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 …

Chocolate-Banana Bread

Raise your hand if you buy bananas and wait for it to ripe just so that you can whip up some yummy banana bread? I’m raising both hands here! How many of you think that the rate at which the banana ripens is indirectly proportional to your enthusiasm for baking? It’s so true in my case. Some days I want to bake so bad but the bananas decide to test my patience and ripe at the sloth pace. That’s what happened this time when I bought bananas JUST to make banana bread and they made me wait hopelessly. bananabread Read More …

{Garden to Plate Series}Channa Masala in Instant Pot

What is that one food item that you don’t mind eating all day everyday, apart from pizza of course? Let me know in the comments. If you ask me, I would say anything that’s made out of lentils.. Channa/rajma/black channa/green gram masala, patties,  hummus, sundal- I love them all!! channa_masala I used homegrown onions, tomatoes and green chilies in this recipe.I had to say it. 😛 Check out my other gardentoplate recipes.I made this channa masala in my Instant pot and it turned out so good!! If you don’t have an instant pot, you can follow the same recipe in your good ol’ pressure cooker. Here’s how I made it. Check out my other InstantPot recipes. Read More …

{Garden To Plate Series} Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

We have been harvesting a lot lately and I have been cooking  a lot too but the bad news is I couldn’t take pictures. I somehow managed to take pictures of this and here’s the blogpost.  At our home, there’s nothing like too many tomatoes. IMG_3886 And when we have too many tomatoes, we make sauce out of it and enjoy it later. I love this pizza sauce that I made last year and this time I made this delicious marinara sauce. Although it’s not garden to ‘plate’ oh well, I’m gonna add this recipe to the series. Here’s how I made it. Read More …

Chocolate Cashew Butter

Image-1 (4) This was on my to-do list since God knows how long! I’m so glad I finally whipped this yummy spread that I can now use on bread or oat meal. This is similar to peanut butter or almond butter but I took it up a notch and added some my favorite, your favorite and everyone’s favorite CHOCOLATE! It’s a cinch to make and I will now never ever buy any of these butter from store. Also unlike store-bought ones, these will not have those no hard-to-pronounce ingredients which freaks me out! You can easily alter the ingredients according to your wish. Here’s how I made. Read More …