Do you look for healthy alternatives when baking treats for your family? Carrot cakes are a delight, so I had to make sure they had the right ingredients to make them a healthy treat. Cinnamon and ginger spiced carrot cake with yogurt frosting to take care of those cravings.
A mild curry that I prepare at least once every two months. Light, fragrant and healthy. Green Thai curry with baby aubergines and sweet peas served with hot rice is a delight.
As a stylist, I create textures on food to get those beautiful shadows that hold attention. What do I mean by textures on food? The layers we create on the surface of your dish, just like the layers
w about some healthy ragi cookies with the goodness of clarified butter (Desi ghee) and coconut sugar. I had to come up with these as I wanted my son to eat different kinds of flour. Ragi is millet and is rich in minerals. Roasted Ragi flour has a slight nuttiness, and we loved it.
What do you do with leftover vadas? I turned them into my favorite “Dahi vadas.” With festivities in full swing back home, people look for easy vegetarian recipes in some parts of India. Vadas are a massive hit in my family. I love serving them for breakfast with chutney, with tea, and at times in lunchboxes.
I love making kebabs with cheese. Even though the usual choice is meat, fish, or veggies for a change, I tried halloumi cheese as the hero. Cheese is a relatively easy ingredient to work with, and it takes less time compared to others. I usually use Indian cottage cheese for making vegetarian kebabs. However, for a middle-eastern-inspired meal, I choose Halloumi. Honey and thyme roasted halloumi kebabs tasted perfect with couscous and salad.
When we decided to eat fewer carbs just for a week, I had to get creative. I rely on veggies and lean meat. Since the sweet potatoes are always a hit, I decided to pair them with whipped garlic yogurt sauce. Magic happens when they get roasted with a few herbs and spices. It is a perfect side dish, but we had it for lunch. Thyme roasted sweet potato is a delicious meal in itself and I am making some again.
Chicken dumpling soup with turmeric and coconut is a simple, soulful recipe. This soup is light, silky with the goodness of coconut and turmeric. Turmeric has medicinal properties, and it lends a beautiful golden color to the soup.
When you want to start the day on a healthy yet delicious note, Poha or flattened rice is my favorite savory breakfast which is light and keeps me full for a long time. Occasionally I make poha as a snack with tea; the recipe remains more or less the same. Here I am sharing the whole package – poha and tea.
Sometimes the simplest of dishes are more fulfilling. Spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes and basil is one such dish and my go-to pasta when I am not in the mood to cook an elaborate meal. I love the simplicity and freshness of this pasta.