Chocolate Cake

I had posted of Facebook that I will be attempting a WFPB chocolate cake – and also posted a picture. This recipe was inspired by Jill Dalton’s Vegan Sugar & Gluten Free Chocolate Birthday Cake. My cake turned out well. There has been a lot of interest in the recipe for this cake – I…

Asparagus & Baby Carrots Salad

I have experimented with a few salads, though not enough. Most of them turn out very well, though I’ve had to discard a few because they did not suit my taste. Some salads have become favourites. This salad is one of them. Inspired by several recipes on the internet, it has been customised to suit…

Chakravellikizhangu Upperi (Sweet Potato, Shakarkhandi Dry Curry)

Sweet potatoes (shakarkhandi, chakravellikizhangu) are plentifully available during the winter season in the Northern parts of the country. This is a very versatile vegetable and can be prepared in several ways, each one unique in it’s own way. I have been fascinated by the use of sweet potatoes in baking cakes and intend to try…

Parangikai Ellu Curry (Pumpkin Curry With Sesame Seeds)

Pumpkin is available throughout the year in Delhi/NCR, though most of the time, it is the green pumpkin. The red variety is rarely available in the organic market, but plentifully available in non-organic wet markets. When I started to subscribe to an organic vegetable basket from a farmer friend, I was overloaded with pumpkins. It…

Kadugu Keerai (Mustard Greens With Coconut)

Mustard greens (kadugu keerai, sarson ka sag) is plentifully available in the North Indian winter months. The most popular dish using this green is sarson ka sag (a wet preparation) served with makki roti (Indian corn bread). I often make this green, though not the corn bread. However, there are several other preparations using mustard…

Gadheri Methi (Taro Root, Cheppankizhangu Curry)

This is my favourite dish from Uttarakhand. It is combination of fenugreek greens and taro root. The subtle spicing adds to the overall exquisiteness of the dish. I came across this dish quite by accident. I had once decided to do a series of recipes form each state of India. This is when I came…

Garhwal Ka Fannah (Horsegram Dal)

People are really passionate about their home state. Be it politics, people, tourist attractions, cuisine…I have known this about Tamizhnadu and Kerala – the two states that I have a close association with. I also know that Bengalis have great pride in anything related to their state. Recently, I have had occasion to discover this…