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,…

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…

Cauliflower-Potato Koftas

This is a main dish for any Indian Meal as we serve Sauce based dishes with either Chapati or Naan or Rice preparations Alternatively, it can be served as a side dish to your home dinners.   It is completely Vegan as well as Gluten Free (if you replace Ghee with Oil).  It is quick, fool-proof…

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…

Sago Pearls and Peanut Croquettes -Sabudana Vadai

Sabudana Vadai is a very popular dish all over Mumbai region and all of central India but it is now a household favorite all over.  It is mostly cooked when people are fasting on auspicious days and do not eat any GRAIN particularly.   But  nowadays, it has become an all day snack and it is…

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…

Stuffed Aubergine Okra -Bharwan Bhindi aur Baingan

This is a favorite of our  Cooking Classes guests during the months from March to September when Okra and baby aubergines are abundant in the market.  It is an easy recipe, looks spectacular and tastes yum.  I love serving it with aYellow Daal (like moong or masoor) and Rice.  It adorns beautifully in a thali.  So…

Kathhal Lababdaar- Curried Jackfruit

The season of Jackfruit is here.  Summers bring this unique vegetable to the markets in the northern India.   Though it is a household tree in the southern India, but it is a delicacy for North Indian kitchens. Very unusual plant, as it is a fruit as well as a vegetable and can be cooked easily. …

Chukandar ki bhaji -Beetroot with Peas

Let’s try a very beautiful and colorful dish.   I admit I started admiring this simple dish quite late in my life.  Infact, its been very recent that I have started cooking it myself.  My mom used to do this colorful dish in winters using lovely seasonal beetroot and fresh green peas.   And I cooked it…

Omelette Curry

This sounded interesting to me when I saw it in a menu.  Anyone who loves omelet in breakfast, this is a wonderful main course dish as well.  Probably it was invented in the hotel kitchens when there were quite a few Omelet left after the breakfast service..!!  Well doesn’t matter.   Let’s try it anyways. Its…