Month: May 2019

5-Minute Pani Puri Hummus

Fresh, homemade hummus has become a staple in my fridge. But since traditional flavors can get a bit monotonous, I’ve been experimenting with different ways to spice up this versatile protein-packed dip. And what better way than a little fusion cuisine! ūüôā If you’ve never tried traditional pani puri, it is probably the most savory and addicting Indian street food snack, or¬†chaat¬†dish. You poke a small hole into a¬†puri (a¬†fried puffed cracker), stuff it with moong beans and brown chickpeas, dunk into¬†pani (spiced-mint-cilantro water), and top off with¬†a tangy tamarind-date chutney. The¬†pani is made with pani puri masala–a mixture of salt, black salt, dry mango, cumin, tamarind, lemon, mint leaves, dried ginger, chilies, black pepper, turmeric, and cloves. It is bursting with a distinct, mouth-watering flavor and it is nearly impossible to ‘just have one’! So of course, when I was experimenting with a new hummus flavor, I knew this was a combination I had to try. It absolutely hits the spot and any pani puri cravings you may be having by now ūüėČ 5-Minute …

The Easiest Vegan Fudge Brownies!

For a long time, baking felt like uncharted territory for me. A¬†d√©j√† vu of chemistry lab, it’s an art that requires strict measurements, temperatures, and titrations of ingredients in order to get the perfect rise, texture, and taste of a dish. Which, well, can take a few experiments–especially for a cook who is used to adding a bit of ‘this or that’ when creating recipes. ūüėā When I did the Young Jains of America Instagram takeover¬†last week, many of you requested I make brownies. So I set aside my baking fears and tried out a new recipe. The final result: incredibly fudgy and chewy¬†brownies, filled with wholesome¬†vegan and gluten-free ingredients.¬†And honestly, this recipe is SO simple…absolutely no baking expertise required! This recipe¬†is perfect for kids too, and a great way to sneak in some added fiber and protein. ūüėȬ†Nut allergy? Simply substitute the nuts for sunflower seeds! Also–this recipe can be made as a ‘no-bake’ option by freezing it for 4 hours before serving. You can choose to roll them into “brownie bites” for an …