Thanjavur Broccoli and Chutzpah

Thanjavur Kootu is made with veggies cooked in milk. I tweaked the original recipe to use broccoli & made a dairy free sauce of coconut milk and no oil. In the past 2 days I’ve been admired for my chutzpah by a couple of people in different contexts. This post is on how to cultivate…

Buckwheat coconut milk pudding sweetened with country sugar

a dinner celebration! a dessert for my guest with a sweet tooth 🙂 a recipe that I happened to think up just today 🙂 I hadn’t taken strict measurements as I was just cooking, not planning to blog about it. But when my guest liked it so much that he went for it again as a…

Double protein asparagus bean stew

I got hungry at work after finishing off my lentil soup. Luckily I work in a company where healthy snacks are aplenty to keep staff fueled all day long. Feeling that hungry wasn’t a good sign. Blame it on the smaller than usual portion I had taken to work. As I returned home to prepare…

Yogi Salad

Sunday night yoga party! I love parties. Whether with yogis or otherwise.. but you know how it is with shared interests.. energy levels of a shared interest take the conversation to an entirely new level.. and so it was with my yoga group. People take themselves lightly.. and laugh & smile a lot. I thought…

Many layers of indian vegetarian cooking and my food handler certificate

‘Ooh, What’s that appetising smell’?, asked my coworker as she walked into the staff lobby at lunchtime. ‘I knew its your lunch rightaway. What do you have? OMG its so, so fragrant’, she said as she peered into my Tupperware. That’s a pretty awesome segway into today’s women’s day post. My coworker is not alone in…

Creamy lentil soup for women’s day

What would you say if you I gave you my recipe for the slurpiest soup possible? And what would you say if I showed you how to remove too spicy indian flavours with a quick and healthy tip. And what if I showed you a clever way to get creamy soup with texture, no butter,…

Kale Quinoa Potato Rosti with Yoghurt Raita

HELP! I never thought I’d see this day!! I’ve become one of those Kale addicts. I can’t have enough of it, and have been making so many new recipes with Kale. I shall share all of them in the days that follow. First though the rosti I made today was divine. I think I might…

Plantain bajji with coconut chutney

Delicious plantains wrapped in nutritious chickpea flour, and coconut the miracle fruit star in a mom-daughter exchange program. A secret ingredient adds the crispy touch to these southern indian plantain fritters or bajjis.  My mom shared her secret for bajjis & I share my tip for coconut chutney 🙂 After volunteering to help 5-year olds in…

Potato Coconut Cream Soup

Where potato meets coconut! I love this potato simmered in spices and coconut cream soup.. Just returned from visiting my childhood bestie and in no mood to cook! Having been spoilt by her amazing cooking I hesitated to step into my kitchen & get something going. Finally I could take it no more & today…