Crisp on the outside and soft inside chawal ke pakode/rice fritters prepared with leftover rice. Recipe video included.
Pesarattu dosa is a crepe-like pancake prepared with whole green moong dal or mung bean batter. It is an instant dosa as the batter does not need to be fermented. A recipe video is included, as well.
Golden and crispy, these delicious hash browns are easy to prepare and crowd-pleasing. A recipe video is also included.
This is a deliciously crispy and crunchy macaroni pasta recipe. An instructional video is also included.
Sugar parathas are a delicious childhood memory for many Indian people. Easy to make, this treat pairs well with fresh cream and hot tea for a healthy and filling snack. Recipe video included.
Neer dosas are thin, super soft, and lacy rice crepes prepared with rice flour. I've included step-by-step instructions as well as a recipe video.
This delicious onion tomato chutney pairs well with idli, dosa, vada, and other South Indian dishes. A recipe video is also included.
This is an easy recipe for preservative-free, homemade pizza sauce. I've also included a recipe video.
This quick and easy ginger and green chilli pickle calls for just a few ingredients and is ready to consume in a couple of days. I've also included a recipe video.
Crisp and crunchy poha pakodas are a delicious in-between meal snack, prepared with flattened rice and spices. Recipe video included.
For vegetarians and vegans, peanut milk and curd are great alternatives to their dairy counterparts. The recipes are easy to prepare, and I've included a video tutorial, as well.
Rose-flavored coconut laddoo is a traditional Indian sweet that is quick and easy to prepare. I've included a recipe video, as well, to help guide you along.
Chaas is a cooling summer beverage that is prepared with dahi (yoghurt). It provides relief from heat and humidity. I've also included a recipe video.
This is a delicious dessert that is prepared with the white part of watermelon rind, which is usually discarded. The recipe comes from India.
This Indian-style tomato ketchup is prepared without vinegar. I've included a recipe video to help you along.
This refreshing melon sorbet is very easy to prepare. Recipe video included
This traditional summer meal of the people of Punjab can serve as a breakfast, brunch, or midday meal. Recipe video included.
Watermelon is the perfect fruit to beat the summer heat. Try this delicious watermelon cooler drink today! Recipe video included.
This refreshing cucumber cooler is prepared with cucumber, mint and lemon—perfect for summer! Recipe video included.
Learn how to make Punjabi-style bharwan baingan, a tasty stuffed eggplant dish. A recipe video is included.
A delicious, immunity-boosting natural energy drink with oranges, banana and yoghurt ready in minutes. Recipe video included.
This is a cool and refreshing watermelon mojito mocktail, perfect for a hot, sultry day. Recipe video included.
Oat milk is a vegan alternative to dairy milk that is naturally free of lactose, soy, nuts and gluten. This easy method will reduce the natural sliminess of this type of milk. Recipe video included.
Masala poori is a spiced and flavorful version of the unleavened fried plain poor. Recipe video included.
Allam pachadi, a popular ginger chutney from the Andhra Pradesh region of South India, is sweet, tangy, and spicy. Recipe video included.
Simple, quick, spicy, and juicy, this onion and tomato sandwich is guaranteed to satisfy! Recipe video included.
Learn two different ways to make delicious garlic parathas (Indian flatbreads). Recipe video included.
Learn how to make a traditional Punjabi mango pickle, which will keep well at room temperature for two years or more. A recipe video is also included.
Learn how to make poha aloo, an Indian snack made from flattened rice and potato. A recipe video is included.
Learn how to make the salted version of roti ki churi, a traditional Punjabi dish. A recipe video is also included.
Urad dal tadka is a popular Punjabi dish made with tempered white lentils. A recipe video is also included.
Kinnow is a much-neglected fruit as not enough is known about its various health benefits. Read on to learn why kinnow is such a healthy fruit to consume...
Learn how to prepare a delicious and healthy savory puffed rice snack that will be enjoyed by one and all. A recipe video is included.
Learn how to make pyaz ka paratha, a delicious onion stuffed paratha that is a traditional Punjabi breakfast. A recipe video is also included.
Learn how to make a simple, oil-free, sweet lemon pickle that will keep for a year or more.
