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Category: Health and Glow

Pudina Laccha Paratha (Mint Leaves Paratha) – Made with Aashirvaad Multigrain Aata

Pudina Laccha Paratha (Mint Leaves Paratha) – Made with Aashirvaad Multigrain Aata

Since my childhood revolved around the Northern part of India,I was exposed to primarily North Indian,Punjabi and Bengali cuisines while the South Indian cuisine (the culture I belong to) was relegated to an occasional luxury the prime menu for lunch and dinner was Roti,subzi,dal and […]

Hot Spiced Apple Drink (for winters and gloomy rainy days)/Mulled Apple Juice

Hot Spiced Apple Drink (for winters and gloomy rainy days)/Mulled Apple Juice

This drink originating in Europe,most probably Russia is a very delicious apple beverage which is perfect for cold and rainy days.A cup of this taken in small sips drives away the cold,cures inner ailments like flu,cold and cough and enlivens your spirits.People preferring alcohol can […]

Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup is a rich,creamy and thick soup which will make you smack your lips in delight.These days when the rains are in full force everywhere a bowl of soup with bread or croutons will satisfy your hunger and make you warm and […]

Kokum and Pomegranate Slush

Kokum and Pomegranate Slush

Before proceeding to the recipe its important for me to explain to many of you who will not be knowing what is Kokum and what is a “Slush”. KOKUM Kokomo is a fruit found in the coastal Konkan Regions of India from Maharashtra to Karnataka […]

Mindblower ( A refreshing summer mocktail)

Mindblower ( A refreshing summer mocktail)

This is a wonderful mix of fresh juice,an Indian based syrup and star of the summers – Lemons!Make the drink ahead and refrigerate then after chilling,pour over Ice and add the seasonings!Yumm! Mindblower is a list of 3 basic ingredients : 1.Fresh Cucumber Juice 2.Kala […]

Potato and Egg Summer Salad

Potato and Egg Summer Salad

The concept of summer salads is catching up in India in the Metro cities!The reason being that people who have a sedentary life are having problems like Obesity,Diabetes and related complications.A proactive approach is needed to bring down this epidemic and ensure fitness levels among […]

Fruit and Vegetable Summer Pasta Salad

Fruit and Vegetable Summer Pasta Salad

I prefer having salads in the hot Indian summers.They make us feel so light and add to our weight loss programs.Apart from the common salad vegetables,salads can be made with pasta and added fruits as well. I chanced to come across a Beetroot flavoured pasta (Fusilli […]

Lemonade – the traditional way!

Lemonade – the traditional way!

Lemonade which is the popular Lemon refresher for summers originated in India where tropical fruit grew in abundance,sugarcane juice was relished by everyone and herbs like mint were also added for cooling the body.Just as Coconut water was used in the Southern parts of the […]

Crispy Vegetables and Egg Spring Salad

Crispy Vegetables and Egg Spring Salad

We should have our salads everyday so say the doctors and they are right!Salads nourish us and cleanse us from within.5 – 6 portions of fruits and vegetables everyday promotes good digestion,flawless skin and removal of toxins from the body.Sometimes you can add protein ingredients […]

Jigarthanda/Jil Jil Jigarthanda – A Madurai Special Summer Cooler

Jigarthanda/Jil Jil Jigarthanda – A Madurai Special Summer Cooler

This is a summer special cooler prepared in the city of Madurai in the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu!The name is adapted from Hindi as Jigar means “heart” and Thanda means “cold”.So this is a cold relief to a much heated up heart??…no in […]