Anshu Pande

Anshu Pande, lawyer by profession and food blogger by passion. She is the face behind the blog "The Secret Ingredient". With a fire in her belly to create something out of the box, she loves to experiment and considers her kitchen her laboratory. For her, the food has to be divine, delicious, visually appealing yet healthy. She strides to bring recipes with a healthy twist and strongly believes that our holistic wellness is directly connected to good nutritious food.

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Recipes and Articles by Anshu Pande

Parsi Lagan Nu Custard Recipe

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:10

Parsi Lagan Nu Custard is a traditional Parsi Dessert recipe made specially during Parsi weddings. It is a rich Custard with flavours of Nutmeg and Cardamom, and serves as dessert.  Serve Parsi Lagan Nu Custard Recipe after a meal of Amrood Ni kari Recipe and phulka. Here are a ...

Chinese Egg Drop Soup Recipe (With Vegetarian Option)

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:03

Chinese Egg Drop Soup is a delicious soup which can be made in no time. This recipe is traditionally made with chicken stock. However, one can replace the stock with plain water since the cornstarch/cornflour is added to make a slurry. It is a comfort recipe which gets ready in less time as it requires ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Kesar Mango Phirni Recipe

Monday, 24 October 2016 00:00

The Kesar Mango Phirni Recipe is a refreshing phirni made from fresh mangoes when they are in season. It makes a great summer party dessert after a delicious indian meal. Phirni is a traditional Indian rice pudding recipe which is prepared with everyday ingredients like milk, rice and sugar. Kesar Mango ...

Chinese style Black Sesame Nai Huang Bao Recipe (Steamed Custard Buns)

Monday, 17 October 2016 12:35

Black Sesame Nai Huang Bao are the Chinese steamed custard buns recipe with black sesame and soft custard center. These pillow-like textured steamed buns are gooey and mildly sweet is the center. Try making these Black Sesame Nai Huang Bao and you will fall in love with the mild sweet buns. Serve ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Thai Som Tum Recipe (Thai Green Papaya Salad)

Monday, 17 October 2016 00:26

Som Tum is a Green Papaya Salad which is healthy and delicious from Thailand. It is little lemony, little sweet, little fishy, little crunchy and just a little chilly. Serve Thai Som Tum Recipe as a side dish along with Vegetarian Thai Red Curry and Steamed Rice for a weekend dinner. If you like this ...

Tangy Mint Potatoes Recipe

Friday, 30 September 2016 00:28

No Onion No Garlic Tangy Mint Potatoes are a crowd pleaser and perfect for house parties and even for fasting. Serve it as a part of main course as a side dish or as a starter. Serve Tangy Mint Potatoes along with Panchmel Dal and Phulkas for a weekday meal. If you like these recipes, you can also ...

Air fried Yogurt & Cottage Cheese Kebabs Recipe

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00

Airfried Yogurt & Cottage Cheese Kebabs make an incredible recipe idea for Navratras and other fasting festivals. It is a healthy recipe as it uses yogurt and cottage cheese which both have their health benefits, also it is air fried instead of regular frying. But if you do not own an air fryer, ...

Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen Recipe

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:10

Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen Recipe is a delicious crunchy snack made with nylon tapioca pearls and can be eaten during fasting. Serve Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen during evening along with Irani chai recipe. If you like this recipe, check out more snack recipes here Moong Dal Mini Samosas (Delicious ...

Eggless Ragi & Whole Wheat Crisp Biscuits Recipe

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:06

Eggless Ragi & Whole Wheat Crisp Biscuits made with whole wheat flour makes an ideal snack for weight watchers and even kids. You can pack these healthy yet delicious biscuits in your kids snack box too. Serve Eggless Ragi & Whole Wheat Crisp Biscuits with a cup of Masala Chai and Paneer Tikka ...

Ragi Masala Twisters Recipe (Healthy Snack)

Friday, 19 August 2016 00:32

Ragi Masala Twisters are baked savory healthy snacks recipe made with ragi and whole wheat flour and uses very less oil. These Masala Twisters are a healthy munch even for the weight watchers. It is also a nice recipe to include nutritious and beneficial ragi in daily food. Serve Ragi Masala Twisters ...

