Indian Dishes

Keto Bulletproof Chai

I love me a warming cup or two of chai every day. I am not someone who just drinks tea, I guzzle it. To me, the sweet, spicy chai is liquid gold. When I started reading about going keto, I was bracing myself for the possibility of not having chai […]

Keto Friendly Kesari

Happy Deepavali! Hope you are having the most amazing one with family and loved ones. This deepavali, I was stumped for ideas for sweets to consume while on the keto lifestyle. I even toyed with the idea of having the Choc Chia Pudding or Berries & Cream Chia Pudding but […]

Paneer Mint ‘Sandwich’

Paneer has become an integral part of my diet in the keto way of eating. It contributes to a good part of my fat requirements to fit my macros plus it tastes amazeballs! I try and include the incredibly delicious cheese in curry forms mostly but it can get repetitive […]

Tava Idlies (Pav bhaji-flavoured idlies)

When the South Indian favourite idlies and Mumbai’s famous pav bhaji meet, you get tava idlies. The star of the dish – the humble idlies are quite the powerhouse hiding inside a very soft and spongy exterior. It is low in fat, easy to digest and comes loaded with iron […]

Indian-spiced Roasted Cauliflower with Mint Raitha

A lot of my cooking inspiration comes from the fresh food aisle in the local supermarket. There is never dearth of ideas there. Recently, neatly packed boxes of Jamie Oliver’s products caught my attention; it had raw cauliflower florets, a pack of ready-to-use-spice and mint yoghurt dip. All you have […]

Mango & Kesar Lassi (Mango and saffron smoothie)

When the king of fruits and the king of spices, come together, can this be anything short of amazing? Sweet mangoes, fragrant saffron and dairy make this lassi the deliciousness this is. It is not your regular lassi, it comes fully-loaded with all things rich and luxurious. Saffron adds a […]

Tamarind-date Chutney

The sweet, tangy and spicy condiment is a common feature in Indian chaats. This chutney perfectly complements the delectable chaats and many Indian savoury snacks. The chutney can be prepared in many ways; for sweetness, some prefer using just jaggery instead of dates; some like it extra hot or tangy. […]

Idly/Dosai Milagai Podi

Growing up in a home where people loved a spicy hit in their food, it was not very hard to train my tastebuds to like milagai podi. This lentil and spice blend was a common feature in my home. It was so loved that the podi was preferred over chutneys […]

Bhel Puri

Bhel puri holds a prized spot in the Indian street food list. This savoury snack is a combination of puffed rice tossed with vegetables, an assortment of spice powders and condiments. To me though, bhel puri is a salad of sorts with the veggies, carbs, dressing and interesting elements. This […]