Day 50 : Celery and cumin soup

Start of a weekday (is it?) and what better way than to start with a healthy large bowl of soup! This recipe uses no flour to thicken. Instead I have used one small potato. Also I haven’t used any butter, instead I opted for olive oil. The dollop of yogurt in the end is aContinue reading “Day 50 : Celery and cumin soup”

Day 49 : Aloo Gobi

I don’t know about you, but I am finding that the weekdays merge into the weekends. It all seems to be the same. I actually thought yesterday was a Sunday and hence went in for this big yummy meal of Sukka Chicken and Malabar paranthas! Today I want to keep it simple and have aContinue reading “Day 49 : Aloo Gobi”

Day 48: Sukka chicken

Perfect for Sunday or a holiday when you need a lot of pampering for all the hard work you’ve put in during the week. And of course, when you have lots of time! While it’s not a quick recipe, it’s not very difficult to make – you just have to be systematic! It’s certainly worthContinue reading “Day 48: Sukka chicken”

Day 47: Beetroot and peanut butter cutlets

Quite an unexpected but delicious combination! It may sound a bit unusual but once you try it you’ll agree how good these flavours taste. Ingredients 1. 2 beets 2. 1 potato 3. 1/2 tsp whole jeera (cumin) 4. 1/3 tsp salt 5. 1/2 tsp coriander powder 6. 1/4 tsp jeera (cumin) powder 7. 1/4 tspContinue reading “Day 47: Beetroot and peanut butter cutlets”

Day 46: Shiraae

Very simple dish with few ingredients and barely any cooking! It’s a cool, refreshing Japanese salad which is very flavoursome and healthy. When my mother told me it was highly nutritious I was naturally against the idea because I thought of bland food, but this is light and beautifully flavoured. Ingredients 1. 200 g firmContinue reading “Day 46: Shiraae”

Day 45: Baked falafel with roasted vegetables and hummus

For this works nicely as a wholesome, healthy and well balanced meal. If you like, you can also have the falafel and hummus as a snack. It’s baked and not fried and it tastes delicious! Though the fried version looks far better, the taste is just as good. Ingredients 1. 1 cup chana (chickpeas) 2.Continue reading “Day 45: Baked falafel with roasted vegetables and hummus”

Day 44 : Pad Thai

After a long day of classes, I needed some hot comfort food. And what better than some Thai food. Not only exotic to look at but just so so delicious! Recipe for the chicken – please refer here We like cooking the chicken this way because it gives an extra crunchiness. Alternatively you can useContinue reading “Day 44 : Pad Thai”

Day 43 : Garlicky mushrooms with courgette and eggplant

My sister’s go-to recipe when she’s short of time but wants to have a healthy and filling meal. Put these delicious garlicky vegetables on nicely toasted sourdough bread!! I never thought of using yogurt in western cooking so it’s a new learning for me. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Ingredients 1.Continue reading “Day 43 : Garlicky mushrooms with courgette and eggplant”

Day 42 : Chana dal with wadi and palak (lentils with sun-dried spiced dumplings and spinach)

We rarely make this at home but it is my Nani’s favourite and I thought this could be something for her this Mother’s Day. She loves the taste of wadi because it adds an amazing flavour and can even uplift the simplest of dishes (like ghia sabzi). Wadi is an intrinsically Punjabi ingredient which transportsContinue reading “Day 42 : Chana dal with wadi and palak (lentils with sun-dried spiced dumplings and spinach)”

Day 41 : Chicken pakora chaat

Another day to experiment with chaat! This time I’ve made it using chicken. Ingredients 1. 200 g chicken thigh boneless 2. 1 tsp lemon 3. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 4. 1-2 tbsp hung yogurt 5. 1/4 tsp chilli powder 6. 1/2 tsp salt 7. Pinch of ajwain/ carom 8. 3oz besan / gram flourContinue reading “Day 41 : Chicken pakora chaat”