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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Healthy Tofu and Palak Parantha Recipe

Kids always love it when they get paranthas in their tiffins. Adding spinach to the paranthas is adds more iron and using tofu instead of paneer is an easy way of cutting the amount of fat and increasing the amount of protein in each parantha. Try out our healthy tofu and palak parantha recipe. Ingredients: […]

Chhole in Pita Pockets Recipe

This Chhole in pita pockets recipe is quick to make and delicious to eat. This recipe was a favourite of mine during my student days because it was so easy to make, and for a student, also economical when serving in large quantities. And of course, everyone loves something familiar like chole with a twist, […]

Quick Tacos Recipe

Tacos are a Mexican favourite. Mexican food and Indian food have many things in common like the use of spices, beans and chillis. While Indian cooking uses a lot of wheat flour, Mexican food uses a lot of corn flour instead. This tacos recipe uses simple ingredients like rajma to make a fun meal for […]

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