Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fenugreek Saambhar

Methi saambhar
Fenugreek am sure is new to the american palette. It is a  green leaf vegetable and people trying to switch to a vegetarian diet can have both variety and nutrition from this.

Try this saambhar recipe and send me your comments. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Black lentil dhal, creamy and yummy

Black Lentil dhal
This is another dhal variety, one among many posted here. A touch of cream and butter gives this dhal a completely different taste. Also, the black variety is packed with more proteins than plain yellow lentil.

This week's recipe - black lentil, creamy and delicious.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Uncomplicated mango ice cream recipe

Mango Ice CreamThis is an easy recipe to pull together on Valentine's day. Valentine's day mostly falls on a week day and people are probably celebrating it this week end. But you can still enjoy the day with this simple dessert and make your dinner very special. Prep time is only 20 minutes.

Here is a mango ice cream recipe that is so easy to make. Try it from

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tidbits on health and vegetarian diets (cont'd)

This week add few more of the following vegetables and nuts to your diet.
  • Avacado - in some cultures this is a rejected fruit/vegetable due its shape. Anything forbidden sometime makes it the more enticing. Besides avacodo has too many health benefits to be neglected, such as Vitamin E, Omega 3-fatty acids, lycopene, beta carotene.
  • Almonds - high in riboflavin and L-carnitine, phosphorous, protein, Vitamin E, also in B-complex, dietary fiber, with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals.
  • Walnuts - considered even better than almonds, an excellent anti-oxidant also contains minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. 
  • Bananas - contains a bit of protein, potassium, Vitmain B-6 and C, copper, magnesium, and manganese.
  • Dark chocolate - great anti-oxidant, has flavanols and Oleic acid like olive oil.
Almonds and walnuts are expensive than peanuts but stay fresh longer and can be bought in bulk. Avacados are reasonably priced when they are in season and are powerhouses when it comes to nutrition.


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Barbecue Okra

Barbecue Okra
Okra is still a rarely used vegetable in an american household. This recipe will make it easier to include okra in your diet.

Health benefits alone should be reason enough to make okra part of your diet. Think fiber, anti-oxidants, folate, vitamin A, C, K, B-complex and many minerals.
Check out this recipe to get introduced to Okra. Extremely simple and tasty.