Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

Fun Sundays with assorted greens: my favourite side dish (aalo, baingan, wadi)


I love the flavour of spices and how they compliment various vegetables. One of ways of adding a concentrated spice flavour in Indian cuisine is adding Wadi. Wadi is a dried concentrate of soaked lentils and whole spices. Lentils are soaked overnight and then ground to a fine thick paste. To this paste, whole spices […]

Load up on the goodness of sesame: Til Laddos (Sugary Sesame seed balls)


Continuing the discussion on Indian food, it would be impolite not to talk about laddos. Laddo is a staple and huge favourite not only in India but a lot of Asian cuisines. I dote on laddos like there is no tomorrow. Funny thing that as a kid I used to call them daalus, with the […]

Indulgence in its original form: Carrot Halwa


All of us crave for this sweet delicacy every winter that it needs no introduction. Carrot Halwa is a staple in every Indian house and when the aroma of the sweet carrots and reduced milk wrap your house and the senses of everyone inside, you know you just can’t resist it any more! If you ask […]

Feast time with some Moroccan Tagine and lemongrass cous cous


Vegetable Tagine with lemon grass infused cous cous Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.  They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.  ~ Elizabeth Berry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The moment a liking for a certain thing crosses the boundaries that define the ordinary, we realize it is obsession and in most cases it is there […]

Savoury bread pudding: Gooey warmth for that perfect breakfast


Ever wanted to combine  the goodness of all the best falvours you like into that one bite? Well, I achieved that today with this amazing bread pudding. We’ve all fancied the sweet version of bread puddings but it’s not always you are in the mood of something sweet. The pudding that I made has everything […]

Chilli soup with Mushrooms and Broccoli


Happy new year to all of you!! We all start the new year with new aspirations/resolutions/ habits and I’m no different. In search of some inspiration and new recipes I head out yesterday to my trusty book store, Landmark and ended up getting not one but four books ranging from travel to cooking. Selecting a good cookbook […]

Fresh Minestrone!


While I had been away from all the cooking, numerous things were keeping me busy: work being the first of them (but of course) followed by a short trip to Amritsar. Amritsar city is overly crowded and the noise pollution makes me want to run and hide in a monestary… but all that fades away […]

chocolate brownie – muffin avataar


Yes, I know I had to bake a loaf of bread today but sadly the yeast I had with me did not proof well so I had to work with plan B… the only problem of going with plan B is when you do not have one! Thank god for a chilly morning, I knew […]

Healthy and happy kids with banana raspberry smoothie


Let’s face it; banana as a fruit has not had its share of the fame it deserves. Its high in nutrition but somehow it doesn’t go well with a lot of kids and grown ups. People feel strongly about bananas: they either love it for hate it, there is just no other way. However the […]

Roasted carrots and bell pepper Quesadilla stuffed with cottage cheese


Lemme just get to the point here, the sound of roasted carrots and bell peppers, marinated cottage cheese and some lip smacking sauce: all stuff in a trtilla wrap to make one crunchy and healthy quesadilla makes me go weak in the knees. Yes, I found the perfect way to enjoy my vegetarian quesadilla and […]