Tag Archives: school tiffin ideas

Savoury lentil Pancakes: Soaked mung bean


We’ve had our share of panckes made from flour in various forms so this time  I decided to try something different. Crepes made for various lentils are a common snack in Indian cuisine. Lovingly called a Cheela, it is a must have when you decide to visit India. With its filling ranging for the usual spiced […]

Carrot Mania: more ideas for sides


Bugs bunny is  among the top 5 animated characters in my list. First of all, he’s got the looks, he’s smart and witty and health conscious (after all, he only eats carrots). My carrot frenzy has been there ever since I was a kid. My two favourite things to eat: Carrot and laddos. So, till […]

Fun Sundays with assorted greens: my favourite side dish (aalo, baingan, wadi)


I love the flavour of spices and how they compliment various vegetables. One of ways of adding a concentrated spice flavour in Indian cuisine is adding Wadi. Wadi is a dried concentrate of soaked lentils and whole spices. Lentils are soaked overnight and then ground to a fine thick paste. To this paste, whole spices […]

Mushroom and spinach Quiche


Last weekend my mom and I went for a picnic to Humayun’s tomb. Though I’ve been to this place before, but found that the amount of people visiting this time was enormous. Yes, this place has gained popularity by the recent visit of Barack Obama, but if you ask me, the tomb deserves much more […]

Savoury bread pudding: Gooey warmth for that perfect breakfast


Ever wanted to combine  the goodness of all the best falvours you like into that one bite? Well, I achieved that today with this amazing bread pudding. We’ve all fancied the sweet version of bread puddings but it’s not always you are in the mood of something sweet. The pudding that I made has everything […]

Rajma Masala: An Indian take on red kidney beans


Anyone whose anyone knows a North Indian’s (esp. Delhi) love for Rajma. One does not qualify to be called a true Delhiite if you can’t proclaim your love for it.. and how I achieved the same was by naming one of my email ID’s after it. This diwali my initial plan was to make Kadhi […]

Crunchy salad: A meal in itself


The best way to enjoy your vegetables is to make a lip smacking salad which gives you so many textures to relish. Don’t keep yourself restricted to the crunch and experiment with the various textures around. Boiled sprouts, mushrooms, peas, corn, chewy raisins, nuts, grilled cottage cheese, grilled bread, pastas, numerous cheeses… the list is […]

Chai time snack: Pakoras / Fritters


A chilly winter day and all you want to do is sit in that cozy window seat, looking at the misty weather outside and read a book or just laze around with some AMAZING music playing. My absolute favourite  to listen to buddha bar, gotan project and other bands playing similar lounge music on such […]

Aachari Masala Bhindi: Spicy Okra


Discussing the logic and usability of the swinging doors installed in restaurants to divide the seating area and the kitchen, I was amazed to see that people always entered from their left. Whether this is a code devised to ensure one does on bump into the other or not is a mystery but it was […]

Planning a dinner party??


Throwing a dinner party is a fun task but planning for it is considered a tedious task by many. I follow a simple plan which helps me break this planning task to molecular plans and the task does not feel tedious at all… On the contrary, it a fun activity! I go step by step […]