Dal Vada….. with a healthy twist!

Crispy on the outside, soft and ‘melt in your mouth good’ inside, these vegetarian, gluten free  Dal Vadas, with corn and avocado, are not deep fried either! Dal Vadas are rich in protein and a great gluten free snack. They are typically made with chana dal or yellow split peas and spices. I love how... Continue Reading →

Protein Power Appam !!

Super nutritious, protein packed, appam bowl with a salad. Drizzle it with a healthy avocado Greek yogurt dressing. Two easy, make ahead recipes below, for a meal in one! Appams bring back memories of our visit to scenic Kerala. I was mesmerized by the breathtakingly beautiful tea estates on the hills and the idyllic backwaters... Continue Reading →

Warm Lentil Salad with Mango Ginger Dressing

A true winter bliss salad! Warm curried lentils combined with veggies and a super healthy mango ginger and avocado dressing!   I bet so many of us have resolved to eat better or lose weight, starting today, January 1st! That is how my thoughts turned to salads. But for me, eating cold salads during the... Continue Reading →

Bite-sized Potli Samosas- Baked!

The cute bite size appetizer samosas will charm your guests and this quick and easy recipe will win you over…….find out what the shortcut is! The word potli alludes to a bag or purse. It is said that there are references to a potli being used in Indian history, since Vedic times! They were used... Continue Reading →

Crunchy Apple Pickle

Do you love pickles?  Do they make your mouth water? Then you have to try this crunchy apple pickle! I am welcoming Fall with my favorite recipe! Indian style pickles are hot and sour or sweet and sour and are made in the summer and preserved in oil and brine for the whole year. I... Continue Reading →

Massaged Kale Salad with Coconut Curry Dressing

Serves 4 Massaging the kale? Yes, try announcing in your home that you busy are massaging the kale, so dinner will be ready in a few minutes…..and yes there will be resentful comments from some members of the family….but these same disgruntled folks will not only be super happy when they eat the massaged kale... Continue Reading →

Tiranga Tea Sandwiches

Makes 8 tea sandwiches India celebrates Independence Day on August 15th.  It is a national holiday commemorating India’s freedom from the British Empire on August 15, 1947. The festivities include early morning parades, flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural events. People proudly display the flag on their cars, in homes and work places and wear the... Continue Reading →

Multi-purpose Strawberry Ginger Chutney with Chia seed

Makes about a cup Versatile is what describes this chutney accurately. When I made it, I did not even realize that I would use it in so many ways. And I have a list of so many more sandwiches, wraps and salads that I would use it in! Strawberries are in season now, and I... Continue Reading →

Mango Avocado Chipotle Spread/Dip

Makes about ¾ cup Can other foodies relate to this? 'This' happens to me so often! I am hungry and go foraging in the kitchen. I see so many things I like, that I cannot make up my mind what I should eat first. This time I saw mangoes, avocado, pineapple, some left over chipotle... Continue Reading →

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