Ginger Sesame Chicken With Bok Choy And Mushrooms Recipe

Friday, 19 August 2016 00:13

Ginger Sesame Chicken With Bok Choy And Mushrooms is a lip smacking recipe which is cooked in Oriental Sauce. These Asian Oriental flavours will entice you. Its a perfect dinner recipe under 30 minutes and tastes delicious. Serve Ginger Sesame Chicken With Bok Choy And Mushrooms along with hot Steamed ...

Published in Indian Chinese Recipes

Mexican Style Fresh Rajma Bean & Raw Mango Salad Recipe

Thursday, 18 August 2016 05:21

Fresh Mexican Black Bean & Raw Mango Salad Recipe is an amazing Mexican salad that has black beans and mangoes in them. You get a nice sweet and sour tinge through the mangoes and the tomatoes gives you a fresh and sour taste that tastes yummy. A perfect weight watcher recipe and can be had ...

Published in Salad Recipes

Mexican Style Sopa De Frijol Recipe - Red Kidney Beans Soup

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:59

Mexican Red Kidney Beans Soup Recipe (Sopa De Frijol) is a creamy soup dish made out of red kidney beans and mixed herbs it is a healthy soup which makes you feel full. In India, the red kidney beans are called rajma and it is one among the favourites of all. The soup is flavourful and will be enjoyed ...

Published in Soup Recipes

Baked Paneer Corn Kebab Recipe

Monday, 15 August 2016 00:40

The Baked Paneer Corn Kebab Recipe is a delicious and wholesome snack that is made from homemade paneer and fresh steamed corn and a few spices. The addition of kasuri methi also known as dried fenugreek leaves, brings out the flavors of the dish. Serve the Baked Paneer Corn Kebab along with ...

Delicious Spicy Chyawanprash Cookies Recipe

Friday, 12 August 2016 00:47

The Delicious Spicy Cookies Recipe is crunchy and made from Chyawanprash. Chyawanprash has a lot of spices that go into making it and adding to the cookie, gives all the natural taste and flavors, making it a great cookie to go along with some green tea or Darjeeling tea. Serve these delicious ...

Dal Ghiya with Punjabi Wadiyan Recipe| Lentils with Bottle Gourd & Sundried Lentil Dumplings

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 00:49

Dal ghiya or Lentils with Bottle Gourd and Sundried Lentil Dumplings is a delicious comforting side dish popular in all Punjabi households. The magical component is Wadi or sun dried lentil dumpling which makes the taste divine. Serve Dal Ghiya With Punjabi Wadiyan along with Butter Naan or any Indian ...

Eggless Peach Cobbler Recipe

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:13

Eggless Peach Cobbler is a delicious dessert recipe which is usually made with eggs to give a good taste to the dessert. It is a classic British dish where ripe peaches are cooked with cinnamon and nutmeg. The tart is filled with these freshly cooked peaches and is served with some ice cream ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Arbi Ke Patte Ke Pakode | Colocasia Leaf Rolls Recipe

Sunday, 03 July 2016 00:08

Arbi Ke Patte Ke Pakode are the deep fried rolls made from colocasia (taro) leaves. Crispy and delicious, they are an ideal snack for Monsoons. They are known with different names in different part of India like Alu Wadi, Arbi Patra, Patyod etc. Serve Arbi Ke Patte Ke Pakode hot with lemon wedges and ...

Creamy Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Pasta Recipe

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:02

The Creamy Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Pasta Recipe is a lip smacking pasta recipe that is made from a fresh homemade basil pesto. The Pasta Recipe is a favourite among kids as well as adults. It is very easy to make and takes only 20 minutes to get prepared. It has no added cream or cheese which makes it ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

Avocado Parsley Pasta Salad Recipe

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:43

Avocado Parsley Pasta Salad Recipe, is a delicious creamy Pasta Salad recipe which is made with conchiglie pasta, avocado, tomatoes and whole corn kernels. This is a easy to make salad which makes a perfect side dish that can be savored along with grilled chicken or fish. Serve Avocado Parsley ...

Published in Pasta Recipes

No Cream Healthy Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 00:14

No Cream Healthy Broccoli Pasta Recipe is a simple healthy recipe of broccoli tossed with  pasta which is not only delicious but also makes you yearn for it more. You can indulge in it without feeling guilty since it includes no cream and is all healthy (and includes only optional cheese). Serve No ...

Published in Pasta Recipes
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