Dairy Free

Vegan Green Smoothie

I am the traditional toast-for-brekkie or Indian food kinda girl. Have been for several years. You wouldn’t have caught me having a smoothie for breakfast; anyone who’d try to sell me the concept of smoothies for breakfast would have a mocking remark about what a joke of a meal that […]

Mango-berry Rice Paper Rolls

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I can’t help but think of the love affair I have with food. Gone are the days when I treated food like an answer to all my problems in the world. I have developed a healthy and special relationship with food. I have […]

Broccoli Salad with Mango-Sriracha Dressing

Sweet? Check. Savoury? Check. Tart? Check. Spicy? Hell, yes! This is the salad that has a bit of everything and sure packs a punch. Where do I begin with my love for Sriracha sauce? I drizzle this sauce on most things I eat. I was thinking of ways to incorporating […]

Bhel Puri

Bhel puri holds a prized spot in the Indian street food list. This savoury snack is a combination of puffed rice tossed with vegetables, an assortment of spice powders and condiments. To me though, bhel puri is a salad of sorts with the veggies, carbs, dressing and interesting elements. This […]

Spiralised Cucumber Salad

The newest addition to my kitchen – the vegetable spiraliser is fast becoming one of my favourite gadgets. It is easy to use; the veggies look lovely and interesting when spiralised too. I have spiralised veggies including cucumbers, zucchinis, carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. The results have been nothing but […]

Stir-fried Bean Sprouts

This one of the crunchiest and quickest stir-fries I have made ever. The crunchy bean sprouts is the star of this dish, and complements beautifully with other stir-fry ingredients. Bean sprout has found a happy spot in Asian cuisine, and is used in various dishes like soups, salads, stir fries […]

Chilli Garlic Noodles

What do you do when are sick and have very few ingredients in the pantry? Make some chilli garlic noodles. A bad cold is all it takes to send your tastebuds hibernating; I needed to get it back in action with something spicy and that required minimal effort. This ridiculously […]

No-bake Dates and Coconut Energy Balls

Often, I look for healthy snacking options especially for those post-workout hunger pangs. On one of my grocery runs, I saw these dates, almond and coconut balls; not only were they pricey but also contained obscene amounts of glucose and sugar in it. Although very appetising, the thought of consuming […]

Street-style Sandwich Chutney

I have always enjoyed a sandwich or two from the street-side vendors at Egmore, Chennai. Their sandwiches are so tasty that is hard to stop at one. So what it is that makes their sandwiches tasty? Well, it is that spicy, tangy, nutty, minty chutney they spread on the bread […]

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Vegetable manchow soup is an Indo-Chinese soup; this soup enjoys popularity in large & small restaurants and in the street-side food carts. Making this soup has marked a couple of firsts for me – this my first attempt at making an Indo-Chinese soup and this is the first time I […]