Kaakdiche Dhondas- Cupcake Style!

Vegetarian, Gluten free, egg-less, vegan, heirloom recipe, cucumber cake now in a microwavable cupcake form!! Do you like portion controlled desserts? I love desserts but go overboard with them….meaning I cannot stop eating until the whole thing is gone:) So I thought I will try the Kaakdiche Dhondas in cupcake size portions and try to... Continue Reading →

Laadu walks into a bar…a health bar that is :)

Makes 12 small size laadus In India, tea is generally served with sweet and savory snacks.  Laadus are the ‘roly poly’ traditional sweet snacks. In Maharashtra, they are enjoyed with the afternoon tea, along with a savory snack like chivda. Laadus are also served on festive occasions and are great as travel snacks. There are... Continue Reading →

Figure Friendly and Nutritious Dal Methi Paratha

Makes 10 parathas    Remember I talked about losing those extra pounds?  Well those turned into extra, extra pounds to lose, after last week's  trip out of town. Weekends and trips out of town just melt my resolve to exercise portion control and eat healthy. So I am doubly motivated to eat healthy this week. This paratha is a... 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 →

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 →

Curried Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is an ancient grain. So quinoa has been around for a long, long time but I was totally unaware of it until about two years ago. As I read about its many health benefits, I wanted to incorporate it in our meals. I always strive to make foods healthier without compromising on the taste. But... Continue Reading →

Wrap Wednesday !

Grape Raita Wrap Makes 2 big sized wraps I am still in denial about the summer ending 😦 Luckily we still have some warm days when I enjoy sitting outside. And this wrap with the cool Grape Raita is perfect for such a day! I went to the grocery store just as they were unpacking boxes of... Continue Reading →

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