2 years of reckless travel had a big impact on my eating habits. I realized that I had to reduce my intake of carbs, protein & fat. Long flights serving 3 meals seemed like a low-hanging fruit. Without wasting time, I started experimenting with the various dietary meal options that most airlines offer – provided the request is placed 24 hours before the flight.
At first I switched to a fat free meal, which avoided gluten in the preparation and served fruits in lieu of an unhealthy dessert option. Together with this, I consciously reduced cola & soda intake and switched to juices or just plain water – lots of it. I refrained from all snacks, peanuts especially. But the meal still served a chunk Continue reading Staying healthy onboard
All my life, I’ve stayed away from sweet potatoes, which the rest of the family savors as a fasting delicacy. Mitha Aloo Ki Chat is one appetizer that makes me pick the vegetarian selection on-board Singapore Airlines to Mumbai. Although I haven’t figured the exact recipe yet, this one works well in the interim, while my experiments continue. In the next iteration, I’m going to add some tamarind chutney. If someone has a recipe already, please do share it. Point to note is that I’ve seen exceptional results when using the steamer (my wife got for preparing momos) as against boiling in a pressure cooker.
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped tomato
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 3 tsp chat masala
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Finely chopped Coriander
- Rock salt, to taste
- Steam the sweet potatoes, peel the cover & dice them
- Mix all the other ingredients together