Vegetarian

A copper bowl with the green chutney, garnished with a chilli and coriander leaf

Green Chutney

Green Chutney is a welcome addition to almost all meals. It also complements all fried foods, Indian chaat and tandoori preparations. The heat of the chilli in this recipe goes well with the sweet and tangy flavour of the dates chutney. You will often find them side-by-side in various Indian […]

 
A bowl with the colouful cold salad with pasta arranged on salad leaves

Cold Salad with Pasta

Cold Salad with Pasta is for the days when you want to have just salad for lunch or dinner. It looks and tastes amazing and I usually make this in 10 minutes if I have my vinaigrette in the fridge. This dressing adds an awesome taste to the cold pasta […]

 
The bottle of the vinaigrette is places on the table with its ingredients around it.

My Vinaigrette (Salad Dressing)

My Vinaigrette is a salad dressing that I fall back on whenever I need to impress. It has been moulded to my liking, and does not strictly follow the rules of a classic vinaigrette. A bottle of this wonder adorns my fridge door permanently, so that I can toss up […]

 
A spoonful of the pasta sauce is being taken out of the box.

Pasta/Pizza Sauce

I’m sharing my favourite flavour-rich pasta sauce today. This Pasta/Pizza Sauce is my go-to solution if I have less time in the mornings, or if unexpected guests pop up. When this sauce is there in the fridge, I just have to fry a few slices of vegetables while I cook […]

 
The prepared Bhindi Masala is placed in a oval dish

Spicy Bhindi Masala

Spicy Bhindi Masala is ladyfinger/okra in a dry form. It is a vegetarian side, slightly different from the usual bhindi preparations. It will remind you of pakoras. But without the oily feel. It is similar to the stuffed bhindi version. But without the hassle of it. Ready in 20 minutes! […]

 
The dates and tamarind chutney is bottled for storage

Dates and Tamarind Chutney

Dates and tamarind combine well into a tango of flavours. And when we add the sweet health quotient of jaggery and the roasted aromas of select spices, then we get the most perfect ‘Dates and Tamarind Chutney’ that you will ever find on Earth. Guaranteed! And it has no chemical […]

 
Assembling the salad, with all ingredients around it.

Bean Sprouts Salad

Bean sprouts salad has amazing textures and is slathered in creamy and flavour-rich curd dressing. It is ideal for days when you want to feel really good about yourself and the food you eat. You know, you can wear a halo that says, “I care for myself. I eat right.” […]

 
A pretty serving dish of palak paneer is kept on the table

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a beloved Indian side, made up of spinach, with glorious chunks of the Indian cottage cheese. It is a great favourite at our home. Green vegetables are good for us, but spinach has extra benefits. This is because it is loaded with vitamins and building blocks to […]

 
A close view of the colourful breakfast treat

Celebration Breakfast

‘Celebration Breakfast’ is a hearty, scrumptious and easy-to-make indulgence. You can tweak it to make it with ingredients available around the house. Once in a while, you get an opportunity to call for a celebration. And you want to have something really yummy for breakfast. Without worrying about making it […]

 
mango panna concentrate mixed with water and served in a pretty glass

Mango Panna Concentrate

I realised the true worth of Mango Panna (pronounced as pun-na) only after shifting to North India. During the summer season here, I faced a time of intense heat. There’s a dry, hot wind blowing across. Heat strokes are common, but can be prevented by means of some traditional drinks. […]