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Paneer gravy in a pretty bowl, garnished with coriander

Paneer in Tomato Gravy

Paneer in tomato gravy is one of the go-to, quick and easy way of cooking up a side dish for the day. And this one is extra quick as you are about to find out! Indeed, there are many hundreds of recipes for paneer, and the beauty is that by […]

 
The vegetable is dispalyed in a pretty bowl with a napkin on one side

Karela Mazedaar

Karela or bitter gourd used to be a dish I ran from when I was a kid. Who am I kidding? Even for half my adult life! (Some also call them Bitter Melons. It’s called paagakaai in Tamil.) And then I mastered the vegetable! I can now confidently serve varieties […]

 
The green thuvayal in a pretty blue bowl

Thuvayal/Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney

Thuvayal is a scrumptious addition to any south Indian meal. And this one is made all the more special because the main ingredient is ridge gourd (English)/ turai (Hindi)/ peerkangai (Tamil) peels! ⁠⁠Indian food is made up of many different styles of cooking. What also makes it special is the […]

 

Gnocchi ⁠— My Way!

So what is Gnochhi? Believe me, when I first made Gnochhi, I had no clue that it is going to be a super hit. I made it for a lark, as a make-ahead breakfast, inspired by a very old cookbook gifted at my wedding, called Virtue’s Colourful Cooking. You can […]

 
A blue oval shaped bowl with creamy orange carrot soup

Carrot Soup

Carrot soup is gorgeously satisfying. You will find it creamy, tasty and it’s so, so good for health. The story behind this is so interesting! I had been on a recipe developing spree. My aim was to focus on raw, fresh turmeric. After the most obvious choice, mango smoothie, (which […]

 
Platter full of noodles, garnished with cherry tomatoes, herbs and chilli flakes

Paneer Steak Noodles

Paneer Steak Noodles is perfect for times when you need an all-in-one dish that has to look spectacular and yet take only minutes to prepare. All you need to do is to get the ingredients sorted, and the dish is almost ready!  

 
A bowl of the Quinoa Chaat mixed up fpr use

Quinoa Chaat

Quinoa Chaat is a way to use the extremely healthy quinoa in a healthy Indian avataar! Quinoa is power-packed and there are numerous health benefits to including it in our meals. This is great as a healthy snack. Have it as a filling brunch. This recipe is ready in minutes […]

 
The talle mugs with the mango smoothie have been arranged on the table

Mango Smoothie

Mango Smoothie is a quick, delicious and a gorgeous drink to have in the summer. Absorb the health benefits of mangoes, curd (yoghurt) and milk with an added bonus because of the addition of the extremely healthy raw turmeric. Steps to the Mango Smoothie Choose ripe mangoes that are firm […]

 
Gazpacho soup served in a a bowl with diced vegetables and bread croutons on the side

Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho Soup is a beautiful, light and an unusual soup for the Indian palate. It is served cold. The soup is extra special as you can very easily personalise it to suit your taste. Make it a part of your summer menu to get its health benefits. I like to […]

 
An oval white bowl with the corn pulao in it, arranged with some curd and cucumber next to it.

Sweet Corn Pulao

Sweet Corn Pulao is a quick-to-make main course. Rice is the main ingredient in it, and its selection of vegetables includes sweet corn niblets and baby corn. Pulao is a popular and easy main dish. It is ready in minutes and there are literally hundreds of combinations you can try […]