lime make Pico de Gallo a fast dip for chips or topper for any Mexican food.   When you go to a Mexican restaurant, how do you identify the quality of food that is going to be served to you? Every restaurant serves you some salsa and chips as soon as you…

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Dal Fry – Spiced Yellow Lentils Restaurant Style


Dal Fry is a popular Indian dal or lentil recipe. Dal fry is usually prepared with Toor dal also known as arhar, tur, toovar, yellow lentils or split pigeon pea. This traditional Indian dish is often served over rice and is a staple in many Indian restaurants and households. You will rarely find an Indian household that does not stock up…

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20 minute Masala Shrimp recipe


Shrimp cooked in some yummy spices like ginger, garlic and turmeric, ready in 20 minutes, served as a main dish or an appetiser.      This 20-minute masala shrimp recipe is my take on one of the traditional shrimp dishes prepared by the amazing chefs in my family. It is pretty simple to prepare and needs only 15-20 minutes of cooking…

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Spicy Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe


What’s a party without some yummy finger food! Something that’s not complicated at all -5 minutes of prep, you put them in the oven and the oven does the rest! This Spicy Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato recipe totally fits the bill. Bonus – it’s made using a superfood! As a kid, I never really liked sweet potatoes till I tasted some grilled ones on…

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Butter Chicken


My healthy version of Butter Chicken is the perfect main dish for a new year party. Everybody has either tasted or heard about butter chicken once in their lives. Butter chicken or Murg Makhani along with Chicken Tikka are two Indian dishes that have traveled all over the world. The Butter Chicken as a dish was invented by the owner…

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Garlicky Asparagus Recipe


A New year party menu (or any party) is incomplete without some simple sides that can be doubled as an appetiser too. Garlicky Asparagus is one such dish. 15 minutes and its ready… Garlicky Asparagus is a perfect side dish. The tender Asparagus lightly flavored with Garlic and Cilantro is a nice simple option for days when I have cooked a pretty…

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Beetroot Patties / Cutlets


Beetroots! Who doesn’t know beetroots! Some people love beetroots, some love to hate them! Love it or hate it, you really can’t ignore it because of the immense health benefits that come with that deep vibrant purple-red colored root. Beetroot, also known beets, has been growing in popularity as a new super food. My husband hates beets for the same…

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Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry


As a child I never really liked doodhi, the reason being doodhi has more or less a neutral taste, something that I really did not enjoy a lot. But with time and my learning and kitchen experiments I have come to realize that the same neutral taste makes it a great vegetable to use in a lot of different dishes, the…

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