Category Archives: Indian

Spinach Dal Curry (Palak Dal)

A simple and nutritious spinach dal curry that tastes great with both roti and rice. You can prepare this with toor dal, mung dal, masoor dal or a mix of all of these. I cook this at least once a … Continue reading

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Tamarind Rasam Style Oatmeal

Simple, easy, tasty, and healthy. This recipe was on the Quaker Oats cover and I tried it with slight modifications and the result was good. This is a very easy option and good for people who don’t prefer a sweet … Continue reading

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Dal Soup

When all you want for dinner is some nice warm soup but if you are too lazy to peel and cut vegetables, saute, boil, cool, blend, and boil as for a regular soup, this dal soup is a perfect option … Continue reading

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Dates and Peanuts Laddoo

Doubt if there can be a simpler, healthier, and tastier laddoo than this one. It is protein-rich and sugar free. I learnt this recipe from a Gujarati friend who is a very big mungphali/singdana/peanuts fan. Natural sweetness of dates, flavor … Continue reading

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Bajra Khichdi

Bajra is good for diabetics and helps maintain blood glucose levels. It has high fiber content and makes you full for a longer period of time thus reducing the tendency to snack. It is also good for the heart and … Continue reading

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Poha – Beaten Rice Flakes Upma – Aval Upma

Poha is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast item. Poha is the Marathi term for Beaten rice flakes and the breakfast item made of it is also called Poha. It is made with onions (Kanda Poha) or potato (Batata Poha) or with … Continue reading

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Methi Dal – Fenugreek Leaves Dal

When you are short of time and want to make just one dish, dal with vegetables is a good choice. Wholesome, nutritious, easy, and quick to make; it goes well with both roti and rice.¬†At home, we call dal with … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato Chaat

Sweet potatoes never existed in my mind. I remember eating boiled sweet potato long back. I remember those rare times when we used to cook using firewood, these sweet potatoes were buried under hot coal. The peel was removed from … Continue reading

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Carrot Almond Soup

A hot soup is just right for the season. Slight sweet taste of the carrot and onions counterbalanced by the zing of pepper. This version does not use a broth/stock, so has less cooking time but is creamy and tasty. … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanut Chaat

It is groundnut season again. Bangalore has a unique festival dedicated to celebrating this nutritious nut. Many years back, Basavanagudi, a place in Bangalore, was surrounded by villages where groundnut was cultivated. On full moon nights, a bull used to … Continue reading

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