Aloo Methi Sabzi {Potatoe and Fenugreek Leaves}

Earlier this year I wrote about my food goals for 2015, and one of them is to be more conscious about choosing to cook with seasonal foods. The reason for this is two-fold; first, if a food item is in…

Iced Chai Cubes with Milk

It’s no secret that I love a good cup of chai, and no matter what the weather is like, I start my day with a steaming hot serving. However, when the temperature heats up, I do enjoy an iced chai.…

Quick Sweet Lime Soda {Brunch Perfection}

I had my first sweet lime soda (also known as fresh lime soda) in Delhi earlier this year, and it was delicious. It was the strangest flavour sensation; a little sweet, kind of chatpatta and namkeen, and just a little…

Churi Roti with Shakkar

The last few months I’ve been craving all sorts of nostalgic childhood foods. I think losing my Bibi has made me feel this sudden urge to revisit the comforts of childhood – if only I had a time machine! I…

My Summer Spice Box

I’ve already shared my love of the masala dabba {spice box} with you all here on the blog, but one thing I’ve never mentioned is the fact that I change the spices I cook with seasonally. While I’m not 100%…

Save Money on Your Grocery Bills with Indian Meals

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about the rising cost of groceries in Canada and the United States. Whether it’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s unsuccessful food stamps challenge, or Vancouver chef’s taking on the $1.75 per day…

Mattar Paneer Sauce: Weeknight Dinner Helper

While I don’t use my freezer a whole lot for full meals, I do keep it well stocked with tadka cubes, stuffed paranthas, and a few simple starter sauces for some of our favourite desi dishes. Not only does this…

Selecting, Storing, and Using Cilantro for Indian Recipes

Cilantro in every form is a must have in Indian cooking. For tempering we use the whole seed (coriander), for seasoning the ground seed (coriander powder), and for freshness and garnishing cilantro or ‘dhania patta’.  For a long time I…

Cardamom and Rose Coffee – My New Afternoon Treat!

Anyone who knows me (or reads this blog) knows I’ve had a life long love affair with chai. What you might not know is that I also love to indulge in speciality coffees. My love for calorie laden, sugar filled…


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