Avocado Ragi Roti || Chaitime

Ragi or Finger Millet is considered supremely healthy.  Born and brought up in India, specially in the State of Karnataka which is the largest producer of this wonder grain, I feel privileged to be one of those many people who’ve enjoyed hot Ragi balls or “Ragi Mudde”, as its popularly known as, with spicy green…

Strawberry-Green Peas Salad || Chaitime

Time has come for yet another green pea recipe! This one’s bizarre; atleast that’s what I initially thought. I honestly didn’t think that I’d like this recipe but I was in for a pleasant surprise. Today’s recipe is another mind-blowing summer salad – very colorful and lively! It combines the tanginess of fresh strawberries and…

Watermelon-Feta Salad || Chaitime

Summer is here! Beaches, sunshine, blue skies, sunglasses, flip-flops, sun-dresses, weird straw hats, picnic baskets, cold coffees, ice creams, popsicles, frozen yogurt, slushies, melons, berries………….do you feel yourself nicely wrapped up in a happy summer vibe right now??? Good! Because today’s recipe is all colorful and summery! 😀 Out of all the different kinds of melons,…

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…

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,…

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…

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….

Avocado Whip || Chaitime

I was born and brought up in a small beautiful hill station called Coorg which is situated in southern India. I was fortunate enough to grow up among some wonderful people and enjoy a splendid variety of food. One of my most favorite fruits as a kid (it still is) was Butter-fruit/Avocado.  This commercial fruit is…

It’s an Orange Orange world || Chaitime

Out of the gazillion varieties of fruits that exist on this planet, I find Orange to be a fun fruit. It’s amusing to peel one (especially when it squirts you in the eye), it has a color named after itself (or was it the other way round?!!), it’s tangy, it’s sweet, it’s annoying (remember those…