A nutritionist by training and a foodie by birth, I love to cook and serve my experiments in the kitchen with my friends and family. I can’t stop thinking about how food can shape up your health, sharpen your senses and change your life. Don’t worry about the nutritional composition of the final dish – leave that part to me! You can just enjoy your cooking and eating. I hope I am successful in turning this everyday chore into a more fun and desirable activity of your fast-paced day.
I started compiling my recipes after my knee injury worsened and I could stand for only 15-20 minutes. I had to take frequent breaks to rest my knee and that’s when I learned to prepare meals at my most efficient level. It then struck me that these recipes can help others cook quick meals for their families. Most of the dishes can be cooked in 20 – 30 minutes. I have also thrown in some >30 minute recipes – special healthy cake and dessert recipes for the days when you have more time on hand!
Inspired by my Mom and her cooking, I bring to you a treasure of recipes that your palate will remember. Here you shall discover ways to make delicious & nutritious meals for your family. Explore the myriad Indian spices as well as other cuisines or try the fusion recipes. Experience the heat of the chili, or the soothing taste of ginger, the blissful combination of sugar and butter/ghee and the crackling sound of the tempering. Learn to enjoy everything in moderation. Cook and enjoy nutritious and delicious meals at home with your family as much as possible, without spending too much time or cluttering the sink with a lot of pots and pans. I am sharing my tricks and techniques that my Mom has taught me in her kitchen. A lot of guests remember every meal eaten at my parents’ place in Mumbai. I hope I can bring the same taste to your dining table!
Presto US pressure cooker with pressure regulator instead of whistle
My cooking style
I prefer to work with simple ingredients – fresh or dried ingredients. I do my best to avoid use of any artificial mixes, ready-made sauces, pastes, anything containing artificial preservatives or additives. If ingredients in their pure form can do the trick, then there is no need to add a ton of different preservatives to our body. I feel the need to honor every ingredient by letting it stand out and for us to notice it! Every ingredient is chosen keeping in mind its nutrient profile.
A well-organized kitchen can help you multi-task smoothly! If your kitchen is clutter-free, you will see how efficiently you can function in that space even if it is a small kitchen. The experience is more enjoyable when you have a grip on the cookware and your food ingredients, spices etc are placed close at hand. Cooking is not just a Science where some knowledge of food chemistry does help, but it is also a form of Art and a Skill to learn. As you enjoy cooking, you will realize that you can actually move around or chop vegetables to music, enjoy the aroma, listen to the sizzling of vegetables, gracefully add the ingredients, and finally present the food with lots of love…only after tasting it! 🙂