Praerna Kartha

Praerna is an ex-advertising and communication professional with an all-compelling obsession with all things to do with food. Along with her commercial photographer husband, she runs a boutique photography studio called Thoda Strong in the vibrant community of Shahpur Jat in New Delhi. Praerna is a professional food stylist and part time food blogger – and works in collaboration with food photographers and brands to create stunning, marketable and compelling images of food. When she’s not up to her elbows in a shoot, she enjoys creating step-by-step recipes, documenting her adventures in food and checking out new places around town in her food blog (http://food-dee-dum.com).

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Recipes and Articles by Praerna Kartha

Sookhi Moong Palak Dal Recipe (Whole Green Moong Gram with Spinach)

Friday, 14 August 2015 08:00

Sookhi Moong Palak Dal is a dry spinach sabji made with whole green moong and is a great healthy accompaniment for almost any Indian meal. It uses few ingredients but is flavourful and packs quite a nutrient punch. Usually, it is made with Pooris and Aloo Sabji, but it goes well as a dry side dish along ...

Fresh Ginger Lemonade Recipe

Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:59

Fresh Ginger Lemonade is a quick and easy to make refreshing beverage that uses very few ingredients but the result is pretty in pink! Drink it as is or spike it with some vodka or gin, it’s perfect for a lazy afternoon. Weather turning cold? Replace the ice and soda with hot water and add a spoon ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Pazhutha Manga Pachadi Recipe Recipe (Kerala Style Ripe Mango Curry)

Sunday, 02 August 2015 08:03

Pazhutha Manga Pachadi is a ripe mango curry that is quick and easy to make and is a great weeknight meal. It is sweet and spicy at the same time, with the pungent flavour of mustard. A milder version of this curry with curd is served during Vishu Sadya, but this version has more intense flavours. This ...

Khatta Meetha Petha Recipe (Yellow Pumpkin Sabzi)

Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:35

Khatta Meetha Petha or sweet and sour yellow pumpkin sabzi is a quick, easy side dish which do not require an elaborate preparation. The fennel seeds and peppercorns compliment the sweetness of the pumpkin. Serve Khatta Meetha Petha with Phulkas, Dal Tadka and Raita for an easy weekday meal. Did ...

Quick Indian Style Ginger Pickle Recipe

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:35

Quick Ginger Pickle is an easy to prepare pickle that makes a perfect accompaniment to Indian meals including parathas that we have for breakfast . Using very basic ingredients, Ginger Pickle brings the unadulterated, earthy and spicy flavor of ginger to the fore with just a little lemon juice for tang ...

Chilled Spinach And Cucumber Soup Recipe

Sunday, 14 June 2015 00:35

Chilled Spinach and Cucumber Soup is a refreshing and healthy soup, perfect for the summer season. It's quick to prepare with minimal cooking time and is a great way to consume vegetables. Chilled Spinach and Cucumber Soup makes a great weekday lunch by itself or can even be served as an elegant first ...

Published in Soups

Atta Biscuit Recipe (Whole Wheat Flour Cookies Spiced with Cardamom)

Monday, 27 April 2015 14:00

Atta Biscuit Recipe is a wholesome and nutritious biscuit that is made from whole wheat flour and flavored with cardamom and butter. Whole wheat flour make these biscuits easy to digest and kids friendly as well. The aroma of cardamom and butter make these traditional biscuits an all-time favorite sweet ...

Published in Cookie Recipes

Masala French Toast Recipe

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:00

Masala French Toast is a delicious and quick to make tea-time snack recipe. The addition of onion, tomatoes and green chillies for the topping the classic French Toast Recipe get a fantastic twist. You can serve the Masala French Toast for the breakfast or tea-time snack along with a glass of smoothie ...

Thai Style Beansprouts & Raw Mango Salad Recipe

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:00

Thai Style Bean Sprouts & Raw Mango Salad is a flavorsome salad that can be enjoyed during the summer season. Sprouts are nutritious foods that are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. This recipe of Beansprouts & Raw Mango Salad is made with a combination of raw mango, Green ...

Published in Salads

Banana Bran Muffin Recipe

Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:35

Banana Bran Muffin is a wholesome whole wheat flour muffin recipe packed with sweetness of banana and honey. The addition of ripe banana make these muffins really soft and the aroma baked banana combined with vanilla is hard to resist.  Serve Banana Bran Muffins with a cup of masala chai or ...

Carrot Bran Breakfast Muffin Recipe

Monday, 13 April 2015 00:35

Carrot Bran Breakfast Muffin is a great breakfast muffin recipe spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with honey and carrot.These muffins are packed with the goodness of whole wheat, bran and carrot making them a perfect choice for kids teatime snacks as well. You can pack these muffins in the school snack ...

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