Sun kissed Besan Ladus for Diwali !

Makes 21 medium  or 27 small ladus Diwali, the festival of lights, is a five day celebration that starts  October 23rd this year. The word Diwali or Deepavali literally means  ‘a row of lights’. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. It is a time filled with lights and love… Continue Reading →

Yummy Yams and Savory Sweet Potato Swirls!

Serves 4 #Lower in fat,# healthier,# quick and easy to make, #yummy # 5 ingredients (6 if you count salt:) …..need I say more? These lightly sweetened yams and mashed savory sweet potatoes will not weight you down task wise and otherwise! Both of them have the appetizing taste and aroma obtained from just a touch of ghee and the… Continue Reading →

Butternut Squash Bharta

This may seem like an oxymoron- A  low calorie and nutritious yet filling and delicious, vegetable  side dish! But this Butternut Squash Bharta proves that it is not! I really admire people who have portion control, when it comes to food. I wish I could be one of them but am not:(  Instead I am continually looking for those ‘feel… Continue Reading →

Eggceptional Egg Pullav

serves 4 Why is this Egg Pullav exceptional, you ask? Simply for it’s taste and for it’s versatility! It can be served by itself, with just a side salad, or it could be part of a fancy dinner menu. Either way it carries itself very well and makes a fantastic and lasting impression. Additionally, most of the ingredients needed… Continue Reading →

Almond Kheer to start the New Year!

Serves 2   Auspiciousness is huge in the Indian tradition, that I grew up in. I relate it to positive thinking. It is praying, wishing and believing that all will go well. On auspicious occasions, sweets are first offered to the Gods and then distributed to all as ‘prasad’. Kheer is offered to the Gods during… Continue Reading →

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