Roasted Phool Makhana | Roasted Foxnuts | Roasted Lotus Seeds spiced with chilli powder

Spicy Roasted Phool Makhana | A Low Calorie Snack

I am a recent convert to the pleasures of Roasted Phool Makhana. I discovered this low-calorie, nutrient rich snack in my quest to lose weight and satiate those 4 PM hunger pangs. Called Fox Nuts, Gorgon Nuts or Lotus Seeds in English, Phool Makhana in rich in fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus,

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Roasted Red Radishes with Salt and Pepper

As a general rule I am not too fond of radishes of any variety; I find the taste too strong. However, ever since I saw Dimple Makani’s post on Roasted Radishes in Brown Butter Sauce, I have been wanting to try this simple yet oh-so-appealing dish. And try them I

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Aromatic Lemon Coriander Soup

This past week the temperatures in Mumbai went from a scorching 39°C to a cool 28°C overnight. While I enjoyed the relief of cooler weather, I promptly caught a cold and had a sore throat over the Diwali weekend. I suspect the change in weather along with the smoke from all

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Thai Noodle Salad – Guest Post by Sarah Mir of Flour & Spice

What attracted me to to Sarah’s blog was her easy to make yet delicious recipes. In her write-up about herself, Sarah mentions that she is “not into frou frou desserts.” I would extend that to all her recipes. Her recipes are very down to earth and yet so appealing. Do visit Sarah’s

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Arati Doota Kura or Aarati Davva Kura (Banana Stem Curry)

The other day, in a public foodies group that I am a part of, one of the members commented that the South Indians spare no part of the banana tree! I cannot but agree with that statement. In my home apart from a variety of curries we make with raw

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Moong Bhaji (Green Gram Curry/Pesalu Koora)

This is a simple Moong bhaji that I make often to have with rotis. It is very easy to make, protein-rich, and is not calorie laden. Ingredients Moong/Green Gram – 1 Cup Onion (optional) – 1 Medium Tomato – 1 Large Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste (optional) –

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