After working for six years as an engineer, I studied social policy and am now a full-time volunteer, serving children. Children are my first love. My other ‘first love’ is Food. Food is story-telling, its conversation, and it’s also service. Food nourishes our body, mind, and soul. Eating well doesn’t require fancy cooking, but it does require mindfulness and practice. Anybody can cook and everybody should cook! I blog about my adventures in the kitchen at My Weekend Kitchen
It takes a bit longer than the traditional way of making stuffed paratha, but take my word that after learning this trick, every paratha you roll out will have perfectly even stuffing and none of it coming out.
No Indian dinner party is complete without a paneer main dish. I often make this kofta curry for festive gatherings. It is super simple to make, delicious, and looks like a lot of effort has been put into it!
Craving for something spicy? These potato-stuffed capsicums are the right choice. Easy to cook, you can also try out paneer stuffing or rice stuffing instead of potatoes. It is delicious to eat and can be served on a party platter.
Watermelon being 90 per cent water is great for keeping your body hydrated during summer time and since it is mostly water, it is also the perfect fruit to snack on as much as you want and not worry about any weight gain!
Stir-fry rice noodles recipe: Most regular wheat noodles are made largely of refined all-purpose flour (or maida) which is only starch. If you can find, use whole-wheat noodles, or other varieties of gluten-free noodles made with millets like buckwheat or soybean.
Cauliflower is part of the cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable family and though it is super healthy, it doesn’t really enjoy a very good reputation with children. Try this healthy recipe of cauliflower bread that is really tasty as well.
The Classic Rocket Leaves Salad is light and quick to make. Just combine rocket leaves (also known as arugula leaves in English and Tara Mira in Hindi) and parmesan in a bowl, and season with olive oil, lemon juice and some salt and pepper.
It is amazing how this humble yellow moong dal can be made into so many recipes from a plain dal khichdi to mangodi ki sabzi to the traditional Indian desserts like moong dal halwa. Try it with dill leaves for a new experience.
White rice is what gives rice its bad reputation for causing diabetes or weight gain. Brown rice, on the other hand, does exactly the opposite! Here's an easy and delicious recipe for Brown Spinach Rice that you can try out.
Sprouted Moong Dal Salad is a delicious and healthy alternative to roadside chaat. In fact, these days you can often find “healthy bhel puri” with the addition of little-sprouted moong at many outlets.
Lemon iced tea might be the most popular iced tea variation you might find but did you know that oranges are the largest harvested citrus fruits in the world? Try this 'Orange Cinnamon Iced Tea' that is a cool, refreshing and healthy drink for the summers.
Unlike white potato, sweet potatoes pack in a lot of nutrition. Did you know, one of the most prominent nutrient in sweet potato is Vitamin C! They are also rich in vitamin B, dietary fibre, and essential minerals especially potassium and manganese.