Kidney Bean Soup

    Kidney beans are very popular in India. They are relished as curry with rice, or in salads.  Even the most fussy eaters rarely say no to Kidney beans curry. As a child, I was not very fond of Kidney beans.  I was the only one in the family…

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Lentil & Spinach Soup

  Dal Paalak There is something warm & tasty about this dal.  Spinach along with spices, both fresh and dried, give lentils a complex flavor. You can use any lentil but I prefer one of these : French green lentils / Chana dal / Green Moong dal. Here I’ve used…

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Besan Chilla / Gram flour Pancakes

This is one of my favorite breakfast all winter long. Not only because its scrumptious but also because you can fix it in minutes.That sounds like a blessing  when you are pressed for time. Besan/ gram flour/ Chickpea flour is an indispensable food ingredient in Indian cooking.You can dish out…

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Egg Stir Fry/ Egg Masala

    This dish was originally developed by my husband. The only variation I did to his original recipe is the addition of green bell peppers. It’s a super easy and flexible  recipe. You can boil the eggs in advance and keep the cooked sauce mixture refrigerated up to two…

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Calming Turmeric Tea

 Spring has definitely sprung but it has brought high amounts of allergens in the air as well. Many of you have been asking for this recipe. Try this tea as soon as you begin to feel sick. Or just drink it couple of times a week to keep a check…

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Turmeric Milk

  Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a medicinal plant and I had the opportunity to learn about its medicinal properties during the course of my M. Sc. ( Botany ). We had a subject by the name of ‘Medicinal Plants’ and were introduced to a wide variety of plants which…

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