Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! It’s Modaka time! 😀 We’ve been busy all morning making lots of sundal and modakas, or kozhukattais – sweet & savoury, flat and round, and everything in between. If we were allowed to eat these delicacies before the pooja, I doubt Lord Ganesha would have any left! 🙂 Ganesh Chaturthi: the story everyone knows! After […]
Seventy years of Independent India. Seventy years of saying Happy Independence Day! Most of us alive today do not remember a time when we weren’t independent. All we know is India, the way she is today. However, in these seventy years, we have managed to enslave ourselves with diseases that were unheard of when our […]
Happy, Healthy Vishu & Puthandu! 🙂 Today is the beginning of the new year for Tamilians and Keralites. Just a couple of weeks apart from Ugadi, the Kannada new year, there is a very special significance behind why today is celebrated as the first day of the new year, rather than January. Every tradition in India […]
Today is Rama Navami, the ninth day and the culmination of the nine-day Festival of Spring celebrations of Shri Rama’s birth in India. My grandfather, Dr. P Desikan, a scholar who has taught me most of what I know about the Hindu Dharma, spoke to me about Rama Navami today. Here are a few gems […]
New Age Festival Greetings! That’s exactly what today is – Yugadi, the Deccan festival that signifies the beginning (Adi) of the new age (Yuga). There is a very special significance behind why today is celebrated as the first day of the new year, rather than January. Every tradition in India has a deep, rich meaning […]
Simple dish with a combination of French beans and Lentil or grams! Usli without a drop of oil, yet light and fluffy. Check out how we did it! Beans Paruppu Usli / Beans Lentil Curry Print Recipe CourseCourse 2: Cooked Veg, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Side Dishes CuisineAndhra Pradesh, Indian, Karnataka, Tamil Servings […]
Pongal wishes to you and your family! 🙂 Enjoy these pongal delicacies, prepared the whole foods plant based way to achieve and preserve perfect health!
Avial! Mixed vegetable stew in rich coconut milk, a rare non-spicy dish that totally satisfies the South Indian palate. I love avial! Happy Pongal!
“The key to lose weight is to enjoy your food, eat three course meals and eat as much as you want.” Tell this to anyone who has been struggling to lose weight, and they will laugh at you. Trust me, when I heard someone say this three years back, I laughed too. I weighed 81 […]
Food is one of the four imbalanced factors that lies at the root cause of diabetes. Here’s the food that works to set this right! I’m certain that you know at least 10 people who are diabetic. It is then possible for you to imagine a diabetes-free world? We have accepted that ‘after a certain […]
Neer dosa with coconut chutney and kaai bella! Ooh, yum! No one can eat just one. I remember plates with huge stacks of dosa, laid one on top of the other, from my childhood. Siblings and cousins would have competitions. “I ate 8, how about you?” Those were the days! Neer dosa is one of the […]
Happy World Vegan Day and Karnataka Rajyotsava! A beautiful movement and a beautiful state celebrate their anniversary on November 1st. 🙂 For these two special occasions, we have put together the best of both worlds – traditional vegan recipes from Karnataka! What better way of celebrating today! 🙂 Pokies are also known as ‘slots,’ ‘slot […]
Happy Diwali! The festival of lights is here we’ve all got our kitchens in a buzz! This year, let our pet pooja (literally translating to worship of the stomach!) yield the best fruit – perfect health! A ‘Healthy Diwali Sweet and Savory Menu’ might seem like an oxymoron – but we’ve whipped up just that. Check […]
Shine bright like a diamond! Maybe not so bright, if you’re made from jowar – but absolutely yummy! The problem with fried foods is, well, they are fried. First, we extract oil from a nut or seed, losing out on most of the nut’s nutrition. Then, we heat the oil to a high temperature, destroying […]
Any Kannadiga would split into a smile of recognition when he hears the phrase ‘Bevu Bella‘, or Ugadi Pacchadi in Telugu, or Maanga Pacchadi in Tamil. This is a dish to mark the advent of the New Year, in mid April – Ugadi or Puthandu. At the peak of the Spring season, there are some important trees […]
