Microwave Apple Halwa with Almonds and Chia

Do you love to go apple picking or love to pick them at the store? No matter where you get your apples, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for the fall season! I love the smell of fresh apples in the orchards, and easily get carried away. Once home with all the apples, I... Continue Reading →

Grilled Naan Pizza with Chutney and Corn

Do you love the ease of super quick grilled food in the summer? I definitely do! And as summer starts winding down, I take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoor grill and the summer bounty. That is how the Grilled Naan Pizza came about. This is an easy, no fuss, meal that is simply scrumptious!... Continue Reading →

Figure Friendly Gobi Manchurian !

Serves 4 Have you been craving the popular Indo Chinese, Gobi Manchurian, but worrying about the calorie content? Are the calories in the deep fried, battered cauliflower making you feel guilty? (psst…..that was me:) Then it is time to dust off the aape pan and enjoy Gobi Manchurian, sans the guilt ! Aape pans are... Continue Reading →

Tantalizing Tostada Bar

Serves 4 Are you fascinated by edible containers? I am not sure why, but I am enchanted by them! So you can imagine my excitement when I recently saw the Magic Pop Korean style rice cakes. They are made of wheat, brown rice and corn. These crispy cakes are almost as big as the tea cup saucers!... Continue Reading →

Peanutty Seviya with a Tadka Punch!

Serves 4 to 6 It was my turn to host the book club this month. The book we read was Jody Picoult’s ‘Leaving Time’. My children chuckle as they ask me if I have a theme in mind. They know mom is enthusiastic (goes nuts) with themes:)  I loved reading about elephant behavior and the elephant... Continue Reading →

Gajar Halwa Infused Skinny Smoothie

I know....it is a classic example of an oxymoron, right? Gajar halwa and skinny ? But wait…you can have your cake…or in this case gajar halwa…. and drink it too 🙂 Gajar or carrot halwa is a well-known Indian dessert made even more famous by Bollywood movies, in which the mom shows her love by making... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Crunch Raita

Serves 2 2 minutes + 6 easy to find ingredients= 1 delicious, healthy raita! This is perfect side dish for your backyard BBQ this weekend. The flavored yogurt can be mixed in advance and refrigerated. Just before serving, add the crispy cereal in the yogurt mixture and toss! You and your peanut crunch raita will... Continue Reading →

Curried Kale Cornbread Sandwich

Serves 8 to 10 This sandwich, baked right in the skillet, is a breeze to make! I made it extra easy by using frozen chopped kale and boxed cornbread mix. The kale spiced with cumin, garlic caramelized onions and garam masala is delicious and also keeps the cornbread moist. So I skipped the 1/3 oil... Continue Reading →

Grilled Corn Bhel Salad

Serves 2 Corn Bhel is a very popular street food in many parts of India. The aroma of the corn kernels being roasted in the huge pan wafts through the evening air …. you turn to look and see the spiced corn mixed with finely chopped onion and cilantro, topped with crisp sev…..and you find... Continue Reading →

Figure Friendly Eggplant Bhareet

serves 4  I feel eggplant has the power of dividing people into eggplant lovers or haters. My husband and I belong to the earlier group- we both love the flavor of roasted eggplant. This bhareet is our favorite side dish. I am not sure which group our children belong to, because they love Baba ganoush but refuse to touch this bhareet... Continue Reading →

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