Spinach Poori (Fluffy Fried Bread) and Spicy Aloo (Potato) Curry

Another adored way to eat greens – spinach poori with spicy potato curry! And yes, this is just at the start of the weekend indulgence – some respite to the lockdown-lite version in Singapore called for a happy meal and this sure is one for me! Top it up with some fresh salad and yogurt…

Spinach-onion Paratha

Another great way to eat your greens – this spinach-onion paratha is all you need for a happy and filling brunch on holidays! Best eaten with white butter and pickles, this is a minimal recipe with ingredients handy in your kitchen – spinach, onion, green chili, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, ajwaiin (carom seeds)…

Gado Gado (Indonesian salad in peanut sauce)

Gado gado – the Indonesian salad with peanut sauce. Does it not ring a bell and bring back all your Bali memories? I remember it as the most delicious way to consume my vegetables. It indeed is perhaps the most delicious salad where even the boiled/blanched vegetables taste so yummy. This is definitely a way…

Quick and Easy Indian Styled Fried Rice

This Indian-styled Fried Rice is the most easy and delicious way to make use of left-over rice in the fridge with some veggies and Indian spices – that’s what I often do for a quick lunch meal on a working day. The best part about this dish is you can tweak to your liking and…

Stuffed Chilli (gram flour stuffing)

Let’s start the week the zinged-up way with these flavourful stuffed chillies (the bajji chilli) that can be eaten stand-alone or with breads of choice (chapati, paratha etc.). These are loved a lot at home and not at all chili hot, as the name might suggest. Ingredients: 250 gm fresh India thick chilli (bajji) 1…

Fresh Fruit Yogurt Salad With Cheese Topping

Break&Binge is officially one today – 245 posts, 365 days, a family of nearly 5,000 of you and most importantly your immense love, support and feedback has brought us till here. From one lockdown to another (we wish, this didn’t remain constant), we have come a long way while learning (and still continue to) various…

Classic Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is all one could want – nutritious, flavourful, vegetable-loaded, healthy, satisfying, quick to make and above all soothing. Traditionally, it has been made as an Italian soup to use the leftover vegetables and the choices are many to use the vegetables of liking. This is one of my personal favourite and regular at…

Mango Mastani (Thick Mango Shake loaded with Ice-cream)

This dessert has its origins from Pune (India) with apparently the name associated with one of the Indian royal warriors Bajirao Peshwa’s wife Mastani who was known to be super beautiful – probably also the reason behind naming this dessert drink Mango Mastani. Mango Mastani is a thick mango milkshake (especially made from #alphonso mango)…

No Sugar Mango Date Kheer (Pudding)

Excited about trying a fully sugar-free mango dessert? We love mangoes and cannot afford to not focus on healthy eating too. This experiment of Mango Date Kheer – full of taste, mango goodness, crunchy dry fruits and without any added sugar – just served us right! The extra sweetness of fully riped alphonsos took the taste to…

Mango Ricotta Cheese Parfait

While there is nothing additional needed to enjoy the taste of that heavenly bite of a super sweet and juicy alphonso mango, the beauty of this king of fruits only enhances when turned into an exotic dessert like a parfait. Of course the health-consciousness in us wants to make it healthier while keeping it yummier….