Whole Wheat Momos

I love momos and sometimes consume them in my local market. These occasions are rare since these invariably use all-purpose flour (maida). I was therefore pleasantly surprised when Hari told me that he is making momos for tea. I must confess that I had not an iota of involvement, either in the recipe or its…

Seyal Bhee Patata (Lotus Root And Potato Curry)

Several decades ago, the Indian Express Group of Publications presented me with a cookbook (I still have this with me). It featured recipes from all over India and some from the rest of the world. One recipe, in particular, fascinated me. It is a Sindhi recipe using lotus root. Till then, I had only consumed…

Techwani (A Spicy Uttarakhand Dish)

I have always been fascinated with the variety of food available across India. And also by the fact that every citizen of the country is immensely proud of the state he/she emanates from. So, when a driver from Uttarakhand joined me some years ago, I decided to ask his advice on the local food of…

Kolhapuri Mixed Vegetable (Spicy Vegetable Curry)

The Kolhapur region of Maharashtra is famous for its unique and spicy cuisine. When I used to travel to Mumbai, I was always on the lookout for local dishes that would pair well with rice or Indian breads. Gujarati food was not a top priority since I do not have a sweet tooth and restaurant…

Gongura Pappu (Sorrel Leaves Curry)

I am fond of all kind of greens. I do make an attempt to include at least two types of greens in my menu every week. But this is becoming increasingly difficult, given that organic greens are normally restricted to spinach. I do buy non-organic greens once in a while – more to pamper my…

Raw Papaya Soup

Frankly, I am not much of a soup person. But, once in a while, I have the urge to have a soup. Once, when I when I was running a temperature, I had the irresistible urge to have a soup. Nothing else. My doctor absolutely forbade it, saying I must have some carbohydrates. I came…

Chickpea Flour Bread (Besan/Kadalai Mavu Bread)

The primary purpose of my blog is to help people overcome lifestyle diseases like diabetes, blood pressure and the like. One of my friends has celiac disease – even a micro-milligram of ingredients containing gluten triggers it off. Gluten has never been a big issue with me and I had not given gluten-free recipes much…

Urulaikizhangu Podimas (Mildly Spiced Mashed Potato)

Potatoes are one of my favourite vegetables. When I turned diabetic several years ago, doctors advised me to consume this tuber only sparingly. For me, that meant about one a month. What a disaster!After I adopted a WFPB diet, I was told that I need not be so careful in including potatoes in my diet,…

Punjabi Chana Masala (Garbanzo Beans Curry)

Food habits across India are evolving. When I interact with my South Indian friends and relatives, they invariably want North Indian food. During occasions like eating out or on days when they feel like a special treat. The youngsters prefer North Indian cuisine over the South Indian one. Amongst my North Indian friends, there is…

Chow Chow Kootu (Chayote Squash Curry)

Chayote squash is freely available across the country. It is a fairly bland vegetable and not a particular favourite of many people. I tend to use this vegetable quite a lot – especially to make kootus (a wet gravy dish of South India). The dish is fairly bland – but tastes fantastic when paired with…