Pumpkin Bhapa Doi/ Steamed yogurt

Diwali is tomorrow, and I need to dig into sweets for no reason. This year I will avoid the regular traditional sweets for a dessert that is healthy and is traditional. Bhapa Doi, or steamed yogurt, is a Bengali dessert made with yogurt and can be flavored with seasonal jaggery. With the pumpkin season in full swing, I decided to bring the best of both worlds together. So, I offer you Pumpkin Bhapa Doi or Steamed yogurt.

Spiced carrot cake

Do you look for healthy alternatives when baking treats for your family? Carrot cakes are a delight, so I had to make sure they had the right ingredients to make them a healthy treat. Cinnamon and ginger spiced carrot cake with yogurt frosting to take care of those cravings.

Textures on food

As a stylist, I create textures on food to get those beautiful shadows that hold attention. What do I mean by textures on food? The layers we create on the surface of your dish, just like the layers

Ragi (Finger millet) Cookies

w about some healthy ragi cookies with the goodness of clarified butter (Desi ghee) and coconut sugar. I had to come up with these as I wanted my son to eat different kinds of flour. Ragi is millet and is rich in minerals. Roasted Ragi flour has a slight nuttiness, and we loved it.

Dahi vadas

What do you do with leftover vadas? I turned them into my favorite “Dahi vadas.” With festivities in full swing back home, people look for easy vegetarian recipes in some parts of India. Vadas are a massive hit in my family. I love serving them for breakfast with chutney, with tea, and at times in lunchboxes. 

Halloumi kebabs with couscous

I love making kebabs with cheese. Even though the usual choice is meat, fish, or veggies for a change, I tried halloumi cheese as the hero. Cheese is a relatively easy ingredient to work with, and it takes less time compared to others. I usually use Indian cottage cheese for making vegetarian kebabs. However, for a middle-eastern-inspired meal, I choose Halloumi. Honey and thyme roasted halloumi kebabs tasted perfect with couscous and salad.