Jeera Rice Recipe: Indian Cooking for Kids

{Today’s guest chef is Armaan!} Making rice is a pretty good skill to have. If you can make rice, you can whip up a quick and easy dinner, and you’ll have a side dish to go with leftover Indian curries,…

Masala Popcorn {Inspired by Jhalmuri}

This recipe for Masala Popcorn is an oldie (originally published in February 2015) that I’m re-sharing. After blogging for almost 10 years, it feels like there are so many fun posts that are lost in archives, so I’m trying to…

Cucumber Raita Recipe: Indian Cooking for Kids

I’m a firm believer that cooking is a basic life skill, and as parents it’s part of our responsibility to teach our kids (boys & girls) how to make their way around a kitchen. However, on busy week nights it’s…

Ras Kheer Recipe | Rice Pudding Made with Sugar Cane Juice

Like all Punjabi festivals Lohri is linked to certain foods; gur, moongfali, rewrian, and ras kheer (jaggery, peanuts, sesame seed candy, and sugar cane rice pudding). It’s pretty much impossible to celebrate Lohri without indulging in some of these seasonal…

Lohri Popcorn Made with Gur & Til

Maybe it’s the allure of a fresh new year, or maybe it’s my crazy need to try new recipes all the time, but I’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen this week and one of my favourite experiments…

Curried Brussels Sprouts with Bell Peppers & Paneer

Brussels sprouts aren’t usually a vegetable I think of when dreaming up new Indian recipes, and to be honest I’ve only cooked them a handful of times in my whole life. However, a couple of months ago I decided to try…

How to Make a Multi-Colour Parantha With Vegetables

One of my favourite Sunday morning activities is watching cooking videos on YouTube, especially the ones by home cooks like me. During one of my marathon video sessions I stumbled onto the concept of a tri-colour parantha. I’ve eaten lots…

Bhuna Masala: Basic Curry Masala

One of the most common questions I get asked about Indian food is; how do you make curry? There’s no simple answer to this question because almost every Indian dish uses different spices, ingredients, and tempering techniques. Contrary to popular…

Meal Planning Pink Chai Style

Meal planning can be a really passionate subject to debate. Some people are all about the efficiency of a meal plan and would never stray from it, and others feel “real cooks” never cook from a plan, they are inspired…


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