Learn how to make a Punjabi-style palak paneer dish. Recipe video included.
Learn how to make mooli paratha, a shallow-fried stuffed radish flatbread from the Punjabi region of India. A recipe video is included.
Learn how to make cashew nut milk, a vegan milk alternative to dairy milk. A recipe video is included.
Learn how to prepare Punjabi-style gobi ke danthal ki sabzi, a spiced, dry curry made with cauliflower stems and leaves. I have also included a video.
Learn how to prepare authentic Punjabi aloo paratha (stuffed potato flatbread). In addition to the recipe, I've also included a video.
This is a very simple and easy-to-make aloo methi dish prepared with fenugreek leaves and potatoes. Recipe video included.
A delicious whole-wheat unleavened flatbread stuffed with a spiced, mashed pea filling. Recipe video included.
Veg Hakka noodles is an Indo-Chinese preparation that is made by tossing boiled Hakka noodles and stir-fried vegetables in a flavorful Chinese sauce. Recipe video included.
This is my easy, step-by-step recipe for stuffed and pan-fried gobi paratha, prepared in the Punjabi style.
Prepare this immunity-boosting tea masala to help promote health. Recipe video included.
Here is a quick to make, healthy, delicious, antioxidant-rich juice to boost your immunity. Recipe video included.
This kiwi milkshake is an immunity-boosting treat that takes just a few minutes to make. In addition to the recipe, I have also included a video.
This homemade beverage will not only balance the 3 doshas or biological energies known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which regulate all body functions but also help keep the immunity levels high thus preventing many health issues. Recipe video included.
This is a recipe for soft and creamy paneer malai koftas, or cottage cheese dumplings in a creamy curry. Video included.
This delicious chappan kaddu ki sabzi is a summer squash curry that is prepared in the North-Indian style. I've also included a recipe video.
This oil-free lemon pickle is a wonderful source of probiotics that can help aid digestion. I've also included a recipe video.
Try this traditional Punjabi sweet and sour pickle made with carrots, cauliflower, and turnips. Recipe video included.
Try this Indian-style moong dal khichdi dish, which can be served as a main dish for any meal. Recipe video included.
Kheer, or rice pudding, is a popular North Indian dessert. It is easy to make, and I have included a step-by-step video to make the preparation even easier.
This healthy spiced oat and vegetable pancake comes from the North Indian cuisine. In addition to the recipe, I have included a video tutorial.
This is a healthy sprout salad prepared with sprouted whole moong dal and sprouted whole moth dal. I have also included a recipe video tutorial.
Fresh, raw haldi (turmeric root) has started arriving in the Indian markets. It is time to make fresh turmeric pickle, which is both delicious and healthy.
Incorporating petha, kushmanda, ash gourd or winter melon in your diet is not only a simple way to beat the heat, get a terrific energy boost, add variety to salads, juices, snacks, and sweets but also avail the plethora of health benefits this phytonutrient-rich vegetable provides. Read on for more
This easy vegetarian keema matar masala is prepared with soybean granules. Video included.
Try this delicious homemade, eggless, butterscotch ice cream recipe that can be made without an ice cream maker or machine! Video included.
Quick and easy, Indian chole pulao is prepared with chickpeas and rice. Video included.
Learn how to make an easy rose syrup that is free of any synthetic colors or preservatives. Video included.
This Indian-style soya masala is a smooth and creamy butter curry. Video included.
Learn about Good Friday, also called Holy Friday, Great Friday and Black Friday, its celebration, history, significance and traditions associated with the most solemn day for Christians worldwide
Easy and quick to prepare restaurant style paneer in a creamy tomato gravy. Video included.
Easy Indian-style basic chicken curry recipe. Video included.
This article features a recipe for amla gatagat, the popular sweet and sour Indian gooseberry candy. It includes an instructional video.
Quick and easy to make, this no-cook, eggless, strawberry ice cream contains just 3 ingredients. There are no added colors, flavors, or preservatives. Video is included.
Delicious and healthy, this moong masoor dal recipe comes from the Punjabi region of North India. Video included.
Learn how to prepare achar paratha, an Indian flatbread prepared with pickle masala. Video included.
Delicious and healthy Indian-style lemon coriander soup recipe. Video included.
