Friday, 15 March 2019

Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich

Start to feel a little peckish around mid-morning? Have this easy elevenses Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich with your tea or coffee. This decadent sandwich is not only super easy to prepare, and can be made ONLY with 3 ingredients such as white bread, plain cream cheese and English Cucumber. Of course, most importantly it's very delicious.


Start to feel a little peckish around mid-morning? Have this easy elevenses Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich with your tea or coffee. This decadent sandwich is not only super easy to prepare, and can be made ONLY with 3 ingredients such as white bread, plain cream cheese and English Cucumber. Of course, most importantly it's very delicious.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Moong Dal Ladoo

Moong Dal Ladoo or Mung Daal Ladu is a wonderful classic Indian sweet, a treat for the eyes as much as it is to the taste buds. A mouthwatering moong or mung dal ladoo made from yellow split lentil flour in pure desi ghee and garnished with pistachio slivers and edible rose petals. These are simply moreish and must for all Indian festivities and celebrations such as Holi, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan or Ganesh Chaturthi!!


Moong Dal Ladoo or Mung Daal Ladu is a wonderful classic Indian sweet, a treat for the eyes as much as it is to the taste buds. A mouthwatering moong or mung dal ladoo made from yellow split lentil flour in pure desi ghee and garnished with pistachio slivers and edible rose petals. These are simply moreish and must for all Indian festivities and celebrations such as Holi, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan or Ganesh Chaturthi!!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Matar/Vatana Dhokli - Instant Pot

Matar/Vatana Dhokli (Indian style savoury pasta cooked in Green Peas Curry) is very easy to make using an Instant Pot in only 15 minutes! This delicious, vegan, no onion-garlic dhokli is perfect for lunch on its own or pair it with rice and salad for a wholesome dinner.


Matar/Vatana Dhokli (Indian style savoury pasta cooked in Green Peas Curry) is very easy to make using an Instant Pot in only 15 minutes! This delicious, vegan, no onion-garlic dhokli is perfect for lunch on its own or pair it with rice and salad for a wholesome dinner.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Eggless Coca-Cola Brownies

Sometimes you just crave sticky, fudgy brownies straight from the oven. These Eggless Coca-cola Brownies comes together in less than 30-40 minutes. The star ingredient in this recipe is regular coca cola and condensed milk. The cola creates the lightest crust with a melt-in-the-mouth moist centre. These Eggless cola/coke brownies can satisfy even those who aren't big fans of cake.


Sometimes you just crave sticky, fudgy brownies straight from the oven. These Eggless Coca-cola Brownies comes together in less than 30-40 minutes. The star ingredient in this recipe is regular coca cola and condensed milk. The cola creates the lightest crust with a melt-in-the-mouth moist centre. These Eggless cola/coke brownies can satisfy even those who aren't big fans of cake.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Potatoes in Peanut Gravy

In this dish, Potatoes in Peanut Gravy, potatoes are cooked in a smooth peanut and tomato sauce. The curry isn't particularly spicy but is flavoured with fresh green chillies and ginger. In our house, during fasting, this recipe is a must for lunch. It is so simple to make and doesn't require many ingredients.


Potatoes in Peanut Gravy, potatoes are cooked in a smooth peanut and tomato sauce. The curry isn't particularly spicy but is flavoured with fresh green chillies and ginger. In our house, during fasting, this recipe is a must for lunch. It is so simple to make and doesn't require many ingredients.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Espresso Black Bean Tacos

Put your Mexican meal kits at the back of your cupboard and have a go at making Espresso Black Bean Tacos at home. Invite all your espresso crazy friends for a Taco Tuesday night and impress them with these vegetarian tacos, which are packed with smoky rich flavours, seasoned with a homemade taco seasoning and a hint of coffee. The coffee lends an earthy flavour to the taco sauce taking your feast to new flavourful heights. 


Put your Mexican meal kits at the back of your cupboard and have a go at making Espresso Black Bean Tacos at home. Invite all your espresso crazy friends for a Taco Tuesday night and impress them with these vegetarian tacos, which are packed with smoky rich flavours, seasoned with a homemade taco seasoning and a hint of coffee. The coffee lends an earthy flavour to the taco sauce taking your feast to new flavourful heights.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Chargrilled Vegetable Pizza

Cast your senses back to that perfect European holiday with this Rustic Pizzeria style Chargrilled Vegetable Pizza. A hearty wholemeal base topped with a fragrant tomato sauce and layers of chargrilled veg. A perfect weekend treat as well as for the midweek!


