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Fruit custard with steamed meringue

Fruit custard with steamed meringue

Custard with fruits is a very common dessert which is light and easy on calories and a vanilla flavoured custard goes well with all kinds of fruits. The most common variation of custard and fruits is , the trifle pudding. Some time back , I came across this recipe in...

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Pinwheel Samosas

Pinwheel Samosas

It's festival time and a time for great treats too! One of the most popular street foods in India is the Samosa. There are many variations of the filling, that goes into the samosa but the dough for the outer shell is the same. The samosa is crisp on the outside and...

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TRAVEL DIARIES

TRAVEL DIARIES

Traveling around the world is another one of my passions and it goes without saying that food is an integral part of it. Being a vegetarian has its own challenges and here I want to add my stories of my quest for vegetarian food, through my travels. We are here in...

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APPLE CRUMBLE

APPLE CRUMBLE

I wanted to start my blog with this recipe because my boys absolutely love it. So boyz this one’s for you guys.. This is a fairly simple recipe and can be made with many variations. I always pick the soft variety of apples which cook easily and come together , rather...

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STUFFED EGGPLANT- ANDHRA STYLE

STUFFED EGGPLANT- ANDHRA STYLE

Having been married into an Andhra family has enriched my cooking knowledge with a whole amazing world of tastes and techniques. My father in law has been my mentor and this recipe has been developed with his help. In fact the plating of this dish , has been designed...

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QUINOA PASTA IN PESTO AND WHITE SAUCE

QUINOA PASTA IN PESTO AND WHITE SAUCE

Today I had some left over basil pesto sauce in my refrigerator but it wasn’t enough to make a whole pasta dish. I then put my thinking caps on and decided to mix a white cheese sauce with the basil pesto . The end result was a yummy creamy pesto pasta. This is a good...

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

This recipe is for all those who love eggs and I’m one of them. Eggs are all day food for me and love their versatility . There are innumerable recipes one can dish out from eggs which can be savoury or sweet. This one tops the list of my favourite recipes of egg....

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Rawa Dhokla

Rawa Dhokla

A very simple and wholesome snack. Whenever I have people over for tea , this is a quick option along with other snacks. We always have left over curd in the refrigerator and if sour, it would be perfect for this recipe. Ingredients: Rawa 1 cup Curd 1 cup Oil 4 tsp...

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Quinoa and oats bread with roasted bell pepper sauce

Quinoa and oats bread with roasted bell pepper sauce

Woah !!! What a long break from writing this blog and I missed it so much . Destiny always has plans for us. Well in this break I’ve learnt about a lot of healthy ingredients and I’m trying to incorporate them in my cooking. Recently at a fancy grocery store I picked...

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Whole wheat dinner rolls

Whole wheat dinner rolls

The aroma of freshly baked bread is simply divine and when you know that it’s home made and healthy , it’s the icing on the cake. These dinner rolls can just be eaten warm with butter or you can use them to make home made burgers. My favourite is a veggie patty in the...

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Whole wheat focaccia bread

Whole wheat focaccia bread

Focaccia is such a delicious bread but also comes always with a whole lot of guilt because of the plain white flour it is made of. Here I have tried the focaccia with whole wheat flour and believe me , this is equally delicious. It has a nice crumbly texture and is...

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Zucchini Noodle Salad

Zucchini Noodle Salad

Zucchini is a lovely tender vegetable and I have always been fascinated by it. Someone had once recommended the zucchini noodle salad at a fine dining place and I had absolutely loved it and have been waiting to make it myself. The challenge is to cut the vegetable in...

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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

There’s such a hype nowadays about quinoa but I haven’t taken to it much . It is believed to have a high protein content so I like incorporating it in my meals once in a while. My family like salads a lot and hence quinoa salad is one thing I like making. Quinoa...

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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

On a rainy day , nothing else can make me drool more than a piping hot soup . Soups are soul food and also so filling when you are on a diet . In my soups I don’t like to add cream but like to make it rich and creamy naturally and allow the flavour of vegetable to...

