Green Apple and Fig Salad

Fresh figs have been a staple buy on a grocery run for the last few years, when they started appearing in super markets in Hyderabad. They are available for a few months of the year and are currently on the shelves. Figs are very delicate and spoil easily, so buy only as much as you…

Multi tasking vegetable stir fry

Having a versatile mix of vegetables pre cooked is a book for busy days. I make omelettes almost 5 days a week for us and figured that if I was to be sane I couldn’t be chopping onions and tomatoes each morning. It’s such a mind numbing activity. So I started to stir fry in…

Capsicum and potato ~ chuck, cover and cook sabzi

In this beginner friendly recipe, the work is actually just peeling and chopping the vegetables. I stirred the curry a total of three times, towards the end of the cooking process and that too, only to distribute the salt and spices. I had chopped capsicum on hand, so paired it with the versatile potato to…

Spicy 3 bean salad

K is on a mission health and fitness. Unlike the punishing routine and diet he followed the first time he lost weight in 2010, this time he has gone about it slow and informed and under the supervision of a gourmet chef (me!) and two trainers who have closely monitored his progress. He is strict…

4 ingredient pasta

If you don’t count salt and pepper and basil leaves. Ok, I cheated. But imagine a pasta dish so simple you can make it when you’re tired or cranky or hungry or all the three and enjoy a lovely meal that will make you feel instantly better. I had some fettuccine I wanted to finish…