Summers are meant for light, healthy salads. I prefer the Thai flavors more during summer. Asian noodle salad with peanut sauce tastes and looks delicious. Asian salads have the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and heat. And this salad has the perfect balance of textures too.
Couscous with baked salmon makes for a quick and delicious meal. Add some fresh thyme and cherry tomatoes to elevate the taste. Dinner post Iftar calls for a light, nutritious meal, and baked salmon with couscous ticks all the boxes.
With the temperature hitting 40 degrees, I crave chilled drinks on weekends. I usually go for a glass of iced coffee or tea. However, last year the whole world got introduced to “Dalgona.” The classic Dalgona is off-limits for the kiddo, and he tends to feel left out. This time I had to think of something that he usually ignores but would happily drink with a chunk of ice and a fancy straw.
Even though the classic falafel never fails to impress, I add a twist to keep the interest alive. Sweet potato falafels have a gorgeous color and taste delicious. Sweet potatoes help bind the falafel together.
Here is my take on a popular Middle East dish called Chicken Fatteh. A beautiful layered dish with loads of flavors and textures. The base is crispy pita bread, followed by the chicken with chickpeas layer and then the garlicky yogurt sauce.
Thai Basil beef is a stir fry of healthy ingredients and beef strips. A handful of ingredients leads to a colorful vibrant dish. You can switch beef with chicken to keep it light.
Here is a light salad with couscous and a vinaigrette. The texture of pearl couscous is unique, and it works well with the crunch from fresh vegetables. With summers fast approaching, a light salad for lunch is such a great idea.
Squash flowers stuffed with a herb cheese mix and batter fried to crisp golden yellow tastes so good. A perfect tea-time snack that needs a little attention during prep. In my opinion, these are the prettiest looking fritters.
Sweet potatoes were my first choice when I wanted to make some healthy Malpuas. Malpuas are pancakes made with semolina, all-purpose flour, milk, and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom and fennel seeds. It is a traditional dessert, prepared during an Indian festival called Holi “Festival of colours”.
Eggs are always my first choice when I am out of ideas. Toasts, eggs, and juice/coffee is excellent breakfast for me. Hence these delicious deviled eggs got the perfect makeover.
Karzi or Kaji Nemu is ingenious to Assam. We love our sour curries. Chicken curry with Karzi Nemu and rice powder is a dish I had wanted to prepare for a very long time.