Healthy Nacho’s

No need for a fatty dip when you can play with greens and reds. You Need: Some Nachos. Greens like Spinach or Basella Alba, which I have used. Garlic. Butter. Pepper. Pomegranate. Melt butter in a flat pan. Saute chopped garlic, taking care to avoid burning it. Add the washed and chopped leaves. Now tiltContinue reading “Healthy Nacho’s”

Sweet Potato and Greens

You Need: Sweet Potatoes Turmeric, Red Chilly Powder, Coriander Powder as per taste. Any greens like Spinach, Amaranth or Malabar Spinach. Used Malabar Spinach also popularly called as Basella Alba. Some cumin, fenugreek and coriander seeds. Grated coconut and chilly flakes. Chop the sweet potatoes into small pieces. Heat some oil. Fry the turmeric powderContinue reading “Sweet Potato and Greens”

One Pot Barley Meal

One of my favorite activities is reading. I just finished a brilliant book called, “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. I knew Barley was one of the first domesticated grains in the world. But had no idea that it was also used as a currency in the ancient world. It certainlyContinue reading “One Pot Barley Meal”

Plantain and Basella, Stir Fry

You Need: 2 Plantains. 300 Grams of Basella. Cumin Seeds. 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric. 1 teaspoon Red Chilly Powder. 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder. 1 Tablespoon of Rice Flour. Dissolve a little turmeric in water. Then boil the unpeeled plantains in this turmeric water for about 15 mins on medium heat. Remove the plantains and while theyContinue reading “Plantain and Basella, Stir Fry”

Beets with Malabar Spinach

You need: Three medium sized beets cut into one cm squares. Malabar Spinach also called Basella, chopped up. You can also use regular Spinach. A teaspoon of cumin and mustard seeds. Two green chillies. Heat oil. Preferably something with some flavor in it. I used sesame oil but you can also use coconut or mustardContinue reading “Beets with Malabar Spinach”

Steamed Sea Bass with Cabbage and Basella

Sea bass is a beautiful white fish that cooks really fast. This means it is perfect for steaming. It also has a very mild flavor that works great with very little seasoning. You need a deep dish with a lid for this recipe. Heat some flavorful oil like mustard and fry some red chilies, mustard seeds,Continue reading “Steamed Sea Bass with Cabbage and Basella”

Eggplant and Basella.

Get a large eggplant and chop it up. You can also use the smaller brinjals. When buying the eggplant play special attention to its base. It will either be shaped like a line or a circle. You must buy the circle. These have way fewer seeds and are less bitter. Wash and clean the BasellaContinue reading “Eggplant and Basella.”