Vegetarian

Blueberry Coconut Lassi
Blueberry Coconut Lassi

Recently I broke into a house. I was having a bad week. Not just one of those days, but a very bad week. First I proceeded to jam a key in the ignition of my car repeatedly getting increasingly frustrated before realising ten minutes into this futile exercise that I...

Roasted Pumpkin And Chickpea Soup
Roasted Pumpkin And Chickpea Soup

  After the mad heat of the past few weeks, the weather has cooled down a bit as we head into autumn soon. The chill in the air is beginning to get cooler and the wet weather begs for something heartwarming in a cuppa. Pumpkins are beginning to show up in...

Chickpea Bhel Salad
Chickpea Bhel Salad

  On the streets of Mumbai, especially around a large water body like the curve of a beach or a lake are colourful gypsy like carts selling bhelpuri (bh-ail-poo-ree) and panipuri (p-aa-nee-poo-ree). Bhelpuri is a very popular street snack made up of puffed rice,...

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding
Mango Coconut Rice Pudding

Mango is my favourite fruit. Always has been. We may have enjoyed the very last few batches of the Aussie mangoes as summer almost comes to a close. They seem to be disappearing from the farmer's markets, already replaced with autumnal produce. Although short-lived,...

Spicy Baked Vegetable Cutlets – Indian Croquettes

With memories of long-distance train journeys along India's West Coast ricocheting in my head, I set out to imitate the pungent and 'chatpata' taste of the Vegetable Cutlets that were served by the canteen boys on those trains. I tried to make them a bit...

Think Green Juice
Think Green Juice

There is a movement out there. With what we consume. And how much. There are bandwagons. Many of them. And people are constantly jumping on and off. Fads. Choices. An unhealthy obsession with being healthy. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. But it goes against the...

Chana Masala – North Indian Spicy Chickpeas
Chana Masala – North Indian Spicy Chickpeas

Masquerading under the moniker of Chola Bhatura, the quintissential street food king of Punjabi cuisine is the humble Chana Masala which loosely translates to North Indian Spicy Chickpeas, well not really. It basically means Spicy Chickpeas, I just added the North...

Vegetable Fritter Salad
Vegetable Fritter Salad

  I have never been much of a salad person. There, I admitted it! But something has changed. I seem to like them now. Maybe I am all grown up. Maybe it is a phase. I am but a puppet to my whims and fancies. And my whim of the moment are salads. Not regular...

Whole Wheat And Soy Waffles With Raspberries
Whole Wheat And Soy Waffles With Raspberries

    My Cuisinart Waffle Maker is two years old. It makes round waffles with four segments. The waffle pockets are not as deep as those in Belgian waffle makers. This means that the pockets don't hold an insane amount of topping thereby reducing the calories...

White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles
White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles

I was totally making up a cake for an impromptu barbecue we were invited to over the weekend and because I was going to decorate the cake with fresh figs and violas, I thought that white frosting would look perfect. But I only had white chocolate bits, not proper...

Coconut Lime And Liqueur Macaroons
Coconut Lime And Liqueur Macaroons

I’ve only ever had round coconut macaroons in my lifetime. Recently, while browsing  Leila Lindholm’s A Piece Of Cake, I came across a recipe for coconut pyramids. The picture showed golden brown tips of what looked like pyramid shaped cookies...

Quick Vegetarian Chowmein

This recipe is one of those cleansing, healthy fares that is perfect for a light meal. A thinner consistency would make a nice, light soup whereas as thicker consistency would serve as a side with any noodle or rice based main course. It whips up in a jiffy and is...