Thursday, July 23, 2015

Eggless French Toast

You all know that every kid loves a little snack. If you feed them with yummy and tasty snack they will love it.. One such snack is this eggless french toast. 

I tried this recipe for the first time when I had to baby sit a couple of kids who are vegetarian and they don't even add eggs to their food. This fresh toast was tasty, looked like a regular french toast and easy to prepare with 5 ingredients available in your pantry. 

The kids adoration for the toast was out of the world. It made my day looking at their smiley faces. ;-) .. My husband loves french toast and when I told him over the phone about this eggless french toast, he couldn't believe his ears.... I was waiting for him to come back home to make him this french toast. When he had the toast, he was enjoying and relished with praise. 

You will enjoy this sweet version of eggless french toast. I will soon post the savory version. Here you go with the simple & easy to prepare recipe :)



  • Bread - 6 (I used white bread)
  • Milk - 1/2cup
  • Vanilla custard powder - 2tsp 
  • Sugar - 2tsp 
  • Butter - as needed 


  • In a pan boil milk in medium flame. 
  • Take the warm milk in a wide bowl. Add sugar and vanilla custard powder. Mix well.
  • Heat a pan with butter. Dip both sides of the bread in milk. 

  • Toast both sides of the bread on a pan until golden brown color. Add more butter if it's sticky.
  • Hot eggless french toast is ready to be served with maple syrup and a bowl of fruit for breakfast. 


  • If you don't have custard powder, replace it with cornflour and vanilla essence which will also give same taste.
  • You can sprinkle cinnamon while serving. 
  • You can also make with wheat bread.
  • While dipping the bread slices in milk do not let it stand for long time otherwise it would become mushy.    
Check out our french-toast post.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Garlic Butter Sautéed Asparagus

Have you guys tried asparagus? Only last week I tried it for the first time- I know, right?!I feel like I have been living under one big rock, how did I NOT know that asparagus was this delicious and healthy! 

Anything that's healthy AND delicious automatically becomes my favorite.. This is such a easy recipe, takes hardly 10 minutes to cook and can be served as appetizer or as a side to any rice or pasta. I wanted to serve this as a side to burnt garlic fried rice but the buttery, garlic-ey aroma wafted throughout the house, got tempted and we had it as an appetizer. It goes well with: cilantro-lime rice, tofu fried rice, spinach pasta.. It's gonna be a regular at my place but too bad I realized this at the end of its season! Try it, you guys!

  • Asparagus spears- 5
  • Butter- 1 tbsp
  • Garlic- 2 cloves, minced
  • Salt & Pepper- to taste
  1. Cut the end part of asparagus and wash them.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter.
  3. Add garlic and saute until slightly brown.
  4. Now add asparagus and sprinkle salt & pepper over it.
  5. Let it cook until it gets tender.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

What?!? It has been a month since my last blog post. I have always tried to be regular with my posts. Okay, at least, I don’t think there has ever been such a long gap before. No excuses whatsoever. I just did not have the right mind for it or to be more honest, I have been too lethargic. Trust me, I really feel so bad about it now. I made these cookies which now looks like forever ago and here, I am updating the recipe only now!  I am just hoping it never happens again.

Before I die of guilt, let me give the recipe of these delicious eggless chocolate chip cookies. It tasted just perfect. You can never guess that they are eggless. So let’s get started! Shall we?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blueberry lemonade

With mercury hovering around 95deg F in Chicago, I badly needed a  ice cold drink to beat the heat.. Sometimes we crave for food which are labor-intensive but lemonade be so easy, so refreshing and let's not forget that it's healthy too and so Instagram worthy! This is perfect for picnics, parties, make it an adult drink and laze by the beach.. Ahhh! How I love summer!! If you aren't doing any of the above(I feel ya), just make this lemonade and chill at home!! 
Also, if you have kids or big babies aka husbands who dislike fruits, this is the easiest and subliminal way to include fruits in their diet. Or even better pour this into the Popsicle mold and freeze, you'll see them vanish in no time!! See 1 recipe, 2 ideas!! You can also try with strawberries, raspberries, name it!

  • Blueberries- 1 cup
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice- 1/2 cup
  • Water- 5 cups
  • Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a pan over medium heat.keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Pour in blueberries and wait until the blueberries soften and break down.
  • Strain the blueberry mixture through a fine sieve.
  • Once it cools down, add 4 cups of water and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Serve with ice cubes and blueberries.
  • Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Green Pulao

Mint pulao or green pulao is so flavorful and easy to prepare. Mint is called as "Phudina" in Tamil. This recipe recalls my childhood memories when my mum used to pack my lunch box with the phudina rice & potato fry which I used to share with my classmates.

Whenever I prepare this dish, our home will be filled with nice aroma and inviting us for an early lunch. This dish goes well with any simple raita or veg korma. I'm happy to share my mom's recipe with you all :)... Enjoy!


To grinding
  • Mint (washed and roughly chopped) - 1bunch 
  • Cilantro (washed and roughly chopped) - 1/2 bunch 
  • Shallot - 7 
  • Garlic clove - 5
  • Ginger - 1 inch 
  • Green chilli - 4 
  • Sugar (to retain the color) - pinch 
For the rice 
  • Basmati rice (soak in hot water for half an hour) - 2cups
  • Onion (finely sliced) - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1 
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Clove - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Salt as needed 
  • Ghee - 2tsp
  • Oil - 1tsp
  • Water - 3cups


  • Grind all the ingredients under the "to grind" into a smooth paste. 
  • Heat kadai with ghee & oil, add cardamom, clove, cinnamon and bay leaf. Saute for few minutes then add onion, fry until it turns transparent pink color.

  • Now add green paste and saute till raw smell goes. 
  • Drain the water and add soaked basmati, give a quick stir. Add water bring it boil. 
  • Cook in high flame till water is absorbed by the rice. Now cover with lid and cook in low flame for 10-15 minutes without disturbing.

  • After rice is cooked, switch off the flame and wait for 5 minutes.
  • Now fluff the rice with fork and serve it with raita and chips.


  • You can get creative with the recipe and add tomatoes, paneer, soya protein, veggies etc as per your preference.

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