Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

The Pineapple Rasam Recipe is a twist to the traditional and a staple dish of the south indians. The sourness from the pineapple and the subtle sweetness brings great flavors to the traditional rasam. I make this rasam as often as I make the tomato garlic rasam, as rasam's are an all time favorite dish at home. We often serve the pineapple rasam with hot steaming rice, a dash of ghee and beetroot curry.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:21

For the amount of cooking I do, I thought an article on where I shop often would help build the online ecosystem and marketplace. Do you know there is an online grocery store called where I shop from which takes grocery shopping to a whole new level? You can find everything you need to run a kitchen and also everyday household goods. It is an ideal place to do your weekly shopping as you’re likely to get everything you want in one place, which is unusual in India!

Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:34

Planning a tea party menu for an afternoon tea party can be fairly simple with a little bit of planning. Depending on the occasion, your afternoon tea menu can be as sparse as tea and along with a cup cake or a teatime cake. Or it can include an elaborate menu that includes multiple types of juices, coffees, teas, cakes, finger sandwiches, pakora’s, chaats and other healthy treats. The afternoon teas have always played an important role in many large joint families, Kitty Parties and Women Club meets. So here in this article I am going to demistity the humungous thought of planning for an afternoon tea party.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 06:07

Garlic and Mushroom Soup Recipe is perfect winter soup bursting with earthy flavors of garlic and the mushrooms.  The aroma of garlic makes this soup a hearty one. Mushrooms are a great low calorie food item and also an excellent source of Vitamin B. If you are on a low calorie diet than this soup along with a brown bread toast is a perfect supper idea. Serve the Garlic and Mushroom Soup along with grilled toast topped with sauteed Mushrooms, it makes a perfect weeknight dinner.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 03:15

Potato and Red Beans Chinese Stir Fry is an oriental inspired dish and with addition of beans a healthy dimension is added to this stir fry dish. Red Beans are great source of protein in vegetarian diet whereas potatoes are storhouse of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrate, this could be a healthy evening snacks for the family or a delicious appetizer for dinner parties. 

Friday, 15 November 2013 11:00

Moong Dal Khasta Kachori is a delicious tea time snack that is also made for the festive season. This Kachori is served with yogurt, Green ChutneyTamarind Chutney and chopped onion. By using readymade namkeen for filling there is no risk of filling going for a toss and in no way outer covering can get wet or soggy because of filling.
 These Khasta Kachoris can be made in advance and this way you also can relish them with your guests instead of sweating in the kitchen.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 03:08

In an Indian scenario today, everyone takes to fad diet and temporary cures for weight loss, with very little thought given to ‘prevention’ of weight gain or an ailment. Here comes an approach that talks about ‘prevention’ of any health condition and reversing ailments from a simple migraine to a cancer.  Macrobiotics in India started when Mona Schwartz an American by birth migrated to the North of India and started an organic society called ‘The Shakhambari Society’ in Dehradun – ‘The Shakhambari Society’ grew its own brown rice and organized small organic markets for the locals. She mentored Shonali Sabherwal (who had contacted Mona to help with her father’s prostate cancer) who decided to go through a structured program in the US qualifying to be a Macrobiotic Counsellor/Chef/Instructor from the Kushi Institute

Monday, 13 October 2014 08:40

The Courgette & Red Pepper Muffin Recipe are great bites that make great appetisers for parties. You can also serve them along with a salad to turn these muffins into a light supper. These cheesy savoury bites are best eaten when fresh out of the often. Keep the dough for the muffins handy and bake them when you are ready to serve.

Monday, 13 October 2014 08:01

The Mugachi Khichdi Recipe also known as the Moong dal khichdi is a very traditional Maratha comfort food that can be had at time of the year. The combination of carbohydrates and protien along with sublte spices, makes this Khichdi light on the stomach. All you need to do is to serve it with a vegetable like Batata Nu Shaak (Potatoes in Gravy) or even a Kadhi Pakora making your week night dinners simple and healthy

Friday, 20 September 2013 20:10

Green Coriander and Coconut Chutney Recipe is a refreshing and simple to make chutney. The addition of coriander leaves along with fresh coconut along with green chillies and ginger makes this chutney super delicious. It makes for a delectable accompaniment to dishes such as samosas and pakoras, and can even be used as a sandwich spread.