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cloves and caramel southwest quinoa salad with corn , beans , carrot , avocado , chicken stock , lemon and coriander , cloves and cardamom

Southwest quinoa salad

Quinoa was first domesticated by Andean people around 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. It is often called the super grain because it contains more protein than any other grain. Analysis shows that it is relatively high in all the 8 essential amino acids. Quinoa is also high on saturated fats and low on carbohydrates. There are mainly four varieties of… Read more →

Tomato Mint Chutney|Thakkali Pudina Chutney

Tomato mint chutney is very easy and simple to make and it tastes amazing with dosa or idli for the breakfasts, I sometimes use it as a spread for the sandwiches and wraps, it has a slight tangy and sweet flavor to it because of the tomatoes. You can add tamarind pulp to the chutney for the extra tanginess if you… Read more →

Lemon Rice – Nimmakaya Pulihora – Chitranna – Nimbu chawal

This is a basic lemon infused rice and one of the most popular and traditional south Indian rice dishes usually made during the festival days and almost on all good occasions. It is distributed as prasad, which is a religious offering to the worshipers in the temple after the prayers. Lemon rice tastes sour, spicy and salty , the peanuts… Read more →

Peanut Tomato Chutney – Palli Pachadi

One of the reasons why this chutney is my favorite especially with idlis is because I love peanuts very much 🙂 We generally have typical Indian breakfasts like idli, dosa, lemon rice, poha and parathas for the weekends. Peanut chutney can be made very quickly, it tastes heavenly and reminds us of our days in India. I prefer my chutneys… Read more →

Traditional rice pudding with milk, sugar and aromatic spices. Garnished with nuts and pomegranate seeds. A delight to the eyes and your taste buds.

Rice Pudding / Kheer/ Payasam

Festivals in India are always accompanied by sweets. Lots of sweets. An amazing variety of colors and textures. Many of the recipes are specific to the region and people take pride in them. Cities are famous for specific sweets – Mysorepak from Mysore or Petha from Agra are quite well known. Another ubiquitous dessert is kheer or payasam. Generally a form of pudding made with… Read more →

Mango Mint Breakfast Smoothie

Mangoes always bring back the childhood memories of summers in India . Lassi made with mango with a hint of cardamom is the best. This is another variation of the same drink but the refreshing flavor of mint leaves adds another dimension to the smoothie. This is perfect for spring/summer mornings as a healthy breakfast. Mangoes are a great source of… Read more →

Sweet kale smoothie with grapes , kale, celery, ginger and is perfect for the day 1 of the 21 day detox challenge.

Sweet Kale Detox Smoothie

Smoothies are the wonderful and easiest way to get your daily dose of greens. While it may be difficult to eat an entire bowl of kale in one go, you can get all the goodness without the strong taste. Sweet kale detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients, a cup of fresh kale has only about 40 calories but is packed with… Read more →