I am yet to read a cookbook written by Yotam Ottolenghi, but I follow his column on the Guardian quite avidly. Last week, I came across his recipe for Alphonso Mango and curried chickpea salad and I HAD TO make it. Not only because it is the mango season in India (that makes the unbearable summers k
This one sounds like an odd combination but they hit off pretty well – something like the chemistry of the geeky Farhan Akhtar and the glamourous Deepika Padukone in the movie Karthik Calling Karthik (which I very badly want to see and end my 15 month exile from the movie-hall), though I must admit that neither the chana nor the cabbage are as glamourous as Deepika, but the end result was almost there!
Sometimes, one ingredient can be such an inspiration for a whole recipe to be built around it. Feta cheese for us is one such ingredient. Neither S nor I can resist the intense saltiness and rich flavour of feta. That so much salt isn’t good for our health is easily forgotten when we lay our hands o
This month Latha is hosting WBB with combi breakfasts as the theme. Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of my fellow bloggers who have kept the event going despite my prolonged absence from the blogging scene. If Latha is ok with a salad in a sandwich as a combi thing, then this is my entry for
Recipe for a Gobo inspired Mango salad. Gobo is a vegan restaurant that I fell in love with in NYC and this salad was the most memorable part of my meal. Kesar variety of mangoes… [Continue Reading]
A simple raw mango and chana dal salad, no cooking required. Make use of the raw mangoes in season to prepare this delicious Indian meal accompaniment.
Tomatoes, pine nuts and soft cheese We are still in March and its scorchingly hot in Bombay. Just the day before, the temperature touched a record 41 C (almost 106 F). I was blaming global warming, just to be informed that the reason was not global but very much local . The Summer Food Series that I
I love cooking. But thinking of what to make each day is quite a chore. I generally get out some vegetables from the fridge and make them into anything that comes to my mind. It’s like following my instincts and the ingredients are always throw as you go. That was the main reason for me to start blogging and maintaining a record of recipes which otherwise I would never be able to recreate. Unable to recreate a recipe especially if it turned out wonderfully good the first time is a frustration that I’d experienced several times in the past. But not any longer!
Super easy, 2 minute cucumber salad with a spunky dressing! Vegan if you substitute the honey with agave nectar or date syrup.
Indian Carrot Peanut Salad