Apple Orange juice

BOGO (Buy one get one) is the term that we all die to hear whenever it comes to pizzas, clothing or our favourite stuffs. Why not try this for a good cause then? Here is a simple recipe to give you a double benefit both in terms of taste and health. A simple orange juice…

Paalak Daal/ Spinach and yellow split gram soup

Popeye chose this green leaf over other foods as this super food gave him super energy, strength and power. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. They help in improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure, improving bone health, lowering…

Moong daal aur dalia ki khichdi/Moong beans and broken wheat khichdi

This is a healthy preparation made especially for pregnant ladies and infants.As both the moong daal/beans and dalia/broken wheat are individually very healthy,I  prepared a khichdi and thought of sharing the recipe. Benefits of dalia: Dalia improves digestion Dalia is high in protein but low in calories Dalia or cracked wheat helps reduce weight Dalia…

Chhuhara malpua- Dates Pancakes

Malpuas are the Indian pancakes served as a dessert.They are usually made on auspicious occasions and festivals like Holi.These are usually made by crushing ripe bananas in a batter of flour,milk or water and them immersing them in a sugar syrup.In this recipe of mine,I have slightly modified the process by making it more healthy.I…

Sattu satrangi – Roasted gram flour savoury juice

Sattu is toasted gram flour used extensively in many parts of India.It is a nutritious indigenous drink and has cooling effect on the body as well. It is widely used in many sweet and savoury dishes. Sattu is also known as “Desi Horlicks” in the state of Bihar. Being from Bihar,I have been drinking this…

Mango Mania

Slurrpppp!!!!!!!!!!!!Its mango season again.As the temperature is increasing,there’s a thirst for healthy and tasty smoothies to keep us coooooooool. What else can be in the menu other than the yummy mango.I wait for the mango season like crazy.Mangoes are the best when I count for fruits.We can have them in any forms- tangy dips,mango jellies,mango…

Butternut Squash and carrot soup

Butternut squash soup is a thick soup,rich in flavours.This makes a complete dinner for me. It is used as a vegetable that can be roasted, toasted,puréed,mashed and used in casseroles, breads, and muffins.The fruit is prepared by removing the skin, stalk, and seeds. One of the most common ways to prepare butternut squash is roasting. To…

Vermicelli Upma

Upma is a super healthy and tasty Indian breakfast and evening snack. There are many ways Upma is prepared; indeed, every upma cook usually will incorporate variations in flavour when making Upma. This variation is obtained by varying or emphasising particular spices.It  is cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina.When prepared with vermicelli it…

Poha (Flattened Rice Snack)

Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a de husked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thickness of these flakes vary between almost translucently thin (the more expensive varieties)…

Wheat dough dumplings in red lentil soup or Dal piththi

This is an authentic food  of Bihar(in India).A similar form of this recipe is Dal dhokli which is common in Gujrat and Rajasthan .Its a very healthy and delicious recipe.Made by boiling wheat dough dumplings and cooking in Red lentil makes it very soft,tender and delicious.A perfect combination of  whole wheat flour piththis simmered in masoor dal/red…

Blueberry banana smoothie

Ingredients: Blueberries     1 cup Banana     1 full Red Grapes – 1/4 cup Low fat Yoghurt   1 cup Mint leaves  -2 Honey  3 teaspoons Procedure Cut banana into small pieces and place into the bowl of a blender. Add the yoghurt and honey. Blend on lowest speed until smooth, about 5…