Category: Veg

Pan-tossed Herb Potatoes

I love potatoes cooked in every form, in every meal of the day.  Baked, mashed, fried or roasted… potato is an all time comfort and staple food. Did you know, potatoes have these compounds called kukoamines which are known to lower blood pressure? This recipe is absolutely no work and whole lot of fun. Fun to make, fun to eat. Ensure you cook lot…

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Peas and Scallion Rice

I had peas. I had scallions. And I was awfully bored to cook a detailed meal. I’m sure, by now I’ve established myself as a super-lazy cook…but, with astute shortcuts to healthy and delicious food 😛 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups long grain/ basmati rice A cup of chopped…

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Creamy Potato Gratin

Sometimes, many times, names of the dishes are so ornate and exotic, they just seem out-of-the-world, elusive and very very difficult to make. But really, they are not. Like this one where potato rules. Originated in France and sounds so fancifully European, but with all the readily available shelf ingredients, it can be easily made back…

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Matki Chi Usal – Moth Beans Curry

Sprouted moth beans curry or “Matki Chi Usal” in Marathi, is well-known in every nook and corner of Maharashtra – in homes and restaurants alike. Sprouts pack a protein punch. Rich in antioxidants and fiber, there’s whole lot of nutrition on the plate. You can play with the level of spiciness too. I like it spicy. The fiery red color…

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Cucumber And Mint Summer Salad

I call this “Summer Salad” because I somehow associate the coolness of mint to summer. All of a sudden, it becomes omnipresent – fridge, salads, juices… And now that I’ve learned chopping it up like a professional, it makes life much easier 🙂 I’m not a heavy mint user in the salads, but with this one I’m quiet…

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Baked Macaroni In Cheesy White Sauce

I’d noticed something very prominent in the Goa Marathon my husband had participated in. It was the pre-evening pasta party. Why specifically Pasta Party…was the question. After bit of quizzing with the cognoscenti, I realized its significance. It was a planned diet of stuffing the marathoners with carbs before the run. Its basically stocking the energy before so that…

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Alfredo Maggie

I was at my sluggish best today. To top it up, my cook didn’t turn up and I knew I had to don her hat. Not in the mood to cook a detailed meal, I wanted to make something super-quick, easy without compromising on the taste. Need is the mother of all inventions! My Alfredo Maggie recipe…

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Corn Cutlets

Its my favorite monsoon snack of all time and is famous in most parts of India. Corn cutlets also known as corn patties or corn fritters can be enjoyed any time of the day; as an accompaniment with meals or even with smoking hot ginger tea in he evenings. The golden yellow colour of the corn makes this…

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