Whole Masoor Dal (sabut masoor or Whole red lentils) is one of the easiest dals to cook, a healthy side for rice or rotis. Get the recipe! BEGINNER COOK FRIENDLY!
A spicy sour and sweet curry made using cherry tomatoes, a delicious accompaniment to plain rice. A perfect recipe for a lazy day!
Try this traditional tamarind rice recipe made from scratch, often served as prasadam in the temples in South India and the perfect companion to long train journeys.
This Egg and Potato Salad with Bengali flavours, cuts down all the heaviness and calories from mayo. Allowing it to sit for a couple of hours in the refrigerator, ensures that the salad absorbs all the flavours from the spices.
This dish, traditionally a rice & eggplant dish made using freshly ground spices, is made a little healthier by using Foxtail Millet. Also experimenting with an organic ready spice mix for Vangi Bhath here.
Tofu sent me to Australia. No kidding! A cooking contest organised by Nature’s Basket in 2013, had me cooking in the finals against a gentleman. My dish was a Trio of Tofu – Korean style tofu cakes, Tofu Satay with Satay sauce and marinated tofu in rice paper rolls with a dipping sauce. The grand pr
Fenugreek or methi is one of my favourite greens. In Bombay markets, we would find two varieties – one with the bigger leaves, somewhat milder and ones that were sold in tiny tight bunches, small leaves, more like shoots, and these were intensely flavoured. I don’t seem to find the latter in Bangalore, so I make do with the big leaf variety. Methi greens are bursting with freshness in winter and the aroma wafting through the kitchen is so delicious and warming on a winter day
Hello y’all! Back from a fun fun fun weekend at Pondicherry with the UrbanLadder team, where I was asked to do one of my salad workshops for their offsite, as a small step to making people cook and love healthy food! The 5 teams amazed me with their resourcefulness and creativity. We didn’t have any cooking implements which made the participants put on their creative caps. One of the girls actually crushed peanuts using the side of a bowl, and someone foraged some Thai basil growing wild, while the others ran into their rooms and got some fruit from the complimentary fruit bowl to add some punch to their salad. All in all, a wow experience and I enjoyed it a lot
Noodles with plenty of vegetables, a lip-smacking dressing and lots of crushed peanuts make this a happy lunch! Or something to pack in your lunchbox.
Lunchboxes need to be quick, healthy AND tasty, and something that will stay tasty 4 hours after you fill them up. Even though I am an early morning person, a number of chores miraculously line up for my mornings, no matter how well I try to organise them. I am on most days left with no more than 15
Who says veggie burgers aren’t awesome? Once in a while I make veggie burgers for dinner-they are quick and easy to combine all the good stuff in one patty- easily accepted as fun food by adults and kids alike! Take this burger for example, the flavours from each of the six vegetables, tofu for extr
Since I have decided that I will do something newsworthy, every single month of 2014 (at least newsworthy of the blog headlines), this is the big news of Jan 2014. Saffron Trail is on YouTube. After Blog–Facebook Page–Twitter–one might think YouTube is the natural progression to this train of thi