Carrot Ginger Soup

A warming light and cheery soup with gingery after tones to cuddle up to on a blustery winter day. Over the holidays I was diagnosed (again) with high cholesterol & border line diabetes. I’ve decided to take this as a serious call to action. Even though I eat a pretty clean diet – does giving…

Sesame Snowballs

You will love these Sesame snowballs for winter warmth and cheer. I came up with these simplest, tastiest golf ball sized treat to stave off winter’s chill. I also had a craving for the childhood flavors of roasted sesame seeds. Dear reader, if you are wondering why Delhi gets so cold in winters, then read…

Butternut Squash Soup – Happy Thanksgiving US

I’m so excited that my wrist is slowly being able to type. While there are other complications from my car accident, such as concussion, whiplash, an impacted balance system (which means I’ve taken a few unnecessary tosses) etc. etc., I’m super glad to have my wrist back to be able to write. It still won’t…

Happy Diwali – Nankhatai

Happy diwali to all my dear readers. Given that Diwali is almost upon us  tomorrow, I thought I would celebrate by sharing my Nankhatai recipe. Go guilt free this diwali with my low fat, vegan, gluten free version that delivers fully on taste & texture without compromise. Nankhatai is an Indian shortbread served during festive…

Spinach Curry

Stir fried spinach with choice spices lend a simplicity & elegance to this dish that owes its origin to my southern Indian roots. Try it this way when your palate feels like it needs fresh. This spring I accidentally spotted amaranth seeds in a packet while grocery shopping. I brought the packet home thinking ‘what…

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…

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…

Blueberry Lime Chili Muffins

Spilling with juice and antioxidant goodness, these blueberry muffins are likely nothing you have ever tasted before. Spiked with a little soul of spice, they ooze oomph. Sitting prettily on the east coast of Canada on the Atlantic ocean, the province of Nova Scotia is truly picturesque. The original indigenous MikMaq people occupied this land…

Bhutta – Grilled corn street food

Bhutta is luscious grilled corn street food. Make it at easily at home. Don’t forget the all important secret to smoky grilled corn lies in my special and easy-to-make spice rub. August and September! Monsoons hit Delhi. You will have no choice but to wade through hip high water unless you are a school teacher…

Tutti Frutti Cupcakes

A colorful confectionery with chopped and candied fruits, Indian tutti frutti, usually refers to brightly colored, candied raw papaya, which go perfectly well with a birthday party’s colorful lights. Its my birthday today & by Indian tradition, I’m reminded of my grade 2 birthday, carrying sweet treats carefully packaged by my parents to hand out to my…