“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Pao Bhaji!

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Well, this one needs no introduction. You can find it being offered in the narrowest alleys and the biggest high-street restaurants alike. This lip-smacking dish is loaded with flavors and very easy to make using any one of the readily available spice-mix.

Besan-Sooji Chila (Gram Flour- Semolina Pancakes)

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Tired of eating rice/ chapatti and looking for something different that fills you up too? Well, you have stumbled across the right page. Another product of our experimentation during the lockdown phase, these pancakes checked all the boxes when it came to having an interesting, relatively healthy, filling and easy to make dinner. Again cheers to my wife for her ingenuity and willingness to share this recipe.

Stuffed Moong Dal Chila (Yellow Split Gram Pancake)

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Disclaimer: This one needs a lot of determination, patience, grit and a bit of moong dal. Thanks to my wife, we are in abundance of all that! But trust me, this one is worth the effort. You no longer have to wait for a friend’s wedding to have it at one of the chat counters!  The recipe here includes the stuffing, though, if you are feeling lazy, you can skip the stuffing and just enjoy the pancake in itself as well.

Instant Red Sauce Pasta

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Missing your go-to Italian place for a quick bowl of that Indian style pasta. Well, you can still cook your own version in under 15 mins and feel proud about it. And believe me, it tastes better

Boiled Egg & vegetable Salad

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A lot of us would be craving to have something made out of one of the most versatile cooking ingredient ever – our beloved Egg. I have found myself googling innumerable times to find a way to have my egg in some way other than the usual omelette or Bhurji. What I came up with was an easy to make healthy snack that can substitute a meal as well!

Sabudana (sago) khichdi

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The go to meal in our family for any sort of fasting. While fasting and food don’t usually go together, this makes for a really awesome breakfast/ snack on any other day as well. It do adds variety to your weekly cooking menu as well.

Poha – Punjabi Style

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For me it was always Poha until I got to know the difference between Indori Poha and Punjabi Poha. The one we usually get at the street side topped with raw veggies and namkeen is the Indori version apparently. The one we are going to make now is the Punjabi one. Irrespective of the name, Poha is one of the universal break-fast in India. I am yet to find someone who doesn’t like it, if prepared well.