Falafel & Hummus

Falafel is a common deep fried savory item prepared throughout the Middle East.  Falafel is made from soaked chickpeas and fava beans/ broad beans or a combination of the two. Soaked chickpeas are  grind together with various ingredients such as coriander leaves, onions and garlic.Spices such as cumin seeds and green chillies are often added…

Okra and tomato curry (Bhindi tomato Curry)

Simple and very easy bhindi curry is prepared with okra and tomatoes. First time i tasted this curry in a roadside Dhaba near Jodhpur,Rajasthan some 12 years back. They kept this curry as simple as possible.This is prepared with very basic ingredients like onion,tomato and bhindi. It is a semi dry curry and goes well…

 Potato Korma (Dahiwale Aloo)

Potato korma is a tasty gravy curry prepared with baby potatoes and yogurt/curd. Seasoned with freshly  prepared roasted cumin and poppy seeds powder adds rich flavor to the korma. This curry goes well with flavored rice like tomato rice,cabbage rice or any Indian flat breads. This curry  goes well even with plain steamed rice. My…

Chickpeas & Rajma Mixed Salad

This is a protein rich salad bowl with all the goodness of fresh vegetables. Seasoned with olive oil, red chilli flakes,lemon juice and mixed herbs powder makes it a tasty and refreshing salad. If you keep cooked rajma and chickpeas ready, preparation of this salad will not take more time. Even though it is a…

Ridge gourd and moong dal curry

Ridge gourd and moong dal curry is a very very easy and quick curry to prepare. No need to use chilli powder, coconut, coriander powder, tomato or any rich gravy to prepare this tasty curry. This curry is for those days when we prefer to eat a light and satisfying meal. This is an  ordinary…

Mixed Bean and  Vegetable Soup

Mixed bean and vegetable soup is prepared with red kidney beans, white kidney beans, cooked pasta and whole lot of vegetables simmered in tomato pulp. Seasoned with some red chilli flakes, crushed black pepper,chopped garlic and olive oil makes it tasty and irresistible. This dish is a perfect combination of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins and…

Avocado & pumpkin Paratha

Soft and tasty Avocado & pumpkin  paratha is prepared with whole wheat flour, soft ripen avocado pulp, grated pumpkin, onion, green chillies and some spices. This Paratha is ideal for serving for breakfast or packing for children lunch box. Many of us know that avocado contains monounsaturated fatty acids , which helps to  reduces bad…

Cluster Beans curry (Gawar Ki Sabzi)

Cluster beans curry / Gawar ki subji  is prepared with simple ingredients like cluster beans,fresh coconut and onions. Cluster beans is  loaded with high levels of folic acid. The presence of dietary fiber, potassium  in this vegetable prevents various cardiovascular complications. Guar beans contain calcium,  which helps in strengthening the bones and thus prevent bone loss….