Dillwale chickpeas


  • Did you like the name? Me too…it’s called creativity. 🙂
  • Make “chana masala” the way you make and add some chopped dill leaves. Dill has a very strong flavor so be careful and add according to your taste.
  • Dill is a good source of calcium and is also anti bacterial just like garlic.
  • Do we remember to eat protein with roti since wheat has enzyme to digest protein?
  • Pineapple also has enzyme to digest protein. So finish your meal with few chunks of pineapple as dessert.
  • Dill is known as “suva” in india. It’s said in india, if you eat chickpeas, you can have strength of horse.
  • Stay away from canned and soak and cook your own using dry chickpeas.

Apple almond butter sandwich


  • Have you tried Pumpernickel bread? I tried for the first time and it’s pretty good. I would highly recommend if you haven’t tried yet.
  • Simple hearty sandwich today. Apply some almond butter on a lightly roasted bread, top with thinly cut apple slices.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Almond butter and apple is a very yummy combination. You can eat apple slices with apple butter too. Be careful though, it’s very addicting.:-)

Poha with pineapple smoothie


  • We all know how to make bataka poha and pineapple smoothie. But yes there’s a but…
  • Smoothie recipes mostly include yogurt which is no no in indian culture and ayurveda. Only certain sweet fruits are ok to eat with yogurt.
  • So what do we do? Well, don’t add yogurt. I just blended ripe banana with fresh pineapple chunks and some water. And pinch of fresh cardamom powder.
  • There are single serve blenders in market now which are very useful. You can drink from the cup you blended in. And it comes with lid too, if you want to take it to work. No extra thing to clean. I have a magic bullet but there are plenty of other options.
  • Light lunch on a rainy or hot summer day.

Mushroom curry


  • This recipe is very special to me since i had learned it from my virtual friend Dr. B whom i had met on a blogging site. Dr B was a  surgeon, a great writer, a  blogger, had varied interests like cooking, painting, fruit carvings  and above all a fun, joyful,and  humble person . After we were done with that blogging site, he would send me a note once in a while and it  would always start with ” I am positive you are doing good…” Last year, i looked for him to send a note, just to find he had left the world. So Dr B, today i would like to say same to you, ” I am positive you are doing good, where ever you are.”
  • Let’s come to the recipe. Saute chopped onions and add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric,red chilly pwd, cumin pwd, coriandor pwd, salt. Add chopped button mushrooms and cook until it’s soft. Add some garam masala at the end and garnish with cilantro. You can add some green peas too.
  • Be careful with adding salt. It doesn’t need too much salt.
  • Mushrooms has good amt of all Vitamin B.
  • Thank you Dr. B for wonderful fun filled virtual moments.
  • Peace !