Carrot Ginger Soup

A warming light and cheery soup with gingery after tones to cuddle up to on a blustery winter day. Over the holidays I was diagnosed (again) with high cholesterol & border line diabetes. I’ve decided to take this as a serious call to action. Even though I eat a pretty clean diet – does giving…

Sesame Snowballs

You will love these Sesame snowballs for winter warmth and cheer. I came up with these simplest, tastiest golf ball sized treat to stave off winter’s chill. I also had a craving for the childhood flavors of roasted sesame seeds. Dear reader, if you are wondering why Delhi gets so cold in winters, then read…

Butternut Squash Soup – Happy Thanksgiving US

I’m so excited that my wrist is slowly being able to type. While there are other complications from my car accident, such as concussion, whiplash, an impacted balance system (which means I’ve taken a few unnecessary tosses) etc. etc., I’m super glad to have my wrist back to be able to write. It still won’t…

Spinach Curry

Stir fried spinach with choice spices lend a simplicity & elegance to this dish that owes its origin to my southern Indian roots. Try it this way when your palate feels like it needs fresh. This spring I accidentally spotted amaranth seeds in a packet while grocery shopping. I brought the packet home thinking ‘what…

Bengali Cabbage and a Promise

Kalonji, Jeera, Saunf, Methi, Rai-the 5 spice names are almost like a song and this dish is truly a beautiful song from start to finish, as the spice infused mustard oil envelops the cabbage to smear it with its enchanting 5 flavors, don’t be surprised if you find yourself bursting into song as these flavors…

Thanjavur Broccoli and Chutzpah

Thanjavur Kootu is made with veggies cooked in milk. I tweaked the original recipe to use broccoli & made a dairy free sauce of coconut milk and no oil. In the past 2 days I’ve been admired for my chutzpah by a couple of people in different contexts. This post is on how to cultivate…

French Toast

I promise that you will not miss eggs nor will you be short on protein with my amazing vegan French toast. Read on to learn about the soul of spice (SOS secret tips) that go into the making of this fabulous treat. Make it anytime, Sunday brunch or otherwise & choose from my sweet or…

Buckwheat coconut milk pudding sweetened with country sugar

a dinner celebration! a dessert for my guest with a sweet tooth 🙂 a recipe that I happened to think up just today 🙂 I hadn’t taken strict measurements as I was just cooking, not planning to blog about it. But when my guest liked it so much that he went for it again as a…

Mulligatawny soup

Brimming with luscious flavours, spiked with healing spices, you will fall in love with my variation on this anglo-indian soup. Muliga (pepper) + thanni (water) are the origins for this british soup that the brits borrowed from my rich tamil heritage 🙂 Last night I happened to rear end a car while driving home on the…

Chickpea Basmati Pulao – One pot dish

When it gets cold and all you want to do is snuggle up to warm tastes with least effort.  Its time for one-pot meals to make their appearance. No fuss, easy to make, spicy, warming, comforting – hope you enjoy my take on classic pulao You need 4 tbsp. roasted chickpeas 2 tbsp. fresh spinach 2…