Recipes that Add ‘Happy’ to Mother’s Day

Comfort foods as a last-minute surprise for your mom.

Annabelle D’Costa

Annabelle D’Costa

The weekend is more special because of Mother’s Day. Show her how much you love her by re-creating some of her classic go-to dishes that made you happy, fixed a broken heart, cured every kind of illness, eased exam woes and welcomed you home.

So, put on those aprons, because the Master Chef is about to get to work.   



Whether khichdi qualifies to be India's National Dish or not, it has sovereign power over our hearts. This ultimate comfort food is the antidote to all our maladies. Almost every state in India has its unique version of khichdi. Wow your mom with this healthy recipe of multi-grain khichdi. 

Rajma Chawal


Ask any Punjabi about their favourite comfort food and Rajma Chawal will win hands down. Packed with nutrients, this rajma masala makes a perfect accompaniment to your bowl of rice or buttery parathas. We promise, your mom will be licking her fingers by the end of her meal. 

Idli Sambar 


Although freshly steamed idlis with sambar is a breakfast classic, we can have it through the day. While you may not have mastered your mom’s sambar recipe, we have something that will be a life-saver. Easy to make, and yummy to taste, this sambar can either be paired with piping hot multi-grain idlis or some boiled rice.  


Chai Pakoda 


If chai is your mom’s evening fix, you are just one step away from brewing her the perfect cup of masala chai, ekdum kadak!


Pakodas and bhajiyas will just help add to the perfect mood, making it almost impossible for your mom to resist these crispy offerings.


Made with different ingredients (raw bananas, raw mangoes, onions and methi) they are innovative enough to tease your mom’s taste-buds.




These stuffed parathas along with some chutney or plain yoghurt are enough to take your mom on a trip down memory lane.


If not the sabzi, the hot parathas can definitely be best enjoyed with your mom’s favourite movie. Choose from a paneer, methi or muli stuffing, and thank us later. 



Mom’s love, in the form of halwa – be it gajar, aata, doodhi or suji – was always the perfect solution for a tired soul or stressed body.


Pamper your mom on her special day by making one of her favourite halwas. We guarantee you, like a hungry child, your mom will put down her bowl asking for more. 

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