Teaching body parts

Teaching my English students “Body parts” with drawing, amongst other fun activities.

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Lucuma/Luma Recipes

Lucuma powder is sold in the US at high prices and branded as a super food. It is the powder of a fruit which grows here very easily.

Fresh fruit is weird to taste and I could not eat it as is. So here are some delicious recipes:

  1. Creamy custard: Lucuma fruit, honey. Blend and serve.
  2. Smoothie: 20 Strawberries, 1 Lucuma, 2 cups of Coconut water, 1 tbsp Maple syrup, 1/4 tsp vanilla powder.
  3. Smoothie: quarter melon, 7 apricots, 1 lucuma, agave nectar.
  4. Ice-cream: 1 frozenĀ banana 1, 1 lucuma. Blend and serve.
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Moringa Masoor Curry – Steamed Version


I made this curry in the traditional style following below video.

And then I made the steamed version of it. Steamed food is much healthier and is Satvik in nature. Traditional recipe too was delicious but heating oil and cooking food on stove top gives it a rajasik feeling for us. So whenever I want to learn a recipe I try the traditional way and then turn it into steamed version:-)


  1. 20 drumsticks, fiber removed, chopped into long pieces
  2. 3 tomatoes
  3. 1 onion
  4. ginger garlic paste (3 garlic cloves, 1″ ginger)
  5. split masoor lentilsĀ ( we do not get split variety here, we get only whole variety, to make with whole variety soak the lentils overnight. This time I had some split masoor lentils brought from the USA)
  6. salt, turmeric, coriander powder(1/4 tsp), cumin powder(1/8 tsp), black pepper powder(1/8 tsp)
  7. 1 Tbsp of coconut oil

For tempering:

  1. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  2. 1/8 tsp cumin seeds
  3. 5 curry leaves
  4. 2 Tbsp of coconut oil


Mix all ingredients form 1-7, transfer to the steamer bowl and pour water to cover all ingredients.

Cook for 1.5 hours

Give tempering: heat oil in a big pan, add mustard seeds, once they start spluttering, add cumin seeds, curry leaves. With off the stove and pour the curry from the steamer boil into the pan. Serve with rice!

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