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WHOLE WHEAT RAVIOLI STUFFED WITH BAKED BEANS

WHOLE WHEAT RAVIOLI STUFFED WITH BAKED BEANS

I’ve tried to make this variation of ravioli because we all love baked beans and so I thought of combining it with ravioli . In this recipe I have used the tinned beans but it would be good to make the beans at home. The extra virgin olive oil adds to the flavour of...

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STUFFED POTATOES IN ALMOND GRAVY

STUFFED POTATOES IN ALMOND GRAVY

Last week I had family over and I wanted to make something different for them, than the usual Indian food . I decided to give dum Aaloo or stuffed potatoes a makeover. Though this dish is a bit time consuming but everything can be prepared a day before and just baked...

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KIWI AND MINT COOLER

KIWI AND MINT COOLER

Kiwi is an absolutely delicious fruit which not so sweet. On a summer day this drink is super refreshing and so simple. The recipe makes a glass. Ingredients: 1 large green kiwi 10 cubes of ice A few mint leaves 1/2 cup chilled water Method: Peel and slice the kiwi ....

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HUMMUS AND BELL PEPPER JAM GRILLED SANDWICH

HUMMUS AND BELL PEPPER JAM GRILLED SANDWICH

I have to admit that I love all variations of hummus and the classic chickpea hummus tops the list . Hummus may be a bit time consuming to make , specially when I start from soaking chickpeas overnight. But I would still not go for a store bought jar of hummus. It’s...

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CAULIFLOWER AND POTATOES IN YOGHURT GRAVY

CAULIFLOWER AND POTATOES IN YOGHURT GRAVY

My son who was visiting us yesterday, felt like having a home cooked simple Indian meal. I had come across this cauliflower curry typically made in the hilly states of the north of India and I was inspired to create something on those lines. I have altered the recipe...

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CHOCOLATE BANANA WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

CHOCOLATE BANANA WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

Bananas are such a versatile fruit . It’s like an all day snack or even desert . But every time I buy bananas , a few of them always become overripe and mushy. Then the best way to consume them is to make a smoothie or a milk shake with them. Today I converted them...

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COTTAGE CHEESE IN ORANGE SAUCE

COTTAGE CHEESE IN ORANGE SAUCE

Cottage cheese or Paneer is so versatile and I can always think of so many ways to make it. Recently I came across this chicken recipe with Chinese flavours and me being a vegetarian decided to try it out with cottage cheese instead of chicken. This turned out very...

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SAVOURY RICE CAKE

SAVOURY RICE CAKE

Idli is a very famous snack from the south of India but popular across the world. This recipe is another version of idli in a crispy cake form. A wonderful snack to be eaten with a spicy pickle.Ingredients:3 cups idli batter2 tsp Zeera2 tbsp oilIn a broad kadhadi or a...

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SWEET POTATO SPINACH KEBABS

SWEET POTATO SPINACH KEBABS

Kebabs are a very predominant section of the North Indian cuisine and can be made with so many variations. For me a soup and any form of kebab is an all time favourite dinner option and I mostly try to minimise the carbs in my recipes. So when I came up with this...

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LOTUS SEEDS PUDDING

LOTUS SEEDS PUDDING

Lotus seeds or makhanas , as they are called in Hindi, are a wonderful source of protein and the fact that they are low in calories, puts them in the super food category. Since it’s a festive time here in India this pudding was the ideal dish to make . Typically this...

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PAKODAS IN TOMATO GRAVY WITH VEGETABLE PULAO

PAKODAS IN TOMATO GRAVY WITH VEGETABLE PULAO

Pakodas or fried lentil balls in gravy is a very authentic dish made in the North Indian households but , surprisingly , not seen on the menus of Indian restaurants. Generally it is eaten with chapatis , but here I have tried it with a fragrant vegetable pulao and it...

