Sehjan Roti for keeping your bones and teeth strong

Moringa leaves in my rooftop kitchen garden

Sehjan, drumsticks or Moringa leaves are a rich source of Iron, Calcium, Vitamin C and other micronutrients for the body. Lucky to have a Sehjan tree growing in our garden, we use the leaves in our rotis or Indian flatbread.

14 July, 2016 | Views: 10913

Hibiscus tea and Ridged Gourd flower fritters for a special tea party

red hibiscus

Hibiscus tea is easy to make. Boil a cup of water. Put in a hibiscus flower (fresh or dry). Cover the pan and switch off the heat. Let it cool down completely. Add lemon juice and jaggery, honey or raw sugar to taste. Strain and refrigerate before

25 March, 2016 | Views: 5880

Ayurvedic chutney sandwich spread for a summer lunch

Easy recipe Ayurvedic chutney sandwich spread

This summer sandwich spread is an age old Ayurvedic recipe from kitchens of India (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, in particular). As the unripe mangoes start finding there way to the market, this yummy chutney too becomes a lunch staple.

24 March, 2016 | Views: 7573


How to make an Eggless Whole Wheat flour Apple Cake Dessert

Apple eggless aata cake

This Christmas, after making my regular eggless chocolate cake, I thought of a new recipe. It worked! Sharing it here for a warm winter dessert. Though a microwave oven has its health hazards, I use it sometimes to make quick recipes to see that wow

27 December, 2015 | Views: 6271

Badhal Tree in Lucknow, India

badhal fruit india

This Badhal tree inside La Martiniere Girls’ College, Lucknow, stands quietly except in late summer when birds make merry on its bright yellow, sweet fruit.

15 August, 2015 | Views: 70384



Rangoli decorations from Bangalore streets, India Photo journal