Peanut Butter is Golden Goodness! Lots of kids love them and they are a staple in lunches, but did you know that Peanut butter is a great source of protein, potassium and healthy fats? And why just for kids, adults too! Spread some on crackers or mix in with some fruits or just use it as a dip with some crunchy celery! Just enjoy. Ingredients: Raw Unsalted Peanuts – 500gms (approx 3 cups) Salt –…"Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe"
We love the color drama that Beetroots have. Not only are they fun to work with but are healthy for you as well and we am always looking for ways to incorporate them into our everyday meals. These Beetroot Tikkis are always a hit in our homes, and we use them for parties and for week-end lunches. The versatility is amazing, love the fact that they freeze so well and are available to pull out…"Beetroot Tikkis – Indian Vegetarian Recipe"
Mediterranean Cuisine for me is one the fall-backs I go to anytime I just don’t feel like Indian food. Pita Bread is almost like Chapatis, something that looks so familiar yet tastes so different. Traditionally, made with All-Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat Pita Bread is a little healthier twist on it without compromising on the flavors. Enjoy them as wraps, sandwich-pockets or as pita chips, they are easy to make and great to have around. Prep…"Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe"
Taking the Junk out of the junk-food, as Parents and as “grown-ups”, it’s a constant struggle. We want the taste, flavor and the ease minus the unhealthy aspect of it. In this Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips Recipe, we have done just that – under 30 minutes, you can have this on the table, even faster that you can go to Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonald’s! Eat right and stay healthy. Prep Time: 10 min Cook…"Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips Recipe"
We are always looking for ways to present our staple daals in different ways to our family, friends and our taste-buds. Well, here is a great one that with tickle (almost) all your senses. The textures, the colors, the aroma and the flavors, just incredible! Mung Dal with Asparagus is bound to make you happy and happy is what we want to be. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Mung…"Mung Daal with Asparagus Recipe"
Fish, when delicately cooked with exotic flavors, makes the heart and the mind sing beautiful songs. In this recipe, the fish is steamed in a banana leaf, takes the dish to another level. The banana leaf flavors the fish ever so beautifully and delicately, making the taste buds very happy. Prep time: 15 min Marinating Time: 30 min Cook Time: 15-18 min Serves: 2-4 Ingredients: Fish Fillets (tilapia, salmon, flounder, halibut) – 1 lb For…"Coconut Fish (Steamed)"
How many of you are sticking to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy? Well, here is a simple recipe for Kale Chips that will satisfy your cravings for snacks and help you keep that resolution. Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is super rich in antioxidants and definitely a great addition to your diet."Healthy Kale Chips"
This amazing Chaat or a cold Salad is out of this world and bursting with flavors. Keep it for a few days in the fridge and enjoy the ease and the convenience for a while. It is great for picnics, road-trips, lunches and get-together. Prep Time: 25 min Chill Time: 1 hour Serves: 6 Ingredients: Kidney Beans (Rajma): 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Black Beans – 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Garbanzo Beans (Channas) –…"Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)"
It’s time for a healthy twist to the famous Bhel Puri that we all love so much. Sprouted mung beans provide a nutritious and protein rich base for this snack or no-fuss lunch. Make this easy sprouted mung bhel recipe ahead of time for picnics, parties or for road-trips and you can be rest assured that your stomach and your heart will be satisfied. Soaking and Sprouting Time: 2 days Prep Time: 10 min Serves:…"Sprouted Mung Bhel Chaat – Healthy Salad"
Quinoa is the wonder food that is often referred to as “a complete protein” amongst plant-based foods. A grain-like seed originally from Peru, Quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids needed for human health. It cooks in the same way as rice and can often be substituted in rice dishes. Try this Quinoa Pulao recipe and enjoy the health benefits and wonderful taste of Quinoa!"Quinoa Pulao Recipe"
So Gujjus and snacks can never be parted! And we can honestly say, Gujaratis do make the best snacks! This Dhebra is easy and amazing and right from the State of Gujarat and now we can all relish and enjoy it. It is a bread or a snack that is healthy (no frying needed), full of flavor and has a great shelf-life. Make a few or a stack and take it along for the road…"Dhebra (Gujarati Snack)"
The “guys” decided that they should teach us on how we should work on our Show Me The Curry videos! What better way to tell us than “show” us how it’s supposed to be done! Hetal and I sat back and watched the drama and the action unfold…and we both have to admit that they did a really good job 🙂 Having said that, don’t worry, we are not changing our style! Enjoy this video…"Barbecue (with the guys)"
The best way to describe Chicken Kofta Curry is Spiced Meatballs in Spiced (not “spicy”) Curry. The ground/minced meat makes the koftas smooth and full of flavor. The curry, or sauce takes that flavor to another level making it delectably different from other meat dishes. This great make-ahead Chicken Kofta Curry recipe is perfect for a party or large crowd. Simple, easy, flavorful and a crowd pleaser…you can’t go wrong with this one! Prep Time:…"Chicken Kofta Curry"
Whether you are on a diet or not, everyone can use a healthy (nutritious plus low-fat) lunch. Try this Couscous Salad recipe and prepare to be amazed how a “healthy salad” can take you through the day. It’s also perfect for those office potlucks or for picnics and barbecues. Packed with protein and lots of fiber, not to mention the beautiful assortment of colors, this couscous salad is sure to become a staple item in…"Couscous Salad – Healthy Lunch Recipe"
This fantastic nutritious packed Dosa made with majority Oats and lesser Rice is a perfect start (breakfast) or end (dinner) for the day. More of the Oats and less of the Rice makes this a lot easier to grind, a task that can become cumbersome at time. The flavor of the Oats in the Dosa is a great plus and makes us wonder why it was not like this to start with. Oats are known…"Oats Dosa – Healthy Dosa"
Sweet potatoes, though called potatoes, are only a distant relative of regular potatoes. They are commonly marketed as “yams” in North America to differentiate them from the firmer white potato even though they belong to a completely different family than the actual “yam” (native to Africa and Asia). When compared to other vegetables in terms of fiber and nutrition, the sweet potato ranked highest in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent…"Healthy Sweet Potato Chaat"
Here is a super healthy Eggplant recipe that will have you craving for more. Simple is the perfect way to describe this no-frills dish made with just roasting eggplant and throwing very few ingredients that we always have on hand! This recipe was shared with us by Minal and we just love it. Thankyou, Minal!"Roasted Eggplant Subzi How-to Video"
Here is a super healthy Eggplant recipe that will have you craving for more. Simple is the perfect way to describe this no-frills dish made with just roasting eggplant and throwing very few ingredients that we always have on hand! This recipe was shared with us by Minal and we just love it. Thankyou, Minal!"Roasted Eggplant Subzi"
Some pickles do not require weeks of prep work and we love those kinds. Here is a great recipe shared with us by Kinnari. This Tindora Pickle has everything going for it…the taste, the color, the ease of making it! In short, it has stolen our hearts:-) Tindora Pickle will WOW you as well! Just watch the video and you’ll be drooling as well… Detailed recipe, click here!"Tindora Pickle How-to Video"
Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable from the squash family that is perfect for people on a diet. It is low in calories, high in water content and a great stomach filler. Try this quick and easy stir fry recipe that takes just minutes to prepare."Zucchini Tossed with Cilantro and Lime How-to Video"
Bottlegourd is a very unique vegetable and is liked for its very simplistic and mild flavor. It is also known by a host of other names – Lauki & Doodhi, being some of the few. Here we have dressed it up so you can serve it for a party and make it just for the family. So very healthy and you won’t believe how easy it is to make."Lauki (Bottlegourd) Koftas – Healthy Vegetarian"