Omum and dry ginger Tambli:

Omum/ Ajwain/ carom seeds are the lesser-known spice of our Indian Kitchen. Our moms turn their hands whenever we complain about bloating or Indigestion and feed us Omum water by infusing it with water. It has been known for its benefits in treating bloating and diarrhoea due to intestinal inflammation for ages.

As we all know, Carom seeds have Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal properties. We are here, Combining Carom with dry ginger, which has the capacity of cleansing our digestive system and nourishing our body. The taste of the tambli is so refreshing and soothing.

—such a simple preparation.

I learnt this recipe from my Foodie friend, Lakshmi Akka.


Carom seed/ omum – ½ tsp

Grated dry ginger – ¼ tsp

Ghee or coconut oil – ½  tsp

Grated Fresh Coconut – ½ cup

Buttermilk – 1 serving spoon


Take ½ tsp of ghee or oil, fry omum and dry ginger.

-Grind fried items, coconut, salt and water to make a smooth paste.

-Add buttermilk adjust the consistency by adding water.

-If you like seasoning on tambli like me, please go ahead and heat some ghee add cumin and curry leaves. Pour on Tambli and enjoy it as a soothing drink or with Hot Rice.

Buddha Bowl:

Buddha bowl is wholesome and rich in protein, fibre, and goodness.

When my daughter wanted to experience the dish’s taste, it was a real challenge to me. She had an idea about the final dish, what all should contain, a list of vegetables, how it should turn out everything in her mind and had given a list of her choices.

Dalia: Source of carbohydrate

She was not happy about the usage of rice. Hence, prepared the broken wheat precisely like how we cook rice for fried rice, by putting in a lot of water, oil, salt. Boil well, cook and strain. It tasted pretty well.

Then comes the Chana/Chickpea – Source of plant protein

– Soaked the Kabuli chana, sprouted, cooked in a cooker by adding salt two drops of oil. Drained and tossed with little tomato sauce, Soy sauce, and cooked for 2 minutes.

I follow one more method: heat oil, add ginger juvenile, hing, cooked chana, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, a pinch of sugar.

Note Addition of oil while cooking high protein legumes helps to avoid bloating.

Next, Brinjal: Cut brinjal into 4 to 5 slices. Marinate with salt, crushed garlic, red chilli powder, Rasam powder, tamarind powder, little olive oil.

Roast it on a hot iron skillet by sprinkling little oil.

Tofu – Protein

Slice 4 pieces marinate with Sriracha sauce, Sweet chilli garlic sauce, four basil leaves (torn), olive oil.

Roast it in a hot iron skillet.

Tossed Veggies:

Veggies used here are – Cauliflower, Broccoli, Beans, Carrot (blanched)

green capsicum, red and yellow capsicum – half each

One onion – diced

I have used butter for tossing these veggies. At first, onion, then capsicum, then blanched veggies. Add garlic salt, pepper, red chilli flakes.


Boil, drain, toss with salt, butter, pepper powder.

2 Sauces: Dressings

One sauce is: Add Sriracha sauce, Honey, little sesame oil and Soy Sauce (add according to your taste). Adjust the consistency by adding 1 or 2 spoons of water.

The second sauce is: Add Sriracha sauce, Veg Mayonnaise, Red chilli powder ¼ tsp, Sweet chilli sauce, Maple syrup (add according to your taste). Adjust the consistency by adding 1 or 2 spoons of water.