Besan ka Chillas (gram flour pancakes) are one of the easiest Indian breakfasts to make. And quite healthy too. Gluten free, contains veggies, lightly spiced and easy to eat. Easy to eat many!
I love food. All sorts of food. Even salads 🙂 I think salads can be a meal by themselves. They are healthy (for the most part), textural, delicious and sometimes surprising. And they don’t always have just leaves and veggies.
Growing up, ‘salad’ was cucumber, tomatoes, onions sliced and put on a plate. To be had along with the meal. Health+crunch. Just like every other house. Then we started including sprouts as a salad. We used to sprout the beans at home and then mix them with salt and lemon juice. Basic but tasty. This recipe is a more jazzed up version of that initial salad, something that I have made so many times for so many people over the years.
Growing up, I loved eating Chinese food. The family would try chinese restaurants often, we would eat chowmein in school and we would make a few chindian (chinese+indian) dishes at home as well. The home favourites were chowmein and fried rice. Those days were special ones indeed! We would come home from school and realize it was chowmein or fried rice day and be thrilled to be bits to be having something different from the standard Indian fare 🙂
This fried rice recipe is a slightly more jazzed up version of what we used to eat at home. It’s a wee bit healthier as well since it uses brown rice inside of white, but feel free to use white if you prefer. It will still be as yum!
Well made cookies are bliss! Thick, chewy, soft, not too sweet and full of flavour. Right? Bite sized goodness!
I recently made these amazing chocolate chip cookies which made me believe that those blissful cookies are super easy to make at home! But be warned, these are addictive and it is very hard to eat just one 🙂 Given how big a hit these were, I knew I needed to make more flavour options with a similar batter. The possibilities are endless! The first one I chose – cranberry and white chocolate! Sounds odd? It is all sorts of delicious.
Few things mean home as much as Kadhi pakoda. This simple, uber delicious curry has been such a staple throughout my childhood. Whether it was post school lunches, lazy Sunday meals, scrumptious lunches at friends’ houses – you name it, Kadhi pakoda has been a part of it.