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TOMATO PESTO FLAT BREAD

TOMATO PESTO FLAT BREAD

I do not normally use all purpose flour , in my cooking but just this once got tempted to make a flat bread , when a few friends came over , for dinner, last night. Fresh from the oven this bread was a huge hit and I decided to share it on my blog. To make the right...

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RAW BANANA IN COCONUT GRAVY

RAW BANANA IN COCONUT GRAVY

Recently I was looking to make a curry with raw bananas and during my research was inspired by a few mangalorean dishes. I realised that banana in a coconut based gravy should work well and so I combined a few recipes and came up with this tangy and spicy curry. The...

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HOME MADE GRANOLA

HOME MADE GRANOLA

Cereals are a great alternative to a hot breakfast , particularly when you are In a rush and want breakfast on the go or when you don’t want to cook in the morning. Oats is considered healthy and heart friendly and granola is a crunchier version of oats. I recently...

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BAKED WHOLE WHEAT CRISPS WITH YOGHURT MINT DIP

BAKED WHOLE WHEAT CRISPS WITH YOGHURT MINT DIP

This recipe is inspired from a snack which my mom would always make and keep in the house. It was our favourite thing to munch on during exams and in the evening with tea. Mathri, as it is called in the north of India , is a deep fried snack and is also made from all...

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INDIAN GOOSEBERRY OR AMLA CHUTNEY

INDIAN GOOSEBERRY OR AMLA CHUTNEY

This is an instant and easy to prepare chutney which is very popular in the South of India. Indian gooseberry is loaded with health benefits and hence used in a wide variety of pickles and chutneys. Although typically I use the raw goose berries in the pickles but...

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SWEET POTATO CHAAT

SWEET POTATO CHAAT

I have been using a lot of sweet potatoes in my cooking , for it is known to be healthier than potatoes and has a great flavour. Sweet potato chaat is served hot on the streets of north India, in winter and is most delectable. Here I have created my version of this...

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PAPAD PAKODAS

PAPAD PAKODAS

This recipe is inspired from a friend’s recipe , which I had come across many years back. I have modified it to my family’s liking and it did turn out to be great for a rainy day hot snack. A bit tedious, I must say , but still worth it. I have used potatoes in this...

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MUHAMARA

MUHAMARA

In my family, we all greatly enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine. Being vegetarians this cuisine offers a wide variety of dishes which are all so flavorful and fresh. Muhamara is a dip served with pita bread and I was recently introduced to this lovely dip at a...

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MUSHROOM RICE

MUSHROOM RICE

It’s been a busy holiday season for me , with all the travel and also the wedding season in India. During weddings the food gets too overwhelming and when you are done with it, you want to just eat something nice yet simple and light. Last evening I had mushrooms...

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PANEER KOFTAS OR COTTAGE CHEESE BALLS IN TOMATO GRAVY

PANEER KOFTAS OR COTTAGE CHEESE BALLS IN TOMATO GRAVY

This is a very popular dish in the North Indian cuisine. Koftas are actually very versatile and can be made with so many different ingredients and gravies , though this particular kofta is by far the most popular one. Here I’ve used home made cottage cheese made from...

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FRUIT CUSTARD PUDDING

FRUIT CUSTARD PUDDING

This is a simple dessert which is not loaded with unnecessary calories from cream or jello. As kids we always had the yummy layered trifle pudding which inspired me to transform it into a much lighter version. The fruit choice is entirely personal and seasonal. Since...

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Quinoa Pesto Salad

Quinoa Pesto Salad

Recently I had my book club friends coming over for lunch and the weather here being so hot , I wanted to make a nice cold salad which would also be filling . After some surfing I came across this recipe , which I thought was different from many other quinoa recipes I...

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ALMOND FLOUR CAKE

ALMOND FLOUR CAKE

My quest for healthy cakes , brought me to this recipe which is healthy and light , but I made some alterations to the original recipe . This cake can be had as it is or used as a base for many other dessert recipes. Almond flour is easily available but can also be...

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