Avalakki upkari

Bajil upkari | avalakki upkari  is one of the common breakfast served in most of the functions in south canara(Karnataka), mangalore and udupi region.Its made from thin flattened rice, coconut, peanuts.It can be made with or without the use of heat. Do give it a try and let me know your views. Ps-Anyone with diabetes…

Tangy & Spicy Kairi…

As a kid when it was summers a long visit to my grandma’s house was a must.She prepared fabulous dishes ( I loved her food so I don’t mind calling myself biased ).One of my favorites dishes during summers was the tangy and spicy Kairi/raw mango gravy.  We would go to the local market specially…

Laugh your way to good health !!

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain-Charlie Chaplin Do you know, today is World Laughter Day.It is observed on the first Sunday of May.  The World Laughter Day came into existence in 1998.It was introduced by Dr Madan Kataria who is the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement. Benefits of laughter:…

Water-The elixir of life.

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water-W.H. Auden. Summers are here.The blazing sun is shining on our head almost all the time and several warnings have been given by the weather department regarding the rising temperatures.It’s not just the heat but the constant fluctuations in the climate and temperature that is a major…

Coriander mint chicken

Irratic schedules, long working hours, late dinners.How does one manage to still keep the dinner light and healthy… Here’s one of my all time favourite recipe:- Coriander-Mint chicken… Procedure- Wash and pat dry chicken breast pieces.Cut it as per preference. Use a fork and create insertion in the meat. Apply salt leave it for 5 […]

Green Tangy Tomatoes…

On my recceñt trip to the local market, I found these green beauties-The Green tomatoes.The moment I saw them I knew I had to try them out so bought a kg of these to experiment. To give a nutritional background of these, Green tomatoes are rich source of -vitamin C, beta carotene, fiber, vitamin k,…

Shirvale is a traditional recipe made in the kokan villages(Maharastra, India) with rice /nachni(finger millet) flour and served with sweetened coconut milk.Its one tedious recipe.Mainly made on special occasions. Who said,workouts can’t happen in the kitchen.He/she surely hasn’t tried making some of our traditional Indian reciepes.One thing I can say,Your entire bicep triceps shoulder workouts…

The red drink…Therapy for the eyes and gut!!

A recent post on carrots on one of the food groups and the mention of this beverage brought back pleasant memories. During my graduation years, in one of our nutrition practicals while studying beverages I came across an intresting beverage which was not only therapy for the eyes I.e. rich in vitamin A and antioxidants…

Fitness….Lifestyle journey!!

Careless binge eating, erratic schedules, junk, lack of sleep.Whatever maybe the reason.You still took months and years to put on the fat/flab to become curvy…. You can’t expect overnight miracles to make you go from fat to fit.It takes efforts.It takes a healthy diet, proper exercise and sleep routine to get fit.It requires 100% dedication….

Wondering what to have?When you just have 20 Rs in your wallet…

We have all faced times when we were short of money and hungry.What to eat and what not where the questions that troubled us.Students, People living away from family etc….Have surely faced this issue If you haven’t faced this, your blessed. But this article is for those who are running short of money or doing…

Therapy for the eyes-Carrot Koshimbir/Salad

Carrots-The red beauties are a rich source of beta carotene,antioxidants and fiber.They are also a good source of Vitamin A, C, iron, folate, potassium etc. Here in Mumbai,we get carrots almost all round the year.But these carrots don’t really look or taste as great as the local seasonal red carrots which are available during winters….

Hara Bhara Kabab

Hara Bhara Kabab: A simple delicious dish that can be used as a snack, a starter or even as a part of the main course.It’s easy to make, high protein, high fibre, low fat dish and also rich in vital nutrients. So if you one of those fussy kids or adult at home who don’t…