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Tasty Dhoklas and Upma with Whey

Two days back Amma was heating milk to set curds but unfortunately the milk curdled. I immediately separated the milk solids as paneer but was left with a lot of whey since this was Amul’s cow milk and the quantity of milk solids was relatively little. I added a couple […]

Instant Beetroot Pickle

Many people don’t know what to do with Beetroot, one of the most nutritious vegetable available to us. My earliest memory of the beetroot is about using it to colour my lips to match with Bhagwan Krishna’s lips on a picture in the puja room at Dehu Road. I have […]

Re-imagining Traditional Food

For the past 10 days, we have been trying to improve our intake of uncooked fresh vegetables because we realised that while we do eat healthy, the content of uncooked vegetables is very low in our preparations. I tried re-imagining two of our favourite breakfast items – Sabudana Khichadi and […]

Homemade Hummus

One of the things that we always eat when we travel abroad is “Hummus”. The variety and quality that we get in Europe or Turkey or even the US is just outstanding and for vegetarians, its a treat with all types of bread. I have never tried to make it […]

Rajbhog …. its a Mango !

Till ten days back, if anyone said “Rajbhog”, I only thought of the Bengali sweet by that name. Even now if you merely type Rajbhog Mangoes, Google comes up with recipes for the sweet. I saw a message from EatRightBasket, the online organic store based in Noida saying they have […]

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita #27 – Proof of Concept

Chapter 2 Verse 46 यावानर्थ उदपाने सर्वत: सम्प्लुतोदके | तावान्सर्वेषु वेदेषु ब्राह्मणस्य विजानत: || 46|| yāvān artha udapāne sarvataḥ samplutodake tāvānsarveṣhu vedeṣhu brāhmaṇasya vijānataḥ yāvān—whatever; arthaḥ—purpose; uda-pāne—a well of water; sarvataḥ—in all respects; sampluta-udake—by a large lake; tāvān—that many; sarveṣhu—in all; vedeṣhu—Vedas; brāhmaṇasya—one who realizes the Absolute Truth; vijānataḥ—who is […]

Fresh Food Fetish … fuelled by OPOS

Here’s a sample menu for breakfast/lunch – Breakfast – Poha, Sabudana Khichadi, Pav Bhaji, Pongal, Khichadi, Ammini Kozhukattai, Idli, Dosa, Semiya Upma, Rava Upma, Curd Semiya, Bhel Puri, Stew (ishtu) & idiappam, dhokla Lunch – Veg Biriyani, Sambar Rice, Rasam Rice, Dal Paalak, Puliyodare (Tamarind rice), Bisi Bele Baath, Paruppu […]

Sprouting Javed’s way !

My school buddy Javed was at home a couple of weeks back and he was looking fit and handsome. He refused to eat food because he had to go somewhere and also because he was eating slightly differently to get fit. That diet included a lot of sprouts which he […]

Apple – the fruit

Yesterday mom juiced the last batch of apples that we got from Kullu, Manali. And we miss them already :):) there is a story associated with the Kullu apples. One of my Periyamma’s (my mother’s elder sister) was posted in Kullu as her husband was in the army. When I […]