Here are two ways to make lachha paratha, the popular North-Indian multi-layered Indian flatbread. Video included.
Learn how to prepare namak pare, a delightful, savory, anytime snack that kids and adults alike will love. Video included.
Try bathua paratha, a healthy Indian flatbread prepared with chenopodium leaves. This recipe includes a video.
Healthy mixed vegetable soup recipe without corn flour or cream. Video included.
Here is a delicious and healthy mix of spices for chai tea. Drinking this tea in the winter will help boost your immunity and reduce the risk of getting a cold or a cough. Video included.
Learn how to make ganne ke ras ki kheer, a traditional Punjabi rice pudding dessert prepared with sugarcane juice. Video included.
Try this healthy Indo-Chinese vegetable fried rice dish. This article includes a video.
Learn how to make ande ki bhurji, or Indian-style scrambled eggs. A video is included.
Try this North Indian Punjabi-style shalgam masala, or turnip curry, dish. Video included.
Try this cauliflower, carrot, and turnip sweet pickle, a popular North Indian pickle prepared every year in the winter season, as fresh cauliflower, carrot, and turnips flood the markets. A video is included.
Healthy and delicious Indian-style cream of broccoli soup: This recipe is free of all-purpose flour, cornflour, and dairy cream. Video included.
Chole masala, one of the most beloved Punjabi dishes, is easy to prepare with my step-by-step recipe. A video is included.
Bharwan karela, or stuffed bitter gourd, is a vegetable dish with a lot of health benefits. Try this dish prepared in the Punjabi style. Video included.
Punjabi dal makhani is the most popular of all Indian dals. My simple step-by-step recipe makes preparing this much-loved dal easy. Video included.
This is a recipe for Punjabi-style rongi, or lobia, a popular North Indian curry prepared with black-eyed beans. A video is included.
Moong dal tadka, or tempered split and skinned green gram, is a popular Indian main dish. This article includes a video.
Ganth gobhi, or kohlrabi, is a winter vegetable that is very healthy. This is a recipe for ganth gobhi sabzi made in the North-Indian Punjabi style. A video is included.
Aloo wadiyan is a Punjabi dish with dried dumplings and potato curry. A recipe video is included.
Make some delicious street-style tawa pulao with this simple, easy recipe. You can use leftover or freshly cooked rice. This article includes a video.
Learn how to make cauliflower pickle the way it's made in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. A video is included.
Easy to make and healthy, this is a popular restaurant-style mixed vegetable sabzi recipe. A video is included.
Learn how to prepare the popular Indo-Chinese dish, crispy Gobi Manchurian. A video is included.
Learn how to prepare the very popular North Indian bread, butter naan, on a tawa (skillet) without yeast or a tandoor. This article includes a video.
Egg-free, super yummy, soft and spongy walnut cake, made using condensed milk. Video included.
Learn how to make the popular Indo-Chinese dish Mushroom Manchurian, a perfect snack or appetizer. This article includes a video.
A sweet chutney prepared with dates, tamarind, and jaggery that can be served with Indian snacks. Video included.
Learn how to make roasted shakarkandi (sweet potato) chaat, a popular Indian snack and street food. Video included.
Home made flaxseed milk is one way to obtain the many health benefits of flax seeds. Here is one way to make flax seed milk instantly. Video included.
Unripe or green papaya is used to prepare halwa (pudding) during the Indian festival of Navratri. Learn how to make this special dessert (recipe video included).
Paan is an Indian digestive aid and mouth freshener prepared with betel leaf, areca nut, and a few other ingredients. Learn how to make this flavorful and refreshing paan ice cream.
Mawa, also known as khoya or khoa, is a concentrated form of milk that is common in India.
Make the best homemade garlic bread toast prepared on a tawa, or pan. Recipe video included.
Here's a recipe for a traditional summer drink from the Punjab state of India. Cool and refreshing, this drink is simple and quick to make. Recipe video included.
A rich egg curry from the Hyderabadi region of India. Recipe video included
Bhatura is a popular Punjabi deep-fried Indian bread. Learn how to make instant bhature that are as crisp, fluffy, and delicious as the traditionally made ones. Recipe video is included.
