Best Ever Chocolate Cookies – Homemade Treats

Here are some mouth watering, melt in your mouth cookies which are perfect to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
More Easy cookies and baking ideas here: Sweet Treats

Ingredients/Method

1 cup of flour ( I used combination of all purpose and whole wheat)
1/4th cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar ( this amount is perfect to my liking but you can add upto 3/4 cup of sugar)
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix coconut oil, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Beat them up to have a creamy mixture. Set aside. Add Cocoa, pinch of salt and baking soda into flour. mix well.
Combine wet and dry ingredients together to form dough. place small portions on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake cookies at 350 F for 7-8 mins. Serve with a cup of chai tea.

Quinoa Kebabs Recipe ( Gluten free, Vegan Recipes)

Lets admit that we all know that vegan, gluten free food is good for us but its hard to find good recipes.. here’s a delicious Kebab recipe using Quinoa and other veggies..certainly worth trying. Who doesn’t want a wow appetizer for their party ?

Ingredients/ Method

1 Cup uncooked quinoa.. Cook it like rice and use the entire quantity for the recipe.
1/2 cup chopped onion
3-4 boiled potatoes
1 cup carrots
1 tbsp grated ginger
1-2 cups chopped spinach
1-2 tsp Salt (as per your taste)
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp Mango Powder ( Amchur)
2-3 tbsp oil for pan frying the Kebabs. You can deep fry them as well.

Mix all ingredients. Form small flat patties and cook on a pan until both sides golden brown… can’t get any simple than that 🙂

Cauliflower Pizza Crust ( Gluten Free Recipes)

Here is an easy recipe for gluten free pizza crust. It’s delicious and ready in no time.

Ingredients/ Method

2-3 cups of grated cauliflower
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 cup grated mozarella cheese
2 medium size eggs
Seasoning of your choice. I used 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp each Parsley, Oregano and basil and 1/2 tsp seasoning pepper.

Cook grated cauliflower in microwave for 10 mins (with 2 tbsp water). Then mix it with all other ingredients and bake at 400 F for 20-25 mins. Pizza crust is ready. You can enjoy it just the way it is or prepare and add on some toppings.

Check out our recipe for Gourmet Home Made Pizza

Spicy Rice Vermicelli Recipe – Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe

Craving some spicy food but dont want to spend hours in the kitchen? Let me help you out with this delicious, easy and flavourful recipe..ready in no time and so filling.

Ingredients/Method

1 nest of Rice vermicelli
2-4 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 small green chilli ( you can deseed it, if you dont want too spicy)
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 small piece of onion chopped
Salt per taste
1 tsp Turmeric ( Haldi)
veggies of your choice ( what works best is 1 cup bell peppers – red/green, 1/2 cup spinach and 1/2 cup peas
Cilantro leaves for garnish
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp crushed peanuts ( roasted or unroasted)

Method:
– Boil Rice vermicelli. Make sure that you put them in hot water. As soon as they are tender, run them under cold water. do not overcook or they will become mushy.
– Add 1-2 tbsp oil on them so that they dont stick together.
– Next in a pan, heat oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. Give them 30 secs and add green chilli, ginger and onion. Mix well.
– Add veggies and salt+Turmeric. Mix and cook until almost done.
– Add noodles. Mix well. Add lemon juice.
– Garnish with cilantro leaves and roasted peanuts and enjoy warm.

More delicious South Indian cuisine inspired dishes:

Rasam Recipe- South Indian Soup
Hot and Spicy Potatoes
South Indian Style Lentils Curry
How to make South Indian Curry Powder
How to prepare South Indian Tadka

Vegan Cauliflower Soup Recipe

With Winter upon us, we all crave hearty, soul warming delicious soups..Isn’t it? Here is a vegan Cauliflower soup recipe that will make your cold, chilly winter nights a little more comforting.

Ingredients/ Method

1 small Cauliflower
2 tsp salt
1 small onion chopped
1 tbsp of chopped or grated ginger
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp garam masala
1-2 tsp red chilli powder ( or paprika)
2 tsp turmeric
4 cups of coconut milk
3-4 cups of water
Cilantro for garnish
Seasoning pepper ( as per your taste)

Method: Place cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and add oil, salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Combine well and then Roast/ Bake or cook cauliflower florets at 375 F for 30 mins. While cauliflower is cooking in a pan, heat a tbsp of oil. Add cumin and coriander. Add onions, ginger and spices. Mix well and cook for 3-4 mins.
When cauliflower is done, add them into a blender. Add coconut milk, Water and onion mixture. Form a paste and then add more coconut milk and water. Pour this blend in a pot. Cook until it comes to a boil. Add garam masala. Mix well. Add seasoning pepper and cilantro and serve with flatbread of your choice.

Don’t miss our yummy chunky Cauliflower Soup Recipe.

