Cabbage Soup

Yet another soup. This time, what several people consider to be superfood, cabbage. I hesitate to use cabbage in my salads, though I do on rare occasions. Mainly because it could contain worms that will not be removed through rinsing the cabbage. I therefore prefer cooked cabbage dishes. I was therefore delighted to discover this…

Broccoli Soup

I must credit this recipe to Sharan India. The Sharan website has several wonderful recipes, all WFPBNO. I credit my vegan journey completely to Sharan and Dr. Nandita Shah. I often try out the recipes from the Sharan website – all of them are really wonderful recipes. This broccoli soup pampers you so much that…

Spinach And Chickpea Soup

My love affair with soups continues. And I have to thank the iconic Tarla Dalal for this recipe. It was already vegan. All I had to do was omit the oil. But I wasn’t sure how this soup would turn out. I am not a great fan of spinach since I dislike the raw taste…

Carrot And Cauliflower Soup

I go through phases when I begin to experiment with a specific kind of food. For the past month, it has been soups. That’s mainly because the weather has turned cold (North India has a fairly pronounced winter). I therefore preferred hot or warm soups over cold salads. I appreciate that soups are nowhere close…

Dal Fry

Dal fry is a typical North Indian lentil preparation with a distinctive and unique taste. I had always avoided making this dal as I was under the mistaken impression that the taste was primarily on account of the ghee (clarified butter) that is used in its preparation. I accidentally stumbled upon a recipe for this…

Vanilla Cake

I normally bake only one cake a year – for Christmas. But this year, everyone in my home were excited about baking cakes. And specifically asked me for the recipe of a cake with frosting. So, I picked a recipe from the website of The Jaroudi Family. By no means is this my original recipe….

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus in not native to India. I find it in the market often, but priced really high. But I have come to like the taste of asparagus. I therefore buy it every once in a while. It normally goes into a salad with baby carrots. But this time, I was having a rollicking good time…

Curd Shorba (Yogurt Based Soup)

Shorbas are Indian soups. The most well-known shorba is tomato. But there are several other intersting ones. This one, with a yogurt base, is one of them. As the weather in Northern India turns colder, I crave a hot soup with my lunch everyday. So, I am experimenting with several types of soups. This one,…

Thanjavur Drumstick (Pod From Moringa Tree), Potato And Eggplant Curry

Thanjavur (Tanjore) is a district of Thamizhnadu, famous for its iconic temples. Also equally well-known for its distinctive cuisine. This area has been a seat of Thamizh culture for several centuries and it’s cuisine has been handed down generation after generation. There are many temples in and around Thanjavur built by the Chola kings. Many…

Vegetable Broth

The weather is cold in Delhi. Medical wisdom says that we should include a lot of raw vegetables into our diet. The same school of medical wisdom also says that we should listen to our body when we consume food. In this cold weather, my body craves hot soups and wants to stay away from…