Kidney Beans Salad (Serves: 2; Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes)

After the sumptuous July 4thdinner at Sargam’s (my friend) place we all sat chitchatting around the dinner table. When one of the guests at the table is a fitness trainer, the discussion is bound to be about healthy eating and weight loss (which I guess most of us only aspire for…sigh!!). We all agreed upon…

Sambhar (Serves: 4; Preparation Time: 45 minutes)

Come Thursday and the week  starts to look like a really long drag. For those who go to work, Friday evening  touchdown to the base looks blurred and distant; and for those who remain back home, the  weekend fun appears like a distant dream.Just like most north Indians, I too cook vegetables, lentils and chapati…

Coconut Chutney (Serves: 4, Preparation TIme : 15 minutes)

Don’t be surprised when you spot  coriander leaves  in the ingredients of coconut chutney!! Try it and decide for yourself; I bet you’ll love it! Ingredients 1 cup grated coconut (fresh or frozen; if using the latter, run it under cold water and drain) 4-6 tbsp curd A small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped  1 inch…

Crunchy Chocolate Banana Bread (Makes:16 Slices)

My quest for recipes that are nutritious and delicious at the same time is now ever-growing. Our recent relocation to New York has rendered me far busier and with no domestic help at hand, I increasingly recognize the importance of cooking/baking something that satiates both of us, and our 16 month old daughter. The choice of cereals…

Sooji Upma (Serves: 2, Preparation Time: 30 minutes)

Cereals, eggs and toast  are the easiest  breakfast option for most office goers – the busy morning hours leave no time to cook and enjoy an elaborate breakfast. At the same time, one does get bored with the predictable menu and needs something different and refreshing to kick start that Good Day! Sooji (Semolina) Upma…