The Best Summer Salad – My Accidental Not-so-Greek, Greek Salad

Post Views: 135   This is a totally unexpected post and yet another salad, but I was compelled to put it out there. You know when the food gurus say that food tastes best with the freshest and good quality ingredients, they’re not lying. So over the weekend, we had a little organic market fete… Continue reading The Best Summer Salad – My Accidental Not-so-Greek, Greek Salad

Broccoli Salad with Hazelnuts and Feta Cheese

Post Views: 174 I’ve gone on a salad spree suddenly. That’s the only inspiration coming to me these days, Heaven knows why. Maybe it’s the cheese, or the nuts, but I’m not going to go so deep into it. However, it’s going down a treat with all the people I’m feeding them to, so nobody’s… Continue reading Broccoli Salad with Hazelnuts and Feta Cheese

Rocket Salad With Apple, Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Post Views: 246 Salads are so varied and so versatile. The main thing however, is managing to keep the leaves crisp and fresh so there’s a bite to it, and making sure the dressing is not too runny or insipid. In summer, when everything is hot including the water from the taps and filters, you… Continue reading Rocket Salad With Apple, Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Georgian Style Salad with Walnut Dressing

Post Views: 809 On holiday in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we were recommended a Georgian restaurant Khochu Kharcho (English name) by the receptionist at the hotel we were staying in and I must say, it was a really good one. The food was delicious and there came my introduction to this salad. I found the crushed… Continue reading Georgian Style Salad with Walnut Dressing

Deliciously Tangy Masoor Dal (Red Lentils with Mango)

Post Views: 473 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: 813 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: 670 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

Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Post Views: 2,129 Pasta, the flavourful dish from Italy has somehow become so popular in India, that it features in most dinner parties, kiddie birthday parties, buffets and multi cuisine restaurants in cities. It’s super easy to make, tastes wonderful and can be adapted in so many ways – and has – in so many countries… Continue reading Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Croquettes With Cheese and Jalapeno

Post Views: 1,559   You must be wondering why the obsession with sweet potato. The last recipe was a sweet potato tart, now sweet potato croquettes. Did she buy the damn vegetable in bulk? Yup. she did. The first time I made the sweet potato tart, I messed up the proportions leaving too little filling… Continue reading Sweet Potato Croquettes With Cheese and Jalapeno

Sweet Potato Tart With Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Cheese

Post Views: 914   Winter in India gives you the most amazing array of fresh vegetables that are not available in the scorching heat of the summer months. One of those is the sweet potato, or Shakarkandi. This has a fibrous and whitish, yellowish flesh, unlike the orange coloured flesh of its western counterpart, and… Continue reading Sweet Potato Tart With Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Cheese