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…

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…

Freshly Roasted/Ground Cumin and Coriander

I love the aroma of freshly roasted spices in my kitchen. This is one of the things that is very comforting about home cooking – the aroma, the freshness! There are loads of dry spices to use. One of these are the cumin and coriander. Even though plenty of spices are available ready to buy…