Easy-to-make tawa naan is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. This traditional Indian flatbread is cooked on a tawa griddle instead of a tandoor oven. Recipe video included.
This is a tasty vegetarian kheema masala dish using high-protein soya granules instead of meat. A recipe video is included.
Nawabi paneer, also known as shahi paneer, is a dish that was prepared for the royalty of India during the Moghul Empire. Try this dish of cottage cheese in a rich, white gravy of nuts, cream, and spices. Recipe video included.
Suji (semolina) balls, a delicious Indian snack and breakfast dish prepared in the Chinese style.
Aloo baingan sabzi, a potato and eggplant vegetable dish, is a popular North Indian side dish that is often eaten with roti, or Indian flatbread. My recipe is Punjabi-style. Easy-to-follow instructions and video included.
Quick and easy Indian-style matar pulao, or green peas and rice cooked with just a few aromatic spices. Recipe video included.
Learn about Muharram which is not only the first month of the Islamic new year but more importantly, heralds a month of remembrance for both the Shia and the Sunni Muslims, ironically, in a contrasting way...
This is an easy-to-prepare recipe for the traditional Punjabi dish and street food, rajma chawal, or kidney bean curry and rice. Recipe video included.
Soya malai chaap is a soybean dish that is cooked in a thick cream. A popular Indian dish, it is perfect both as a starter/snack or main dish. Recipe video included.
Learn how to make soft, moist, and eggless sooji (semolina) cake with condensed milk. I have included a how-to recipe video, as well.
Enjoy this recipe and video for vegetable-and-noodle spring rolls using homemade wrappers made of suji (semolina).
Learn how to make meetha daliya, a sweet porridge made with cracked or broken wheat, milk, and aromatic spices. The recipe is easy to follow, and I have also included a video.
Learn how to prepare Indian-style tomato ketchup/sauce that is free of artificial preservatives, color, and flavor. I have included a recipe video as well.
Boora or tagar is a grainy and aromatic form of sugar used in the preparation of Indian mithai or sweets like ladoos, pedas etc. Learn how to prepare it...
A tangy, dry sabzi recipe of parwal/pointed gourd and aloo/potatoes made Punjabi style and a recipe video as well...
Easy eggless chocolate cookies recipe with my recipe video...
North Indian, Punjabi style dahi baingan, eggplant in yogurt curry dish recipe with a recipe video as well...
Simple recipe to make soya paneer or tofu at home along with a recipe video showing its preparation according to the recipe
Soy Milk is a gluten free and vegan alternative to dairy milk. Check out my recipe and recipe video to prepare healthy and preservative free soya milk at home
Make this unique shikanjvi, Indore's famous shahi shikanji, at home
Schezwan fried rice, an Indo-Chinese dish, prepared using Chings secret schezwan fried rice masala. Check out my recipe and recipe video...
Prepare Lemon mojito, a delicious and cooling, non alcoholic, summer beverage, with my easy recipe and a recipe video you can check out...
Restaurant style fenugreek greens and green peas in a creamy sauce prepared Indian style...
Kadhai Paneer is a popular North Indian cottage cheese dish prepared in a tomato base with roasted spices as well as powdered spices
Karonde ka achar is a simple pickle to make which gets ready in a few days and can remain good for a year. It is summer, karonda is in season, and the right time to prepare this unique Indian pickle...
Indian-style gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian recipe with photos and a video.
Mishri or crystallised sugar has been used by Ayurveda for centuries not only in their herbal formulations like syrups & churans but is also suggested as a healthy replacement for sugar. Learn how mishri is prepared, the host of health benefits it provides and more...
Green chilli pakora is a popular Indian street food. You can also have it as a side dish. Let me show you how to prepare this enticing dish!
Dum aloo is a potato dish prepared with fried baby potatoes cooked in a spicy yogurt-based gravy.
Learn how to prepare tangy and fiery pickled South Indian Andhra-style mango with my easy and quick recipe.
Moong dal khichdi is a rice and lentil porridge made with split and skinned mung beans. Try this wholesome Indian dish.
Traditionally, real buttermilk is prepared from dahi, which is homemade yogurt. My recipe describes the traditional way of making it as substitutes abound all around.
