Bottle gourd also known as Dudhi , Lauki, Calabash, opo squash or long melon is a long green vegetable full of hidden benefits. Made of over 90% water makes it very easy to digest. In the Ayurvedic world, bottle gourd is known to be cooling, calming, rich in vitamins and minerals, popular for… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.
Thick creamy ice cream whizzed with fresh strawberries enjoyed on a warm sunny day hmmmm definitely one for some of this wonderful weather we’ve been blessed with over the past week. Ice cream based milkshakes have been a childhood favourite and ideally would always choose chocolate but when Carol from Sugarandcrumbs sent me their Strawberry… Continue reading Strawberry milkshake cupcakes
Who loves savoury spicy snacks? Every Indian household will have a cupboard full of these delicious savoury snacks . Whether it’s for breakfast, snack or tea many of you will agree we just can’t resist temptation but the downside is? They’re all fried, oh yes, there is nothing greater than delicious khakra (gujarati thin crackers),… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Baked Millet flour and fenugreek crackers
Are you looking forward to the Hindu festival of Holi on Monday 17th March 2014? Where there is so much love, life, fun and frolicks and not to forget all the delicious and decadent food on offer. Holi is a major festival in the Hindu calender as it marks the start of harvest and we… Continue reading Holi Special: Thandai – rose, milk, almond and spice mixed drink
Samosa…..hmmm a truly popular snack enjoyed by adults and kids and known by all, so many fillings and flavours to choose from, sweet to savoury hands up if you are a fan of eating samosa’s? Personally I love the traditional mixed vegetable samosas although a variety of different vegetarian fillings such as paneer, soya mince,potato… Continue reading Healthy option: Filo Pastry Vegetable Samosa Pie
So did you all enjoy eating wonderful pancakes with a variety of toppings on pancake day? Do you feel maybe you can have some more but a different variety perhaps? Well to carry on with the theme of pancakes free from Friday’s brings you this delightful Gujarati recipe of besan pudla (chick pea flour pancakes).… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Gluten and Dairy free spiced Besan Pudla.
Yay Pancake Day has finally arrived ( well in a few hours 😉 ), not that we ever need an excuse to make or consume delicious pancakes. Are you making pancakes? If so, what kind? Plain, chocolate, fruit filled, jam filled or simply enjoying the classic lemon and sugar? I started concocting ideas and my… Continue reading Pancake Day: Egg free Exotic Mango and Cardamom Pancakes…