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 […]

Desify Mexican: Corn kachori

We love our corn and we like our chaat too. Here’s a desi spin on a Mexican mainstay – corn. Corn Kachori Ingredients 2 cups refined flour 2 tablespoons semolina 2 tablespoon canola oil for the dough 1 cup water 5-6 tablespoons canola oil for deep frying 2 cup Mexican corn kernels 2 tablespoon gram […]

Desify Italian: Zucchini tikki

We love our Indian street food and we love Italian too. How about a little fusion street food with a well known Italian ingredient – Zucchini? Here’s a Zucchini Tikki recipe: Ingredients 2 Zucchini grated 2 potatoes peeled and boiled 2 green chilies chopped 1 tablespoon coriander leaves 3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 inch […]

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 […]

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, […]

Healthy office snacking ideas

When you stomach makes that grumbling sounds late morning or early evening, it can put you on a fix. After all it’s challenging to find anything healthy for a small bite. Sure, you may be tempted to walk down to the office canteen/vending machine. But this would mean extra calories, salt, sugar and guilt. You […]

Low GI recipe: Bruschetta

Leave that cushy bed and answer your craving. Here’s a super quick, easy and healthy bruschetta recipe. Ingredients 1 loaf of Italian bread (diagonally cut into ½ inch thick slices) ½ tin canned baked beans ½ cup boiled chickpeas 1 firm tomato 2 pieces of green onion ¼ cup freshly chopped basil 7-8 pieces olives […]

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