Friday, August 19, 2011

Jal Jeera (Refreshing Summer Cooler)

Refreshing cumin drink ready to be served

Enjoyed this drink several times during our summer vacation in Chennai

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Moroccan Couscous with Grilled Vegetables


Cumin Seeds
Italian Seasoning
Grilled Vegetables
Olive oil


Boil water in a pot. Heat some olive oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and slightly roast the couscous. Add hot water/broth to couscous. Add salt. Simmer it for few minutes till the water is absorbed . Fluff it with a fork. Add the Grilled Vegetables to the couscous. Add red chilli flakes if more spice is neccessary.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sprouted Lentil Salad


Sprouted Lentils - 2 cups
Green Bell Pepper - 1 small, diced
Carrot - 1 diced
Tomato - 1 small( squeeze out the juice)
Avacado - 1
Red Onions - 1 small
Green Chilli - 2 small
Corriander Leaves


Olive Oil - 1 tbs
Lemon Juice - 1 lemon


Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. In a seperate bowl, combine the lentils with chopped vegetables and pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Veggie Wrap - Raw and Grilled

Veggie Wrap - Raw


Peppers(green,yellow & red) -Julienned
Carrot- Julienned
Baby Portabella Mushrooms
Mixed Salad Greens or Micro Greens
Spinach Tortillas
Chopped Walnuts (optional)


Olive oil
Lemon Juice
Dry Herbs
Hot sauce(few drops)


Toss all the vegetables in a salad bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients and mix it with the vegetables. Keep some oil dressing aside for brushing the wrap. Take a spinach wrap, brush it slightly with the dressing. Keep the vegetables in the center and roll the wrap up tightly and slice it in half crosswise and serve.

Grilled Veggie Wrap with Avocado and Yogurt-Sourcream Minty Dip

Marinate the vegetables with salt, pepper,lemon juice, olive oil and a dash of Tandoori Barbeque Masala for 15-20 mts. Grill the vegetables. Warm the spinach tortillas . Stuff the grilled veggies inside the tortilla and serve warm.

Divine Tea

Recently bought this tea from a shop called "Teavana". Though expensive, the taste is divine. It's worth giving a try.

Panchratan Dal

I will try to post the recipe soon.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Homemade Italian Seasoning

~ Best way to preserve homegrown herbs


Oregano - 2 cups (loosely measured)
Basil - 2 cups (loosely measured)
Rosemary - 1/3 cup (loosely measured)
Sea salt - 1/3 cup
Red Pepper
Flakes - 2 tsp
Black Pepper - 1 tbs


Combine all the ingredients. Give a quick pulse in the food processor. Makes about a cup. Store them in airtight spice jars.

Rosemary Salt


Sea salt - 1 cup
Rosemary - 1/2 cup (crushed)

Combine salt and rosemary in a food processor and give a pulse or two until well combined. Keep in an airtight container. A perfect seasoning for grilled vegetables especially for grilled potatoes.

~ Christmas gift from my herb garden