A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, Is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed- Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear, We can begin to feed! by Lewis Carroll
  • Badam Halwa - a simple Almond Pudding

    Badam Halwa - a simple Almond Pudding

    I don't often make sweets and have tried out only a few dessert recipes. However when friend, (fellow CA and fellow food blogger) Paluk Khanna asked for a post as a contribution to the Rakshabandhan round up we were planning, I had to think of an interesting item to make. ...

  • Watermelon Bocconcini Arugula Salad with Basil Oil

    Watermelon Bocconcini Arugula Salad with Basil Oil

    A simple and delicious salad for warm humid days or when you just want a quick light lunch. With watermelon of every shape and size available in all their bounty this season, this is an easy salad to put together. Watermelon, arugula and feta are the classic combination, but this ...

  • Kale & Onion Pizza

    Kale & Onion Pizza

    Making Pizza at home is a whiz, once you have got the making of the dough under control. You can experiment with all kinds of healthy, tasty toppings with fresh produce. I usually make pizza dough from the easy recipe for Magic Bread Dough in the River Cottage Veg Everyday ...

  • Sautéed Curry of Purple Beans

    Sautéed Curry of Purple Beans

    There's nothing better than a simple easy poriyal or dry curry to accompany sambar and rice, along with fried appalams, of course, and is my favourite meal combination. This poriyal was interesting to make as I had some fresh purple beans from First Agro Farms who supply us lucky residents ...

  • Summer Salad of Dandelion Greens, Swiss Chard, Mango & Couscous

    Summer Salad of Dandelion Greens, Swiss Chard, Mango & Couscous

    A basket full of fruit and fresh greens and herbs resulted in this salad. With the goodness of fresh dandelion greens, Red and Yellow Swiss Chard, Lettuce, juicy ripe Mangoes, some frozen and some fresh berries, the couscous plays the perfect foil to this summery deliciousness. The dressing for this ...

  • Mango Thokku - A Spicy South Indian Mango Relish

    Mango Thokku - A Spicy South Indian Mango Relish

    Making the most of these lovely raw green mangoes before the season disappears, I cooked a batch of Mango Thokku. I don't really know an exact translation for Thokku into English, and the nearest I could come to was Relish. It is a kind of pickle, as it is made ...

  • Pullikachal - Spiced Tamarind & Chilli Mix for Tamarind Rice

    Pullikachal - Spiced Tamarind & Chilli Mix for Tamarind Rice

    During my student days, I was a frequent visitor to neighbouring temples (well, lots of exams and so lots of prayers too!) The temples in Chennai where I then lived, were generous with their Prasadams ( the delicious foods offered as nievedhiem to the deities and then distributed to the ...

  • 15 Minutes Fettucine in Fennel Frond Pesto

    15 Minutes Fettucine in Fennel Frond Pesto

    This is now on my go to list of quick dinners to put together. It actually took less than 15 minutes from start to finish! Of course the pasta was a quick cooking one, and the home made pesto was already available, but still its lovely to be able to ...