Tasty and Healthy Spinach Pesto Sauce – One secret sauce for your Pasta, Fried Rice, Frankie, Zoodles and so on..


The recipe that I am going to share today will make your kids eat their greens without their knowledge, will make your guests ask for another serving of pasta, will make your toddler eat the entire sandwich loaded with goodness ๐Ÿ˜€

These are the basic recipes that are “quick-to-make on a hectic day” and can be converted into elaborate meals depending on our time and creativity.


  1. Spinach
  2. Nuts of your choice
  3. Black pepperย 
  4. Himalayan salt
  5. half garlic pod
  6. Oil of your choice


Blend, Blend, Blend with some water to make it into a creamy paste.


Penne Pasta with Spinach PestoKids’ favorite at playdates

  1. Cook pasta according to the packaged directions
  2. Sautรฉ the veggies of your choice with tofu or Indian cottage cheese/paneer in Olive oil
  3. Add the spinach pesto and cook for one minute
  4. Add pastaย 
  5. Pour about 3 table Spoons of milk and the drained pasta water
  6. Add parsley and serve with grated cheese

Spinach Fried Rice – A quick fix with leftover rice

Note: Add some red bell pepper to the spinach pesto and blend

  1. Melt butter in a pan and add veggies of your choice
  2. Add corn, peas , red onions and cook till they are softened.
  3. Add couple cloves and raw sesame seeds
  4. Add spinach pesto and cook for a minute
  5. Add rice and continue to cook till the rice turns a little crisp
  6. Add salt if needed

Spinach pesto Veggie Sandwich – Easy, Healthy and tasty lunch box option for kids

  1. Spread the pesto mixture on one slice and tomato sauce on the other
  2. Add red, yellow thinly sliced bell peppers ย and basil leavesย 
  3. Add the spice mix* (details below)ย 
  4. Be generous with the cheese and spread it over the sandwich. I love the grated Italian blend that I get from whole foods.
  5. I add a thick slice of paneer sometimes ย but this is optional
  6. Grill and serve ย with avocado slices on the side

Veggie Frankie

The above recipe works for this too! ย  ย  ย  ย ย 

Spice mix

  • fennel seeds powder – 1 Tsp
  • coriander powder – 1 Tsp
  • white pepper powder – 0.5 Tsp
  • cayenne pepper (optional) – pinch
  • salt


If you would like to know any more recipes, please post it in your comments and I will answer asap!!

Will come back with an amazing hair oil recipe in my next post.

Till then, Chao!


Super quick recipe for mango ice cream, with minimal ingredients!

My childhood memories are filled with the gracious mango tree that decorated our front yard. The enticing and fresh smell of ripe mangoes, kids pelting stones at the tree for the mangoes, we running to pick them up as soon as they dropped, my grandfather keeping soaking them in water before we could eat. Mmmmm.. just amazing!

It is not at all an exaggeration to say that many of us wait for summer to begin celebrating these magnificent fruits. The number of options that mangoes provide for quick delights, is endless: from long-lasting pickles (with just raw mangoes, salt, red-pepper, oil & mustard powder), to desserts, ice-creams and juices.

Today, I would like to share a simple recipe that you could use to prepare a home made mango ice-cream, with minimal ingredients, and in just few minutes.




  1. Fresh Mangoes (Any kind – Mexican Style Mangoes, Indian Style mangoes – Kesar, Banginpally ) and puree them – 1/2 Cup
  2. Whipping Cream – 1 Cup
  3. Condensed Milk – ย 1/4 Cup
  4. Saffron soaked in one tablespoon of milk ย – Pinch
  5. Cardamom and Fennel Seed powder – 1 Tb Spoon ( less cardamom and more fennel)


  1. Take a chilled bowl and start whipping the cream till soft peaks are formed
  2. Fold in Sweetened condensed milk, mango puree, saffron ,cardamom and fennel seed powder
  3. Cover the bowl and store in freezer if you would like it to be icecream
  4. Store in refrigirator if you would like to use it as a topping on pancakes or waffles


  1. There could be many variations to this. One can add nuts of their choice and/or food color.
  2. I do this year after year with same ingredients as I felt this is more authentic.Also, with less ingredients, the taste of mangoes with subtle flavor of saffron and fennel seeds tastes heavenly.