We all know that yam needs to be fried to be tasty, right? Well, that can easily be proved otherwise. Here is a lovely, yummy yam recipe you cannot ignore. Yummy Yam Sabzi Print Recipe CourseCourse 2: Cooked Veg, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening CuisineIndian Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time […]
One of the favourite dishes for all of us is a serving of yummy Bhindi Masala. Here is a version that uses no oil, and yet has the same experience of eating one with lots of oil for frying. Bhindi Masala Without Oil Print Recipe CourseCourse 2: Cooked Veg, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening […]
This dish is a super success in all our workshops! Ceylon Kootu Print Recipe CourseCourse 2: Cooked Veg, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening CuisineIndian, Tamil Servings Prep Time 4 People 20 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 People 20 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Ceylon Kootu Print Recipe CourseCourse 2: Cooked […]
A must have everyday, it can be done to such perfection using just the traditional recipe. But simply avoid oil. Keerai Masiyal Print Recipe CourseCourse 2: Cooked Veg, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening CuisineIndian, Tamil Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook […]
Pidi Kozhukattai. Amma makes it best! Fragrant, steamed, and light, these dumplings are super easy to prepare. Here’s how! The traditional recipe uses coconut mixed with the kozhukattai batter and steamed. Here we just ensure we don’t heat the coconut in the dish. Equally yummy and tasty as well! Best served with Karuvepilai Thuvaiyal (Curry […]
Inji Thuvaiyal (Ginger Chutney) is a very refreshing chutney. The smell of ginger kicks your senses awake – and improves your digestion too. This is one recipe that dulls down the usually strong taste of ginger into a very pleasurable, palatable experience. Best eaten with cereals. Inji Thuvaiyal (Ginger Chutney) Print Recipe CourseChutneys, Course 3: […]
If you are an Indian, you cannot do without buttermilk! It is an inevitable part of a meal that goes towards making any meal wholesome. Only the few who do not like milk or curds would not want to have a cup of buttermilk during meals. Here is a beautiful alternative to this well-liked dairy […]
A tasty yet healthy laddoo that vanishes the moment it gets made! Dry Fruit Laddoo Print Recipe CourseCourse 1: Raw, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Snacks, Sweets CuisineIndian Servings 4 Laddoos Servings 4 Laddoos Dry Fruit Laddoo Print Recipe CourseCourse 1: Raw, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Snacks, Sweets CuisineIndian Servings 4 Laddoos […]
A favourite dish which always brings people back for extra servings! Coconut Milk Payasam Print Recipe CourseCourse 3: Cooked Cereals, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Sweets CuisineIndian, Tamil Servings Prep Time 4 People 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 People 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Coconut Milk Payasam Print Recipe […]
A sumptuous sweet using foxtail millet Innippu Pongal (Sweet Pongal) Print Recipe CourseCourse 3: Cooked Cereals, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Sweets CuisineIndian, Tamil Servings Prep Time 4 cups 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 cups 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Innippu Pongal (Sweet Pongal) Print Recipe CourseCourse 3: […]
A simple and delectable dish, made using yellow pumpkin. Yellow Pumpkin Sabzi Print Recipe A simple and delectable dish, made using yellow pumpkin. CourseCourse 2: Cooked Veg, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening CuisineIndian, Satwik, Tamil Servings Prep Time 4 people 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 people 15 minutes Cook […]
“Chukkillaatha Kashaayamillai”, there is no kashaya without Ginger. The original ‘Kaapi’ that most of Tamil Nadu and Kerala drank before ‘By-Two Kaapi’ became popular, Chukku Kaapi is an amazing drink that is an amazing start to the day. It clears your senses when you’re groggy in the morning or tired in the evening and totally […]
Ridge gourd sabzi, cooked with minimal spices.
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