My First Kitchen

Diwali doesn’t have to be all laddoos and barfis

The festive season is upon us. If you are Indian, or know about Indian culture, Diwali (or Deepavali) is a prominent holiday that everyone talks about - and why not? The triumph of good over evil, the new clothes, the spring cleaning, praying for health, wealth, and happiness; colourful rangoli, hordes of sweets, fireworks and… Continue reading Diwali doesn’t have to be all laddoos and barfis


Smoked Eggplant & Tomato Salad

Hands down one of the quickest, and easiest salads to make - 20 mins and a handful of ingredients is all it takes for this power-packed, flavorsome bowl of goodness; Low in calories, and light on the stomach, without leaving you craving for more food, and arguably one of my new favorite recipes (although I… Continue reading Smoked Eggplant & Tomato Salad


Keto Pizza

I've recently started to reduce the amount of carbs I eat, specifically processed carbs - white rice and all-purpose flour. This limits my consumption of over 60% of things readily available and consumed by my generation. But my problem? I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE pizza! I can pretty much eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, without getting… Continue reading Keto Pizza

No-cook meals, Recipes, The Modern Holiday

Donut Sundae

Remember that day when you just can't seem to shake off a hankering for something sweet? On such a day, I want everything from chocolate to ice cream, to donuts, and anything else sweet that I can get my hands on. That's how I came up with this decadent, delectable donut sundae. It's rich enough… Continue reading Donut Sundae

My First Kitchen

LIFT – 3 tips to restaurant quality food at home

There is a saying in Hindi, which loosely translates to 'we take everything at home for granted'. In the context of food, even the most extravagant meals prepared at home often don't compare to restaurant food, perpetuating the habit of eating out, which isn't very good for the body, as it is common knowledge that… Continue reading LIFT – 3 tips to restaurant quality food at home


Sprouted Mung Bean Stir Fry

Everyone is similar with the concept of a stir-fry. However, the ones we are most aware of are far eastern recipes. By definition, several Indian food items are stir-fried, and they constitute those very few Indian dishes that are low in calories and carbs, easy to digest, and very healthy to consume in large quantities.… Continue reading Sprouted Mung Bean Stir Fry

Cooking for one, Main course, No-cook meals, Recipes, Salads

Grilled Chicken Salad

The first thing that comes to anyone's mind when they think of eating healthy, or going on a diet, is eating a salad. The problem? We either go overboard with the dressing to make the salad edible, or omit it entirely (trying to be healthy), end up completely hating the meal, and not really lasting… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Salad

10-minute meals, Dips, Sauces, & Marinades, No-cook meals, Recipes

Dark Chocolate Ganache

Whether it's a quick dessert, a spread on bread, or a decadent icing for cake, chocolate ganache is simple happiness in a bowl, and so easy to make. Ganache is a french glaze - so, naturally, I assumed that it's going to be difficult to make, requires technique, and perhaps a diploma from Le Cordon… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Ganache