Snow Peas Salad

I really don’t know the difference between snow peas and sugar snap peas. In India, these are considered exotic vegetables that are rarely available. So, in this post, I am going to refer to the peas as snow peas. I did find these peas with a farmer who specialises in greens and heirloom vegetables. He…

Chickpea And Tofu Salad

My experiments with salads have been largely inspired by the iconic Tarla Dalal, may her soul rest in peace. I have never found even one of her recipes not up to the mark. If one follows her instructions to the T, the dishes turn out to be really delicious and satisfying. So it is with…

Burmese Salad

It’s been quite a while since I last posted. That’s because of the unbearable heat wave that North India has been experiencing. The temperature has been constantly above 45oC and the heat saps your energy. Combined with the coal crisis in the country, electricity has become a luxury. My energy is at more normal levels…

Beetroot Raita (Dip)

Indian summers are harsh, with temperatures soaring above 40o C across most parts of the country. One does not crave heavy foods in such weather. A raita (yogurt based dip), also called pachadi in the Southern parts of the country, is an ideal accompaniment to a meal. These are Indian salads, so to speak. Raitas…

Stuffed Capsicum Salad

I began exploring different kinds of salads only from April this year. When I turned vegan a decade ago, I was advised to have a salad with every meal. So, I developed a set of about 10 different kinds of salads – and rotated them regularly. To the point where I began to actively dislike…

Indian Chopped Salad

And yet more salads! I seem to never tire of trying out new salad recipes – and, invariably, they all turn out to be fantastic. But I have mixed grains into my salad only once, if my memory proves right. With the pasta salad. I have seen western consumers make a whole meal of a…

Greek Salad

Salads are an everyday preparation in my home. I am therefore constantly on the lookout for interesting salad recipes. I normally stick to the Indian icon, Tarla Dalal, for inspiration. That’s because her recipes use ingredients that are easily available in the country. But I do like to try salads from different countries too. When…

Tomato, Basil and Tofu Salad

I have been enjoying concocting salad recipes. In the process, I have lost count on the number of salads that I have prepared. It suffices to say that each one is more interesting (and tasty) than the next. This salad called for feta cheese. I could have substituted the dairy with vegan cheese. However, my…

Oriental Salad

I have experimented with so many salads recently that I am in a delightful dilemma these days. I am flooded with choice on which salads to prepare – each one tastes better than the next. What a good place to be in! Once again, my experiments led me to the famous Tarla Dalal. It is…

Caesar Salad

I have heard of Caesar salad, but really did not know what it was – except that it is a salad! So, I decided to add to my knowledge. Whenever I check out a new recipe, my first task is to check the list of ingredients – whether I have the actual ingredients or suitable…