Recipe: Daal Ke Bhare Parathe

When in school, my kids always waited for winter vacations in their Dadi’s (Grandmother) house in Dehradun, for a simple reason of getting scrumptious breakfast of Daal Ke Parathe with Makkhan (fresh white butter) and mint Chutney every morning. Each day the stuffing was made of different daal to give the twist to the taste. Kitchen hustles…

Apple Pie With A Desi Twist

Diwali is such an amazing festival. The streets are full of beautiful lights and crackers, and house is full of people and the sweets. We get the traditional sweets like laddu, jalebi or Kaju barfi from our neighbours but relatives living outside India usually come with bags full of designer and fancy sweets. Diwali is…

Flu Season Is Here & Here Are Some Home Remedies For You

Every couple of months, we fall prey to a host of infections in the air and invariably end up on strong antibiotics to battle our way back to health. The next time you’re dealing with a fever, a sore throat, a cold that makes you wish you’d never been born and a cough that makes…

The Kolkata Biryani: A legacy that lives in the veins of every Bengali

Biryani – the one food item that unites us all. Over time, and across various forms, biryani has been loved and embraced by us all. Come to Kolkata, and  the very different city is as crazy on the middle-Eastern delicacy as the middle-East delicacies. Biryani, though, is different here. Don’t get us wrong, biryani is…

Finding Desi Taste In A Foreign Land

What is that first thing an Indian searches for once he or she leaves the country. Adventure? Progress? New opportunities? No way ! The only and the very first thing they look for, in an unknown territory, is the Indian food. This is exactly what happened to us. Having landed in United Kingdom few years…

Some Indian Tastes And Flavors

All this food is Gluten free, Dairy free and Sugar free and is based on the clean detox program. This was originally posted on Neeta’s Healthy Plate (http://www.neetashealthyplate.com/)

Recipe: Pesto And Nut Butters

Recipe for Pesto: This is a simple and delicious pesto with a grainy nutty crunch and the cheesy taste from the nutritional yeast.  2 cups fresh basil 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1 cup almonds Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional) sea salt and pepper…