Green moong / mung beans are nature’s best offering for vegetarians. High in protein and yet easily digestible with the bonus of extra fiber makes this a super food. Some people find the soaking routine a deterrent. Where is time to plan ahead of time, most of the time! As much as I love these wonde
One look at the soup bubbling in the saucepan and I said ‘Red Sea’. It was literally a bubbling red sea, not the dark orange colour of a good tomato soup. Or you could call it the anti-oxidant rich soup. Made with ingredients that are three different shades of red, this is as much fun as mixing colo
Batata Poha is my all time favourite tiffin. Once you get the poha-soaking technique right, the rest of it is very easy. The only problem that batata poha or potatoes with beaten rice is that it is an out and out carbohydrate breakfast. I prefer to start my day with a good mix of vegetables, protei
Ask any Indian what their favourite herb is – more often than not the answer will be coriander or cilantro, as it is called in some other countries. The main reasons for this being availability, tradition and also the way it goes perfectly with most Indian flavours. The vibrant grassy scent of coria
Its happened on so many Sundays that we end up going to a new place to eat, and on our way back, I say,_ ‘Isse toh achcha hum ghar par hi khaate’ -_Loosely translated, it means, we would have been better off eating at home. Either the food wouldn’t be all that great or the server would have been off-putting. A Chinese meal at made at home is fast, flavourful and filling. How’s that for an alliteration?
Thanks for all those who participated in the first event at Saffron Trail. The Weekend Breakfast Blogging table was filled with breakfast foods from around the world. Check out the round up with the guidelines to WBB#2 here. Pulao is so common-place and biryani is so much effort. I like a pulao that
If you haven’t had a savoury French toast Indian style (Masala French toast), all spiced up, then it’s time to remedy that pronto. Pantry ingredients, 5 minutes, easy enough for a newbie cook and breakfast… [Continue Reading]
My morning glass of chaas Masala Mor or spiced buttermilk is one of my favourite anytime beverages. Had chilled in the summers or at room temperature during all other months, I can never refuse a glass of this! In most parts of India, every family used to have a tradition of ‘setting’ dahi / thayir