Crispy Quinoa and Vegetable Balls

Since I discovered a bag of quinoa quickly approaching its expiry date in my pantry, I have been using it as frequently as possible. I had an assortment of vegetables, some cooked and some not, some cooked quinoa leftover from lunch and a little idli batter. Mixed everything together, added some spices and salt to…

Low calorie snacks ~ Jowar bhel

Incase you haven’t already heard from me (because my real life friends are the only ones still reading this blog) K lost a whopping 39 kilos over the last 10 months. Before you ask why I haven’t, I don’t come in the ‘one plus one offer’ and hey no one trusts a skinny cook! Anyway….

Hyderabadi Kachi Yakhni Chicken Biryani

It has happened! I am posting a recipe for the dish my city is most popular for. I am no longer vegetarian. The blog however has not had many non vegetarian recipes, and this is as good a time as any to share this one. I am not sure how many meat based recipes I…

Green Apple and Fig Salad

Fresh figs have been a staple buy on a grocery run for the last few years, when they started appearing in super markets in Hyderabad. They are available for a few months of the year and are currently on the shelves. Figs are very delicate and spoil easily, so buy only as much as you…

Multi tasking vegetable stir fry

Having a versatile mix of vegetables pre cooked is a boon for busy days. I make omelettes almost 5 days a week for us and figured that if I was to remain sane, I couldn’t be chopping onions and tomatoes each morning. It’s such a mind numbing activity. So I started to stir fry in…