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Tava Idlies (Pav bhaji-flavoured idlies)

When the South Indian favourite idlies and Mumbai’s famous pav bhaji meet, you get tava idlies. The star of the dish – the humble idlies are quite the powerhouse hiding inside a very soft and spongy exterior. It is low in fat, easy to digest and comes loaded with iron […]

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 […]

Pesto Stuffed Puff Pastry

I love a good snack that involves a flaky puff pastry. If it savoury, it is that much better for me. Having puff pastry in the freezer is super handy when you have to dish out some quick snack for those major cravings and when you have guests over. It […]

Easy Apple Tart

Here is my belated treat for Kitchening About’s second birthday! It has been in the works for quite a while. In fact, my sister and I planned that I should post this for the 1st birthday! But I guess, it is better late than never, right? ☺ This dish is […]

Crispy Oven-Roasted Asparagus

On my trip to Europe, I managed to squeeze a wee bit of time to watch some TV. Although many major channels there play shows in local languages (without subtitles of course!), it is not that hard to understand what they are showing. In one particular cookery show, the host […]

Indian-spiced Roasted Cauliflower with Mint Raitha

A lot of my cooking inspiration comes from the fresh food aisle in the local supermarket. There is never dearth of ideas there. Recently, neatly packed boxes of Jamie Oliver’s products caught my attention; it had raw cauliflower florets, a pack of ready-to-use-spice and mint yoghurt dip. All you have […]

Caprese Bruschetta

It is a pleasant day today and wanted something light and refreshing to eat. I was not up to some major cooking or even chopping for that matter. All I wanted to have was something quick and light. After raiding the fridge and pantry, I saw some ingredients sitting pretty. […]

Corn and Bean Salad

Today is one of those days for me when I feel happy for no particular reason. This despite it being a cold and rainy day. Not that I am complaining; I generally feel content and pleased with my simple life. To keep up the great mood I was in I […]

Pasta with Stir Fried Veggies

Bless the Italians for creating pasta! The oh-so-versatile noodle is a lifesaver in the kitchen. It works great as mains for dinner/lunch, salads and soups. There are thousands of things you could make with pasta. Soupy, saucy, dry, hot or cold, take your pick. Today, though, I am making a […]