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 Lebanese: Tandoori Artichoke

Lebanese food has earned many fans across the globe. And why not! The Mediterranean cuisine is deliciously versatile and offers a great variety for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. Artichokes are popular in Europe and the Mediterranean region. The Lebanese usually stuff or serve it with meat. But here’s a desi lip smacking recipe which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beat the heat: Colorful thirst quenchers

Preparing for a long spell of dehydrating Indian summers? Presenting some visually appealing thirst quenchers with the goodness of natural fruits and vegetables. Luscious  slushies One of the most exciting ways to hydration is the crunchy crushed juicy ice drink- slush! Feel it on your parched tongue already? Try these: Rainbow slush : image courtesy: […]

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 […]

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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