As a Gujarati, we have kadhee once a week. It is sweet, sour and spicy. Once home made yogurt a.k.a. dahi, is a day old and sour, we use it to make this delicious soup. It is made many different ways in the different regions of India. My mom always said “the key to a … Continue reading Yogurt soup a.k.a. Kadhee
Home made Pasta in Indian lentil soup / or Dal Dhokli in Gujarati This is a Gujarati one pot meal with home made whole wheat noodles and lentils [toovar or pigeon pea in our home] and a delicate balance of sweet with jaggery, spicy with red chillis and sour with lemon and hard and soft with peanuts … Continue reading Pasta in lentil soup aka Dal Dhokli
What is health? 1947, WHO definition, “Health is not just the absence of disease, it is an state of complete mental, physical and social well being.” So a healthy lie needs that our emotional needs are met, our physical needs are met and our social needs are met. We hear a lot about physical health … Continue reading What is a healthy life?
Nitali and Nihir are traveling to Arattupuzha for the Pooram with their Ba a.k.a mom and Bapu a.k.a. dad. Both are excited since they would be celebrating the festival with their Malayali a.k.a. from Kerala, India, friends. The Arattupuzha Pooram a.k.a. temple festival, is held at the 3000 year old Sree Sastha temple in Kerala. As … Continue reading The Elephant a.k.a Hathi
It is the time of the year to be thankful, as an Indian, we did this during Diwali in October and now as an American, I have another chance in November. I am conflicted partly because the Native American Indians may not be viewing this celebration in the same light as a lot of Americans, … Continue reading Vegan Indian Thanksgiving
If you are a mom, and are wondering how is this possible, take a look around and try some of the ideas that work best for your family and remember the 80/20 rule. Get it right 80% of the times and let the kids get it right 80% of the times!!! American Academy of Pediatrics … Continue reading Children eating healthy
It all started one summer, when my visiting Telugu, talented, mother- in- law made the best tasting jam from plums, sugar and lemon juice. I was amazed, it was easy and quick to make, she used just 2 plums. It did not seem as laborious as my memories of making jam at home with my … Continue reading Guava Jam