Vegetarian Recipes

Apple Cake – no sugar, no refined flour, no butter, no eggs

This is the season when local apples from Shimla make an appearance in local markets and being a fruit that is packed with health benefits, it is but natural that apples must be a part of your seasonal diet. After toying with the idea of an apple cake I decided to make one finally. This… Read More Apple Cake – no sugar, no refined flour, no butter, no eggs

The New Indian Express

The Story of Mattu Gulla

The Udupi Brinjal or Gulla is an heirloom vegetable that is hundreds of years old and also has a GI Tag to protect its uniqueness. In her book Udupi Cuisine author U.B. Rajalakshmi says, “the gulla has a property called nanju which is perhaps referred to as poison. When the gulla is immersed in water… Read More The Story of Mattu Gulla

Vegetarian Recipes

Focaccia Bread Recipe

I have always been fascinated with Focaccia breads that I have eaten many times largely at Italian restaurants as they are make for a pretty sight and also for being soft. Ingredients 1 tbsp dry yeast 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp salt 1 cup warm water 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups all purpose… Read More Focaccia Bread Recipe

Vegetarian Recipes

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate is such a versatile and loved ingredient that it lends itself to various textures and flavours. Here is a simple recipe of chocolate cookies. I have kept it easy and using ingredients that are usually available at home. Hope you also try it out and let me know what you think. I am also… Read More Chocolate Cookies

Vegetarian Recipes

No-Bake Mango Cheesecake

The Internet is full of mango cheesecake recipes and I tried making one without the desired success. That is when I came across a recipe by Sampada (Instagram: @thesoultreat) that was so simple that I had to try it. It uses just five ingredients and no cream cheese, no gelatin, no agar agar and is… Read More No-Bake Mango Cheesecake

Vegetarian Recipes

Pizza in a Cup

Looking for a quick snack and pizza on your mind? Well, the cup pizza is your answer, move over mug cake! Ingredients 2 tbsp flour – can use whole wheat or refined flour 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp milk ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 2 tbsp pizza sauce 2 tbsp vegetables for… Read More Pizza in a Cup

Free Press Journal

Lentils and Pulses make a comeback

A common misconception about lentils and pulses is that they are one and the same thing. Lentils are a type of pulses with lens shaped seeds whereas pulses are the edible seeds of legumes. Lentils include red lentils, green lentils, puy lentils while pulses include dried peas, chick peas, dried beans. There are many ways… Read More Lentils and Pulses make a comeback

Vegetarian Recipes

Green Gram Dosa with Beetroot Chutney

A colourful plate is not just attractive but also packs a punch of good health. And to make breakfast interesting and healthy I decided to make this green gram dosa and teamed it with a beetroot chutney. Here is the recipe. Green Gram Dosa Ingredients 2 cups whole green gram A bunch of fresh coriander… Read More Green Gram Dosa with Beetroot Chutney

The Hindu

Memories of Avarekai

The wafting aroma of the winter beans of Bangalore, Avarekai is almost like a ritual and legacy in every kitchen. Growing up in Hyderabad, the winter window was always a small time frame and a season that I looked forward too as a child as it was a great way to escape the unrelenting heat… Read More Memories of Avarekai


Green Tomato Chutney

The traditional round tomatoes which are not ripe (light green in colour) make for an interesting chutney that you can also use as a dip. This is my mother’s recipe that I am sharing here. Ingredients: Green unripe tomatoes – 2 medium size Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp Green chillies… Read More Green Tomato Chutney