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Growing up in a Desi family, cooking is at the core of our being and of our family and every gathering we have...including every meal every day!

Many of our family gatherings center around the kitchen and food. Everyone distributes theirs tasks and helps out and the task frequently assigned to me is chopping and prep. 😂 (It's not ALL I do!)

We all just love food and I'm pretty sure you do too!

Every Friday on my Instagram I feature an amazing recipe in collaboration with a food blogger who cooks the way I like to eat. Here is where you can get the full recipe.

Please enjoy and definitely share with me here in the comments or on Instagram what you like and any variations you make that would be of interest to us.

Happy eating!



September 24th, 2021

Bhakarwadi is namkeen in layers of yummy spices and rolls of pastry. Manjari Kansal (@madebymanjari) has a delicious recipe for this treat that you can see here on her Instagram stories.

Instant Pot Masala Quinoa Khichdi

September 16th, 2021

This Masala Quinoa Khichdi is a wholesome Indian dish full of nutritional value, ayurvedic benefits, and also is a great detox dish!⁠ Get the full recipe here.

Follow @theglobalvegetarian for more hearty vegetarian food inspo!

Gujarati Thali

September 10th, 2021

What things do you like to put on your "Thali" (plate)?⁠

Thalis are many foods put together to create a well-balanced meal. Different regions of India and even different households within Gujarat and abroad have their own variations of thali!⁠

This Gujarati Thali by Sheil Shukla is a celebration of fresh produce. See his blog to find out what's in it.

Follow @plantbasedartist for more recipes that are rooted in the healthful food traditions of India. His fresh, vibrant meals are both delicious and nutritionally plentiful.

Amritsari Chole

September 3rd, 2021

Amritsari Chole Masala is one of the ace delicacies of Punjabi cuisine. Amritsari Chole also popular as Chole Bhature, as Amritsari Chole is often eaten with a type of fried bread. It is commonly sold by street vendors but also can be found in restaurants. Using this recipe from @binjalsvegkitchen.


Mango Mastani

August 27th, 2021

Creamy and luscious Mango Milkshake 🥭 (Mango Mastani) is a popular summer drink from the city of Pune in India. Using just a few ingridients and following the recipe of @playfulcooking you can make this delicious treat!


Cauliflower Tikka Masala

August 20th, 2021

Vegan Cauliflower Tikka Masala by @veganricha is an easy delicious recipe that is incredibly versatile. You can use most veggies, tofu, tempeh, seitan, vegan chikin, chickpeas, lentils or soycurls.


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Indian-Style Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

August 13th, 2021

This recipe is a summer essential! These Indian style spicy tofu lettuce wraps by @ministry_of_curry are made with warm spices and served with cooling cucumber raita and tangy pickle. They can be made either vegetarian or vegan style.


#ministryofcurry #letticewraps #spicytofu #summerrecipe #raita #vegitatarian

Sabudana Vada

August 6th, 2021

Sabudana Vada (Crispy Sago fritters) is a popular Indian snack dish from Maharashtra. It's very popular all across India especially during the fasting days like the Navratri festival or Shravan Mahino. This recipe requires a little preparation but the step by step direction by @shwetainthekitchen are easy to follow and I am sure your whole family will enjoy this recipe.


#shwetainthekitchen #sabudana #sabudanavada #fastingfood #vegetarian

Chole Chaat

July 30th, 2021

Ahhh chaat, need i say more?! 😆 What I like about chaat is that they're light, delicious and can be eaten at any time. This chole chaat recipe by @vspiceroute is no different. This recipe is so easy to put together and if you happen to have some chutneys on hand, this recipe comes together in under 10 minutes! 🙌🏽⁠


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Aam Daal (Green Mango Lentil Stew)

July 23rd. 2021

Aam Daal is a quintessential Bengali daal (lentil stew) prepared throughout the mango season. It’s mildly sour from using the green mango and utterly comforting when paired with steamed white rice. It is most commonly prepared using red lentil (masoor daal) but you can use your choice of daal too. This recipe by @playfulcooking is quick, easy and very satisfying.


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Instant Pot Green Beans Poriyal (stir fry)

July 16th, 2021

Poriyal is the Tamil word for dry curry or the stir-fry. Usually, vegetables are steamed and sautéed with simple spices. You can add onion or coconut for additional flavor. Adding coconut to this poriyal elevates the dish like no other. A South-Indian Thali is incomplete without this poriyal and you can prepare poriyal with veggies like beets, carrots, potatoes, plantains and even spinach. What vegetable would you like to make this poriyal with?


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Eggless Salted Caramel Cheesecake

July 9th, 2021