International · Sweet course

Easy-to-Make Orange Jelly Ice-cream

Who doesn't love jelly and ice-cream? Here is a two-in-one dish, Orange Jelly Ice-cream, jelly and ice-cream¬†combined in one delicious treat. The first time I had it was at a relatives party and it was love at first bite ūüėõ I did try getting the recipe, but all I got to know was mix jelly… Continue reading Easy-to-Make Orange Jelly Ice-cream

International · Mediterranean / Mid eastern · Non-Vegetarian

Chicken Shawarma Wrap

In San Francisco, I used to live a block away from an amazing Middle Eastern restaurant. I would order from there very frequently and without looking at the menu, I would directly order for a Chicken Shawarma Wrap and Shish Tawouk. After moving to Columbus, I miss them especially my Chicken Shawarma. I have tried… Continue reading Chicken Shawarma Wrap

How to Make . . . · International · Mediterranean / Mid eastern · Vegetarian


Few weeks back, my husband and I were making hummus at home, so first we made some fresh Tahini. ¬†It is a thick pourable paste made from crushed, roasted white sesame seeds, completely blended with oil and a little salt. The sauce turned out so great that within a few days we made more tahini… Continue reading Tahini

International · Mediterranean / Mid eastern · Vegetarian

Classic Homemade Hummus

I am a huge hummus fan and¬†one of my favorites is¬†Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus.¬†Few weeks back, I had this crazy craving for Hummus. All I wanted was some Hummus and since the restaurant wouldn't deliver only that, my husband ended up ordering the whole dinner so that I could enjoy freshly made delicious… Continue reading Classic Homemade Hummus

Healthy · International · Soups & Appetizers

Mango Salsa Salad

  Serves: 2 Cooking time: 10 - 15¬†mins Ingredients 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced 2 cups lettuce, sliced ¬Ĺ cup cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped ¬Ĺ cup carrots,¬†julienned ¬ľ cup pomegranate arils ¬ľ cup almonds, sliced ¬ľ cup pumpkin seeds, deshelled and roasted ¬ľ cup walnuts, roasted and chopped ¬ľ cup tortilla crispy chips 1… Continue reading Mango Salsa Salad

Healthy · International · Tex-Mex · Vegetarian

Easy Peasy Guacamole

After coming to USA, the very first meal I had was a chicken burrito from Chipotle. Instantly, I fell in love with the dish especially the green paste in it. For a long time I used to call it 'Mexican Green Chutney'. Then weeks later one of my friend told me that it's called Guacomole.… Continue reading Easy Peasy Guacamole

Cajun · Healthy · International · Non-Vegetarian

Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia

Serves: 3 Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp smoked paprika or cayenne pepper 4 tsp¬†dry basil powder 2 tsp cumin powder (jeera powder) 2 tsp oregano, dried 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp black pepper powder 1 tsp red pepper, ground 6 tilapia, fillets, medium¬†size 1¬Ĺ… Continue reading Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia

Healthy · International · Soups & Appetizers · Vegetarian

Baked Beet Greens

Whenever I used to buy beets I would try to get them without the leaf,¬†but it¬†usually comes intact with a lot of beautiful leaf greens. It used to hurt me to see so much of greens go into the trash. I do not like wasting food instead, try using¬†it in one recipe or another. So… Continue reading Baked Beet Greens

Healthy · International · Soups & Appetizers · Vegetarian

Beetroot Soup

As a kid, I have had a lot of soups. My sister and me, both of us never liked eating vegetables. So to include all these nutritional veggies in our diet, my mom used to make them into tasty creamy¬†soups. Beetroot soup is one of such soup dishes. It¬†is creamy and velvety in texture with… Continue reading Beetroot Soup

Breakfast · International · Non-Vegetarian

Light and Soft Homemade Pancakes

Makes: 9 cakes Cooking time: 15 - 20 mins Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida) 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 4 tbsp sugar 2 cups milk 2 eggs 3 tbsp butter, melted Oil, for¬†cooking 1 cup maple or pancake syrup, warmed Batter 1. ¬†In a bowl, take eggs and whisk¬†them well. Add milk,… Continue reading Light and Soft Homemade Pancakes