by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: lemon juice

Manisha’s Bread Upma

Manisha’s Bread Upma

The adorable pint sized lady who makes lunch and breakfast for us announced one day, “Didi today I will make something new for you.” She took out the lovely loaf of multi-grain artisan bread loaf from the fridge and tempered it with awesome spice mix and voila, breakfast was served. I could not get mad at her for using the loaf that I was sparing to use for the garlic bread. She was all smiles and was proud of making something new for us. Such are our small blessings.

Moong Dal with lauki

Moong Dal with lauki

Moong Dal makes very common appearance at our home. I always look forward to making different version for husband’s tiffin. The split whole green gram/split green moong dal here is cooked with lauki/bottle gourd and tempered lightly with green chillies and tomato.

4 Grain Burger

4 Grain Burger

Whole grains are always a healthier option than the oil soaked potato patty. This 4 grain burger has sour cream and spicy salsa as accompaniments. The crisp lettuce renders a beautiful bite for the burger.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta, as exotic as it may sound, it is as easy as making cottage cheese. The quantity that you get is much more due to the rich milk content. It is an intelligent substitute in dips, spreads and even to grill for a snack.

Vrat Bhakhri – Navratri Recipies

Vrat Bhakhri – Navratri Recipies

Did you know that we consume most calories while we are fasting? This is because of the ingredients that we use to make the fasting food. Since I am on a mission to find alternatives for myself and the husband, I landed up making this version of bhakhri for breakfast. I made this with no potatoes, l

Kalakand

Kalakand

Kalakand has been one of those melt in the mouth sweet dishes that make you feel all warm and fuzzy. I made this one for Janmashtmi and it has been a hit among family and friends.

Paneer Methi Paratha – Cottage Cheese Fenugreek Leaves Flatbread

Paneer Methi Paratha – Cottage Cheese Fenugreek Leaves Flatbread

My earliest memories of food have been with Parathas, All sorts, aalu, mooli, gobhi, paneer, missi roti, dal paratha, leftovers paratha… Oh so many.

Herb Crusted Paneer [Without bread crumbs]

Herb Crusted Paneer [Without bread crumbs]

All these food shows on TV show some version of crusts being used on different ingredients. What has been stopping people to use different things to make the crust – other than Bread crumbs.

Pear Salad with Sweet lime/Mausambi Juice dressing

Pear Salad with Sweet lime/Mausambi Juice dressing

What a party in my mouth this one was <3 This healthy salad has very less oil and is gorgeous to serve and even travels well [pack the vinaigrette separate]. 🙂

Yam Chips with Tomato Chutney

Yam Chips with Tomato Chutney

For July Secret Cooking challenge I was paired with Lakshmi who blog here. Thank you to the gorgeous blogger Priya who has brought t