I am Shelja Garg born and brought up in Haryana, India. Currently Living (Residing) in California with my loving husband (Ashish Garg) and adorable Son (Adhyansh Garg), who is just
2½ 3 4 years old.
I am also like other housewives who learned to cook after marriage. I helped my mother in the kitchen on few occasions before marriage but never prepare dishes on my own. After marriage when I came to the USA for my husband project I did not know much about cooking. That’s when I started searching the blog to try new recipes. I used to call my mother initially to prepare even basic dishes. I learned a lot from my Mom and MIL and very grateful to them for being very patient with me.
In this blog, am going to publish recipes which I learned from my Mom, website, Recipes books and TV Shows. I usually cook the only vegetarian recipe with the exception of Egg so in my blog, you will find the same. All recipes are already tasted and tested on my family members.
This blog is totally dedicated to my Family & Friends, especially to my husband who is the big foodie and always enjoy my food and encourage me to try new recipes. This blog idea came from one of our friends who suggested me to start my own blog.
I would like to thank each and every person who visits my blog. If you like my recipe please like, share and send me the photos of your tried recipes. I would love to hear from you!
Please feel free to ask any question or any suggestions. You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Onion paratha is the best and quickly made paratha. Best thing, onion is easily available in every kitchen. On weekends, I usually make different types of stuffed paratha, especially on Sunday brunch.... more
Parathas usually served in the breakfast in northern India, especially in Punjabi families. Parathas are flatbreads, which can be prepared with stuffing or without stuffing and spread some ghee/oil wh... more
In this cold weather, what could be better than piping a hot yummy Soup. Today I am posting light and full of flavor recipe for a restaurant-style lemon and coriander soup. I tried my tongue on this ... more
Chickpea belongs to legumes family, which contains a lot of fiber, minerals, protein and vitamins. Chana chaat is very quick Snack recipe if you have leftover boiled chickpeas. This salad is the... more
Quinoa and black-eyed peas (lobia), both are very good source of fiber. High fiber food keeps you feeling full because of they digestive slowly which is good for weight control. Quinoa and Black-eyed... more
The stock is a liquid flavored extract from vegetable, seafood, bones, and chicken, used as the base of soups, sauces, and other dishes. Stock, generally, always involves bones, simmered for a long ti... more
Green chutney is the most key ingredient of chaat and sandwiches. There are many variations in preparing green chutney depending upon the uses for chaat, pakoras or side dish. This green chutney ... more
Fresh and cool Pineapple Raita is the best compliment for any dish. Fresh pineapple tastes tremendous in the raita however you can use canned pineapple as well. Pineapple raita is quite common on the ... more
Hung Curd and Mint Dip are low fat and healthy dip flavored with garlic and mint. It is very similar to tzatziki (Mediterranean Dip) but not exactly the same. This dip is healthier than tzatziki becau... more
Hung curd is nothing but curd/yogurt drained off all extra water. Hung curd is very low in sugar, carbohydrate and high in protein. Hung curd is very versatile and can be used in many Indian preparati... more
Mangos are one of my family favorite fruits especially my junior “A’ loves anything made from Mango and sugar. He has a very Sweet tooth. He always demands Mangoes dessert so I am getting ... more
Kulfi is traditional frozen dessert from Indian cuisine. Kulfi made from evaporating the milk cooking on slow heat until It becomes one-third (thick) from its original quantity. Kulfi can be prepared... more
Saffron Sweet Rice/Meethe Chawal: Meethe Chawal (sweet Rice) is delicately flavored rice dish, infused with cardamom powder, spices, saffron, and kewra or Rose essence. This is traditionally Punjabi d... more
Sweet Pongal/Sakkarai Pongal: Sweet Pongal is made from rice and Moong dal cooked with jaggery and nuts. Sweet Pongal is the sweet dish, must prepare a dish during Pongal or Makara Sankranti festival.... more
Mango shake is a rich, creamy, thick and yummy drink made with mango and milk. Mango shake is not my favorite; I don’t like mangoes however both Ashi and Addy loves mangoes a lot. They are madly... more
Summer is at its high, so tried few energy drinks at home. The best orange season is winter but we can get good oranges in summer too. If you could find tasty oranges, prepare this refreshing drink, g... more
Masala Lemonade is an easy and ideal drink for summers. It is a good source of preventing dehydration. This is one of the natural coolants like coconut water, sugarcane juice. Whenever we feel h... more
Here is another quick drink recipe of mango is mango lassi. Lassi is popular traditional yogurt drink from India. It could be sweet or salted and can be flavored with spices and fruits. Lassi has man... more
Peas Pulav does not need any introduction that prepares at every home especially in Punjabi families. This is another easy and staple rice recipe like zeera rice, which goes very well with any curry. ... more
Veg Fried rice: Chinese cuisine is one my favorite cuisine after Indian cuisine and Veg Fried Rice is the very famous dish from Chinese cuisine in the world. It is the best accompaniment with any grav... more
Jeera/ cumin Rice is very popular and easy recipe, which goes well with most of the north Indian dish. Since jeera rice is very mild in flavor, it can be eaten along with any dal, rasam, sambar or any... more
Rice Kheer/Rice puddings: Rice Kheer is famous Indian dessert mainly during festivals, celebrations or marriages. Rice Kheer is an indian version of rice pudding and also known as payesh (Bengali... more