Desifying Italian: Arborio rice bisibele bath

The Italian Arborio rice is fast catching up in many major cities in India. But why have it only the Italian way? Time to try Arborio rice in a popular South Indian recipe: Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice 1/2 cup peanuts 1/4 teaspoon rock salt 6.5 cups water 3/4 cup arhar/tuvar lentil/dal ½ teaspoon turmeric […]

Desify Greek: Parsley vadi

Greek food is not just olives and feta. They love their herbs too. One such herb is the Greek equivalent of Coriander/Dhaniya, Parsley. Fresh and zesty, they add a spunk to anything they touch. Here’s a quick remix of Greek herb with Indian food – Parsley Vadi Tip: If you are out of fresh coriander […]

7 Colors for an Enriched Diet

Want a vibrant life? Nature offers us a rainbow platter of multi-hued fruits and vegetables. These colors, apart from catching your eye, also indicate presence of vital substances which work in synergy with nutrients (vitamins and minerals) to promote good health and reduce the risk of diseases. Let’s face it- our life in these times is stressful and we […]

Desify Chinese: Shiitake Mushroom Masala

We love our schezwan, manchurian, talumein, chowmein and everything Chinese. And this post is about how we desified Chinese to create our own fusion food. Any decent supermarket will have traditional Chinese ingredients like pak choi/bok choy, Chinese cabbage, Chinese radish, Shiitake mushrooms or Chinese water chestnuts. However we still are a hesitant lot when […]

Desify Thai: Lemongrass Kadhi

Don’t be surprised if you find the Thai Ginger or Galangal right beside your humble local ginger or the imported sweet tamarind lying among the indigenous fruits. You can stir up the Red or green Thai curry in your kitchen in a jiffy now days. It isn’t a task to find the ingredients from the […]

Blue Foods: Tandoori Brinjal Recipe

Whether you are a “from the heart” person or “from the brain” person, you will need the blues. The blue vegetables and fruits get their color from the pigments anthocyanin and proanthocyanin which are rich in heart and brain healthy antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables like-brinjal/eggplant/aubergines, blueberries, prunes,mulberry,  black olives, blue carrots, blue cabbage, blue turnip […]

White Foods – Mushroom Recipe

A rainbow platter of vegetables and fruits is certainly a booster for good health. But we can’t underestimate the power of whites which are an integral part of the quintessential Indian meals.  After all the flamboyant rainbow  expresses when the humble white scatters! Moving from Physics to nutrition, the white platter offers  us onions, garlic, […]

Green ‘Gobble-ins’: 5 ways to eat more greens

Green veggies are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and what not! Accepted. But how do you explain this to kids who are not ready to buy your Popeye stories all the time? And why just kids, even adults cannot be wooed by the rich-in-nutrients lure every time.  After all, the greens do need painstaking efforts to make […]

Make It Happen: The Art of Making your Own Bread

We have been bred to like breads. No matter how carb-conscious one may be, our meals don’t look wholesome without them. Interestingly, our recent compulsive fixation is with the brown bread that grips us tight by our collars and forces us to look in dismay when someone around chooses a white loaf over brown at the supermarket. But […]

‘Ouch’ potato? – 7 healthy ways to embrace potato

The humble potato is easily the most underrated edible substance in the nutritional world. Think of losing those extra pounds and the messiahs of dieting would pounce on you to renounce the poor underground vegetable. Undoubtedly, as the old saying  goes – “anything in excess isn’t good”, excess of this starchy veggie is not good […]

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