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Feb 242012

Mushrooms are very low in calories, cholestrol and sodium. Yet the benefits of mushrooms are numerous They are very rich in Selinium, potassium, riboflavin and vitamin D, vitamin B, niacin, beta glucans. Research shows that the nutrients in mushrooms help prevent some kinds of cancer. They provide essential antioxidants and immunity to the body. They are very filling and so help in weight management. More benefits of mushrooms can be found here. Thank you for Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 242012
Easy Potato Bread

This recipe used to be one of the quick breakfast my mom used to make for us when we were kids. Its super easy and very filling and can be made in a jiff. I sometimes box this as lunch for my kids and they love it. Ingredients: Potato — 2 medium (boiled and mashed) Bread –Any kind/brand Salt –to taste Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp Garam masala –a pinch Green Chilies –2 (finely diced) Ginger Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 242012
Quick Cheesy Mushroom Sandwich

This recipe is for all the mushroom lovers and for people who have never tasted mushrooms. The best way to try mushrooms is through these sandwiches. Did you know that mushrooms are very rich in Selenium(an essential antioxidant that is needed to help strengthen your immune system)? For more information about mushrooms click here . The sandwich is cheesy, crunchy and spicy and so filling. We usually have this sandwich for breakfast, but I sometimes Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 232012
Colorful Bell Peppers & Paneer Delight

Few years back I didn’t know that bell peppers and paneer would taste so good together. The dish can be made as colorful with green, red, yellow, orange bell peppers with white paneer yet very tasty. The sourness from tomatoes and the pungentness of peppers with saltiness of paneer make this combination an excellent side dish for roti, parathas and fried rice. If you haven’t tasted this dish before, I urge you try it and Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 232012
Sarkarai Chapatti (Sugar Rotis)

My kids love this roti, as a matter of fact I love this roti too. My mom used to make this roti and this would be the sweet desert after a nice meal. My kids demand I make sarkarai roti whenever I make rotis for dinner. Caution, its loaded with ghee and sugar, unless you are ready to do aerobics and exercise like kids do, I guess you need to watch out for the number Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 222012
Hawaiian Pineapple Curry with Spinach Roti

As I was skipping through one of the cookbooks I saw this Hawaiian Pineapple Curry and was too skeptical to cook pineapple curry as a side dish for roti. My husband who was beside me dared me to cook this dish. We were pleasantly surprised by the taste of this curry. I have often make this dish for potlucks and dinner parties. This dish has a rich, vibrant taste and my daughter just loves this Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 212012
Sauteed Vegetables with Israeli Cous-Cous

My friend Ritu suggested that I try Israeli couscous. As I jump at the idea of trying new ingredients in my recipes, I was looking forward to experiment with it. Israeli couscous looks and tastes like Sago(sabudana/Javarasi) but it’s not the same grain. It’s sometimes called as pearl couscous for its color and its size. It cooks much easily without any need for soaking. I was initially inclined to just follow the recipe instructions on Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 202012
Chow Chow (Chayote Squash) & Edammame Lentil Kootu (Gravy)

I was completely bored of cooking with mixed vegetables today. I just wanted to cook simple yet nutritious meal. The only recipe that occurred to me was chow chow(chayote squash) kootu. I wanted a crunch between bites and was rummaging my fridge for an addition to give me just that. Edammame box (Edamamae is nothing but shelled soybean which I got from Trader Joe’s) was staring at me asking me to lift him and use Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 192012
Eggless Surprise Chocolate Cookies

I had some mint chocolate filling left from my mint chocolate thumbprints that I baked. I wanted to make better use of the chocolate filling, so I baked these surprise chocolate cookies. The name has a surprise because of a surprise marshmallow topping that is covered beneath the chocolate filling. The original recipe calls for an egg but I tried to make it eggless and in the process had to adjust the flour measurement. In Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 192012
Tender Winter Melon Skin Thuvayal/Chutney

Winter Melon has no distinct taste or flavor of its own. But its highly nutritious and is a good source of Vitamin B and dietary fiber. In Chinese medicine, winter melon is used in treating minor urinary tract problems. Usually we remove the skin from the winter melon and throw them away. Next time when you remove the skin and find it to be very tender, think twice about throwing it away. This recipe uses Want to know more about this recipe?