Hot and Sour Soup ( Indo – Chinese )

  #006   Most restaurants serve Hot and Sour soup which is unpalatable. I’m not saying it because I’m a hot and sour soup lover and I could not find a single restaurant serving a good bowl of this soup in our own city. When you make huge batches of…

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Honey Gobi / Cauliflower in Tangy Honey Sauce

  #001   Cauliflower is one versatile vegetable. Cook it anyway you like and you will love the final dish. Of course I’m assuming that you like the basic flavor of this creamish – greenish vegetable. I first tasted ‘Honey Gobi’  long time back in Chandigarh  (India) and it was…

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Jeera Aloo / Chatpata Aloo ( Spicy Potato Wedges)

    Jeera Aloo / Spicy Potato Wedges   Sometimes the humble potatoes save your meals. With a few boiled potatoes resting in the butter box of our refrigerator, I knew what the dinner menu should look like. It’s good to have boiled potatoes handy !!        …

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Kachori ( Spiced pastry )

A spicy and crispy pastry, kachori is popular in many parts of India. It is essentially an appetizer which can be savored any time of the day. When paired with masala chai , it takes your tea experience to a different level. This appetizer also happens to be a festive…

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Baked Mushrooms

Mushrooms, I believe, are always easy to work with. Many a times they are sauteed with other veggies to get a fancy side dish. They can also be used to make a hearty grilled sandwich. And of course as one of the main ingredients in the popular curry. But very rarely do…

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Tofu – Zucchini Wraps

As a student of Botany, I’ve studied  Zucchini as a fruit but now I know that for gastronomic  purpose this cucumber-like  fruit is used as a vegetable. This is one vegetable ( or fruit ! ) which can be cooked in many different ways – baking, sauteing, grilling and even…

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Cucumber Cups

Using all raw ( well almost ! ) ingredients, this healthy appetizer is a must try vegetarian food.I’ve grown up eating lentil salad. So this one is just a little twist to my mom’s recipe. Instead of chopping the cucumber, I’ve used it as a cup to fill in the…

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Veggie Fajita wraps

A whole wheat tortilla ( chapatti) wrapped around a bunch of veggies becomes a healthy weekend brunch idea.Using the staples of mexican cooking, corn & beans, this dish comes out with a  rich flavor &  an enticing spicy taste.     Makes: 6 wraps            …

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