Spring Chaat with Sprouted Mung beans and Raw Cauliflower

serves 4 to 6 It is the first day of spring today. Of course, it does not feel like it at all. As if to prove it,it is also snowing in our neck of the woods. Hopefully pretty soon we will see some flowers peeking through, but until then my it has to be my... Continue Reading →

Protein rich Vegetarian Quinoa Kabab

Makes 10 slider size kababs Do you want to incorporate more of the 'super food' quinoa in your diet? Then this recipe is for you! These fun, easy to make kababs  can be served as appetizers, sliders, with a salad top of or in a  wrap!  The addition of the black beans, veggies and the gram flour (besan) boosts... Continue Reading →

Healthy Green Bean Upkari, an heirloom recipe

Are you one of those who wrinkle your nose, seeing green beans on the dinner plate? Then this is the recipe that will make you love green beans! How do I know? Because I used to be one of those nose wrinklers:).... until I ate this Upkari, that is. Upkari, in konkani, means a stir fried vegetable dish,... Continue Reading →

Malvani Chicken, an Heirloom Recipe

This  recipe from the coastal town of Malvan in the Konkan region of India is all the rage these days! Malvani cuisine has become quite the rage in India in recent years. I wonder what took people so long to discover this distinctive cuisine! I grew up with Malvani cuisine because my ancestors come from the Malvan Vengurla... Continue Reading →

Home style toasty Parathas with cottage cheese and blue cheese!

Makes 4 parathas Imagine coming home on a frigid cold  winter day,to the aroma of these warm, toasty and yummy parathas ! Well, I am imagining with you too. Because in our home, I am the one making the parathas as my family walks in:) The delight on their faces says it all. And that is enough to... Continue Reading →

Broccoli Zunaka -A 7 minute healthy recipe!

 serves 4 Recipes passed down the generations are my treasured heirlooms. They have been passed down from my grandmothers to my mother and from my incredibly talented mother,  to me. I have modified some recipes  so they are easy to make in today's hectic world and are also healthier versions to fit our changing lifestyle. And you... Continue Reading →

Festive Corn Raita

Makes 1½ cup raita I think of my figure conscious friend as I write this recipe. I admire her will power to stay away from fattening foods. So at a recent party, I watched her as she  avoided the corn raita, thinking it was boondi raita . I told her that she could deduct the calories of the fried... Continue Reading →

Piquant Pineapple Raita with Pomegranate

  Serves 8 to 10 as a side dish   Going to a potluck this weekend? How about making a healthy, delicious, unique raita, that makes a stunning party dish? What if this raita, which is a crowd pleaser, can be put together in under 5 minutes? I know it sounds too good to be true but it is true. I... Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Potato Bhaji

#Versatile, is how I would describe this recipe for potato bhaji/subji!  You know how when there is a hungry family waiting for a meal,and you need something quick? This is my quick and easy 'go to' recipe, say when I have rice and dal in the refrigerator, or  as a sandwich filling with vegetables when... Continue Reading →

Chicken Stew to warm you this winter!

makes 4 servings I am not a winter person. I just keep counting the days until spring. I like making soups and stews during the winter, that seem to warm me up. This easy, one pot chicken stew is just one of those recipes. It fills the air with its cozy aroma and seems to snuggle me as... Continue Reading →

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