14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

“To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld. As per the Ayurveda Text, Nighantu, Cumin seeds are known for its quick action in the body. It has the power to ignite our digestive fire. Apart from its role in the culinary, Cumin seeds are immensely useful in maintaining better…

Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian…

14 eating practices as per Ayurveda

“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known…

Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” ― Milan Kundera For many of us, the answer to the title question is YES. We don’t know which food and cosmetic products contain animal products. For many of the Vegetarians, the approach is either; we don’t care…

One food ingredient, our worst enemy

But the reality is we love our worst enemy. Not only we love, but we savor and have it every now and then and especially on every occasion and during every festival. If we love our worst human enemy like the way we love this food enemy, our life would change and world peace can…

How food imbalance is ruining your health

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” Buddha If we want to remain healthy, we should know more and more about how our body functions. Period. Ignorance is not an excuse, but suffering especially when we are the authors of our own health or disease. The term pH balance is…

Know why your next meal will be different

You are what you eat is not just a phrase or quote, but is a literally true statement. The Chhāndogya Upaniṣhad explains that the coarsest (rough) part of the food we eat passes out as feces; the subtler (delicate) part becomes flesh, and the subtlest (most delicate)  part becomes the mind (6.5.1).  Again, it states…

Fajeto – Mango Kadhi

This is a Gujarati recipe. No Gujarati meal with Aam Ras and Puri is complete without Fajeto. Fajeto is a preparation of Mango Juice. Ingredients 1 bowl Mango Juice (Aam Ras) 2 ½ bowl Water 1 teaspoon Gram Flour (Besan Flour) 2 teaspoon Sugar (According to taste) Salt to taste Few leaves of Coriander leaves…

Mango Shrikhand

Shrikhand has been referred to as “Shikhrini” in the Sanskrit literature. According to Jashbhai B. Prajappati and Baboo M. Nair, it originated in ancient India, around 400 B.C.E. In Maharashtra, Mango Shrikhand is known as Amra-khand. Thin Shrikhand (Milk or Water added) is known as ‘Piyush’ in Maharashtra. Ingredients: 1 Ltr Full Fat Milk 1 tablespoon Curd…

Oats Rava Handava

Havdava is a part of Gujarati cuisine. The original recipe is made of flour mix of rice and Oodad flour (Dhokala Flour) and Bottle Gourd here we have made some changes and used Oats in place of flour and other vegetables in place of bottle gourd. Cooking Time: 45 to 60 minutes    Serves: 2 Ingredients:…

Bottle Gourd Dumpling (Dudhi/Lauki – Muthia)

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes,  Serves: 2 Ingredients: ½ Kg Dudhi (Bottle Gourd/Lauki) 1 cup Majestic Multigrain Flour 2 teaspoon Curd (Sour) 1 ½ teaspoon Red Chili Powder 1 teaspoon Sugar ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder ¼ teaspoon Cumin seeds 3 – teaspoon Oil Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing) Salt to taste Process: Shred the Dudhi Mix the…

Corn-Capsicum-Paneer Vegetable

Capsicum is also known as Bell peppers. This is originally an American plant entered India appx in the 15th century. According to the “Condensed Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods,” bell peppers offer many health and medicinal benefits: Bell peppers are recommended for those with high cholesterol levels. Red bell peppers, high in lycopene, are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants….

Cucumber Puda (Pudla) – Pancake

This healthy recipe is made from Majestic Multigrain Flour (Desai Vada Lot). This special flour has its origin in south Gujarat, India. This is used especially by Desai community. Known as Anavil Brahmins this community dominant in Surat and Valsad districts of south Gujarat, India, where they have been significant land-owners. The famous known Anavil is Indian former Prime Minister…

Ras-malai

You are about to make one of the most popular Indian desserts. Ingredients: 10 pieces – Rasgulla 1 liter – Full fat milk 6 tablespoon – Sugar 10-12 leaves – Saffron 8 pieces – Almond 8 pieces – Pistachio 1/4th teaspoon – Cardamom Process: Make Rasgulla as per the process explained here. Add sugar and…

Mexican Herb Rice & Stir fry Vegetable with baked beans

Mexican cuisine is created mostly with ingredients native to Mexico, as well as those brought over by the Spanish cancerous, with some new influences since then. Vegetables play an important role in Mexican cuisine. Common vegetables include zucchini, cauliflower, corn, potatoes, spinach, Swiss chard, mushrooms, red tomato, green tomato, etc. Let’s now learn to make an Indian version of Mexican herb rice. Ingredients…

Golpapadi – Sukhadi

Golpapadi is one of the most revered sweets made by Gujarati families. This is a basic sweet yet very popular sweet. Gujaratis made Sukhadi also known as Golpapadi on auspicious occasions and this small square size sweet will find its way in the food baggage of most Gujarat travellers. Ingredients:  1 bowl – Ghee 3/4th…

Stir fry Salad with Paneer & Olive

“I make a big salad bowl just for myself, double or triple the size of a normal salad.”  Joel Fuhrman Yes, this is a kind of salad Joel Fuhrman is referring above, double or triple size won’t hurt. This salad is a 5 minutes diet watchers’ dinner dish. Ingredients: 2 teaspoon Olive Oil ½ cup Cabbage…

Ras-gulla

Unbeatable, irresistible and one of the most popular Bengali sweets. According to historians of Odisha, the rasgulla originated in Puri as Khira Mohana which later evolved into the Pahala rasgulla. It has been traditionally offered as bhog to goddess Lakshmi at Jagannath Temple, Puri The Jagannath Temple scholars such as Laxmidhar Pujapanda and researchers like Jagabandhu Padhi state that the tradition…

If slaughterhouses had glass walls …

Meat ban and the beef ban has become an unwanted controversy in India since last one week. Be it as it may, as far as eating is concerned, no one should force anyone and no need for political interference. Moral conduct cannot be enforced. Eating good food is advisable, but cannot be enforced. The eater…