Kanjivaram Idli – Canadian Thanksgiving

Kanjivaram Idli – Canadian Thanksgiving I’d like to celebrate Canadian thanksgiving with Kanjivaram Idli. Fluffy, studded with jeweled spices that add vibrant color to your thanksgiving table, try my take on Kanjivaram Idli. As always I’ve deviated from the norm by reducing gluten content to offer you yet another delectable yet healthy meal. Before I…

Sweet Quebec strawberry yoghurt rice

Summer is here ! Hot and Humid! My favorite time of the year. Time for something chilled and cold. Yogurt rice is a classical southern Indian dish that my family used to make almost daily in summer. Its so refreshing to beat the Delhi heat. Toronto summer feels just like Delhi today. Last Sunday, on our drive…

Say No to White (rice that is :) -lemon ginger brown rice

“Brown rice is too hard on my stomach” stated my mom. She had just arrived on a visit from overseas. When she found out I had made the switch she kept opening all my grain containers to look for even a few last remnants of white rice she could cook for herself. How can anyone decide how…

Park channa masala with brown rice pulao

Park channa masala, brown rice pulao, garden salad and 20 vegans doing yoga in the park! Yes its designed to be eaten in a park. When I started an event to teach yoga in the park followed by brunch. I thought I’d get a few participants, but 20 was a pleasant surprise. I wanted to make…

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…

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…

Warm lemon rice with roast potato wedges

Cold, colder, coldest!! 3 words to describe the current daytime temperature. Everyone I talk to is really mad about this cold weather spell. This has possibly been the most freezing we have seen in years. Even my remote garage opener freezes up. I’ve had to wrap it in a woolen hat to make it work….

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…

Sevai – Lemon Ginger Rice Noodles

Sevai are fluffy rice noodles smothered with light spices and crunchy nuts for a great textural party in your mouth. Make this gluten free dish in a jiffy with my quick recipe. And if you need nut free, easily substitute lentils for cashew and peanuts. Ingredients 250 gm or ½ packet spaghetti thin dry rice…

Idli

Soft, fluffy and nutritrious, idlis are delicious, spongy and easily digestible.. even children in southern india are fed idlis. While in India, I could easily have idlis for breakfast, lunch & dinner, that’s how light, tasty and nutritious they are. About 10 years ago if you asked me to make these in Canada I’d have…