Ayurveda A Way of Life Part-1

Is there an Ayurvedic way of life ! Is it complicated !  Is it good for me ! Can I actually follow it.! Before answering and introducing my Ayurvedic Classes, I wanted to share some interesting stories behind where it all started.  I wanted to share the stories that we have been hearing since childhood,…

Samosa

Sharing today the most favorite street food of India ‘ Samosa’. This is not some quick snack, or easy recipes but it is one of the delicacies and need time as well as patience. So they say ‘ “What BAKING is to the Western World (in terms of culinary arts), FRYING is to India.” The chefs or cooks…

Vegetarian Biryani – with Jackfruit

Yesterday’s cooking session went on a different route than our usual Thali .  Our guests from the USA wanted to have a biryani, and since I am  only doing Vegetarian Meals, I had just the perfect Veggie Version of our National Favorite ‘Biryani’ I have been longing to do it in our cooking sessions and wondered…

Stir Fry Veggies with Desiccated Coconut

Past few years I have had the chance of visiting South of India quite a many times, and with every visit I am becoming a bigger fan of the neat flavors of my country’s southern region.  Easy to do, rich in nutrients, light on your stomach and always Yum! What more to ask from food…

Sprouted Chickpeas- Chana Chaat Delight

Sprouted Chana Chaat is a great way to start your day.  Sprouts are considered to be best for us as they are super foods, highly nutritive, and are one of the most balanced diets. But be cautious all beans and legumes cannot / should not be sprouted.  Some of the night shade family like Rajma (kidney…

Palak Paneer – Paneer in Spinach sauce

Palak Paneer Palak paneer is one of the simplest yet surprisingly beautiful recipe.  With lovely color combination and texture blend–this is just the perfect dish to impress your guest. Ingredients For Spinach puree 500 grams palak / spinach  ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 medium to large tej patta (Indian bay leaf) 1 medium onion…

Bread Rolls

Bread Rolls as popularly known in India is again a simple & tasty treat.  Good for times when kids are super hungry on odd times.  I do it in our Homestay Breakfast menu.  It has the favorite combination bread and potato.  This is my childhood favorite and every time I make them I enjoy them as…

Masala Cheese Toasties

This is a regular in the all day menu for guests at our B&B. Whenever a guest is hungry, any time of the day or late night check in, one thing they always order is Masala Cheese toasties. One of my guest Tricia fondly named it as ‘Payal’s cheese toasties’ and still remembers me whenever…

Jaipur Home Cooking Classes

Today I am going to introduce to you about my cooking classes in Jaipur Rajasthan.   Apart from running a bed & Breakfast, I am also running home cooking classes.   The main motive is to showcase the incredible home food of India.  It is so vast that even if I spend the whole lifetime, I won’t…