Recipe for Soya chunks curry – a protein rich vegetarian curry In a recent survey, the Indian Dietetic Association revealed that 73% of Indians consume a protein deficient diet which is a matter for concern. In association with the Protein Foods Nutrition Development Association of India, a protein week has been announced from 24 July […]
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All you want to know about Raw Papaya | Green Papaya – Green Papaya Recipes, health benefits, how to cook raw papaya and a whole bunch of other ideas on cooking with green papayas Green Papaya or raw papaya is an often overlooked produce. I remember the first time I went looking for a raw […]
Try this Palakkad style Raw Papaya Kootu or Molagootal, which is a mix of cooked raw papayas and tur dal. A freshly ground spice paste adds much flavour to the dish. As I had a bounty harvest of green papayas from the tree that needed to be taken down, I messaged my neighbours asking if […]
Raw papaya curry, made Bengali style – Kancha Peper Ghonto is raw papaya cooked with potatoes in mustard oil and flavoured with panch phoron and chillies I love Bengali vegetarian cooking. Yes! Contrary to popular misconception, Bengali cuisine does have a vast repertoire of vegetarian dishes, making use of often neglected vegetables and fruits with […]
How to include more fibre in Indian diet – foods and ways to use these foods in daily cooking | Irregular bowel habits plague a lot many people, but this is not a problem people like to discuss openly, except unless quizzed by their GP, perhaps. What goes on in our gut has the potential […]
Recipe for vegan kebabs made using Nutrela Soya Chunks and sweet potatoes, with oat flour as the binding agent. Kebabs are primarily meat based dishes, either served as appetisers or along with rotis in the main course. Vegetarian or vegan kebabs are usually an afterthought and a sort of apology for the vegetarian diners. Oh, let’s […]
Recipe for a colourful Mediterranean Quinoa Salad perfect for the summers, that is also totally amenable to making ahead While I’ve already answered questions like What is Quinoa and the comparison of Quinoa Vs Millets in my earlier post here, here are some more quinoa related questions that people often ask me in my workshops. Is quinoa […]
This Cooking Tips series is all about making cooking easier- right from buying and storing groceries / produce to kitchen hacks, time saving shortcuts and tips to make your life easier in the kitchen. This post rounds up some of the useful tricks to have up your sleeve for Indian cooking! [This list will be updated regularly, so do bookmark it for easy reference.] If you liked this post, also check out:
￼ Recipe for quick South Indian breakfast / tiffin of Puli Semia / Tamarind Semia Upma / Tamarind Vermicelli – All it takes is 15 minutes to prepare this satisfying, full-of-flavour breakfast from scratch!
A South Indian Upma made healthier and filling with the use of Millets instead of rava/semolina. Naturally gluten-free and vegan too, if you use coconut oil.
This Indian weekly menu plan includes a breakfast, lunchbox option and quick dinner with prep ideas and a shopping list
Who says all Diwali snacks need to be loaded with calories? Try this pan roasted Chivda that is ready in just 20 minutes. Delicious and crunchy!