Buckwheat Chilla (Savory Crepes)

My family always kept a vrat or fast during the nine days of ‘Navratri’ when I was growing up in India. As kids, we looked forward to the fasting because the food was so different and delicious. My mom would make tangy potatoes with buckwheat Puris fried in ghee among other delicacies. Buckwheat, called Kuttu […]


Phara (Daal and Rice Dumplings)

Phara is a boiled dumpling made with daal and rice flour or wheat flour, a very creative way to use protein rich daal in a lean, healthy dish. Phara can be served as a meal, snack or side dish. Indian vegetarian food is so innovative! Phara is not a common Indian dish, made only in […]


Quick Salmon/Tuna Kababs

I always have a can of salmon or tuna in my pantry to put together a quick and easy and delicious snack.¬†With 20-30 grams of protein per can, these Kababs make a highly nutritious meal as well. The curry powder in Salmon Kababs gives it a nice kick, eliminating extra calories from mayonnaise or other […]