Category Archives: What’s for Dinner

Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer

My most favorite green which I incorporate on a daily basis is palak. This green leafy vegetable is eaten on a regular basis at my house in all the possible ways. Palak paneer is one dish that my hubby and kids love it. When this is on the menu I am sorted with parathas and […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Risotto
Mediterranean Quinoa Risotto

This dish has the satisfying taste and creaminess of traditional risotto, but is lighter and much healthier. Now, I know that risotto made with arborio rice and heaps of cheese cannot be beat–I mean come on, it’s outrageously good. But I promise you that my version is no less tasty and is a mighty contender. […]

Sherry Baked Chicken Sausage with Thyme Potatoes
Sherry Baked Chicken Sausage with Thyme Potatoes

This is a no-fuss recipe that takes less than 25 minutes from start to finish, and almost all of that time is inactive as the sausage bakes in a deeply flavored bath of sherry wine, butter, garlic, sweet onion, and fresh thyme. Alongside the sausage, some of the cherry tomatoes will consequently burst and share […]


Guest arriving in a short notice can panic anyone in the kitchen. Today the same happened with me too. I just had around 40 mins in hand to make the entire lunch. Somehow managed to complete the whole course but some where found something lacking in the spread. Something that can be served both as […]


Makhni gravy is something to die for. Anything cooked in a makhni gravy makes it rich and delicious. After cooking, paneer makhni, aloo maknhi, gobhi makhni…it was now time for some kathal to go with the creamy gravy. Had lots of kabab mix left in my fridge box which i had made yesterday. So thought […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

My husband and I live near Houston in Texas, and we’ve discovered a new restaurant chain, Gino’s East Chicago Deep Dish Pizzeria, that’s recently opened a couple of locations in our area. We love the pizza, but they have one of the most unusual (and delicious) dishes I’ve ever seen listed as an “Appetizer”… They […]

White bean Minestrone

This is Spring in a bowl! Beautiful and fragrant, everything about this sweet and fresh broth makes you feel nourished. Simply grab any vegetable you find at the market- or if you’re lucky, in in your garden, and use them to make this soup. The white beans are dreaming of being a Minestrone (Minestrone would […]

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Indian Spiced Eggplant

I love Indian food!  The flavors are always interesting and most times it’s prepared in a healthy way.  In fact, one Indian spice that’s usually included is Turmeric, known for it’s anti-inflammation properties.  The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin and scientists are discovering that it is beneficial in the treatment of many different health […]

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup will brighten any day! Moist and infused with a great citrus flavor, these pancakes make an amazing weekend treat. Ingredients: For the syrup: 3/4 cup pomegranate juice 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar Zest from 1/2 lemon For the pancakes: 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, […]

How to Make Tamales

Hi, I’m Emily! I’ve been inspired by Foodwhirl’s recipes so far, and am excited to contribute to it! My husband and I made tamales for Memorial Day, so I thought it would be a great recipe to share. We make tamales about once a year. They’re certainly time consuming, but making 6 dozen is as […]

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Creamy Avocado Smoothie – Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

I’ve never really been a big smoothie fan. It just seemed like a quick way to drink a whole bunch of calories, and i’m not really into sweet drinks. But I’m doing a Fall fitness challenge this month at FitWit, and I’m trying to eat healthy and get all my fruits and veggies in. So […]

Prime Rib

Prime rib at home: it’s easier than you think! From the original site: Hello everyone! This is Linda, Sarah’s mother-in-law, nice to meet all of you! I was asked by Sarah, to give you my Prime Rib (Standing Rib Roast) recipe. Believe it or not, all these years of cooking, and I only made my […]

Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and garlic combination is marriage made in heaven, though both are strong and over powering flavors still they compliment each other so well like a perfect couple. These potato wedges are super easy to make and end result is crisp from outside and tender from inside potato wedges. Ingredients: 4 Large Potatoes, washed and […]

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Paneer Pasanda

The word “Pasanda” means every one’s favorite and as the name suggests this paneer delicacy is adored by everyone who tastes it. The different pastes used to make the gravy add their own distinct flavors which combine to create a dish like non other. As usual I have made certain changes in the recipe, the […]

Mediterranean Delight Falafel

This Falafel recipe is my idea of tasty, comfort food – just load up the tortillas with falafel, grilled veggies and tuck in!!! These versatile chickpea patties can be served just like that with any spicy dip or make a great vegetarian filling for tortillas and pita breads. Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout […]

Three Beans Salad

Beans are powerhouse of protein and have significant amount of soluble fiber, which is helpful in keeping blood cholesterol low. In India, beans are an integral part of our daily diet but we always prefer them in spicy curries along with rice or chapatti, till recently for me also beans means Rajma Masala or Lobia […]

Cream of Garlic Soup

Unlike French Onion Soup onions need not to be browned over a low flame for this recipe therefore I consider it a great quick weeknight soup also. Meanwhile you are preparing for the main course the soup is ready and then the whole family can sit around, enjoy soup and share how was the day. […]

Stir Fried Raw Banana Curry

Raw Banana does not need much time to cook or soften so while cooking does not add too much water, otherwise it will mashed up. The nature of raw banana is very much similar to potato, the same bland taste, quick to cook and prone to blackening while left cut for a longer time. Also, […]

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Thai Style Chicken Satay

Satay is one of the most popular street food in Asia, is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce, from beef satay to chicken satay and an entire range of seafood satay, is being served at these hawker centers. I love satay because one need not to sit at one […]

Spaghetti in Basil Pesto

Spaghetti is an extremely versatile variety of pasta, it can be rich and satisfying when combined with meatballs in a Bolognese Sauce, light and luscious when tossed with vegetables or seafood, or positively mouthwatering when simply tossed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Ingredients: 500 Gm Spaghetti Pasta ⅓ Cup Homemade Basil Pesto (see […]

Cajun Rice and Grilled Chicken Burrito

This Mexican boy is popular among the foodies all across the globe with many names – Tortilla, Burrito, Wrap or Roll but as someone well said “What’s in the name”, this is a quick, easy and super delicious way to use up any leftovers turkey from your fridge – with the holy Cajun trinity of […]

Chicken Salami Club Sandwich

These traditional Clubhouse Sandwiches are most often made with turkey, bacon, eggs and loads of mayonnaise, thin slices of roasted turkey topped with crispy bacon and onions over the crusty bread slices. My version of Club Sandwich features crispy Chicken Salamis and hard-boiled eggs, but keeps all the authentic taste. Ingredients: 4 slices whole wheat […]

Paneer Jalfrezi

In recent years Paneer Jalfrezi or Mixed Vegetable Jalfrezi has gained quite a rank in popularity charts of vegetarian dishes in India but like me most of the Paneer Jalfrezi lovers does not know what does the word “Jalfrezi means”, earlier I use to think Jalfrezi is some kind of special spice used to season […]

Pineapple Cream Cheese Salad

I love fresh fruits in salad, that sweetness and citrusy juices of fruits give flavors of salad a punch; Pear, Pineapple, Apple, Globe Grapes and Raw Papaya are few fruits that always make a delicious salad. Cream Cheese or Sour Cream has a zingy taste, which compliments sweetness of Pineapple perfectly, and crunchiness of vegetables […]

Punjabi Malai Paneer – Cottage Cheese in White Gravy

This typical Punjabi dish can be found in menu at most of the restaurant serving Indian food though sometimes name could be different like Safeed Paneer, Paneer Kesarwala or Cream Paneer but the soft and mouth melting curry with delicate flavors and subtle spices is always the same. Ingredients: 250 Gm Paneer, cut into cubes […]