Day 46: Shiraae

Very simple dish with few ingredients and barely any cooking! It’s a cool, refreshing Japanese salad which is very flavoursome and healthy. When my mother told me it was highly nutritious I was naturally against the idea because I thought of bland food, but this is light and beautifully flavoured. Ingredients 1. 200 g firmContinue reading “Day 46: Shiraae”

Day 45: Baked falafel with roasted vegetables and hummus

For this works nicely as a wholesome, healthy and well balanced meal. If you like, you can also have the falafel and hummus as a snack. It’s baked and not fried and it tastes delicious! Though the fried version looks far better, the taste is just as good. Ingredients 1. 1 cup chana (chickpeas) 2.Continue reading “Day 45: Baked falafel with roasted vegetables and hummus”

Day 44 : Pad Thai

After a long day of classes, I needed some hot comfort food. And what better than some Thai food. Not only exotic to look at but just so so delicious! Recipe for the chicken – please refer here We like cooking the chicken this way because it gives an extra crunchiness. Alternatively you can useContinue reading “Day 44 : Pad Thai”

Day 43 : Garlicky mushrooms with courgette and eggplant

My sister’s go-to recipe when she’s short of time but wants to have a healthy and filling meal. Put these delicious garlicky vegetables on nicely toasted sourdough bread!! I never thought of using yogurt in western cooking so it’s a new learning for me. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Ingredients 1.Continue reading “Day 43 : Garlicky mushrooms with courgette and eggplant”

Day 42 : Chana dal with wadi and palak (lentils with sun-dried spiced dumplings and spinach)

We rarely make this at home but it is my Nani’s favourite and I thought this could be something for her this Mother’s Day. She loves the taste of wadi because it adds an amazing flavour and can even uplift the simplest of dishes (like ghia sabzi). Wadi is an intrinsically Punjabi ingredient which transportsContinue reading “Day 42 : Chana dal with wadi and palak (lentils with sun-dried spiced dumplings and spinach)”

Day 40: Taro root and chicken with roasted coconut

Ingredients 1 medium sized onion chopped 1 1/2 tbsp oil 200 g chicken thigh boneless. 200 gms arbi/ taro root 2 cloves of garlic 1 small piece of ginger 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp haldi 3 tbsp grated coconut 1/2 tsp fennel 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1 whole red dry chilli Two stems ofContinue reading “Day 40: Taro root and chicken with roasted coconut”

Day 39 : Yummy Palak Chaat

This is not the traditional way of making chaat! It is usually made with papri, but we used spinach / Palak leaves as well. It gives it a nice crunch and adds to the flavour. It’s absolutely delicious and a must-try! Ingredients 1. 12-14 spinach leaves / Palak 2. 1 cup besan 3. 1 cupContinue reading “Day 39 : Yummy Palak Chaat”

Day 38 : Simple pasta sauce

This is a basic pasta sauce recipe which freezes very well. It’s very versatile as you can use it for different types of pasta like bolognese or arrabiata, or dishes like yesterday’s moussaka or even pizza. Ingredients 1. 8 medium tomatoes 2. 1 medium onion 3. 4-5 pods garlic or 1 tsp garlic paste 4.Continue reading “Day 38 : Simple pasta sauce”

Day 36: Fusion beetroot salad

It’s a bit of a fusion – a western vinaigrette but with Indian styled toppings Very quick and easy to prepare – makes a light and cool salad which is perfect as a starter or side dish. Ingredients 3 small – medium sized beetroots 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp of oil (for frying) 1Continue reading “Day 36: Fusion beetroot salad”

Day 32: Arhar Dal with Nepali Chutney

Simple and satisfying! I’ve learnt that one can go wrong with even simple dal chawal, but if you use the right ratio of dal to water and cook it for a suitable duration (varies according to type) then it turns out perfect. This is my dads favourite dal. Ingredients for the dal 1. Dal/lentils –Continue reading “Day 32: Arhar Dal with Nepali Chutney”