Chilli Garlic Chutney

I normally hesitate to post very spicy recipes, especially those that are chili hot. For two reasons. Firstly, many of my friends and followers are not very fond of chili hot dishes. Secondly, my own tolerance has gone down dramatically with age. But there are some kinds of cuisine that are required to be fiery….

Hash Browns

Hash browns is not something that I would ordinarily make. My friend, Shuba Hariharan, had posted a very unusual lunch menu with hash browns included. So I decided to replicate her menu. It turned out very well, especially the hash browns. I am immensely gratified that several people asked me for the recipe. It is…

Carrot, Cucumber & Kidney Beans Salad

Since I began experimenting with salads a month ago, I have been fascinated with the many wonderful recipes that I tried out. Each one tastes better than the other. I now face a real dilemma – which one to choose each day. That is a real good situation to be in. I now look forward…

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I am not a great fan of mushrooms. But when I visited the organic market and saw these exotic portobello mushrooms, I was really tempted to buy them – which is exactly what I did. I must admit that this is the first time that I have bought these mushrooms. So, I had to google…

Mexican Salad

My recent experiments with different kinds of salads has had some delightful outcomes. The first is that these salads are absolutely marvelous. But, more interestingly, I seem to have made Hari and my driver (Madan Mishra) aficionados of salads. They look forward to the salad of the day, have large helpings and are always appreciative….

Spinach & Bean Sprout Salad In Creamy Coriander Dressing

Several years ago, I was invited to lunch by a very dear friend. Knowing that I follow a WFPB diet, she went to great lengths to prepare a meal that I would really enjoy. The starter was raw spinach in a sweet dressing. It tasted so wonderful that I could not stop at one helping….

Apple, Banana & Date Salad

I often have a variety of fruits in a single helping. Especially since I went WFPB. But seriously, I have never considered adding a dressing to the fruits. Not until I read this recipe from the iconic Tarla Dalal. I must say that it was the dressing that lifted this salad to new heights. It…

Purple Cabbage Salad

Humans are creatures of habit, I am convinced. Especially when it comes to food. We all crave something new – but the craving lasts only till it is satisfied. We invariably revert to comfort (often dishes that we have grown up with). So it is for me too. Whenever I visit the market to buy…

Peanut Vada (Medallions)

My biggest challenge, being WFPB, is to develop tea-time snacks. I do have a repertoire of them. Unfortunately, I get quickly bored with them too. Not a very happy situation. I am therefore constantly on the look-out for recipes that can be modified to suit WFPB principles. In my search, I came across this very…

Another Koshimbir (Salad)

Hari and I have been largely in stay-at-home mode since March 20th. The rather compulsory quarantine is necessary, but does tend to take it’s toll. To overcome the blues, both of us spend about an hour every day, planning the menu for the following day. That means that I will have to discover/concoct new recipes…