Black eyed peas with lettuce salad

Want to know my secret! How to move your digestion & improve elimination. Just back from a yoga retreat vacation. Best way to beat Canadian winter blues is to head south to the atlantic. Nothing like sun, sand and yoga with awesome vegetarian food to warm you up. While at the ashram I had a…

Himalayan fennel swiss chard Creamed lentils

Himalayan mountains are not just heavenly. People who live in the mountains are very warm, hospitable and generous. Maybe it has to do with being so close to nature. Imagine sniffing pine leaves everyday or walking in woods or climbing up hills. Its got to bring out your inner cheer. These swiss chard leaves and…

Chunky Channa Masala

This has to be the absolute best, most flavourful channa masala I ever made, even if I say so myself 🙂 While working in the Unesco office in New Delhi, sometimes my co-worker would invite me home to dinner at her place and sometimes I’d invite her over. It was easy enough to do! Our…

Kala Channa

Scrumptious, nourishing, easy to make, this Indian snack food can be served hot or cold as a salad. Growing up in delhi, I loved eating kala channa. Lunch time had many take out options. The street vendor version was my absolute favourite. The recipe is much like Indie music. Every vendor has his own delectable recipe plus…

Channa Soup

Dad was in the hospital with an injured hip and leg up in a 90 degree traction and had lost any appetite he had. From the neighbouring bed in the army hospital in delhi, a cheery Punjabi mother taking care of her soldier son called out to me “Do you know the secret of the…

Idli

Soft, fluffy and nutritrious, idlis are delicious, spongy and easily digestible.. even children in southern india are fed idlis. While in India, I could easily have idlis for breakfast, lunch & dinner, that’s how light, tasty and nutritious they are. About 10 years ago if you asked me to make these in Canada I’d have…

Dal Makhani

Lodhi gardens! Pandara Road, Khan market, this is where I grew up. Sometimes my coworkers and I would deliberately forget to bring lunch so we could order in from the Moti Mahal takeout in Jorbagh market. We`d dial the number. Huffing and puffing on his cycle, the delivery man would bring up to our desk…

Channa Masala

Years ago we would get together with another family almost every Sunday for breakfast. One time I prepared channa masala with chapatti(flatbread) before tennis & heard the words ‘I played a great tennis today, felt so strong & fortified. I was hitting those volleys like never before’. Channa masala does that with its high protein….