ABC (Apple, Beet, Carrot) Juice

I've been on a health kick lately. Nothing drastic, but just trying to eat clean and eat fresh as much as possible. This is something I drink every other day, so I thought I should share the recipe here! Although its not really much of a recipe - just throwing things together and blitzing them for … Continue reading ABC (Apple, Beet, Carrot) Juice

Pav Bhaji (with Whole Wheat Pav) Recipe: Step by Step

Pav Bhaji or Pao Bhaji (Pav: a kind of soft, fluffy bread; Bhaji: a tomato based curry made from mixed veggies and a special blend of spices), is the "quintessential" snack food that originated from the bustling streets of Mumbai. Here in Bengaluru, Pav Bhaji is equally famous, and many enjoy it as an evening snack, or meal. … Continue reading Pav Bhaji (with Whole Wheat Pav) Recipe: Step by Step

Christmas Special: Chocolate Fruitcake (Eggless, made with wheat flour & traditional brown sugar)

Its holiday season! We don't celebrate Christmas at my home, but I love seeing the city decked up with decorations, stars and bright lights. Bakeries start stocking up on sweets and pastries - and the quintessential Christmas Fruitcake 🙂 This recipe here is adapted and tweaked based on Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Fruitcake recipe. Needless to … Continue reading Christmas Special: Chocolate Fruitcake (Eggless, made with wheat flour & traditional brown sugar)

Navarathri Special- Vijayadasami- Broken Wheat Rava Banana Kesari- Step by Step 

Happy Dussehra/Vijayadasami everyone! 🙂 With the Navarathri festive season coming to an end, I cannot help but wonder what I would do this weekend! Navarathri has kept us so busy the last few days. I live in an apartment complex full of Tam-Brahms (short for Tamil Brahmins), so everyone here is strong on the golu game, busy … Continue reading Navarathri Special- Vijayadasami- Broken Wheat Rava Banana Kesari- Step by Step 

Navarathri Special: Green Peas & Sweetcorn Sundal, No Soaking Required, Step by Step

Day 6 of Navarathri - straying off the beaten path with a fresh green peas and sweetcorn sundal !  This sundal is not traditional in the strict sense of the term. I forgot to soak peanuts for making sundal today (second time this week, what does that say about me?), so I was looking to … Continue reading Navarathri Special: Green Peas & Sweetcorn Sundal, No Soaking Required, Step by Step

Navarathri Special Sundal: Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal (Soaking Optional)

Day 2 of Navarathri festival - a really easy, healthy and nutritious Channa Dal Sundal ! This is one of the easiest and tastiest sundals to make, as this legume requires considerably less soak time compared to the others. You can even make this directly without any soaking, by pressure cooking it for a little longer. … Continue reading Navarathri Special Sundal: Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal (Soaking Optional)

Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Whole Almonds

Dates are one of the best naturally sweet foods that you can eat. Eating 1-2 dates each day can help give you instant energy and make a good addition to a balanced diet. Dates offer a plethora of nutritional benefits: they act as laxative and help in relieving constipation and regulating intestinal function. The significant … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Whole Almonds

Easy Kodo Millet & Mixed Vegetable Khichdi with Panchphoron: Step-by-step Recipe

Millets are steadily becoming the next big thing in the food world. These days, people are strongly conscious about what they eat. As people look to diversify away from white rice more and more, millets come in very handy as a healthy substitute. Millets are a very good source of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds that … Continue reading Easy Kodo Millet & Mixed Vegetable Khichdi with Panchphoron: Step-by-step Recipe

Easy One Pot Khichdi with Moong Dal & Vegetables

Khichdi is the quintessential North Indian comfort food, among others like rajma-chawal, dal-chawal, and kadhi-chawal. It's what they eat when they crave comfort food, or when you need warmth during the cold winter months 🙂 This dish is very versatile in that it tastes great plain, with spices, and with as many or as little … Continue reading Easy One Pot Khichdi with Moong Dal & Vegetables

Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip

The Banana tree (Vaazhai maram in tamil) is sacred to Indian culture. In South India especially, the tree grows abundantly and is an important part of both culture as well as cuisine. Even blessings in tamil contain the name of the tree, thats how important this is! 🙂 The tree is such that no part … Continue reading Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip