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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Rye bread

Rye Bread

Sing a song of sixpence A pocket full of rye Four-and-twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie I never could stomach blackbirds baked in a pie, even when they miraculously stayed alive to sing for the king afterward. But I sure can imagine a pocket full of rye. In fact, I love this wonder grain known…

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Tuscan Bread

Rustic Tuscan Bread

This classic bread from Tuscany, which requires three rises, including one rather long rise, is a labor of love. But as with all things you love, it is well worth the labor. One distinctive feature of this bread is that it is saltless, which makes it ideal for dunking into flavorful sauces like, say, a…

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Savory Pancakes

Color Me Healthy: Savory Wholegrain Pancakes

  Love pancakes as I do, I keep trying to come up with new ways to make and enjoy them. My latest venture were these incredibly nutritious and delicious savory pancakes that make even the healthiest regular pancakes doused in syrup look– dare I say the word?– fatter. As usual, I made these with whole-wheat…

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Walnut Cookies

Nuts for Cookies

Do you get the feeling- as I sometimes do- that people have lost the joy of eating? I might sound a little off, because of the growing number of television food shows, the proliferation of food know-how and recipes on the web, and the number of cookbooks released each day. Then there are those news…

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Banana Pecan Cookies

Banana Pecan Cookies

I picked up a bunch of overripe bananas at the grocery store the other day and had been trying to find ways to use them up. Bananas are never wasted in my house- nor any other food, if I can help it. Both Desi and I love banana nut bread, and I know that if…

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Banana Oat Scones, vegan

Banana Oat Scones

Each time I bake scones, I wish myself back to my childhood in India when I’d feed voraciously on book after Enid Blyton book. I don’t know how many of you are old enough to have read those, but my friends and I pretty much lived vicariously through the adventures of the Famous Five, the…

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Chana Bhatura / Chole Bhatura

Chana Bhatura

Growing up in Bombay, it was hard to miss the delicious flavor of Udupi restaurants, which dot the city (and now other parts of the country and the world), serving fast food that is vegetarian, reasonably priced, incredibly tasty and even healthy.Udupi restaurants came to be known as such because they were, at least in…

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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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