Veggie Delight Home Burger

Today, my kids got up and said they want to have burgers. And when the order comes from home-bound kids, all you have as a choice is, to say YES!! Well I looked up and found no fancy veggies in the fridge. So, all I could promise was a veggie delight and here it is….

Bread Rolls

Bread Rolls as popularly known in India is again a simple & tasty treat.  Good for times when kids are super hungry on odd times.  I do it in our Homestay Breakfast menu.  It has the favorite combination bread and potato.  This is my childhood favorite and every time I make them I enjoy them as…

Naani Maa ki Kaali Urad- Grannies style black lentil

It would not be an exaggeration if I say, I am in love with the flavors of Urad Lentils.  When you come to India and visit the markets you will witness many many varieties of lentils stacked up in front of our spices and grocery stores.  Indian customers like to first touch and feel the…

Dahakti Gobhi –  Tandoori Cauliflower

Dahakti Gobhi –  Tandoori Cauliflower florets The dish is a popular in the menus of Indian Bar Restaurants, as this is a great snack that can be served with drinks as an appetizer.   The name is an expression of how the florets of the cauliflower are looking.  The finished dish resembles burning coal because of its…

Cooking Ridged Gourd and its benefits

Ridged gourd or Torai as its called in India is very popular as a summer vegetable. It has lot of health benefits as again it’s a cooling vegetable and keeps the digestive system intact in unbearable heat of India. In Ayurveda it is one of the components that reduces Pitta dosha too.  So it is advised…

Bharwan Masala Tinda -and effects of Food for a healthy life.

Masala Stuffed Apple Gourd This is a regular dish in our cooking sessions especially in Summers.   This humble little things surprises everyone with flavors.  Again like Bottle Gourd (Lauki) , it is easy to make many variations with.  But apart from that culinary advantage, it has cooling effect on our body (with Ayurvedic point of…

Masala Cheese Toasties

This is a regular in the all day menu for guests at our B&B. Whenever a guest is hungry, any time of the day or late night check in, one thing they always order is Masala Cheese toasties. One of my guest Tricia fondly named it as ‘Payal’s cheese toasties’ and still remembers me whenever…

Jaipur Home Cooking Classes

Today I am going to introduce to you about my cooking classes in Jaipur Rajasthan.   Apart from running a bed & Breakfast, I am also running home cooking classes.   The main motive is to showcase the incredible home food of India.  It is so vast that even if I spend the whole lifetime, I won’t…

Aloo Dum-Potatoes seared in Yogurt

Aaloo Dum – Literally, potatoe masala cooked in sealed pan Whole potatoes marinated with Masala Yogurt & cooked on Dum.  The technique of dum is to seal a the pot with the help of dough, main reason to seal all steam and flavors in the pot.  Hence producing an intense flavor cloud.    It is…