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Savoury Granola

When I was in primary school which was over 30 years ago, times were simpler. In India where I grew up, packaged food was non existent. Sliced bread had created much excitement amongst the community but besides that there wasn't a lot available in terms of cereal and snacks. So of course, everything was homemade. One of the most popular homemade snack was Savoury Granola. Known as chivda or Bombay Mix, it was a dry roasted mix of rice flakes,... Read More >>
Brussels Sprouts And Zucchini Fritters - Cook Republic

Brussels Sprouts And Zucchini Fritters

In our home, a savoury fritter packed with vegetables, herbs and egg is one of the quickest back up meals I cook when I am devoid of time or energy. It all started with a simple corn fritter decades ago. From there it evolved to a corn and zucchini fritter and then things kind of got really adventurous going forward. A vegetable slaw fritter and a noodle fritter became regulars in our lunchbox and after school meals. From a hot savoury weeken... Read More >>

Super Green Falafel With Turmeric Tahini Sauce

I have been baking falafels for a very long time. But every time I have a "real" falafel at a Middle Eastern eatery, you know the authentic fried version, I am overcome with an urge to try it at home. Frying is a fine art, just like baking. There are a lot of variables involved, the right heat and maintaining it a true challenge for many. I developed this recipe over several weeks, frying batch after batch, adjusting the mix so it won't fall ... Read More >>

Savoury Buckwheat Omelettes, A Newspaper Column And The Title Of My First Cookbook

  On days when I am working by myself (which is most days, really!) I eat pre-dominantly vegetarian meals. An hour long lunch break is often enough to explore and experiment with new ingredients to create tasty and nourishing light meals that are not only easy to cook but extremely quick. A lot of these meals can be easily packed away in a lunchbox for work, college, picnic or potluck. This adventurous, easy to make, easy to take, mostl... Read More >>