Brunch Skillet || Chaitime

Aren’t brunches dreeeeeeamy? A brunch always reminds me of a nice vacation, the kind where you sleep late, wake up late, head out in a tee and shorts to find a nice, cozy cafe and order a cup of steaming hot, foamy coffee and a nice, large plate of breakfast with maybe a dessert or…

Bombay Masala Toast || Chaitime

How does rain make you feel? Rain makes me feel very happy. It makes me feel fresh and more connected to my roots. It also makes me feel very hungry. And we all know the unsaid, unwritten rule of nature – when you see rain, forget your pain and go fill your plate, AGAIN. Okay,…

Pineapple Kesari || Chaitime

Okay y’all, I admit. I’ve a MAJOR sweet-tooth. MAJOR. All my life I’ve been telling myself and my world that I don’t crave anything sweet, that I don’t like sweets, that I can survive without sucrose. LIE. My whole belief system was shattered not so long ago when I consciously noticed my strong craving for…

Instant Dosas – Moong Dal Dosa || Chaitime

‘Almost Always’ is when I forget to soak rice and Urad dal (black gram) overnight, and I’m quite positive that there are many like me who realize this mistake ONLY the next day and end up vividly dreaming about a hot plate of crispy, buttery, golden brown dosas (crêpe) with delicious potato filling and spicy…

Avocado Ragi Roti || Chaitime

Ragi or Finger Millet is considered supremely healthy.  Born and brought up in India, specially in the State of Karnataka which is the largest producer of this wonder grain, I feel privileged to be one of those many people who’ve enjoyed hot Ragi balls or “Ragi Mudde”, as its popularly known as, with spicy green…

Salad Mania || Chaitime

The popular GOT phrase – ‘Winter is coming’ is soon going to be taking a long vacation. Although we are under a cold spell at the moment, it’s safe to say that the season of Cherry Blossoms is right around the corner. Spring is my favorite season of the year. This is mostly because my…

Spicy Masala Puri || Chaitime

I love Winter! ❤ The magic in the first cold winter breeze is almost tangible! Hot cocoa…Christmas lights…S’mores…the many holiday parties…the little golden Reindeer ornament…New Year’s resolutions that you know are a total waste of time…puppies in sweaters..cuddling with friends and family…what’s not to love! All I can dream about during this season are fleece…

Strawberry-Green Peas Salad || Chaitime

Time has come for yet another green pea recipe! This one’s bizarre; atleast that’s what I initially thought. I honestly didn’t think that I’d like this recipe but I was in for a pleasant surprise. Today’s recipe is another mind-blowing summer salad – very colorful and lively! It combines the tanginess of fresh strawberries and…

Watermelon-Feta Salad || Chaitime

Summer is here! Beaches, sunshine, blue skies, sunglasses, flip-flops, sun-dresses, weird straw hats, picnic baskets, cold coffees, ice creams, popsicles, frozen yogurt, slushies, melons, berries………….do you feel yourself nicely wrapped up in a happy summer vibe right now??? Good! Because today’s recipe is all colorful and summery! 😀 Out of all the different kinds of melons,…

Spicy Mushroom Rice || Chaitime

Hey Mushroom Lovers – this one’s for you! I’m a total sucker for mushrooms and so is my family. My grandmother makes a mean mushroom curry that is so rich and delicious that it makes me want to swim in a bowl of mushroom curry and never get out. Okay, yes, that would be very…