Beetroot shoot smoothie!

Okay! Super-duper caution! This smoothie has some fibrous content in it. I suppose more than half of the world is going to hate it.Because, once it is ready after every sip.. you will feel some fibers in your mouth. I am not sure if it is good or bad. I want to  think its good…

Beetroot smoothie

Beetroot smoothie. The actual color was magenta. My camera couldn’t even pick the right color. I put the glass in different places to get a good photograph. I was trying to find good light so that the magenta color could shine and pop out! I have developed a really liking towards smoothie these days. I…

Green breakfast smoothie

Blend 1 and half inch cucumber, 1 banana, 2 inch zucchini, 3 frozen blocks of spinach, 4 to 5 almonds, 5 – 6 mint leaves, 100ml coconut milk. If you still wish, you can add any sweetner! This drink is unbelievably filling and refreshing! I am  trying to follow an excercise calendar and I am…

Breakfast smoothie

Some recipes are not elaborate ones. I am aware of the need of a healthy breakfast, but I always want to reduce the time invested in making them. Eating muesli as breakfast everyday is difficult, especially as I have grown up eating savory breakfast items for e.g. Upma, Poha, Dosa, Sabudana Khichdi. Hence, eating something…

Onion uttappa with potato bhajji

I simply miss eating “Rava onion mysore masala dosa” served in a local restaurant ( Navratna, Navi Mumbai). Hence, I decided to re-create the magic of my favourite dosa and my love of onion uttappam together. It was a good trial dish and more changes could be made over time. I have made mini versions…

Batata Vada

After living in Sweden for 2 months now, I have started craving typical Indian fried snacks! Batata Vada is one of them, which forms an integral part of the most famous street food of Mumbai called as Vada paav. People have written so much about this food item, so much so, it’s called the “Indian burger“. The…

Sabudana wada – Tapioca Sago pattice

Sabudana – Tapioca Sago made food items is commonly acceptable during religious fasts in India. Sago has almost 90% carbohydrates and very less proteins, vitamins and minerals. They act as main ingredients of two popular dishes ” Sabudana khichdi” and “Sabudana wada”. Now, I would call sabudana wada as Sago pattice just for my convenience. Usually,…

Onion Pakora/ Bhaji

As I sit here in my apartment soaking the sunlight seeping from my balcony door (a rare sunny day in Sweden), I am reading about the delayed monsoons in India. The much-awaited rains have arrived few days back in Mumbai. Ah!! the smell of the soil after first rains and the drop in temperatures when…

Peas puff (Mutter Karanji)

Peas are rich source of protein. They are called mutter in Indian languages. We commonly use it in vegetable gravy, snacks and rice dishes. Ingredients For covering All purpose flour 1cup Salt Oil (hot) 1spoon Ajwaein in hindi (bishop’s weed or carom in English) few seeds crushed Water For stuffing Blanched Green peas 1cup Grated…

Vegetarian Samosa

I was surprised when I had seen vegetarian samosa in a Italian salad shop called Le Appétit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Samosa’s are commonly found in any part of India. It’s a cheap snack found in road-side, sea-side food stalls, hotels and restaurants. It’s a tasty snack eaten with tea or coffee in office canteen too….