Apple-Ginger Smoothie || Chaitime

What’s your favorite fruit? My answer to that question is Apple! Ripe, red and crunchy apples are a delight to chomp into. And what makes this fruit more special are its myriad health benefits. We all know the ancient Welsh adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, right? 😉 Apples are extremely rich in…

Tofu Makhani || Chaitime

Paneer dishes are my all-time favorites! A paneer dish cooked with the right kind of ingredients, at the right spice level, served at the right temperature…..YUMMY! Nothing can replace the wonderful taste of butter-fried paneer cubes in the right kind of marinade. NOTHING I tell you. Oh wait, enter the Tofu! 🙂 We all know…

Strawberry-Kiwi Spritzer || Chaitime

Here’s a fun drink that is tasty and colorful! It combines the tanginess of fresh strawberries and the sweetness of ripe kiwis and the addition of vanilla ice-cream and soda, well, just takes you to a whole new world.  😉 Cool all your senses with a glass of this delicious Strawberry-Kiwi Spritzer, anyday, anytime! Strawberry-Kiwi Spritzer Ingredients…

Christmas Kashayam || Chaitime

‘Tis the season! It’s the season of lights and pine and candles and stockings…it’s also the season of cold and sinus and flu and migraines. Fear not! Here’s a recipe to keep yourself warm this winter and enjoy the season of cakes and cookies without ever having to stop. Kashayam is a home-brewed herbal drink…

Green Bean Fries || Chaitime

Now who doesn’t like French Fries?? I know they’re unhealthy and greasy …but who doesn’t like them!! The taste of a perfectly-sized crispy fry dipped in slightly spiced tomato ketchup is one of the simple pleasures of life. I recently discovered one more to add to these pleasures. Green Bean Fries! Simple to make and real tasty,…

Chocolate Biscuit Pudding || Chaitime

A simple yet sinful dish – Chocolate Biscuit Pudding. This dish combines two of my favorite things – dark chocolate and Marie biscuits! 😀 It might sound funny but Marie biscuits are quite practical. You can enjoy one by dipping it in coffee or tea, you can use one to scoop out jam or yogurt or…

Orange-Peel Tea || Chaitime

Imagine sipping a cup of hot, fresh tea on a cold, gloomy day. Imagine that pure strength combined with the refined aroma of cured tea leaves brewed in a fashion that is so simple, so elegant. Pretty picture, isn’t it?  As quoted by Aaron Fisher in The Way of Tea, the dialogue between our selves…

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread || Chaitime

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread  is a yummy, healthy bread to make for breakfast or to enjoy as a tasty snack. It is pretty simple to make and slightly blue to look at! 😀 It contains the goodness of oats and the sweetness of blueberries making it a total win-win! 🙂 Blueberry Oatmeal Bread Ingredients All-purpose flour (Maida) – 1…

Banana Bread || Chaitime

I’m not a breakfast person. I don’t always wake up in the mood for food. However, I know that breakfast is the most essential meal and that it revs your metabolism for the day ahead. But eating bowls of cereals or oats everyday bores me. Then again, waking up in the morning and cooking myself a…

Gushing Green Smoothies || Chaitime

Do you have 5 minutes to spare in the morning? ‘Cause that’s all the time you need to make these amazing green blends! Perfectly simple to make, these healthy blends will boost your energy and give your day a fresh start. 🙂 Plants contain phytonutrients that help boost your imune system and keep you healthy throughout the year….