Banana-date-nut Bread


My husband and I go bananas over banana bread and it’s our breakfast staple at home. I have tried several versions of banana bread like this chocolate-banana bread, banana muffins, nutella-banana muffins. To be honest, this recipe is my favorite of all the ones I have tried to date. It’s vegan- no egg, no butter, no milk and yet so fluffy and moist. I have used part ‘whole wheat flour’ and part ‘all-purpose flour’ here, you can change the proportion to your liking. Here’s how I make it.
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Glazed Lime Cake


I haven’t baked anything in yonks and was craving for something lemony since a week. I baked this glazed like cake for the first time 3 years back and we loved it so much that I wanted to try again. I’m usually very conscious while baking cake, I try to replace all purpose flour with wheat flour, white sugar with brown sugar, butter with oil but this cake has all sorta mean stuff- butter, white sugar, white flour and all sorta meany yum stuff. But it’s totes worth it. 😀
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Paneer Biryani in Instant Pot

When you’re trying to empty your fridge and there are few odds and ends lying around, you come up with your own recipe using them, we’ve all been there. This is one such recipe and it turned out so delicious that now I make this whenever I have guests and they love it too. One of my friends loved it so much that she took the recipe from me and made it for her party and said it was a hit. Sold yet? 😀 Read More …

Spinach Dal Khichdi in Instant Pot

Long time, no IP recipes!! In fact not much recipes off late. The reason is I’m so so lazy these days that I hardly cook anything great but even if I do I’m lazy to take pictures! 😀 So I planned to make dal and rice yesterday but got so lazy that I dumped everything in IP and made dal khichdi. 😛 And it turned out so good especially on a cold winter night, this is such a heavenly comfort food! I usually make khichdi/dal with moong dal but I ran out of it and made with toor dal and loved it. If you don’t have a Instant pot, make the same thing in pressure cooker or rice cooker. Alright, here’s how I make it. Check out other Instant Pot recipes here. Read More …

Channa Sundal

Cold evenings are upon us and I love me some steaming hot sundal. Sundal is nothing but you make some tadka and add it to you steamed lentils. As we know lentils are very healthy and I love them, I’m hoping to have more sundal throughout the winter. If I could eat this everyday I would but then who can endure fart fest everyday? xD This is a southindian snack and many of you may not be aware of it so here’s how I make it.  channa_sundal Read More …

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie

When in doubt, bake cookies!! We received Ghirardelli dark chocolate as a gift and I’m not a big fan of dark chocolate so i decided to use them for baking. I was torn between brownies and cookies but made some cookies for this time and saved up the rest of the chocolate for brownie. This cookie recipe is very simple and eggless one and I also substituted butter and milk with Earth balance vegan butter and almond milk. You can just use the regular butter and milk if you don’t have any restrictions. image1-37 Read More …

Paneer Tikki

Sometimes when I am hungry and craving food badly, I come up with the awesome recipes like this schezwan paneer and paneer tikki. I usually look for ingredients in my refrigerator/pantry and come up with recipes that are easy and quick to make. Usually it turns out good and I immediately download the recipe from my mind and jot  it down somewhere so that I can refer for later uses. I have made this paneer tikki twice and loved it and here’s how I make it. It’s really easy if you have some paneer ready. I like the taste of homamade paneer so I usually make paneer a day before and refrigerate  it. You can use store-bought ones too. paneer_tikki Read More …

Schezwan Paneer

As much as I like cooking, sometimes laziness gets to me and pushes me into I-don’t-feel-like-cooking-today zone. Today was one such day, of course one could order ‘take out’ but when you’re too lazy to even call up and order.. Yes sometimes I get THAT lazy! I wanted to eat something paneer and this idea struck me and made this delicious side dish for hot steamed rice in less than FIVE mins. Not kidding! It’s a cinch to make and so yum. Here’s how I made it, feel free to add more veggies like bell pepper/ carrots. My bell pepper wasn’t ready to be plucked so I just added onions and spring onions to this. schezwan_paneer Read More …