Category Archives: Basics

Pear, Candied Walnut & Green Leafy Salad

It has been long since I last put up my post….actually it seems like starting new. Got quite tied up with Diwali festivities, vacations and other activities focusing home and family. So I thought to start with simple salad with beautiful mixture of colours and textures. I had all the ingredients ready with me including dressing. I only had to caramelise walnuts to give crunchy and sweet taste to salad. Continue reading Pear, Candied Walnut & Green Leafy Salad

Fig Treats

I am writing this post after a gap of almost fifteen days. Got tied up with Diwali preparations…shopping, cleaning, socializing etc etc.

Still got time to venture in to trying few new finger snacks at this time of Diwali. Unfortunately, my mind was preoccupied and I forgot to click pictures. Luckily, I remembered to take a picture of my last try – Fig Treats...the easiest one. Although, it is not a new appetizer. I vaguely remember having it before….very tasty but very moist, it was topped with fresh mozzarella cheese. I didn’t like the texture and I wanted to try my way with readily available cheese and other ingredients. Surprisingly, it turned out quite tasty with least of the efforts. Continue reading Fig Treats

Grilled Zucchini & Bell Pepper Salad

Very interesting, colourful hot salad made with my favourite vegetable zucchini with yogurt marinade. It is simple, easy and fast to cook. We can grill it in tandoor, in electric oven or toss these veggies in large skillet. Cook either way, taste will remain same because of marinade and herbs.

Serve on it’s own as a salad or roll up these colourful grilled vegetables in tortilla wraps with chopped onions and any dressing of choice. Continue reading Grilled Zucchini & Bell Pepper Salad

Desi Veggie Medley

This is a very interesting and easy to make recipe – just takes four simple steps. Quick to cook when you’re in a rush and with whatever is available in the kitchen. I didn’t have much choice of vegetable that day but for baby corn, spring onion and capsicum. Tomatoes and cottage cheese are always there in my kitchen as I find them very handy. In this recipe, I practically cooked all the ingredients together.

Desi Veggie Medley goes well with roomali roti or any Indian bread. Or, just make it little dry, roll it up like a tortilla wrap with onions and any sauce of your choice. Continue reading Desi Veggie Medley