{Quick Recipe} Baby Brinjals with Ginger and Kalonji

I did a column recently for the newspaper I write for, emphasizing that most beginners in the kitchen shy away from Indian cooking on a weeknight because we think it is complicated, uses too many ingredients and is a multi step process. While this is true for elaborate recipes, there are an astounding number of dishes that can … Continue reading {Quick Recipe} Baby Brinjals with Ginger and Kalonji

Three Ingredient Soup ~ Pumpkin, Potato and Fried Garlic

I looked at the right corner of the screen of my computer to check the time, was shocked it was almost 8.30PM. Should have listened to the rumblings in my tummy. Ignoring them when your fridge is free of leftovers (happens sometimes in the Escapades household) is a sure indication that I may have succumbed … Continue reading Three Ingredient Soup ~ Pumpkin, Potato and Fried Garlic

Creamy Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

I have been severely neglecting my own marathon and I beg your pardon. If you have followed me on my FB Page, you will know that I have been keeping busy, very very busy. Onto some yummy soup now. Winter in Hyderabad is pleasantly chill and the perfect time to whet the appetite with a … Continue reading Creamy Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Day 5 ~ {DIY} Lemon Infused Olive Oil for Salads and Soups

The aroma of a scented oil to finish off a salad or soup is enticing. After eyeing some fragrant flavoured oils on some online stores, I decided it wouldn't be so difficult to make some myself. The process is quite simple and yet, the resulting oil is such a great add on to finish a … Continue reading Day 5 ~ {DIY} Lemon Infused Olive Oil for Salads and Soups

Day 2 ~ Spicy Asian Style Vegetable Broth with Buckwheat Noodles

Wishing all my readers A Very Happy & Warm Diwali. May your homes and hearts be filled with the love of your family and friends, your tummies full and your lives happy. There is nothing that punctures the ego of a food blogger better than a set of terrible pictures! If you know me well enough, some … Continue reading Day 2 ~ Spicy Asian Style Vegetable Broth with Buckwheat Noodles

Day 1 ~ Brown Rice Salad ~ Blogging Marathon

My comfort food is rice. When I have nothing else to cook with, no vegetables, no mood, no time, unexpected guests... basically anything to give me an excuse to eat rice will be taken! The fact that I hate getting flour under my nails is one of the main reasons I love rice.   I … Continue reading Day 1 ~ Brown Rice Salad ~ Blogging Marathon

{Vegan MoFo 2013} Fruit Hedgehog ~ No Cooking

Happy Onam to all those celebrating. The Sadya today and yesterday (because it was a holiday and everyone in the family were home) at my MIL's place was outstanding! It amazes me how she cooks multiple items with patience and enthusiasm. In a decade now, I have never seen her skimping on effort. Waking up … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Fruit Hedgehog ~ No Cooking