Potatoes and Peas Curry – Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Aloo matar is a very common Indian dish which can be prepared with or without gravy. Here is a little twist to our usual dry sabji.
Other Simple Indian vegetarian recipes worth trying:

Potatoes and Peas Curry with Gravy
Bombay Potatoes Recipe
Achaari Aloo Recipe
Mix Vegetable Recipe

Ingredients/ Method
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 small piece of onion chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
2-3 chopped potatoes
1 tsp turmeric
Salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 cup of peas
1/3 cup water to cook
200 gms of grated paneer ( Indian cottage cheese)
1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder
1/2 tsp kasoori Methi ( dried fenugreek leaves)
1/2 tsp Garam masala

1. Heat Oil in a pan and fry some cumin seeds, onions for a min.
2. Add 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped. Mix well. Add 2-3 chopped potatoes.
3. Add Spices. Mix and add peas. Add water. Cover and cook until 80 % done ( almost done)
4. Add grated panner. Mix well. give another 2-3 mins.
5. Finish off with mango powder, dried fenugreek leaves and garam masala. Serve warm with Roti

Easy Veg Noodle Soup – Soup of the day

Asian noodle soup is hearty, easy to prepare and quite flavourful. Here’s how you can make it at home. If you like noodles, do give try to our:

Quick Veg Noodles Recipe
Easy Asian Noodle Salad Recipe

Ingredients/ Method

200 gms of noodles of your choice ( par boil them)
3-4 cups of Veg broth
2-3 tbsp oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2-3 cups of veggies of your choice
2 tbsp stir fry seasoning mix
1 tsp salt ( adjust to taste)
1 tsp seasoning pepper
optional- Garnish with cilantro and green onions

– Par boil noodles ( as per package instructions) and set them aside.
– Cut up all the veggies.
– Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan and fry some onions. Add veggies. Add seasoning and spices. Mix well. Saute veggies for 3-4 mins.
– Add veg broth. Bring it to boil and then add noodles. Let the broth simmer. Garnish and serve.

Mexican Veggie Soup Recipe | Soup of the day

Here is an easy recipe to prepare Mexican inspired Beans and veggie soup. Its hearty, healthy and flavourful.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup of Black Beans ( soak them in water overnight)
1/2 cup chopped Onions
2-3 garlic cloves
2-3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Salt Per taste
1/2 tbsp Taco seasoning
4-5 cups of water
1 cup corn
1 cup chopped carrots and bell peppers
Optional- Cilantro as a garnish

Method:

– Soak beans in water overnight.
– Heat some oil in a pressure cooker. Fry some onions and garlic. Add salt and cumin.
– Stir for 2-3 mins. Add veggies. Mix well. Add tomatoes.
-Add beans and taco seasoning. Add water.
– Cover the lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
– When the cooker cools down, open the lid and garnish with cilantro.
– Serve Warm

Don’t forget to check out our other amazing soup recipes here.

Easy stuffed Capsicum Recipe (Paneer Stuffed Peppers Recipe)

Presenting to you Super yum and fairly healthy, full of flavour Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe which is easy to prepare and it goes well with all sorts of dinners as a side or serve it on its own with Roti and Lentils curry.

Ingredients/ Method

200 gms Paneer ( Indian Cottage Cheese)
5-6 small bell peppers
Salt Per taste
1 cup of coleslaw ( chopped/shredded cabbage/Carrot)
2 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder ( or Paprika)
1 tsp roasted cumin Powder
1 tsp Amchur ( Mango Powder)
Handful of chopped Cilantro Leaves
1/2 tsp crushed Dried Fenugreek Leaves ( Kasoori Methi)
2-4 tbsp of Oil for cooking

Method
Wash and Cut Bell Peppers either into 2 halves or hollow them out by removing the tail end.
Prepare the stuffing by combining spices with paneer and slaw. Mix well and then saute in a pan for 3-4 mins.
Next fill the stuffing in the peppers and pan-fry peppers until they are charred/wilted or golden brown marks appear.
Enjoy with Roti, Parantha or Naan.

If you like Paneer, do check out our Paneer Recipes Playlist.

How to make 6 ingredient Butter chicken? Super simple Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter chicken at home with only 6 ingredients and in 20 minutes. Try this simple butter chicken recipe today and enjoy it with Naan or Rice.

Ingredients/Method

400 gms of chicken
1.5 tbsp garam masala
1 cup yogurt – plain ( greek works well)
1 cup diced tomatoes
1.5 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter

Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
Combine yogurt, chicken, salt and garam masala. Melt butter in the pan. Add chicken. Stir in tomatoes. Cook for 15 mins ( or until chicken is done) Serve with rice, roti or naan.

If you would rather cook the recipe from scratch then go for our traditional authentic Butter Chicken Recipe or simply prepare Baked Butter Chicken at home today.