Sprouted ragi chicken cutlet 

I had sprouted ragi at home so I wanted to try out this healthy cutlet. Ragi is highly nutriticious with calcium, iron, vitamin C. Sprouted ragi is super food with all nutrients doubling up! I still feed my little one sprouted ragi flour porridge everyday for breakfast. I came up with this idea of using…

Lau er kofta prepared with baked koftas 

A Bengali delicacy, lau er kofta is bottle guard dumplings in a spicy gravy. I have baked the koftas instead of deep frying them. I choose to bake or grill over frying in my day to day cooking because they are healthy and best alternative without comprising much on the taste of the dish. Bottle…

Teekha Murgh

A fiery chicken recipe made with green chillies, red chillies and black pepper, with dry roasted curry leaves acting as the cherry on the top. If you love hot and spicy gravy then this recipe is for you. Serves a delicious side dish to chapati, naan or kulcha. Ingredients Chicken pieces 500 g Curd for…

Baked vermicelli Malpua 

There are times, when you end up baking something you never really planned to, and times, when you do lot of planning yet end up making something entirely different. Also there are times when everything goes as per plan and prior research. For me, it is mostly the first two situation. Although I’m generally a…

Beetroot bread

An organic whole wheat beetroot bread flavored with garlic, rosemary and basil infused olive oil. It is beautifully flavored and textured bread. Beetroot adds a nice sweet taste that blends so well with garlic, rosemary and the basil oil. It looks so pretty too! The colour is natural from beetroot. It goes great with a…

Baked root vegetable cutlet

Monsoon soon approaching Mumbai and it is one of my favorite times in the city. There is something about Mumbai rains that makes it more special. And nothing beats hot-spicy snacks with a hot cup of strong filter coffee on rainy days. Since I’m going the healthy way I’ll be coming up with lot of…

Chocolate cherry cake

Back with another delicious recipe with cherries. I was thinking what else to make with cherries after baking the rose buns with cottage cheese and cherry compote. I didn’t want to simply use cherries as topping for dessert, I wanted to bake something with it. A chocolate cake was on my to do list for a…

Rose bun filled with cottage cheese and cherry compote

After mango it’s now cherry season. When you go to market you find Cherries all around. Cherries look so pretty and can be used to make any boring looking plate into a gourmet delight. Cherries are super food packed with anti oxidants, vitamins, minerals. They are nature’s true healing food which are known to have numerous…

Lau chingri 

Lau chingri is bottle gourd cooked with shrimps, a delicacy from West Bengal. I love authentic Bengali cuisine, most of the recipes are so simple with minimal ingredients, yet so flavorful. It’s the same with Lau chingri, the humble bottle gourd gets a complete makeover by the use of shrimps. The shrimps just takes this…

Banana and almond flour coconut cookies

Today was the day to bake cookies for my little one. I always try to bake nutritious stuffs for him. So I was going through my shelf for various ingredients that I had. That’s when I found the banana flour which was lying in a corner.  I purchased it a couple of months ago and…

Coffee Cake

Coffee is one of the most common and loved flavor in cakes. I had baked this healthy Coffee cake for a Heart Healthy recipe contest conducted by Ovenderful Mom Baker’s Community, my favorite healthy baking group on facebook. The theme of the contest was to make bakes with heart healthy ingredients. So I came up…

Madras Tea shop style Butter biscuits

Butter biscuits were my childhood favorite. It was so addictive that I could keep eating them. These were regular biscuits along with Marie and cream cracker back home in Chennai. Dunking them in tea used to make it extra delicious. Though I never used to drink tea (I still don’t) but I always took some…