Thyme roasted sweet potato in yogurt sauce

When we decided to eat fewer carbs just for a week, I had to get creative. I rely on veggies and lean meat. Since the sweet potatoes are always a hit, I decided to pair them with whipped garlic yogurt sauce. Magic happens when they get roasted with a few herbs and spices. It is a perfect side dish, but we had it for lunch. Thyme roasted sweet potato is a delicious meal in itself and I am making some again.

Savory Poha/flattened rice and tea

When you want to start the day on a healthy yet delicious note, Poha or flattened rice is my favorite savory breakfast which is light and keeps me full for a long time. Occasionally I make poha as a snack with tea; the recipe remains more or less the same. Here I am sharing the whole package – poha and tea.

Roasted cherry tomatoes pasta

Sometimes the simplest of dishes are more fulfilling. Spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes and basil is one such dish and my go-to pasta when I am not in the mood to cook an elaborate meal. I love the simplicity and freshness of this pasta.

Mango Saffron semolina halwa

Sweets are part of our Indian culture and tradition; halwa is a quick, easy way to make special occasions. A couple of years ago, I created mango malai laddoo (Indian sweet) for a special occasion, and this year it had to be halwa. The leftover mango puree, which I had frozen, went into my halwa.  Mango Kesar halwa has to be hands down my current favorite.  

Garlic butter crab

I have always been apprehensive about cooking crabs. And somewhere deep down, I was also scared. Recently, I put my fears to rest and bought a few crabs home to make some delicious crab garlic butter. 

Top 5 salad dressing

With summer still on, here are my top five salad dressing that can level up your salads. I love adding citrus juice instead of vinegar, which adds flavor to the dressing. Fresh herbs like dill, parsley, basil etc. are a great add on too.

Saffron shrikhand cheesecake

Here is a yogurt-based dessert that is light and perfectly sweet on the palate. Shrikhand is a healthy dessert loved by everyone. The rich flavors of saffron and cardamom make it unique. This dessert is my little contribution to the 75th Independence day celebration of India.