Satvic means : Vegetarian food that excludes Onion, Garlic and Jalapeno Peppers. Satvic food will give you good digestion, feels light, very energetic and helps in healing.

Dried peas - (soak overnight in water)
Tomatoes- 1
Ginger - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1tsp
Cumin- 1tsp
Channa dal - 1tbsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 stick
Red chillies -2
Basil - 1tsp
Mint - 1tsp
Shredded Coconut - 1/2 cup
Garam masala - 1tbsp
Sambar Powder- 1tbsp

Cook the peas in enough water in a pan.
Mean while, add oil in a pan and fry channa dal, cumin, cinnamon,urad dal,coconut, red chillies. Let it cool. Grind it to fine paste using little water.
In the same pan, add 1 tsp oil, add Mustard,tomatoes,masala powders, mint, basil and salt. Let it cook for 3 mins.
Mix the fine paste and tomato masala in to the cooking peas and let it cook till the peas are soft. Adjust the gravy consistency by adding water.
Goes well with roti or rice.

Sending this Recipe to My legume love affair twelfth helping event hosted by Annarasa

Weather in Detroit @ 4pm is unbelievably dull, dark and raining like it's not going to stop for decades! and it makes me drowsy too. So thought of making this lovely, cute up-side apple cinnamon cake to brighten up the evening :)

Apple sliced - 1 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar/regular - 1/2 cup
Cake mix flour - 2cup
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Water - 3 tbsp
Egg - 1
Melted butter - 3 tbsp

Mix the cinnamon, sugar, butter. Add the apple slices and gently mix well to get nice coating of cinnamon-sugar. Place this as a layer in a greased baking pan.
In a separate bow, beat egg,water,oil and slowly add the flour while beating the mixture.

Pour this mixture in the baking pan, Forming a second layer above the apple layer.
Pre-heat the oven to 350F and bake for 35 to 40 mins.
Let it rest for 10 mins before serving.
This simple and delicious Vegan friendly curry is made of moong dal and some spices in coconut milk, tastes great with Indian bread or Rice.
Moong dal- 1 cup
Onion sliced- 1/2 cup
Tomato- 1/2 cup
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin- 1tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Green chilly- 1
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1tbsp
Curry powder or Paprika - 1tbsp
Turmeric - 1tsp

Heat 4cups of water in a heavy pan, bring it to boil and add the moong dal. Let the moong cooks completely.
Add oil in a pan, temper the mustard, cumin, fennel, chillies, ginger garlic paste and onions.
Add the Tomato and salt.
Mix all the spices and cook till the raw smell subsides.
Add the cooked moong in to the gravy and mix well with the spices. Add the coconut milk and cook in low heat for 15 mins to get the thick consistency. If it's too thick, add some more water.
Enjoy with Rice or Bread.
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Clarified Butter or also known as ghee is prepared by melting unsalted butter in low heat, filtering and discarding the milk solids. It is primarily used in Indian Cuisine as a substitute for Oil, It has high smoking point and stays for months without refrigeration, if stored in an air tight container.

Ghee is so flavourful and I love the way it fills every corner of the house with its divine aroma while making it or using it in cooking:)
It also has excellent health benefits and it's widely used in Indian traditional medicines, along with herbs.

Benefits are:

  • Can help relieve ulcers

  • Easy digestion

  • Can be used as a topical treatment for blisters, burns and cuts

  • Reduces inflammation, internally and externally

  • Helps improve the texture of the hair

Ingredients: Unsalted Butter - 1 pack (at room temperature)


  1. Heat the heavy bottom pan, add the butter and heat in low-medium heat. Don't cover the pan. Don't Stir it.
  2. Allow the butter to melt completely until it turns in to Golden liquid and stars boiling.
  3. While boiling, a layer of foam may appear and gradually decreases, the milk-solid particles will settle down in the bottom layer of the pot. Continue heating in the same heat or simmer it for 10 mins
  4. When the Ghee becomes transparent golden liquid with less foam on the surface, Its ready.
  5. Over heating the ghee will turn in to dark brown.
  6. Transfer the ghee while its hot or warm to clean jar using the cheese cloth or steel tea strainer.
  7. Discard the Milk-solid layer at the bottom of the pot.
  8. At room temperature it becomes semi-solid. When its cold, it becomes solid.

You Got it!! .. I'm not talking about the 'Aloe vera juice' in the glass :) - Which is surprisingly drinkable and I loved it after knowing the benefits.
  • General immune system and organism condition improvement.
  • Prevention from the cancer and fight with cancer.
  • Control the stomach acids and maintain the balance in the stomach.
  • Stimulates tissue regeneration- help stomach and other body parts also.
  • Highly effective and shooting for your skin.
  • Absorption of nutrients and neutralizing toxic and bad elements.
  • Helpful for diabetic patients.
  • Keeps your Stomach Cool.

