Millets and Lentil Pulao with Dillweed (Millet Khichdi)

What does one do when you decide on cutting carbs to lose weight? Cutting down on carbohydrates is the easiest way to lose weight and begin a bon voyage for healthy living. When we talk about carbs, the first thing that comes into our mind is rice. And cutting back on rice means moving on to healthier… Continue reading Millets and Lentil Pulao with Dillweed (Millet Khichdi)

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Chickpea Spinach Salad with Yogurt Dill dressing

When I was a little kid, salad predominantly meant a combination of onions, tomatoes and cucumbers with a pinch of salt, pepper and lime juice. Mostly in Indian households, salad is a side-dish and is hardly prepared or served as the main dish. Only stepping out of India got me to know that salads can… Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Chickpea Spinach Salad with Yogurt Dill dressing

Millet Tabbouleh with Sauteed Sunflower Sprouts and Cottage Cheese

It’s the end of the week and like always, I was craving for a hearty salad for my Sunday dinner. My trip to the super market was ever interesting with the discovery of organic sunflower sprouts. These sprouts were new to me but I knew they are very nutritious. I was yearning for the addition… Continue reading Millet Tabbouleh with Sauteed Sunflower Sprouts and Cottage Cheese

Sattu Ka Paratha (Indian Flatbread Stuffed with Roasted Gram Flour)

I have spent 18 years of my childhood in a small town known as Bokaro in the state of Jharkhand (India). “Sattu ka Paratha” is a very popular dish in the North Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. I still remember the beautiful aroma of these parathas when my neighbor used to make… Continue reading Sattu Ka Paratha (Indian Flatbread Stuffed with Roasted Gram Flour)

Desi Salmon and Cod Fish Cakes

These patties are so simple that in the beginning I was wondering whether to share it or not with you all. But then my conscience pushed me repeatedly cos these are soooooooo goooooooooooooood!!!!! No, that wasn’t a typo! I am serious. These fish cakes are moist, flaky and super delicious. They literally melt in your… Continue reading Desi Salmon and Cod Fish Cakes

Curried Black-Eyed Pea Risotto (Vegan Recipe)

The first time I had risotto was at Jamie’s Italian and right from the name itself you would know how good was the quality of the dish in terms of aroma, texture and flavors. I find Risotto an interesting way to consume rice and veggies as one-pot meal cooked along with lots of cheese, wine and stock.… Continue reading Curried Black-Eyed Pea Risotto (Vegan Recipe)

Black Plum, Chickpea and Avocado Salad with Pesto Sauce

DH and I decided to skip dinner tonight. Not that we were being lazy but for the simple fact that we had a heavy lunch in the afternoon. More than usually, our weekend lunch is quite a big spread, huge enough to feel tired and sleepy after the meal! But sometimes it becomes a necessity to… Continue reading Black Plum, Chickpea and Avocado Salad with Pesto Sauce