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
Guacamole is one of the essentials in Mexican cuisine. Top on toast or scoop with nachos, this is one recipe you must have up your sleeve! And HEALTHY too!
This Grilled Paneer Salad with fresh spinach and seasonal mangoes is not just a stunning dish, but also perfect as a large center-piece salad for a dinner party or a barbecue party.
Last night, dinner was noodles with lots of vegetables. Invariably, when you make noodles at home, you find that the one or two packets that you opened and cooked cannot be put to use entirely. So what else can you do other than feeding it to your cat, or putting it in the green refuse bin? I hate w
David Rocco, the famous Italian chef on tv, prepared this recipe in one of the episodes of his show David Rocco’s Dolce India. He gave it an Indian tadka using green chillies, coriander and garam masala. While that sounded exciting, I prefer the clean Italian flavours to mixing them with Indian fla
This curry stars two of my favourite ingredients – eggs and potatoes- striking a perfect balance of protein and carbs in this super flavorsome curry. A must try!
It’s high time I posted one of my favourite Tambrahm recipes. Poricha Koottu, a mix of vegetables, dal and either a masala ground with coconut or a spice powder is perfect soul food. Eaten with rice along with raita and roasted papad is true comfort food who has grown up eating this meal. As a kid,
Tofu Chilli and Egg Fried Rice How to make tofu taste more edible is a question I am often asked in my cooking workshops. Tofu is like a blank canvas. Good tofu, that is. Good tofu is clean tasting, with no flavour of its own. Marinate it in a good dressing and it will behave like a most obedient
I love to grow radishes, more for the greens, than the radishes themselves. Fresh, pungent and full of goodness, I start snipping the leaves as and when they appear (not all, but some from each radish). Use them in salads, both raw and lightly wilted. They happily go into a Sambar and also pair with veggies like potatoes or carrots. Radish greens can also be sneaked into your kid’s pasta along with basil and other greens 🙂 You can also make a simple curry using the radish and the greens
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