Arbi Paratha

Arbi Paratha, a Gluten-Free Indian Flatbread

Every month, for the last year or so, Opie — and we– have been making a trip to an acupuncturist in Northern Virginia. Opie has had osteoarthritis since he was just four. He is now pushing 11 and as he ages we are trying to ensure that he remains healthy, pain-free, and mobile. I was…

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Gobi Paratha

Gobi Paratha With Zucchini Raita

This giveaway is now closed. The sleigh bells are done ring-ting-ting-a-ling and all you are left with now is that jiggle in your waistline from all those holiday goodies. So what are you to do? Exactly what you do every year this time of the year: resolve to lose weight. And to get you started,…

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Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha

Parathas require just that little bit of extra effort compared to making a regular chapati. But the rewards are way more delicious and nutritious, making them absolute winners.Even those who don’t cook Indian food have doubtless had a paratha at a restaurant. And while parathas can be stuffed with just about everything from sweet potatoes…

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Gajar Mooli Paratha

Gajar-Mooli Paratha

One of my constant pursuits in the kitchen is to find as many ways as possible to add vegetables to our diet without allowing things to get too in-your-face. After all, even die-hard vegetable-lovers like Desi and I could get a little fed up on too many greens (not that it’s happened yet!). I try…

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Sweet Potato Paratha, Cabbage Subzi, vegan recipes

Sweet-Aloo Paratha with Dill-Flavored Cabbage Subzi

When I cook, nutrition is as important to me as taste: I am a big believer in food as medicine. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian art of holistic healing, holds it that every meal you eat should have all the six tastes in it: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. When that’s the case, not…

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Mooli Paratha

Mooli Paratha (Radish-stuffed Flatbread)

Daikon radish, called mooli or mullangi depending on where you are in India, packs a mean health punch. Extremely low in calories, this white root vegetable is said to aid digestion and contains tons of fiber. Its spicy pungent taste also makes it ideal for salads. The root is usually sold along with the leafy…

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Tofu Parathas

Tofu Paratha

Time was when I was afraid of tofu. In the past, my experience with tofu was limited to the times I had it in restaurants, usually Thai or Chinese, where it was typically served up in deep-fried chunks smothered in a sauce. After one dinner spent chewing endlessly, it seemed, on huge chunks of tofu,…

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