A healthy creamy and delicious dip from the Middle East that is joining the health revolution after Kale Quinoa and Beets.Traditionally eaten with pita and falafel this superfoods now is preferred on the side of chips crisps breads.Hummus has gained a lot of popularity in the west and now is available all over the world.
Most of you would have read the classics as kids and would remember the children’s all time favorite fairy tale Snow White you would know about the awesome feast she throws for the dwarfs.I am going to skip the poisoned apple and move on to a special gooseberry pie.Gooseberry or Amla is very popular inRead more
Ladoo is a very popular Indian dessert that is made with puré ghee on special occasions.The history of Indian food dates 5000 years back and the key ingredient for most Indian Sweets that is ghee is found mentioned in rig Veda one of India’s ancient literatures.Preparing Ladoo is not such a tedious process and IRead more
So I came across this article on healthy eating and then it got me researching more and more and I realized that whatever we see is just the tip of the iceberg.The utensils we cook in to the oils we use play a major role in healthy eating.Thanks to the popularity of “Olive Oil” andRead more
New Nordic Cuisine also known as Scandinavian food is a dynamic form of food whose birthplace resides in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki.So its basically like turning Europe upside down.Nordic food is prepared on the basis of three key elements:purity,simplicity and freshness.It encourages usage of only seasonal foods,preparation of traditional dishes using ingredients benefitting from theRead more
Sauerkraut is another great fermented salad that is very popular in eastern and Central Europe and of course Germany.Sauerkraut is a natural probiotic and perfect recipe for a unhealthy gut.Sauerkraut is not only a rich source of Vitamin C,B,K but it also contains important nutrients like calcium,magnesium,fiber,folate,iron,potassium,copper and manganese.Fermented foods are alkaline in nature and helpful in regulating the pH of your body which is imperative for good overall health.
Homemade sauces are always the best, they are devoid of preservative and high levels of sodium.They are super easy to make and perfect for times you have fresh fruits and veggies from th market. INGREDIENTS Fresh Tomatoes-4 Onion-1 Garlic-4 cloves Green Chilli-1 Salt- to taste Black Pepper- 1 teaspoon Oil -1 tablespoon RECIPE Puree tomatoesRead more
Coconut is natures gift and a superfood.Todays dessert is inspired and based out of this superfood along with lots of healthy components like pistachios ,almonds ,cranberries,dates and there are a lot of customisation so possible so this is an ideal dessert for when you are binging or just want a quick change of taste.Now thisRead more
Cranberries are a great source of anti-oxidants, and what better than making a homemade cranberry sauce.Its perfect for toppings on pancakes, ice-creams,pie-fillings,frosting your cakes,filling your beignets(see recipe here),donuts.The sauce needs to be a slight bit of tangy and sweet to give you that much needed punch to spruce up everyday meals.Let’s go over to the rest of the post to learn how to make this simple and yummy cranberry sauce
Dhokla is a very popular dish in Gujarat.Dhokla is available everywhere in the mornings in Gujarat and almost every household lady be it a native or other wise is proficient in making dhokla.Traditionally made it with gram flour traditionally but other variants include,rava and vegetable fillings.The recipe isn’t as daunting as the end product looks like.It does require some degree of precision and careful handling of the balance between wet or dry-if you overcook your dhokla burns , if your undercook you ill be eating uncooked flour,if you make it in a steam bath there is a chance water will fill in.Learn how to make perfect dhokla.
How many of you have woken up in the middle of the night feeling like having a sweet or a quick snack.Raise of hands for those who spend several minutes staring at the refrigerator thinking what to eat. Experts may connect your food cravings to deficiencies in bodies, well I agree that is one way to look at it, but another way to look at it is do something about those cravings.Here is a super quick recipe for a choco-vanillia cupcake that can be made within 15min with very few ingredients which will already be present in your kitchen.If you want to stay awake you can convert this one to choco-coffee cupcakes.Also I believe that adding little bit of instant expresso and a pinch of salt brings out the taste of the chocolate.Want more?
Blueberries are a top source of anti-oxidants and taste absolutely great when easting raw or in compotes,jams,pies or cakes.You can even add them to your milkshakes/smoothies , top them on your pancakes,crepes.Usually I have seen a lot of people buy berry preserves from stores but I prefer making them on my own.Its very simpleRead more
Hi, everyone knows about Tunday Kababs from Lucknow but unfortunately they are only made with lamb.Now those of you who don’t eat lamb in particular or are vegetarian feel left out.So here is a question: Why should non-vegetarians have all the fun? Introducing my Signature Dish Veg Tunday Kababi , made with 21 distinct spices touchingRead more
Paneer Butter Masala is a very famous Indian cottage cheese gravy that is served in restaurants.Like the Paneer Tikka Recipe which I shared here on the blog previously. Paneer Butter Masala is milder in spice and creamier and most times has a little bit of sweet taste to it.Its perfect for kids because of the lower spiceRead more
We Indians love biryani’s.Biryani originates originally in Persia and was introduced in India by the Arabs.Biryani is a rice dish with lots of flavours and textures,made with quite a few variants of rice.The key to a good biryani lies in good quality rice,fresh spices and ingredients and style of cooking.In this post I will beRead more
Gujjia is my childhood favourite sweet.It was always made around the holidays during festivals. Gujia is a sweet deep fried flaky pastry stuffed with mouth watering combination of coconut, mawa,dry fruits etc.Its a popular Indians sweet made in almost every household.
While Diwali is an elaborate celebration in home towns for most people , for those outside it can be incomplete without sweets.Nothing to worry you can make desserts from the comfort of your home .This is a recipe that you can make even if you haven’t had much of an experience in cooking or areRead more
This is a super flaky dessert that is perfect for this weather and yes it’s stuffed with chocolate.The pockets split apart as if they are weightless and so soft yet crispy.If you’re looking for something to go with your evening coffee this is what you’re looking for .this recipe is so forgiving you can goRead more
Who doesn’t love chocolate and did you know it’s fairly simple to make your own ? This one isn’t your regular dark chocolate instead I have used white cocoa butter for that silken melt in the mouth thin cocoa bark.Its perfect for holiday season for gifting and for just keep in store.Whenever you wantRead more
Happy Sashtmi to all.Today is the 7th day of the nine day festival of Navratri and some of you might be fasting today.During fasting whole grains,rice and lentils are not consumed.But to stay energised throughout the day a fruit based diet along with items made with buckwheat flour ,water chest nut flour and amarnathRead more