Cast your senses back to that perfect European holiday with this Rustic Pizzeria style Chargrilled Vegetable Pizza. A hearty wholemeal base topped with a fragrant tomato sauce and layers of chargrilled veg. A perfect weekend treat as well as for the midweek!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Eggless Amaranth Pancakes

For a guilt-free Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day or any Indian fast make these Eggless Amaranth Pancakes which are packed with goodness like amaranth flour and banana and topped with exotic mango. They also have no added refined sugar. No need to stop your vegan streak either as these pancakes can also easily be made dairy free. 



Friday, 15 February 2019

Mamra Upma

Satisfy your snack cravings with this quick and easy yet lip-smacking Mamra Upma-Spiced Puffed rice with vegetables. Not only this snack is great for kids, but it is also the perfect snack for adults too. A super puffed-rice recipe to enjoy over the weekend as a brunch or at tea time with friends and family. 



Satisfy your snack cravings with this quick and easy yet lip-smacking Mamra Upma-Spiced Puffed rice with vegetables. Not only this snack is great for kids, but it is also the perfect snack for adults too. A super puffed-rice recipe to enjoy over the weekend as a brunch or at tea time with friends and family.


Monday, 11 February 2019

Almond French Toast Hearts

Have an awesome Valentine's day with this quintessential Almond French Toast Hearts! By creating these toasts you are going to start your day with so much fun.  These eggless and adorable heart shape french toasts have rich almond, vanilla and cinnamon flavours.  A perfect way to say ' I love you' to your loved ones!


Have an awesome Valentine's day with this quintessential Almond French Toast Hearts! By creating these toasts you are going to start your day with so much fun.  These eggless and adorable heart shape french toasts have rich almond, vanilla and cinnamon flavours.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Kashmiri Bhindi

Dislike strongly flavoured okra dishes? Try this Kashmiri Bhindi-Okra! A light, quick and vegan dish that is sure to tickle your fancy. It also works just as well as a side dish. Do not underrate okra, because let me tell you this sensational preparation is going to knock your socks off!


Kashmiri bhindi is a light, quick and vegan dish that is sure to tickle your fancy. It also works just as well as a side dish.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Degustabox January 2019

New Year, new look Degusatabox is here! The Recovery box of January, this box couldn't have come at a better time after all the indulgence over Christmas.

Degustabox January 2019 review on Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

Monday, 4 February 2019

Vegetable Chow Mein-Instant Pot + Video Recipe

Looking for a speedy mid-week supper recipe? Your search is over, all you need is this Instant Pot Chinese Vegetable Chow Mein! It's so quick to make and packed with flavours and textures. Also not to forget it is vegan too. If you want to serve this dish on Chinese New Year, make sure you make lots of it because it is downright delicious!!


Instant Pot Chinese Vegetable Chow Mein! It's so quick to make and packed with flavours and textures. Also not to forget it is vegan too. If you want to serve this dish on Chinese New Year, make sure you make lots of it because it is downright delicious!!

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Gundar Pak / Paak { Step-by-step recipe pictures }

Gundar Pak / Paak - Edible Gum Fudge is a traditional Gujarati delicacy which is often prepared during the winter season. These exotic and unique taste bars consists of  Bawal/Baval Gundar or gond ( edible gum ) ghee, jaggery and lots of special herbs and spices.


Gundar Pak / Paak - Edible Gum Fudge is a traditional Gujarati delicacy which is often prepared during the winter season. These exotic and unique taste bars consists of  Bawal/Baval Gundar or gond ( edible gum ) ghee, jaggery and lots of special herbs and spices.

Monday, 28 January 2019

Degustabox December

Almost end of January 2019 and time to review a Degustabox of the month December 2018! I know, little late on posting the review, I have so many excuses, but let's not waste time on that and see what we had received in the December box!


Saturday, 26 January 2019

Chilli Garlic and Lime Mogo Chips {COSORI air fryer}

Crispy, delicious and vegan Chilli, Garlic and Lime Mogo/Cassava Chips made in the COSORI air fryer, with just a small amount of oil. An easy cassava or yucca recipe that you are going to love!


Crispy, delicious and vegan Chilli, Garlic and Lime Mogo/Cassava Chips made in the COSORI air fryer, with just a small amount of oil. An easy cassava or yucca recipe that you are going to love!

No Bake Mango Ginger Cheesecake

Heaven for any mango lover, luscious and exotic No Bake Mango and Ginger Cheesecake! A delicious new twist with spiced ginger. This pleasantly sweet cheesecake is an effortless recipe. It turns out right every time!




Heaven for any mango lover, luscious and exotic No Bake Mango and Ginger Cheesecake! A delicious new twist with spiced ginger. This pleasantly sweet cheesecake is an effortless recipe. It turns out right every time!


Thursday, 17 January 2019

Masala Mogo/Cassava

This insanely delicious Masala Mogo/Cassava is a lip-smacking and sensational starter or a snack. Deep fried mogo/cassava in a sweet, spicy garlicky sauce, excellent with chilled drinks. This is a straightforward recipe and packs a serious flavour punch. Making this meal couldn't be easier!

Masala Mogo/Cassava is a lip-smacking and sensational starter or a snack. Deep fried mogo/cassava in a sweet, spicy garlicky sauce, excellent with chilled drinks. This is a straightforward recipe and packs a serious flavour punch. Making this meal couldn't be easier!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Non-alcoholic Green Apple Martini

Inspired by the ultimate British Christmas time movie - James Bond! However, if you are not an alcohol drinker or just in the mood to have a cocktail without alcohol, then have this delicious Non-alcoholic Green Apple Martini or Virgin Appletini. This easy to create mocktail is prepared with only a few ingredients such as green apple, simple syrup and sparkling water. It is a kid-friendly drink, light and crispy. Every sip you'll take, you will want to savour!



this delicious Non-alcoholic Green Apple Martini or Virgin Appletini. This easy to create mocktail is prepared with only a few ingredients such as green apple, simple syrup and sparkling water. It is a kid-friendly drink, light and crispy. Every sip you'll take, you will want to savour!

Monday, 14 January 2019

Carrot and Coconut Pulao Rice

Say hello to the best of winter food! This aromatic Carrot and Coconut Pulao Rice is packed with flavours and comes together in such a short time and it's a crowd pleaser!


This aromatic Carrot and Coconut Pulao Rice is packed with flavours and comes together in such a short time and it's a crowd pleaser!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Tal Papdi or Til Papdi ~ Sesame Brittle

Tal Papdi, Til Papadi, Tal Sankri, Til Chikki or Til Patti whatever you may want to call it, this scrumptious and moreish sweet is sure to win your hearts as soon as you'll have the first bite of it. This authentic and popular treat is a must try on winter festivals like Makarsankranti and Lohri.


Til papdi or Sesame Brittle, a winter special traditional Indian sweet that crispy outside but melt in the mouth inside, prepared with only 3 ingredients - Sesame, Jaggery and ghee!

Singdana/Peanut Chikki - Peanut Brittle

This wonderful Singdana Chikki/Peanut Brittle or Peanut and Jaggery Fudge, surprisingly so easy to make and wows everyone. A classic Indian style sweet made with only 3 simple ingredients such as peanuts, jaggery and ghee. This freshly made  Singdana Chikki taste so well and an ideal gift to friends and family.


This wonderful Singdana Chikki/Peanut Brittle or Peanut and Jaggery Fudge, surprisingly so easy to make and wows everyone. A classic Indian style sweet made with only 3 simple ingredients such as peanuts, jaggery and ghee. This freshly made  Singdana Chikki taste so well and an ideal gift to friends and family.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Thai Carrot and Cashew Soup (Instant Pot + Video Recipe )

A flavourful and delicious Instant Pot Thai Carrot and Cashew Soup that is fully vegan and anti-inflammatory! A warm and soothing bowl of this soup is pure bliss in this freezing weather. This easy and simple recipe takes only 30 minutes of yours to prepare. Don't forget to add this soup recipe to your repertoire!


A flavourful and delicious Instant Pot Thai Carrot and Cashew Soup that is fully vegan and anti-inflammatory! A warm and soothing bowl of this soup is pure bliss in this freezing weather. This easy and simple recipe takes only 30 minutes of yours to prepare.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Degustabox November

It's Degustabox review time again on JCO, this time it's from the month of November.