Chopped Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Hello folks! How are you? How has the New Year been treating you so far? How have you been doing on your resolutions, if you went in for some? It has been a very pleasing year for me so far. We moved into our new house and have settled in quite comfortably. It is a nice feeling…

Easy Pulao for a Busy Weeknight!

This recipe and the pictures for the post have been sitting in my laptop since several months. I know, I must do a better job at posting more regularly here, but this year has kept me crazily busy right from the start. My days are in general quite hectic with a full time job and…

Spicy Curried Cauliflower (Ready in just 20 mins!)

Week days only get more busier and crazier by the day leaving me with very less time to make dinner every night. We however, prefer to eat homemade food as much as possible and seldom eat out/do take outs. To me, it is also much important to include a good portion of vegetables in our meals everyday.  It is…

Figs and Dates Smoothie

Aren’t smoothies just amazing for breakfast? They can be so filling, nutritious and very very easy to make. The best part of it is that you can have them on the go.  If you can make them ahead of time and refigerate, your work day breakfast will be made so much more easier. Just fill…

Paneer Tikka Masala

I’ve been contemplating quite seriously over the last few months to become vegan. I know it is very tough and I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be successful doing it too, but my mind keeps pushing me hard. The more I get to read about the unhealthy facts of animal based food and the…

Absolutely Heavenly Badam Kheer!

By now I’m sure you would have known that I’m really crazy about saffron. Most of the dessert recipes I’ve posted so far have saffron as a key ingredient. The color and flavor that you get from it is simply out of the world. Why do you think I named the blog as ‘7 Saffron Street’…

Finger Licking Sun Dried Tomato Chutney!

I’ve always been sharing only success stories from my kitchen with you. For a change, I thought I’ll share a kitchen disaster experience this time.  Don’t worry, it was not with this recipe that I’m posting today.

Kid Friendly Broccoli Mushroom Quesadilla

I was not used to seeing picky eaters during my growing years. My two brothers and I ate whatever my mother made with barely any complaints. Of course she made the best/most tastiest food always. We had very few dislikes and we outgrew them as well over the years. That was pretty much the same…

Pan Roasted Baby Potatoes, 5 ingredients only!

This is one of my family’s favorites that gets over even before it makes it to the plate from the pan. Believe me, it is so so delicious. It is very kid friendly and the cute looking baby potatoes make it even more appealing for them. I found some really gorgeous (and tinier than usual)…

Avial (Veggies in a Creamy Coconut Yogurt Sauce)

Is there anyone that knows ‘God’s own country (Kerala)’ and does not love it? I can’t tell you how much I love this most beautiful state of India. God perhaps had a soft corner while creating Kerala, he has made anything and everything about it so extraordinarily beautiful. I can’t stop admiring its scenic and serene landscapes, sculpted…

Masala Chai (Indian Spiced Tea)

I’m one of the very few coffee haters in the world. Everyone around me are big time coffee lovers and many raise their eyebrows when I say I do not like coffee. Anything that has coffee in it is a big no to me, but occasionally I do like  to have a cup of steaming hot tea. Since it is…

Arachuvitta Sambar

We all know that there is no one way of making anything and it holds pretty good when it comes to food. Sambar is such a classical example for this. It is a South Indian spicy sauce that has pigeon peas and tamarind as its key ingredients. Although Sambar is said to have originated in Tamilnadu,…