Ginger Garlic Paste

Ginger/Garlic paste is one meal prep item that is almost permanent in all Indian homes. You may find homes that make a fresh batch for each use (my mom) and also those homes that make a large batch (that’s me). A paste that takes very little time to prepare and is almost a must for…

Spiced Chickpea or Chana Masala

I am amongst those who crave easy home made meals and at the same time, love quick fix meals. On days we want  something simple to call dinner, this is one the recipes that comes to mind. This also, doubles as a an excellent snack and very, very handy when you have guests coming in…

The Humble Dal – Lentil Curry

In my opinion, no amount of fancy or gourmet food can give the comfort of a humble bowl of dal or lentil curry as you may know it. A staple in the Indian homes, this easy to make dish teamed with boiled or steamed rice is going to satiate you like no other. On days…

Dinner at Beit Al Tanour

My husband and I had been meaning to try out this lovely looking restaurant in Al Nasr for a while now and finally had the opportunity on Thursday evening. The Al Nasr street which nestles several popular eateries is a hard one to get to and parking can be quite a challenge. Once we entered…

Onion Fritters

Think of onion fritters and think comfort food. Also called as pakoras, hajjis or bhajiya These easy to make, crispy fritters are just delicious and don’t have to be spicy. Made with sliced onions, gram flour or besan and spices;  these take no time to come together. The gram flour is easily available in the Indian section of supermarkets. Start…