Srikhand

Srikhand can literally be translated into thick sweetened yoghurt but that takes away the magic of it !!                                      A thick creamy delicious Indian dessert made with strained and hung yoghurt, powdered sugar, cardamoms, saffron and nuts. Straining…

Ambi Haldi or Mango Ginger Pickle (Fresh white turmeric pickle)

Mango Ginger is neither mango nor ginger. In fact, it is a popular spice & white turmeric, which looks like ginger but when peeled has a delightful faint aroma and taste of mango. Ambi Haldi as it is called in Hindi has been given a lot of importance in traditional medicines and Ayurveda. It has…

Cauliflower and Carrot pickle

An absolute favourite in my home ! This is a different sort of pickle and loved by anyone who has ever tried it. Gobhi-gajar pickle is very popular in the north of India especially in the winter season. Usually one can add turnip to this pickle as well, but in Bangkok it is an arduous…

Jackfruit Curry

Jackfruit or  “jack of all fruits” is one of the healthiest foods available that you can get your hands on easily, especially in Asia. It is rich in Vitamin A, C and B6. It is full of good carbs and a good source of energy. It boosts digestion, and has tremendous anti- ageing properties. A…

Ratalu/Purple Yaam Chaat

Ratalu or purple yam is also called Kand/Jamikand in India. It is a starchy tuber used in making savoury dishes and is very rich in Vitamin C, Potassium and phytonutrients. It boosts iron absorption too. Bangkok has plenty of root vegetables, but mostly we don’t know what it is used for, or how to use…

Finger Millet/Ragi Laddos with Nuts and Seeds

With the flight restrictions still persisting, I am missing the Revari and Gajak from India, this Makar Sakranti! So I made healthy laddos  with Finger Millet or Ragi Flour and a load of seeds and nuts. These laddos are sugar and gluten free, so they can be enjoyed completely guilt-free whenever sweet cravings occur!! This…

Sorghum Cutlets with Fresh Oregano

This super grain is gluten free and full of goodness. It is rich in fibre and high in protein. This recipe is using the Sorghum or Bajra flour with fresh Oregano leaves to make cutlets that can be served as a side dish/ snack  or a meal in it of itself. I have used fresh…

Beetroot Halwa Rings with Marzipan

Happy New Year, and hopefully a better year ahead! Though, with a surge of Covid-19 cases in Bangkok, and the current soft lockdown, it’s back to indoor activities for me.   Anyhow, let us begin this year with some healthy, sweet and pretty looking beetroot halwa rings with almond filling. Ingredients for halwa : Beetroot…

Stuffed Baby Karela

When the pottery is creatively made and glazed by son, and the bitter gourd is home grown in balcony, the pride and joy can make even the karelas  taste sweet :))  Or can it ?? 😛 What vegetables have you grown yourself and cooked these past few months ?? Ingredients: Tiny baby bitter gourds 8…

Dal Dhokli

A one pot meal that was my favourite as a child. Infact it masquerades as Multi Grain pasta in Lentil stew. This soupy dish is sour, spicy, uses simple ingredients and iwholesome in itself. A go to dish especially during the rainy season or the winter months. I have made this in Arhar dal, UP…