Brown bread baked in Convection oven

Making your own bread needs a little extra effort but the fragrance and the taste of the freshly baked bread at home will make it worth while. This was my first experience baking bread and hence I have tried with basic ingredients. Using just the whole wheat flour will make the bread dense – suggest…

Quinoa with Soya chunks and Veggies

Quinoa has excellent source of protein and fibre. I have been using it for a while now and tried different recipes with that. I used the Organic tricolour/white quinoa from Trader Joe’s. Compared to the Indian sooji/broken wheat, I personally found Quinoa to be delicious. Buying this grain in India is expensive. The benefits of quinoa are available…

Multicoloured nutritious chapati

As the subject goes, this chapati/roti has nutrients packed from spinach and beetroot. This is one of my kids’ favourite dish. The multicoloured chapatis are visually very appealing to the kids. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E,…

Curry leaves Dosa

The yummiest dosa packed with lots of nutrients and a super hit amongst my family. My close friend is a Bengali and she tasted this dosa at my house and has started making this dosa every week. She supplies the batter to me when I need 🙂 This dosa comes out spongy and the aroma from the…

Cauliflower Sambar

Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber,water, and vitamin C, possessing high nutritional density. Steaming or microwaving better preserves anticancer compounds than boiling. My husband indulges himself if I make this sambar and I don’t have to worry even if I have to buy a large flower 🙂 Ingredients:…

Poondu karuvapillai milagu kuzhambu

Poondu(garlic) karuvapillai(curry leaves) milagu(pepper) kuzhambu(gravy) is another tasty south Indian dish that is prepared and served when one is recovering from fever or when the weather is very cold or as a special diet for feeding mothers. The garlic, pepper and curry leaves have lots of medicinal values and aid in easy digestion and improved…

Sprouted Dalia(Broken Wheat) Upma

Sprouted Dalia is also known as Bulgar wheat or broken wheat. It is prepared after sprouting wheat of superior quality and then processing it on a solar-operated grinder, thus ensuring all the vitamins and minerals are well-preserved. When cooked, broken wheat has a very hearty, warm aroma and a grainy, delightful taste. It has a…

Macaroni with Soy nuggets

This dish is easy to prepare and is one of the favorite healthy breakfasts at my home. I conceived this recipe while trying to cultivate the habit of including wheat and soya for breakfast. This dish offers rich sources of protein, dietary fiber and carbohydrates from the wheat based macaroni and more protein from the…

Uppadai and Vella Adai

Kaaradaiyaan Nombu (pronounced ‘Car-a-dye-on Nomboo’) is celebrated in Tamil Nadu as the tamil month “Panguni” dawns. During this auspicious time, all married women and young girls tie a sacred yellow color thread around their neck. This is observed for their respective and prospective husband’s well being and that the couples should remain together always. On…

Pitlai

Pitlai is another tasty south Indian dish similar to sambar. We do not use sambar powder, instead prepare with ground spices and coconut. This dish tastes best when mixed with rice and eaten with papad(appalam). Many does not prefer Bitter gourd due to its taste even though it has excellent medicinal values.when bitter gourd is…