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Healthy, low-fat Smoothies

Ingredients: Fruits of your choice Plain Yogurt (Dahi) *I have used fruit combinations of 1)Strawberry-Banana(I use the small yellow bananas, called Elaichi Kela, as they have lesser calories, compared to the regular ones) -Watermelon-Pomegranate. 2)Strawberry-Banana-Apple (with skin) 3) Banana-Apple-Pomegranate 4)Watermelon-Apple-Pomegranate-Yogurt You can choose as you like, just avoid very fibrous fruits. Method: Dice fruits. Put… Read More Healthy, low-fat Smoothies

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Amla Chutney

Ingredients: 5 Amla’s, deseeded and chopped 4-5 Dry Red Chillies, chopped 2-3 Green Chillies, chopped 1 tsp Jeera 11/2 Tbsp Oil Salt, to taste Method: Heat oil and fry the Amla pieces in it till they turn soft. Spoon them out from the oil and keep aside to cool. In the same oil, add the… Read More Amla Chutney

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Chatpate Aloo

Ingredients: 4 medium-sized potatoes, boiled, skinned and diced 1 ½ Tbsp Oil ¼ Tsp Rye ½ Tsp Chana Dal ½ Tsp Urad Dal Hing, a very generous sprinkle 2 green Chillies, slit 2-3 dry Red Chillies, chopped fine 1 medium sized Onion, chopped fine A few curry leaves Dry Masala’s: Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly… Read More Chatpate Aloo

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Sisters

  As girls we grew up hearing, ‘There is safety in numbers’. We started believing it when we were whistled at, or followed, or deliberately brushed against, or had filmy songs sung loudly for us as we walked the streets alone. We protested, we raged, we swore to change things when one of our ilk… Read More Sisters

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Palak Paneer

Ingredients: 1 bunch Palak (Spinach) Leaves, cleaned and washed thoroughly 150 grams Paneer (Cottage Cheese), cut into cubes Jeera: 2 tsps Onion: I medium sized, finely chopped Tomato: 1 small, finely chopped Ginger-Garlic Paste: ½  tsp Dry Red Chilles: 2 Oil:1 tsp Salt: To Taste Method: In a large pan, boil enough water to soak… Read More Palak Paneer

Food

Healthy Breakfast: Daliya (Broken Wheat/Lapsi) Upma

  Ingredients: Dalia: 1 katori Water: 1 and ½ katori Curd: 4-5 tsp ½ of each, Onion, French beans and Carrot: Finely chopped Oil ½ tsp Curry Leaves: 4-5  Rye: 1/4th tsp Green chilies: 2 slit Salt, to taste Method: Boil/Pressure cook (2-3 whistles) the Daliya with water and keep aside. Heat oil, add the… Read More Healthy Breakfast: Daliya (Broken Wheat/Lapsi) Upma

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Akuri (Parsi-style, spicy scrambled eggs) with Pao

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 small onion, chopped very fine 1 small tomato, chopped fine (keep aside a little for the garnish) Turmeric Powder, a generous pinch Ginger-garlic paste, ½ tsp Green chilles, 2 medium sized, chopped very fine Milk, 2 tbsps Pepper and salt, to taste Butter/Ghee, ½ tsp Oil, 1 tbsp Coriander, chopped fine… Read More Akuri (Parsi-style, spicy scrambled eggs) with Pao