Lunchbox Friendly

Spicy Hummus (Without Tahini)

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made with chickpeas and a few tasty ingredients. Typically, hummus has tahini (sesame paste). I do not enjoy tahini so I decide to skip it from the dip. This easy and versatile dip tastes great with crudités, pita bread, chips, salads and wraps. Hummus […]

Bread Upma (A bread-based savoury dish)

Bread Upma (A bread-based savoury dish) This is one of the easiest dishes to make for a lazy weekend breakfast or for a quick-fix weeknight dinner. This super easy upma is my go-to dish when a pack of bread is nearing the end of its shelf life. It is also […]

Chole Masala (Spicy and Tangy Chickpeas Curry)

This chickpeas-based curry is a popular Indian dish, which is typically served with pooris or bhatura (both flat breads). This curry is a gorgeous blend of whole and ground spices with a hint of tanginess. Chole masala originated in North India, and is widely popular across the country. This dish […]

Corn and Peas Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Cauliflower ‘rice’ has been favoured by those on a grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb diet, and the Paleo community. Ever since I heard about it, I’ve been waiting to try this ‘rice’; after much research I realised it was easy peasy and incredibly tasty. When grated/put through the chopper, the cauliflower florets […]

Garden Veg Salad

This has to be one of the easiest salads to make; it is a no-fuss salad that can be made with whatever ingredients you have in stock. Another reason why this salad gets a big thumbs up is because it tastes great with just about any dressing. I have used […]

Dal Fry

This classic lentil-based Indian curry is comfort food at its best. This dish is a common feature in many restaurants and roadside eateries called dhabas. For the dal fry, lentils are cooked to perfection; the real flavour however comes from the beautifully cooked onions & tomatoes, and the aromatic spices. […]

Low Fat Curried Yoghurt Dip

The versatile yoghurt comes to the rescue when you want something delish, nutritious creamy and not very fattening. This time the humble yoghurt comes in the form of a spicy, curried, low-fat dip. This dip is simple to put together, requires very few ingredients, tastes fabulous and keeps well in […]

Veg Chutney Sandwich

When in Chennai, a trip to Egmore and the street-side sandwich stalls have become a sort of ritual. Can you blame me though? This sandwich habit was one I picked up back in the day, when I was a reporter and these tiny sandwich stalls would be lifesavers to grab […]

Mediterranean Melt Two Ways

Put your hands in the air if you enjoy a wholesome, healthy meal, which is easy to put together! The Mediterranean melt is one such meal that is a whole package containing carbs, proteins, good fats, vitamins and other micro-nutrients. As an added bonus, this can be done in a […]

Chutney Channa Pulao

Chutney channa pulao is a lunchbox favourite in many Indian homes and mine is no exception. It is a delight to make this. As the pulao is cooking, you will be able to enjoy the aroma permeating the house for a while. The refreshing aroma is a perfect indicator of […]