Fig & Walnut Smoothie (Vegan)

Summer has been about meals that require least time in front of heat. And while I love cooking and baking; quick & healthy juices, shakes and smoothies are the perfect substitutes for a heavy breakfast/lunch. Not only do they provide the body with essential nutrients, are easy to digest and contribute to the water intake….

Aam Panna Recipe

An Indian Summer Cooler, Aam Panna or Kairi Panna is made from the pulp of raw mangoes, sugar and delicately spiced with cumin, cardamom & other spices. Summers in the north of India are harsh with mercury rising to 48+ degree Celsius in the month of June. To have relief from the scorching sun, various…

Makhana Namkeen | Trail Mix Recipe

‘Oh ! How we love the crunch and munch of the finger licking snacks ?!’ But do you realize, Indian Namkeens and street snacks are mostly all deep fried and when it comes to managing weight, these could be a reason for the downfall for all diet plans. Been there, so I always go back…

Dal Payasam

Woke up early on a pleasant morning and the breezy weather called for something warm and comforting. So, I headed to the kitchen; shuffling through the boxes on the shelf to find my way to the good stuff. At last, I zeroed on the wholesome dish I wanted to enjoy. Dal Payasam – one of the…

Banana Oatmeal (Vegan Breakfast Bowls)

Starting the day with a bowl of oatmeal makes sure that I proceed my day with energy. Breakfast for me is vital; it makes or breaks my productivity, so I make sure to have a good one before starting off for the day. Oats are among the healthiest grains available to us. Not only are…

Begun Bhaja – Eggplant/Aubergine Recipe

I love my veggies in the everyday meals but, there are days when you wish to bring something new to the table without much hassle. This time around I turned towards the eastern belt of the country and decided to add a Bengali twist to my everyday Punjabi meal. I have a version of fried…

Thandai Masala | Summer Drink

The festival of colours, ‘HOLI’ marks playful celebrations and of-course, the arrival of spring. And, to keep up with the short spring and long Indian Summers we need recipes that hydrate and energize us to be on our toes and keep moving. To rejoice the playful and extravagant spirit of Holi, I am sharing one of the traditional…

Snack’d Ep.# 4 : Oats & Raisin Cookies (Vegan)

For the past month, I have been on a quest of compiling a set of healthy go to snacks on the blog. Today, the fourth one in the Snack’d Series is a vegan cookie recipe. My morning and evening tea rituals would not be complete without a biscuit/cookie. So, I had to crack a healthy recipe in this…

Snack’d Ep.#3 | FoxNuts/Makhanas

The last couple of days have been quite engaging for me. At times like these when I am absorbed by a set of tasks, time seems to travel at the speed of light; leaving me with the choice of unhealthy untimely meals. Blessed with a life, where I have my hands full with new opportunities and…

Snack’d Ep. #2 | Peanut Butter Chocolate tarts

Amid a drab day, the only ‘pick me up’ I have is Chocolate. Why dispossess oneself of sweets to call it a healthy diet; rather pick the right ones. Let me apprise you that this sweet indulgence that I share today comes packed with antioxidants, minerals, healthy fats and fibres. Don’t believe me? Run through the ingredient list and you…