Sabudana Vada (Serves: 3-4, Preparation Time: 30 minutes)

The 2012 fall-winter festivities have begun, both in the east and in the west…..Navratras, Durga Puja….Dusshera…Diwali…Christmas and, New Year’s Eve! All these festivals and celebrations are all about family, good food, music and of course NO DIETING!!!Sabudana Vada, whether as food while fasting, or as a snack, is superbly delicious. Since it is deep fried, it may…

Sabudana Khichdi (Serves: 2, Preparation Time : 15 minutes)

The arrival of Navratri sets off a happy-happy feeling inside me. Navratri means Diwali is approaching and the winters are around the corner too. It is all so festive – the shopping, the celebrations and the great food! Even fasting is a celebration. The special Navratri food has a charm that is unmatched. I am…

Baked Oatmeal with Apple and Nuts (Preparation Time:50 minutes)

Oats are one of the healthiest breakfast choices. If you go on reading about their benefits, the list will almost be never ending. The fact that they are a great source of fiber, is a plus. The goodness factor aside, including them in the breakfast remains only a wish for most of us who prefer…

Oats Upma (Serves: 2; Preparation Time: 25 minutes)

I like  my food to be flavorful…… and yummy!! That’s one reason I could never bring myself to eat oats, the boring way they’re meant to be eaten. Yet, knowing how nutritious they are, I keep searching for  interesting ways to include it in my breakfast. Earlier, I had shared the recipe for Oats Chilla which many…

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…