April 21, 2018
Mom’s Biryani Recipe

Mom’s Biryani Recipe

Love and good quality basmati rice is the key to a fantastic BIRYANI, is what mom says. But when I, dig deeper into her recipe, there is lots going in there, the presence of all the spices, the rice cooked to the right doneness, the vegetables and the saffron they all play their roles into the making. There is a special room in my heart, for this biryani recipe. I make it mom’s style and today my kids love it […]
April 18, 2018
Sauces and Dressings

Sauces and Dressings

Sauces and Dressings for Buddha Bowl Yoghurt Coriander    Ingredients  1 cup hung yoghurt 1 clove of garlic minced Salt to taste 1 teaspoon of sugar Juice of half a lemon 1/2 a cup Chopped fresh coriander Method Add coriander to a mixer blender with a spoonful of hung yoghurt along with lemon juice, salt, sugar and garlic clove. Mix till you get a thick green smooth consistency. In a separate bowl whisk the rest of the hung yoghurt using […]
April 18, 2018
Red Rice Buddha Bowl

Red Rice Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl is a nourishing meal consisting of small portions of various healthy foods, all placed in one bowl. It’s a recipe with no strict guidelines, You can pick and choose according to choice and whatever is available in hand. However for a perfect, well balanced Buddha Bowl there is a basic break down and i.e. 15 percent protein, 25 percent whole grains, 35 percent vegetables, 10 percent sauce, and 15 percent extras, like nuts, seeds, or sprouts. Buddha bowl […]
April 16, 2018
Coconut Barley Kheer

Coconut Barley Kheer

It’s hot here in Mumbai and a chilled bowl of coconut barley kheer just made my day. This is my first time with barley kheer and I just LOVE it. It reminds of Tub Tim Grob a Thai dessert, made using water chestnuts. In Thailand, they serve it in chilled coconut milk and lots of ice. At one time Tub Tim Grob use to be my favourite dessert. Chilled coconut desserts are great during summer always.     Today I […]
April 16, 2018
Healthy Amaranth Tikkis

Healthy Amaranth Tikkis

Amaranth is also known as Rajgira, Ramdana here in India. We consume amaranth in several different forms: plant leaves, seeds, or seed flour. The origin of the word amaranth is from Sanskrit and it means, ‘deathless’. It’s sweet, earthy, gluten-free grain, packed with protein power. Amaranth is one of the most protein-rich food, with the additional benefits of iron, calcium, protein, manganese, fibre, and other phytonutrients. Consider this as a blessing for vegetarians, and how important it is to include […]
April 15, 2018
Teriyaki Red Quinoa

Teriyaki Red Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced as  Keen-wa, it’s a low-fat superfood. It’s actually the seed of a grain-like crop closely related to beets. There are hundreds of cultivated types of quinoa, but the most common versions available in stores are white, red, and black quinoa. Many of us do find quinoa as a difficult grain to work with, but if you really want to add this superfood in your diet, there are a couple of good recipes you can try and I am […]
April 9, 2018
Hyderabadi khichdi with Khatta

Hyderabadi khichdi with Khatta

Khichdi is a not just khichdi, its way beyond a humble dish. You might be aware of the long history of khichdi symbolising Indian culture and the versatility of our national dish khichdi. Or maybe you are the one who thinks that Khichdi is for babies and sick people. Actually, most of us have not experienced the true depth in terms of the flavours, textures that can be introduced to this simplest / wholesome /hearty food. khichdi has been misunderstood […]
April 5, 2018
Healthy Bean Corn Salad

Healthy Bean Corn Salad

Garlic & chilli Red Bean, Corn Salad with fresh ricotta in a green crunchy lettuce leaf and a nice drizzle of vinaigrette. Garlic & chilli Red Bean, Corn Salad served on a crostini or serve it on a toasted bread as a bruschetta, and not to forget fresh ricotta and a drizzle of vinaigrette. Garlic & chilli Red Bean, Corn Salad with ricotta and vinaigrette served with taco chips. These are the three versions I had at home of same […]
April 4, 2018
Homemade Fresh Ricotta

Homemade Fresh Ricotta

Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon kosher salt Urban Platter Arabian Sea Salt Flakes, 500g 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or white vinegar Method Bring milk, cream, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over a medium flame. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice; stir gently until mixture starts to curdle. Let stand undisturbed for 5 -7 minutes. After this time, the milk starts to separate into clumps of milky white curds and thin, […]