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Warm Mediterranean Salad with Halloumi

This is a Mediterranean-style salad that is served with warm vegetables and toasted halloumi cheese. This variety of cheese originated in Cyprus and features in Middle Eastern, Greek and Cypriot cuisines. If you have not already tasted halloumi, it tastes very similar to paneer (Indian cottage cheese). With a simple […]

Vegetable Biriyani

Who doesn’t love a plateful of biriyani? This aromatic rice preparation combines vegetables, fragrant basmati rice, fresh herbs, whole dry spices and a touch of the luxurious saffron. While I prefer simple and easy-to-make recipes, I make an exception for biriyani though. Simply because it is worth that little effort […]

Indian-spiced Grilled Apples & Pineapples

Are you feeding a crowd this holiday season or just simply looking for a tasty solution to consume fruits? How about some spiced-coated and grilled apple & pineapples? Tips: While placing the fruits in the skewer, you could alternate between pineapple and apple pieces in each skewer. Sprinkle a little […]

Roasted Chickpeas

The healthy and nutritious makes a fantastic snack. You will give the oily and unhealthy processed snacks a miss if you give this roasted chickpeas a go. The humble chickpeas is cooked, roasted and seasoned with flavourful and aromatic Indian spices. Tips: You could skip the soaking and pressure cooking […]

Jeera Garlic Rice

Jeera rice is a popular Indian and Pakistani rice preparation that is quick to make and goes well with curries and dal varieties. I’ve taken this simple rice preparation up a notch and included garlic for additional flavour. As you take a mouthful of this rice, you will relish the […]

Chatpata Pineapple Onion Salad

Pineapples are certainly not my go-to-fruit. However, when I see a fresh and ripe pineapple, I do not miss the opportunity to buy it. And to make this fruit a little appealing for my palate, I turn it into a savoury dish. This salad is one such attempt.  

Coconut Laddoo

Desserts are a major weakness for many but not for me. If there is one dessert that could make me a convert, it is coconut laddoo. Yes, this inconspicuous Indian sweet has become an instant favourite besides being a regular feature at my home. Tip: To enhance the flavour, you […]

Chickpeas Salad

Chickpeas Salad If you are looking for a salad that is crunchy, tasty and keep your tummy feeling full for longer then this your pick. Loaded with chickpeas and an assortment of vegetables, this salad will soon become a regular feature in your meal. Tips: If you find the process […]

Mediterranean Salad

This salad comes as a variation of the Greek Salad. Unlike the Greek salad, which has crunchy vegetables, the Mediterranean salad comes with a couple of cooked vegetables and has garlic. Tips: This makes a lovely salad to eat with pita bread or pita chips. If garlic or chilli flakes […]

Tzatziki

The first time I heard about it was on this TV show Chuck’s Day Off on TLC. From the very mention of it, tzatziki caught my fancy – I can’t really say if it the fascinating name, the simplicity of its preparation or its amazing taste. But it truly did […]

Tava Pulao with Leftover Rice

I hadn’t heard about or tasted tava pulao until about few years ago when I was in Bangalore. I saw the item on the menu of a vegetarian restaurant in a food court and was very curious to try it out. And when I did, it was love at first […]