Quinoa Walnut Salad with Wasabi Dressing

Spring? Summer? Not sure what’s going on with the weather in Virginia but in spite of the incessant rain, the green trees and foliage lends a spark to life. We have vegetables, herbs and trees we are planting and it is all very uplifting for our own being and the life of this planet. This…

White Urad Dal – with aromatic spices

Urad Dal……simple, nourishing and absolutely delicious. The Dal is my father’s favorite made simply with a fabulous baghaar of mint, onions, cumin, cilantro and fresh ginger in ghee. The Roti is dough with Bajri, spelt, rye and whole wheat flour. Heavenly! Urad dal, also known as white lentil or black lentil is  grown in the…

Leek Dosa fritters

These are lovely as appetizer or an afternoon tea. I was experimenting with the store bought Dosa powder and inspired by recipes other awesome bloggers have posted. Use 1 packet of Dosa powder and 1/2 cup kefir or yoghurt. Add: salt;  1/4 tsp Ajwain(carom seed);  1/2  tsp cumin powder; 1 cup of chopped leeks;  a…

Perfect summer salad – black chickpeas

Black Chickpeas or Bengal Gram are an excellent source of protein, iron, folate and iron . Chickpeas are low in fat and most of this is polyunsaturated.  This delicious salad provides rich nutrients and is especially good when breaking the fast after a long day of fasting during the month of Ramadan. 2 cups of black chana…