May 4, 2015

Chili Lentils for Tacos




            This is a simple vegetarian chili recipe using Horse gram lentils. The mild spices give this chili a wonderful flavor. Horse gram has a meaty texture that is perfect when it is served in the form of chili for tacos. Our family loves Mexican food. I don't cook beef at home but love them in tacos alone. This vegetarian chili is a variation. 

April 6, 2015

Poha Chivda



       We Indians can never miss a cup of Chai in the evening along with some tea snacks. A long list of varieties are available but here I am happy to share a low calorie chivda recipe using poha. The masala that I prepared here can be used for any type of chivda or mixture you prepare. 

April 2, 2015

Thai Roasted Vegetables with Peanut Coconut Sauce



       There are numerous variations of preparing this recipe. This is a healthy and quick way by roasting the vegetables in the oven and preparing the sauce separately. The benefits of oven roasted vegetagles is that the vegetables cook using its own water which also help to retain the nutrients inside the vegetables. 

March 27, 2015

Coconut Poached Pears




         Pear is one fruit that is commonly poached in Wine. This is a healthy way of using pears to make desserts. We are using coconut milk to poach them and they are truly delicious. Serve them warm as desserts for special evenings. Poaching a fruit means cooking it in a simmering liquid to absorb the flavors. Now the liquid you use can be anything depending on the flavors. Apples and Pears are some of the best fruits that absorb the flavors when poached. Many love pears poached in wine, from the color to flavor they look amazing when served warm or cold. This recipe uses coconut milk with cinnamon and cardamom flavors for the liquid.