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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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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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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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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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Shrimp Patties/Fritters in 30 minutes


Shrimp patties/fritters is one of my favorite appetizers, it is quite simple to prepare, needs only a few basic ingredients and absolutely yummy! December is generally the most fun time of the year! It’s the time when you plan your next year, you make resolutions and decide goals. It’s also the time when you plan your big celebration to bring…

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Garlic Tadka Mashed Potato


I love mashed potatoes! Who doesn’t! I can almost make a meal out of just mashed potatoes. Or anything potatoes! Garlic Tadka Mashed Potatoes is a simple side dish to add to your dinner menu.  Also, potatoes are a great way of adding complex carbs, potassium and dietary fibers to your meal. I like to add flavors in my mashed…

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Easy & Simple Peppery Corn & Bean Guacamole


Guacamole is one of my favorite appetizers. It’s flavorful, clean, healthy and simple. I love adding some twists and flavors in traditional recipes, this time, it was the good ol’ guacamole! I added some corn and black beans and flavored it with Pepper. And there you go.. a simple yummy variation to the guacamole.  This recipe is simple but sometimes simple…

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Indian Style Carrot Greens Stir-Fry


I was home trying to finish up writing a blog post on a Monday afternoon. It was cloudy and gloomy the entire day and had just started raining. Monday’s are generally vegetarian days for us, so I had planned for a spicy Dal Fry as the protein for our dinner. I needed a vegetable on the side to balance the meal.…

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