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 […]

Vivacious Orange: Carrot fritters

Color orange is a treat- visually and health-wise. Natural foods, expressing the thirst-quenching color, like tangerines, pumpkin, carrot, mango, papaya, sweet potato etc, are rich in nutrients like Vitamin C (oranges), Vitamin A (mango, pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, papaya) and help in: improving digestion absorption of Iron reducing chances of cancer maintaining skin health promoting weight loss […]

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 […]

Nordic diet – A Rainbow of Health

Diets have been popular fads amongst health conscious people. But most of these are short lived as they offer either bland unattractive food or a narrow variety of food items.  Here’s a diet which offers a garden of things to eat-the Nordic diet (or the new Nordic diet to differentiate it from the traditional one). As […]

Grab greens: Kiwi Tart Recipe

‘Green’ is easily the most sought after color in the world of health. And why not! Green fruits and vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrients-most vitamins, iron, calcium, antioxidants and almost all those nutrients that the body needs. Also, the green color imparting pigment- chlorophyll is a magic potion in itself. Let’s see why the greens top […]

Red foods: Beetroot Recipe

The vibrant red is ever ready to liven up our plate and palate. Adding red fruits and vegetables to our meals not only makes food attractive but gives us the most-sought-after pink glow.  What more! Add any red ingredient to your party menu and you won’t go red in the face! But what makes red […]

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, […]

‘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 […]

Code Red: Expressing love with food

Red is synonymous with life, and our cherubic cupid loves it too. A dash of red and voila! Food looks irresistible. Pressed for time but want the food to look special for a special day? Here’s how red can help you avoid a vanilla celebration. Blood rush                       […]

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