Pumpkin Gharge- Roasted, not deep fried

Bhoplyache or Pumpkin Gharge are sweet pumpkin puris, that are perfect for the fall season! My version, of course, is not deep fried. As the aroma of the bhoplyache gharge, the sweet pumpkin puris, fills the autumn air in my home here, it takes me back to my Aai’s (mom’s) kitchen when I was little.... Continue Reading →

Beetroot and Pear Koshimbir

Serves 2 They say marriage is a compromise 🙂 My husband loves this beet koshimbir and I love pear raita so putting this together, each of us got what we love…….wish all other compromises were this easy, right? I saw a picture of a pear salad on Pinterest and loved the presentation. That is where 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 →

Nutritious and Scrumptious Spinach Rice- A one pot meal!

makes 6 cups of rice One pot meals are a blessing to so many of us, especially on busy days. Basmati rice combined with masoor dal is a complete protein that is easily digestible. Add spinach, onion, ginger and garlic to the mix and you have a delectable meal that is also so healthy. These are my... 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 →

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 →

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