Coconut Delight Cake (Eggless)

Post Views: 131 This cake is a tribute to my Indian heritage and is inspired by my love for coconut and jaggery combinations in many Indian sweetmeats made for certain festivals. One item called Modak, a rice flour dumpling stuffed with coconut and jaggery is a particular favourite and every time a friend’s mother-in-law makes… Continue reading Coconut Delight Cake (Eggless)

Deliciously Tangy Masoor Dal (Red Lentils with Mango)

Post Views: 193 If you haven’t been made aware of my infatuation with mango, raw or cooked, this post should do do it for you. I love the fruit and will look for any excuse to use it in dishes. This is one dish that’s a winner in my eyes because it’s so simple and… Continue reading Deliciously Tangy Masoor Dal (Red Lentils with Mango)

Sprouts Salad with Raw Mango and Pomegranate

Post Views: 469 The Indian summer, especially in the National Capital Region, brings upon us intense heat, combined with hot winds called Loo and frequent dust storms accompanied by rain. In this weather, I sometimes lose my appetite for the usual hot dal, rice, vegetable curry and foods with the usual spices used in Indian… Continue reading Sprouts Salad with Raw Mango and Pomegranate

Stir Fried Vegetables with Mint and Fennel Seeds

Post Views: 336 Here’s another take on stir-fried vegetables. There are not too many ways to make vegetables taste very different and keep them free of honey or sugar or cheesy or creamy additions that make them taste awesome and one can only play around with condiments and combinations. Here is my attempt at making… Continue reading Stir Fried Vegetables with Mint and Fennel Seeds

Pear, Walnut, Arugula Salad with No-Oil Honey Mustard Dressing

Post Views: 3,167 Salads were never on my favourite foods list when I was growing up. In fact, most vegetables and leafy greens were not. Earlier, the only salad leaf available to us was the humble lettuce and I just hated it. However as one grows, our tastes adapt to our different environments and exposures.… Continue reading Pear, Walnut, Arugula Salad with No-Oil Honey Mustard Dressing

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Balsamic Vinegar

Post Views: 916 So, the attempt at weight loss is still going on and though the last two weeks have been a bit of a struggle as far as eating the right foods is concerned, mainly because of the amount of meals being eaten outside of the house and sometimes a tremendous lack of willpower,… Continue reading Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Balsamic Vinegar

Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Fish With Charred Vegetables

Post Views: 628 What kind of food can you make when trying to lose a few (actually quite a few) pounds and boring steamed veggies, insipid meats and oil-free foods are just not going to cut it? Well, this. My sun-dried tomato grilled fish with charred vegetables not only tastes good but also provides a… Continue reading Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Fish With Charred Vegetables