This Rainbow Salad is my take on the Vietnamese style rice noodle salad. It has all the colours, textures and flavours of the Vietnamese salad, just no rice noodles. Vegetables like carrot, cucumber, bell peppers,… [Continue Reading]
Healthy Potato Salad – Try this lighter version of a potato salad minus the mayo and the eggs, with seasonal greens full of delicious flavours Come winter and the new potatoes from Ooty are all… [Continue Reading]
This homemade Schezwan sauce can be used to make Schezwan noodles or Schezwan fried rice or had as a dip with appetisers. Make a bottle of this when you have some time and you are just minutes away from a delicious Indochinese meal.
Long time, no bake! It was vacation time and were mostly not at home and the weather was not too beckoning to bake either. But now, back in Bangalore, the evening rains and drop in temperature is reason enough to get the oven cranked up. I also spent a better part of Friday morning cleaning up the r
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
Bear with me. More kiddie recipes coming your way. It’s holiday time and I’m trying to combine my love for cooking, my son’s gourmet palate and his endless two week long vacation to do something productive. I keep buying a kilo of apples each time, with intentions of making an apple pie. As the days
A trip to Madras is incomplete without a drive to Pondicherry. Once, we took up a homestay and stayed over for a couple of nights – walking around the lovely streets in the French quarter, peering into some bookshops, boutiques, incense and candle shops while we were there. During a peek into one su
A healthier way to cook everyone’s favourite Indo-Chinese recipe – Veg Manchurian in gravy. The vegetable balls are steamed instead of fried, keeping the dish healthy & delicious.
We all love Chinese food don’t we? Especially when it is Indo-chinese, which means spicier than authentic chinese, and nothing like authentic chinese This is was one of the flavours I missed the most when I was in the US. The problem could be easily solved by making the trip to the local Indian stor
This coconut and tea cake makes for a perfect bite along with a cup of tea or coffee. I was tempted to try out Fat Free Vegan’s Coconut Chai cake from the word go ! On the day I was to go to mom’s house- I found the perfect excuse to bake this one. I just tweaked the ingredients a bit, as per their