I'm so in to the little Umbrella crafts I did to make my drink even cooler! If you are interested in adding little dash to your own drink, Instructions to make this craft is available here:

Today is our wedding Anniversary! I can't think of anything more than the Baked Souffle for breakfast! Its very filling, tasty and quite different from anything that I baked before :) DH loved it and to my surprise he also got me three wonderful plants (Cilantro, Mint and Begonia).

I prefer live plants over the soon to be dead flowers :) Now, my biggest task is to save those lovely plants from Chipmunks and squirrels that proudly shares my patio! Please let me know what you usually do to save your plants from those lil fellas ?

Puff pastry sheets
Spinach - 1cup
Onion diced- 1/4 cup
Yellow Bell pepper diced - 1/4 cup
Black pepper powder- 1 tbsp
Salt- pinch
Cheese of your choice - 1/2 cup
Eggs- 2

Mix the onions, spinach, cumin,salt together, beat the eggs together and gently fold in to the mixture.
Spread the puff sheets in a greased souffle pan, Add the filling and close the four ends of the sheets.
Pre-heat the oven to 350F and bake for 30 mins or till it turns golden brown.
This is a very filling, totally healthy soup made of lentil and spinach. Garnished with just a hint of mozzarella cheese.

Spinach- 1 cup
Lentil (Toor dal) cooked - 1cup
Onion - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Green chillies - 3
Tamarind pulp- 1 tbsp
Heat oil, add the cumin seeds, chillies and onions, fry till the onion turns golden.
Add the spinach and fry for few mins and mix the tamarind juice and salt.
Combine cooked dal to this mixture and grind in a blender.
Super healthy soup is ready!
This is a healthy and totally delicious veggie bean burger with some Cajun spice, sprouts, spinach leaves, tomato and deep fried onion.

Black Bean cooked - 1 cup
Green pepper diced - 1 /4 cup
Onion diced - 1/4 cup
Mushroom Diced - 1/4 cup
Garlic pods diced - 2
Vinegar marinated Olives - 3
Vinegar marinated carrots - 2
Cajun Spice sauce- 1 tbsp
Paprika - 1tsp
Bread crumbs- for coating

Heat oil in a pan and add all the ingredients except bean.
let it cook in medium heat. When it half cooked add the pre cooked beans and salt.
Keep in medium heat for 5 mins. Let cool.
Mash them to coarse paste.
Form a Pattie and give a generous coating in bread crumbs.
Heat pan and lightly fry both sides in oil.
Serve with anything!! It will taste Divine.

This recipe is from My Granny! Lotus Root is very rich in fiber, iron and vit B. I was so glad to find them in an Asian market. This is a very rich and healthy recipe called Korma, It is thick and creamy than Curry and also has more aromatic herbs in it. Lotus roots will be crunchy even it is well cooked. It is served as a side for Rice or Roti!

Lotus Root - 1 cup
Onion chopped - 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped- 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1tbsp
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Cashew paste - 1tbsp (optional)
Green Chillies - 4
Turmeric - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 stick or 1tsp powder
Star Anise - 1
Cloves -1
Cumin - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardamom pod- 1
Garam masala powder - 1tbsp
Heat oil, add Mustard, cumin, fennel and green chillies, bay leaf, Cardamom, Cinnamon,Star Anise,Cloves (all together)
Add the chopped onions and fry till its soft, mix the chopped tomato, ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.
Add salt, turmeric, garam masala, add 1/2 cup water let it cook for 2 mins.
Mix the Lotus roots and allow to cook for 5 mins, mix the coconut milk and cashew paste.
Cook in medium heat for 15-20 mins.
Garnish with Cilantro.
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This is the most famous and easy Traditional Indian breakfast. Prepared using semolina and with or without vegetables.

Semolina - 1 cups
Water - 3 cups
Finely chopped veggies - carrot and Beans - 1 cup
Chopped Onions - 1 cup
Green chilies or red chillies - 3
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin -1 tbsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Cashews handful -optional

Heat Oil and add the mustard seeds, cumin and chillies.
Add the onions and fry till it turns light brown
Mix the chopped veggies and fry till half cooked, add the turmeric and mix well.
Add the Semolina and fry in medium heat for 5 mins or till you can feel the aroma of it.
Gently add the 3 cups of hot water and stir continuously for 4-5 mins to avoid forming lumps and add salt.
Garnish with fried cashews and cilantro.
Served with Pickle or yogurt or Peanut chutney or just with Sugar!