Delicious and easy to make, moong dal halwa is an Indian dessert prepared with skinned and split mung beans.
Here's how to make some soft and spongy eggless chocolate chip muffins with condensed milk.
Horse Gram or Kulthi has been traditionally used in Ayurveda to combat a number of health issues. It is also prepared as a dal & sprouts. Learn about these health benefits & more in my article...
Night jasmine called harsingar and parijat in India is an Indian Ayurvedic medicinal plant. Learn about this herb and the various health benefits it provides to us
Teej is as important a festival as Karva Chauth for Hindu married women. Learn more about the teej festival which comprises of 3 separate teej festival celebrations
Eid al-fitr is the smaller of the 2 Eids of this Islamic festival. Learn about its history, significance, celebrations and find some traditional Eid recipes to try out on this occasion
The humble size of mung beans is no indication of the high levels and range of nutrients they provide and the host of health benefits they offer. Get to know all about these by reading this article
Know why red meat is bad for you? Read about the health risks of eating red meat, probably the most eaten of the different types of meat.
Millets are more than just bird feed. Learn about one of the popular millets, Ragi or Finger Millet, its nutrition and health benefits and some yummy recipes as well.
Sorghum, Milo or Jowar is a grain which is not only extremely drought resistant but very nutritious as well. Learn about the many nutritional and health benefits of this, so called, poor man's food...
Learn about the Ayurvedic wonder herb Guduchi, also called Amrita and Giloy, being akin to the heavenly nectar, and the many health benefits it confers...
Shatavari or Asparagus racemosus is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used in Ayurveda for centuries to treat a number of health issues. Learn about its benefits for both men and women...
Some tips to protect your house and interiors during the monsoon or rainy season...
Learn about the many health benefits of the Ayurvedic medicine, Triphala Churna - a blend of 3 herbs. Also, watch my video in which I show how you can easily prepare Triphala Churna at home...
A fish tank is a beautiful addition to your home. Watching fish play in the the tank refreshes the mind and mood...
Toothpaste has many other applications besides cleaning our teeth. Read about the many other uses for toothpaste...
Bajra or pearl millet is a gluten free grain that is richer in nutrients than rice and wheat. Learn about the many health and nutritional benefits of this so called poor man's grain...
Make an online group of friends via Google hangout and video chat with them. Chat with several people at a time. Moreover share this video on youtube if you so wish...
Water is essential for our growth and sustenance as much as it is for plants. Here are some tips that you can use to keep your plants in the pink of health even during the monsoon...
In a student's quest for good education many of them have to leave the protective confines of a home and proceed to other cities in the country or even travel abroad. Some tips that will help...
A short guide to rose varieties, planting and taking care of roses...
The guar or cluster bean is a legume that is also a source of guar gum which is much used in food and industrial products. Learn about the many nutritional and health benefits of Guar & Guar gum...
Bamboo shoots have been traditionally used as a food in Asian countries as well as for its health benefits. Learn all about it in my article...
Learn about the many nutrient and health benefits of the crisp and mildy sweet exotic Jambu or water apple fruit...
A tropical plant, taro is known by several names like arbi, colocasia, eddoe, dasheen, gabi, cocoyam, etc. Learn about the nutrition and health benefits of colocasia esculenta and Poi made with taro..
Ber, also called the poor man's fruit, is loaded with health benefits. Learn how this fruit can benefit your life.
Parsley has a unique nutritional profile that translates into several health benefits. Learn all about the health and nutritional benefits of this widely popular and most used herb by reading on...
Vanilla is the most popular flavouring all around the world. Learn more about vanilla, its varieties, and the forms it is available in like, beans, extract, paste, essence etc...
Learn about the Passover or Pesach festival of the Jews, possibly the most important of all Jewish festivals, its significance, history and celebration..
Edamame, the green immature soyabeans, are a popular food in China, Korea, Japan and Hawaii. Learn about its many nutritional and health benefits in this article...
Phool Makhana, Foxnut or Gorgon nut is a dry fruit obtained from an aquatic plant, Eurayle ferox. Know the amazing health benefits these snack seeds provide us as well as some amazing facts about them...
A look at the various benefits of Jamalgota and whether it is worth going for it?
