Millets are the small edible seeded grass wild variety being domesticated and made popular in recent times owing to its nutritional benefits. Initially grown commercially in China, India and African countries, now accepted globally with more research on its health benefits and an edge over most other major cereals. With ample protein, trace minerals and vitamins than many cereals, healthy and slow digesting carbs, millets like Bajra (pearl millet), Ragi (finger millet), foxtail millet, jowar (Sorghum) are a must include in our regular diet.

Are you bored with the regular homemade food dominated with region-specific recipes and same spice powders? Do many of you use the similar methods of preparation with various vegetarian and non-vegetarian ingredients to prepare every day’s meals? How does a restaurant style menu sound for this weekend? This menu comes to the rescue when you so want to go out for dinner on a weekend but have time and interest to cook, to whip up healthier versions, though.

Saturdays and Sundays are time to finish the backlogs of household work, clean, and prep up for the coming week. While doing all this, the need of awesome food that is different and keeps us energetic throughout the weekend is a necessity. Take a break from routine food and explore these remarkable vegetarian recipes that are must try.

Spaghetti is the most versatile of all pasta varieties and this, with good reason. Not only does it taste fabulous with every pasta sauce that has seen the face of the planet, but it can also be used to cook up some amazing recipes other than the regular Spaghetti Pasta.

Weekends are a time to rejoice a break from routine. They are also the laziest way to start the day sometimes, to sleep longer than weekdays and be relaxed. And it dawns that there needs to be food to keep us going through the day. Idea of a filling brunch to go strolling rest of the day or to do any cleaning, fixing up old pending works in house seems ideal at those times.

Casserole recipes are native to French cuisine, while they were later adopted to create different recipes to suit the regional palette across continents. These are an easy fix for dinner because the ingredients just need to be assembled and put away in the oven to be baked. Zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, cauliflower, tomato, and a plethora of veggies and meat can be included in casserole recipes with freshly made or stored sauces, exotic herbs to flavour up along with added spices.

Diwali, is one of the most celebrated festivals of India. It signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. As the festival is just around the corner, we are sure everyone is excited and gearing up to bring in the festival of Diwali with new clothes, household items and of course delicious food. This is one of those festivals where friends and family come together to celebrate. And where there is celebration, there will always be food.

There are days when we want to spend less time in kitchen by avoiding lengthy cooking process but at the same time, want to keep our taste buds pampered as well. Various spice combined with dals to make Podi comes in handy at those times. Podis prepared well in advance can usually be stored for a long time Podi is a delicious combination of spices and dals with desiccated coconut sometimes. Naturally protein rich, podi tastes delicious with plain hot rice, ghee, and sambar.

Potato is one of those vegetables which is loved by one and all, whether it is a kid or an adult. While we can make many recipes out of it, here are a few delicious recipes that you can make using Baby Potatoes. These tiny treats of potatoes are easy to make and looks great on your serving plates too.

Festival of light, Diwali/Deepavali is here as a reason to rejoice with family and close friends. Besides yummy snacks, sweets and savoury food, there is always lots to do. India celebrates it with 5 days full-fledged celebration, each day marking its own importance with the mythology and history attached to it. Though attached reasons of celebration alter with regions, Diwali is a celebration of light over the dark, within us, and around us. Crackers, diya, rangoli, flowers, fresh home décor-all mark the festivity of Deepavali.

Karwa Chauth has been a long lasting Indian tradition that portrays the devotion of wife towards her husband. It is a custom that every married woman fasts one day for her husband’s long lasting life. The festival is mainly celebrated in the north part of India and it is predominant in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The festival mainly depicts the wife’s love and affection towards her husband through the Indian customs and tradition.

Do you love to be busy? Enjoy your household chores and career together? Want to always eat right and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Or are you that perfect homemaker who ensures every day that the right nutrition is fed to the family? Morning rush hardly allows people to enjoy every bite of breakfast that is an essential fuel till lunchtime. What do you do to fill the deficit of the nutrition that might as well be incomplete?

