Summer is upon us. As usual, the desire to heat piping hot food has evaporated in the heat. Cold salads, smoothies, seasonal fruits and lots of yogurt are all that I’m craving for. While I love to make (and eat) Tandoori Cauliflower where partly blanched florets are marinated in a onion-tomato-ginge
Yotam Ottolenghi inspired Mango Chickpea Salad
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
Instant Mango Jam in Microwave – a 5 minute Recipe
1 mango, and 6 minutes in the microwave can give you this 100% homemade, instant mango jam. Get a piece of buttered toast and we are ready to roll. Recipe here!
Gobo inspired Mango Salad
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]
Oats and Mango Breakfast Smoothie : WBB # 13
When Madhuli asked me how I felt about Oats as a theme for Weekend Breakfast Blogging, I thought, wow, she’s a girl after my own heart. According to me, the simpler and blander an ingredient, the more you can dress it up, the more creative you can get. It’s like working on a blank canvas. Oats for m
Pavakka Pitla – Bittergourd Pitlah
A simple, flavoursome Bitter-gourd curry which is similar to a thick sambar, to be served with rice. This is a family recipe and a very popular way to use bitter gourd in Tambrahm cuisine .
Mango Coconut Ice cream without Ice Cream Machine
Mango Coconut Ice cream combines two tropical flavours in one delicious bowl. No ice cream machine or ice cream maker required. A must try recipe when mangoes are in season.
Summer food series # 4 – Quick Mango Sandesh with my friend Preeti
Cooking with friends is a delight and especially so if your friend is as talented as mine. Preeti has been a cooking enthusiast since she was in school inspired by India’s queen of cookbook writing- Tarla Dalal. P has a whole collection of Tarla Dalal right from her first hardbound book in 1974. Tho
Summer Food series # 1 – Herby Tomato salad with pine nuts and cheese
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
Homemade Marinara Sauce from scratch using fresh tomatoes – Pasta Sauce
It is very simple to prepare Marinara sauce from scratch, so simple that it doesn’t even need a recipe! Full of flavour from fresh ripe tomatoes, garlic and herbs, I haven’t met a person who… [Continue Reading]
Indian Carrot Peanut salad
Indian Carrot Peanut Salad
Mango Pancakes – Making the most of the summer bounty
Some of those luscious ripe ones If you love mangoes, you cannot resist these mango pancakes! Most of India has 3 seasons. The monsoons, the winters and the Mango season. Well, especially so, for mango lovers. I know of people who virtually skip dinners during this season, so that they can stuff the
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