Aloo Paratha (Potato stuffed unleavened flatbread)

Aloo paratha is the most popular amongst all the paratha’s! A paratha is an unleavened flatbread stuffed with a variety of filling from vegetarian to non vegetarian. Some of the popular paratha’s are gobhi paratha, aloo matar paratha, paneer paratha, methi paratha amongst the veg ones, and kheema paratha and egg parathas amongst the non vegetarian counterparts. A typical Punjabi paratha is made with loads of ghee and served with a dollop of home made butter. Definitely not the healthiest, but people back then did a lot of manual labor and so needed all the extra calories. With today’s sedentary lifestyle eating such a calorie laden meal everyday will definitely do you no good, so moderation is definitely the key.

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Goan Jackfruit sandon ( steamed Jackfruit rice cake )

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The Konkan region and southern India are blessed with an abundance of jackfruits! The jackfruit has a distinct aroma and a sweet taste. It comes in 2 varieties, one is hard called kappa  and the other is the soft variety called rassal. I prefer the later simply coz when it’s ripe it just melts in the mouth. A lot of people irk at the very mention of the word jackfruit, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s taste is something that has to be acquired. I have been enjoying this exotic fruit every summer vacations spent in Goa, and so I love it ever since I was a child! Continue reading →

Papaya ginger oatmeal smoothie

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Kickstart your day with this delicious smoothie packed with the goodness of papaya, ginger and oats! The citrusy orange juice adds a zesty flavor making this smoothie even better!

We all know the health benefits of papaya, this tropical & luscious fruit is a rich source of antioxidants along with other minerals. I’ve added ginger to this smoothie to boost its nutritional benefits . Ginger is known to relieve digestive issues, reduce inflammation & nausea along with so many other benefits. And the added bonus that makes this smoothie healthier is the inclusion of oats , providing some additional dietary fiber along with the beneficiary and heart healthy soluble fibers from papaya. Overall this smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients , that will sure put a good start to your day:) Continue reading →


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