The World of Savoury Indian Pancakes

The World of Savoury Indian Pancakes

There’s nothing like a power-packed start to the day! Especially during the monsoons, when waking up could be a sluggish affair! And what better way than a filling breakfast! Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day by many, and rightly so. Not only does it break your fasting period (8 hours of overnight sleep), but it is also meant to give a boost to your energy levels and ensuring your body is supplied with other essential nutrients to carry you through the day. It has a greater influence on our metabolism cycle than any other meal.

Coconut and The Indian Diet

Coconut and The Indian Diet

Kalpavriksha, according to Hindu, Buddhist and Jain scriptures, was a wish-granting tree which came to provide humans with ample resources to satisfy their needs. The coconut tree rightly finds a place in our lives as a ‘kalpavriksha’. While not only being an integral part of cuisine cultures across India, it has helped Indians out at several other stages – as a cooling, refreshing drink in the form of coconut water, keeping our hair thick and lustrous in the form of coconut oil, creating ropes and scrubbers in the form of coconut tree husk, roofing houses in the form of coconut tree leaves, and so on.
Salt and Its Place In Indian Culture

Salt and Its Place In Indian Culture

Dr. Shweta U. Shah 4 June 2020 This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred pers...
South Indian Spice Blends - Sambar & More

South Indian Spice Blends - Sambar & More

South Indian cuisine is famous for its unique spice blends and flavourful curries. Different regions in the South have their own cooking styles and spice variations, but one thing remains the same - the food is always delicious! Here’s a look at some of the blends that give southern food its good name.
Urad Dal - A South Indian Favourite

Urad Dal - A South Indian Favourite

Split black gram or urad dal is one among the most popularly produced pulses in India. A common ingredient in most South Indian dishes, this protein-packed pulse has earned its title as the king of pulses, particularly in South Indian kitchens. The health benefits of urad dal are numerous and are best availed through healthy food preparations.
Indian Salads: Ideas and Recipes by Nandita Iyer

Indian Salads: Ideas and Recipes by Nandita Iyer

Salads are an easy way to incorporate fibre, vitamins, protein and whole grains into your diet. Couple of well-known Indian salads are kosambari and kachumber. Both are often served in spoonfuls as a part of a full thali.

5 Underrated Ingredients in the Indian Kitchen

5 Underrated Ingredients in the Indian Kitchen

Good food depends almost entirely on ingredients. There are some extremely underrated ingredients lying in your kitchen that you should incorporate in your daily diet. These are often at the backstage, even though they come with high protein and nutrition value. They are familiar ingredients which have been neglected or do not get enough attention even when they are tasty, versatile, and incredibly nutritious. Let’s have a look at some of them.

Protein-rich Indian street food

Protein-rich Indian street food

Most of us absolutely love street food. Eating street food is all about lip-smacking great taste on a shoe-string budget. To assist you on your food quest, we’ve rounded up some of the most iconic street foods in India. We’ve enlisted those dishes that are rich in protein and nutrition. These street foods incorporate protein in the form of legumes and lentils and help boost your protein intake whilst keeping the yummy street-food factor intact!

Salt and India: A History

Salt and India: A History

Salt is obtained from seas that have evaporated or from living ones. Salt may bubble up to the surface as brine or form rocks in caves. Below the earth, it is found and mined, as it often is today. It is a crucial element in the diet of humans, animals, and even plants. It is a natural, highly effective and an extensively used food preservative. What’s more, salt’s industrial, commercial and other uses are countless too. 

Superfoods In The Indian Kitchen

Superfoods In The Indian Kitchen

A term coined fairly recently – superfood - is a nutritionally-dense food that promotes health. Kale, blueberries, shiitake mushrooms and acai berry are some examples of western foods that are popular right now and which have claimed the ‘superfood’ label. These foods contain potent nutrients and antioxidants, which help fight a multitude of diseases and offer many health benefits.

Detox Diets, The Indian Way

Detox Diets, The Indian Way

A detox diet is a well-planned strategy which helps your body reduce the amount of toxins. We're exposed to a host of noxious agents throughout the day. Fortunately, our system can effectively tackle these toxins and prevent disorders and diseases. Nonetheless, our body does need a little help from time to time and this can be done by integrating a detox program in to your routine on a periodic basis. Cleansing diets comprise of whole foods which have vital nutrients that are anti-oxidants, help tackle free radical, boost the activity of enzymes, and nourish the liver, kidneys, lungs, and the colon. As a result, the body can do its job better and more ably.

Healthy Indian Classic Dishes

Healthy Indian Classic Dishes

While it is appreciated for being delicious and rich, Indian food often gets a bad rap for being unhealthy. Most of us move towards salads and soups when we are trying to adopt a healthier diet. Do you know, a lot of Indian dishes offer a perfect balance of all necessary macronutrients? While some other dishes are a complete wholesome meal by themselves.