Today I would like to share Kheer(rice pudding) recipe, on the occasion of full moon. Full moon is also known as पूर्णिमा(Purnima) in the Sanskrit language. People celebrate this event with kheer. My mom makes magical kheer, I remember, on Purnimas our neighborhood/community would gather under the moonlight in our yard/terrace to enjoy this sweet dish. Though a full moon occurs once every month, but, when it occurs twice a month it is referred to as a blue moon, though it is not blue colored, it occurs “once in a blue moon” – a phrase to mean a rare occurrence. When the year has 13 full moons instead of the usual 12, the “extra” moon is the blue one. It was a blue moon yesterday! continue>>
Today I share with you how to make papad. Papads are thin, crispy, savory disc shaped accompaniments to meals. There are different styles of papad depending on the ingredients used in their making. Papad (also refered as papadum in the west) has many varieties like, urad, moong or besan(chickpea flour) etc. Please enjoy some papad with raita and khichdi!
Today I share with you a recipe for cucumber raita. It’s a great ayurvedic, sattvic and vegetarian side dish. No special culinary skills are needed to make this dish. It is very simple and easy, anyone can make it. It’s a delicious and wholesome side dish for summer season. Cucumber raita is a cool dish for hot weather. It is served as an accompaniment to basic Indian meal. Here, please have some with khichdi. Enjoy!
Today I share with you mung dal khichdi. It is an ayurvedic vegetarian recipe. It is a simple, easy to digest sattvic delight. Though not a staple food, people enjoy eating this all over India. It is sometimes served as prasad in temples or gurdwaras, it is also offered to people who are sick as their metabolism slows down and khichdi is their food of choice because it is easy to digest. More often than not, a heavy meal is followed by khichdi at a later time of the day, as a light alternative. I make khichdi on occasions when I want to cook something easy with minimal effort and few ingredients without lengthy preparation or elaborate cooking. continue>>
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a very delcious dish. Treat yourself, your family and guests with this amazingly simple and wholesome dessert. Dates is the natural sweetener in this dish with no added sugar. This is an ayurvedic sattvik dish, an authentic recipe from the east. Often eaten without any celebratory occasion but can be served as a sweet dish on festivals like Diwali or Eid. Introducing here as “dry-dates pudding” to the western cuisine. It’s a gem among the desserts, a welcome and healthful addition to one’s platter this Christmas or Hanukkah.
Today I share with you an exuberant dish with irresistible munchiness. The orange color is so pleasing to the eye, the taste is so savory to the diverse palate and the aroma so beautiful you’ll have to taste it to know how it is! I make it often, grown-ups and kids alike love it. We eat it as a healthy snack. This is a modest and simple yet compelling and vivacious dish for potlucks or any other occasion with family/friends. Enjoy!
There’s a certain taste of simplicity in these kind of popcorns, which is lacking in their microwavable counterparts. The commercially mass produced batch of microwave popcorns may be convenient and mess free for the masses but, they pale in comparison to the Mommy popped ones, mixed with love, customized to please the individual taste buds and olfactory receptors. Food cooked and shared at home fosters strong cherishable bonds and unforgettable memories with our family & loved ones, don’t you agree!
I’m excited to share with you a divinely delicious whole-wheat cake recipe. It’s my signature recipe for birthdays, holidays or dessert with western-twist. You’ll be charmed by the winsome nutty wholesomeness of this simple eggless cake. I urge you to bake the cake with your heart and enjoy the creation. After all, love is the most important ingredient that Moms put into their cooking. Treat yourself, your friends and family this holiday season with this delicious dish. Enjoy!
Today I share with you corn & black bean salad. It’s a popular southern/Cuban dish. A hearty wholesome accompaniment to your Thanksgiving feast. A great side dish for your vegetarian guests. Delight your family and friends with this, on Memorial day, Labor day, Thanksgiving, potlucks or any other occasion. continue>>