Mushroom & Baby Corn Salad

I am posting an overload of salad recipes. I am really enjoying creating these salads. Each one tastes better than the other. And all of them are very simple to prepare. One of the biggest challenges in WFPB salads is the creation of the dressing. In the salads that I have been experimenting with, the…

Bombay Chutney

Chutneys are a very common feature in South Indian households. They are prepared at least three to four times a week, if not more. There are therefore hundreds of chutney varieties. While the taste varies somewhat, the concept is very similar. For example, if one is doing a vegetable chutney, then the method is to…

Walnut & Cherry Tomato Salad

I had developed a set of about a dozen salad recipes some years ago. These were the only salads that were served on the dining table. After years of consuming the same salads, I got really bored with them. A couple of weeks ago, I embarked on a project to concoct a few other salad…

Aval Vadai (Beaten Rice Medallions)

Poha (aval, beaten rice) is an extremely versatile cereal. I use it to make various breakfast dishes including upma in several variants (tamarind, lemon, sesame, plain, coconut…). I also use a handful of poha in several dosa varieties when no urad dal is added. It makes such dosas softer. And sweet dishes like kheer, halwa…

Onion Tomato Koshimbir (Salad)

The concept of salads in India is very different from the popular notion. Most states in India have a kind of salad, but it is invariably yogurt based. Called raita in North Indian and many other parts of the country. Pachadi in several parts of South India. There are some non-yogurt based salads – like…

Pindi Chole (Chickpea Curry)

This is a typical Punjabi recipe. I have eaten this several times at Punjabi restaurants – though never in anyone’s home. I wonder why? It is a fabulous tasting dish that pairs very well with Indian breads. Or even rice. The m√©lange of spices makes this dish what it is – a really exotic preparation….

Cucumber, Bean Sprout & Apple Salad

It’s been very long since I posted a salad recipe. That’s mainly because I have a set of about a dozen salads which I tend to rotate. I finally got bored of this set and told Hari that we need to develop another set. The first of this set is this salad. It tasted wonderful…

Bagara Baingan (Hyderabadi Eggplant Curry)

I know several people who do not like eggplant. I often wonder why because it is a very tasty and versatile vegetable. Definitely one of my favourites. There are literally hundreds of recipes using this vegetable. One that I have always wanted to try was the iconic Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan. But every time we prepare…

Badam Barfi (Almond Fudge)

I normally do not consume sweets as I don’t have a sweet tooth. The exception is during Diwali. I cannot imagine this festival without sweets. As I have mentioned many times before, South Indians normally prepare all their Diwali sweets and savouries at home. Unlike North India where these are bought from shops. The problem…

Carrot/Ginger Soup

This is not my recipe. I picked it up from the Sharan website. And discovered the sheer pleasure of having this soup. I rarely prepare soups – only when I plan a continental meal. This happens about twice a year. I am a fan of continental meals – but there are several people who have…