Horseradish is a unique vegetable root which besides being used to prepare the popular horseradish sauce and other horseradish products, provides many health benefits. Read on to know more...
Basant Panchami, known by various names like Vasant Panchami, Basant Festival, Saraswati Puja, Sufi Basant and Shree Panchami is a Hindu festival. Learn how this popular Indian festival is celebrated.
Mace, or javitri in Hindi, is one among many healthy Indian spices. Learn about its health benefits and nutritional components.
Chinese five spice powder is a traditional seasoning that is used in Chinese cooking, in fact, in most Asian and Arabic cooking. Learn about its health benefits and find a basic recipe to prepare it..
Apricot, a fruit related to the prune, peach, tangerines and nectarines is an extremely healthy food with some extraordinary health benefits. Read on to learn about these in my article...
Losar is The Tibetan New Year. Read on to learn about its history, significance, traditions and celebrations in my article...
Cayenne pepper is a pepper from any variety of the Capsicum annum plant or even a mix of some of their many varieties. Learn about cayenne pepper and its many health and nutritional benefits...
Republic day is the day when the Indian constitution came into effect with India becoming a democratic republic. Read on for information on how this day is celebrated in India...
Multani mitti or fuller's earth as it is better known in the West is a natural occurring clay mineral that has several health benefits for the skin and hair. Learn about these and more...
The Hindu Festival Makar Sankranti is the most celebrated Indian Festival of each year. Learn more about this very important festival of the Hindus...
Pongal is the traditional harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, South India. Learn about the history and traditional celebration of this festival by the Tamil people.
Learn about Lohri, the bonfire festival of Punjab, its history, significance, traditions, rituals & celebrations...
Nutmeg and its essential oil have been used to treat a wide variety of health issues. Learn about these health benefits and how you can easily make nutmeg oil at home...
In Ayurveda, Desi ghee, pure ghee, or clarified butter is considered to have many nutritional benefits. You can receive these benefits by simply consuming a little daily. This article explores these benefits in detail.
Though fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals, certain fruits especially benefit men's health. 10 fruits that benefit men's health and their related benefits are provided in this article...
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last human Guru of the Sikhs gave Sikhs their identity as Khalsa and passed on the Guruship to the perpetual living Guru, Guru Granth Sahib. Read about His life and founding of the Khalsa, the unique Sikh Identity...
A short brief on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the First Guru of the Sikhs, the founder of the Sikh religion and his birthday celebrations...
Brahmi and Gotu Kola are both herbs that improve memory and mind function. In South India Gotu Kola is also called Brahmi. Learn about the health benefits of Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri herb...
Propolis or bee glue has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Read about some of the amazing health benefits that propolis provides to us...
Ashwagandha, Winter cherry, Withania somnifera or Indian Ginseng is a herb has been used since ancient times in Ayurveda for treating a variety of health conditions..
Bell peppers are rich in a variety of carotenoids as also other nutrients. Learn about the many nutritional and health benefits of bell peppers and know the difference between the different colored bell peppers...
Peppermint, also commonly known as mint, is used in cooking as well as to relieve a variety of health issues. Learn about the uses, nutritional and health benefits of peppermint tea and essential oil...
Lemongrass, the commonly used herb in Asian cuisine has immense benefits. It is also used to make lemongrass tea and lemongrass essential oil. Learn more about their health benefits...
Learn what essential oils are, the different essential oils, their health benefits and uses...
Rosemary herb has been used since ancient times by old civilizations for treating a variety of health problems as well as a spice. Learn about the various health benefits of rosemary, tea and oil as well...
Cantaloupe or musk melon is a fruit that is not only refreshing and tasty but very healthy as well. Learn about the many nutritional and health benefits cantaloupe consumption offers...
Learn about the many nutritional and health benefits of Soursop fruit, also known as Graviola or Guanabana...
Learn about the many nutritional and health benefits of Mangosteen fruit, also called the Queen of fruits.
Know about the health benefits, nutrients, uses and more of the Duran Fruit, the overpoweringly smelly yet healthy fruit that is known in Southeast Asia as the 'King of fruits'.
Learn about Morinda citrifolia (noni), noni fruit, noni juice and noni leaf tea and their health benefits...