Super Veggie Pizza

Welcome to the recipe for the father (“baap” in fact) of all veggie pizzas. The pizza contains pretty much all veggies I could lay my hands on.Its like veggie overload.

Gimme some pizza

Gimme some pizza

Suddenly, the whole calling up the pizza place made me lazy. So, I went shopping for ingredients for my very own pizza. I could also use as many toppings, so the prospect of it appealed to me. Take that, ye pizza places that charge us for additional toppings. Ugh !!

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Without going into a huge story about my entire family, here’s a recipe for Spicy pumpkin soup. The reason I say that is because I have seen endless meanderings before many bloggers finally come to the point of the post, which is the Food. I might be guilty of doing the same sometimes. Then again, I checked and I don’t ramble very much. More straight to the point, I would say. Take a look here  .

I dint take pictures for this but will definitely post one soon with my new camera! In the meantime, look at these pumpkin recipes .


jalapeno powder

pumpkin(roasted in oven) 1/4

1.5 cups milk

coriander leaves – a handful

fresh ginger + garlic(1 tsp each)

salt to taste

chilli powder(substitute with green chilies for a different taste)


Roast the pumpkin in the oven for an hour at 350 F . Do other things in the meantime, maybe a little dance.

Then, Scoop it out and put it in a blender. Add the coriander, jalapeno, ginger, garlic and blend it with some water. Heat a pot to cook the purée you just made. Add the blended pumpkin to it. Once it cooks, serve in pretty bowls with some coriander on top ( or not depending on your taste).


Banana Nutella Cranberry Cake

So, I had some overripe bananas, nutella and some cake flour. So, time for a Banana Nutella Cranberry Cake. I added the cranberries coz I had recently tasted a nice cranberry bread from target and they were great and some nuts coz I am nuts about nuts. 🙂

Banana Nutella cake
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Pasta Salad with tomatoes, beans and more

I wanted to quickly upload this recipe that I accidentally made. It is so yummy. You won’t believe how much good stuff it has.
Usually bad tasting stuff = good for you and good stuff = calories. This has a lot of good going for it. So, I’ ll quickly list the recipe without going into a lot of details.
Ingredients: Just toss whatever you have with cooked leftover pasta or follow what I used.
Cooked pasta(in marinara sauce)
Cooked pinto beans
Chopped parsley
Chopped onions and tomatoes
Chopped mini carrots
Hummus (that’s where the most taste is)
That’s it. Just mix them all together. Top with some hummus to make it yummier. Here are some more gorgeous pics.

Pasta Salad

Topped with Hummus

Paneer Butter Masala (Cottage Cheese Curry)

Many people live to eat and take life as it comes. They are usually a very happy-go-lucky lot. Like they used to say back in Hyderabad,India, ‘lite le yaar’ meaning take it easy, friend. Half their problems are solved by not worrying over them.

Check out these kids being blissfully unaware of their surrounding and enjoying their chocolate bar. The expression on the third girl’s face is hilarious.For the uninitiated, they are dressed for a dance show called Bharatanatyam. Continue reading

Stuffed Capsicum

Bharwan Shimla Mirch or Stuffed Bell peppers is popular in North Indian cuisine. In India, bell peppers are known by another name, capsicum. I remember eating this at a restaurant called Shanbhag as a kid, I loved it. Off-course this does not taste as good, it is a work in progress. Usually, bell pepper is just an ingredient in most recipes but in this one, it is the star.  In part, I have adapted the recipe from this blog but I kept it simple instead of going the elaborate way. Continue reading

Tangy Mango Chutney

 Mango season is here again and I am beginning to realize how much  I took that beautiful fruit for granted back home.  Just looking at the raw mango, I was dreaming of the delish chutney I can make with it. The word chutney originated in India and can be made with just about any vegetable(including lots of greens), some fruits,lentils and a number of seeds like mustard, flax , fenugreek. In South India, chutneys usually include coconut,toasted Chana dal(huri kadla), tamarind, jaggery, asafoetida,  salt, and green chillies. Continue reading