South Indian Navaratri is a festival of nine nights celebrated by worshipping the celestial power “Shakti” in the form of Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Durga. While North India celebrates this festival as the symbol of victory of Rama over Ravana by burning the idol of Ravana, South India celebrates it as a symbol of Shakti’s victory over demons.

As we are approaching one of the famous festival from Bengal which is the “Dussehra”, many of us are eager to search for the authentic recipes that are prepared during the festival. Here we come to you with a collection of all the authentic dishes prepared in the form of a Bengali Thali (Bhojana) and can be relished during the auspicious Dussehra festival with your loved ones. The Bengali delicacies during Dussehra include various snacks, sweet recipes, many types of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes as well.

Navratri is a major festival celebrated across India among the Hindus. It has lots of customs and rituals associated with it and one among them is eating specific dishes and food items on particular days. To make your fasting days smoothly we have a wonderful collection of fasting recipes that you can make during Navratri.

Navratri in the south part of India is a feast for the eyes as well as there are an array of dishes being prepared. Navratri is celebrated in three different states of south India which is Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. In each state the concept remains the same but the customs and tradition varies.

Womb is the best place for the vital growth of the baby. Mother’s womb is a place of planning for the rest of the baby’s life. This is since the required antibodies and thereby the base for immunity against many ailments is built within the pregnancy period. Not only does the baby get benefitted, it is a time of storing the vital nutrients for the mother’s body, which are to be used to rebuild the immunity of the mother after baby’s birth.

What better than a night in, binge watching your favourite movies with your favourite people? Binge watching with binge eating we say! 

Rice, vegetables, coconut, seafood, are major ingredients in Goan cuisine. The Goan cuisine is greatly influenced by Portugal and Mughal cuisines. The blend of local ingredients with the exotic ones bring in the zesty taste that is needed for one to fall in love with the Goan food. Fish is an inseparable part of Goan meals. Many times, rice is replaced with soft bread. Goan food is often accompanied with the most popular regional alcoholic beverage “fenny” along with other cocktails.

Pregnancy is the most important period of nourishment for the baby. Eating right supplies all the essential nutrients in the right amounts to the baby to achieve its birth weight. Apart from birth weight, food and nutrition that the mother receives also determines the strength of immunity that the baby would be blessed with. Also, the quality of mother’s breast milk after delivery depends on the food had during the gestation period (pregnancy). 2-4 serving of fruits in fresh, juiced, preserved or cooked forms enhance the mother’s immunity and supplies the essential elements for baby’s health.

One important issue in nutrition that vegetarians face daily is their fulfillment of required proteins. 0.8 grams of protein per kg of body weight is required per day according to RDA. But much of the staple diet that the vegetarians use include corn, rice, wheat, millets, vegetables, and fruits which are comparatively low in the protein content to that of meat and seafood. If one explores deeper, vegetarian foods like tofu, paneer, soy and other pulses have higher protein content.

There are days when we just want to pack one lunch box and we have a solution for you. Packing a roll or wrap in your lunch box  is easy, healthy and filling too. They are a perfect one dish meal which can be packed and carried easily, or even enjoyed on the go while you are in the car or planning a picnic. The best part about a roll or wrap is that you can fill the stuffing of your choice with your preferred herbs and sauces.

Its just the starting of festivals that are celebrated in India on a large scale and one of them, Bakra Eid is just around the corner. In addition as you might know it as ‘Eid-ul-Adha’, this magnificent and religious festival is celebrated by Muslims all over the world as per the Hijri calendar.

Onam/Thiruvonam is the festival of harvest and prosperity in Kerala, India which is celebrated in the beginning of Chingam month. Onam carnival with folk dance, songs, snake boat race (vallamkali in Pampa river), display of artistically decorated elephants, traditional music, combat game of kayyankali, colourful flowers and elaborate festive meals marks the momentous 10 days of Onam. In Kerala, it is believed that the spirit of prosperous and just ruler Mahabali visits land on Thiruvonam. Flowers are artistically laid out to make mats on floor to invite the spirit of the king Mahabali.