All posts of Prashant Kurup

The Surprising History Of Common Foods

Most of the vegetables we consume today, have surprising origins tied closely with the history of the world. Here are some interesting factoids you probably didn’t know. The humble potato A cuisine without potatoes is unimaginable today. However, if you turn back the clock just 80-90 years, people in some parts of India were just […]

The What, Why And How Of Eating Clean Food

Making the switch to organic/naturally grown foods is tricky. There are multiple factors to consider before making the switch makes sense. The easiest way is to break this down into a series of What, Why and How questions. So here goes. What is organic/naturally grown food mean? Both organic and naturally grown food is that […]

Corn Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 4 medium ears corn or canned corn 500gm fusilli pasta 6 tbsp. butter grated cheese 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves DIRECTIONS 1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. 2. Meanwhile, cut kernels off ears of corn; set aside. 3. Cook pasta as label directs. 4. While pasta cooks, […]

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 ½ teaspoon cumin seeds* 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 cup tomatoes, diced 1 cucumber, sliced into thin half moons ⅓ cup chopped roasted red peppers Grated cheese¼ cup fresh mint ⅓ cup par – boiled chickpeas Instructions In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, […]

Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ingredients 3 cups 12 ounces elbow macaroni 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 ⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups whole milk, at room temp (or almond milk) 1 cup grated cheese 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste freshly ground black pepper   Method Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook just until al dente, according to the package directions. Drain […]

Ginger Turmeric Drink – Jamu Juice

This fantastic recipe is a take on an Indonesian classic. Made with fresh ginger and turmeric, this drink packs a nutritional punch and helps boost immunity.   Ingredients Fresh Turmeric – 125 grams Fresh Ginger – 20 grams Black Pepper – a pinch Lemon – 2 tablespoons Honey – 2 tablespoons (or other sweetener) Water […]

Healthy Falafel Air Fryer Recipe

Ingredients Cooked Chickpeas(Chana) Onion Parsley (Look for alternatives) Cilantro (Look for alternatives) Garlic Cumin Coriander Red chilli powder Lemon Juice/fruit vinegar Chickpea Flour Method Blend all the ingredients together to make a coarse/chunky consistency. This is going to be your falafel dough Make small round patties, roughly the size of a potato wafer Put the […]

Farmizen – A better system for a sustainable food supply

One of the most fundamental problems with our food system is the supply chain. Everything from failed harvests to bad market prices can be in some way attributed to supply chain inefficiencies. Such a system can wreak havoc on all stakeholders in the system – from farmers to consumers. Here’s how. The Broken Supply Chain […]