Sprouted Horse Gram Curry – Kulith Usal [Vegan]

Sprouted Horse Gram Curry - Kulith Usal Vegan

Horse Gram, also called kulith in Marathi, is one of those indigenous super foods we don’t pay much attention to. It is a small bean or legume which is high in iron, protein and is also known to be beneficial for many health conditions like diabetes and arthritis. Kulith Pithla, a stew made with horse… 

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April is for Summer of the Legends – Hard Rock Cafe Pune

Summer of the Legends Hard Rock Cafe Pune

While the northern latitudes enjoy a pleasant spring, summer has arrived in full swing in India. 42C+ temperatures make me wonder if I am really in Pune. There is no way one can frolic in this sun. Chilling at your favorite watering hole with some special summer drinks seems like the next best thing. Summer… 

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Beetroot Hummus – Healthy Vegan Dip for Summer

Beetroot Hummus Vegan Recipe

Beetroot Hummus is on the menu today. Who can ever resist the vibrant pink beetroot? I can’t! I grew up eating this earthy vegetable and I love it both raw and cooked. And I love hummus. Combining the two seems so natural. I have a basic hummus recipe here on the blog – older, ‘rustic’… 

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Tikka Spiced Baby Potatoes – Tandoori Aloo Recipe

Tikka Spiced baby potato or tandoori aloo

Tikka spiced baby potatoes have become a mainstay on Indian restaurant menus. A few years ago, I would have scoffed at the thought of Tandoori Potato or Tandoori Aloo. For me, the buck stopped at Tandoori Chicken. Even after going vegetarian, I could not imagine paying much attention to the spud. As I dived more… 

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Chipotle Burrito Bowl – 7 Layer Mexican Bowl

Mexican Burrito Bowls - chipotle bowls

My chipotle burrito bowl is based on the burrito bol at Chipotle restaurants, but the chipotle here refers to the chili pepper that I have used rather than the restaurant chain. That is because this is more of a Taco Bell 7 Layer Burrito meets Mexican Taco Salad meets Chipotle Burrito Bol. In short, most… 

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Tikka Masala – Tandoori Masala Spice Mix Recipe

Tikka Masala or Tandoori Masala Spice Mix, Spice Powder, Spice Blend or Spice Rub

Tikka Masala or Tandoori Masala? Are you wondering if I mixed up the titles? Don’t worry. I am about to explain it all. Chicken Tikka Masala is pretty popular, especially in Britain. Some say it is the number 1 British restaurant dish. The Masala in Chicken Tikka Masala refers to the sauce or the gravy… 

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Spicy Oatmeal Recipe – How to make Lemony Masala Oats

spicy oatmeal recipe - lemony masala oats

Masala Oats? Yep. Spicy oatmeal recipe? Yep. You heard that right. There is such a thing. Especially in India. Actually, it is the rage in India where big brands are churning out oats in all kinds of savory versions, even Chinese Oats. And celebrity chefs are creating these popular recipes. So. Savory Oats. If you… 

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Shizusan Pune – Pan Asian Culinary Journey

Shizusan Pune

Shizusan, the long awaited and much talked about Asian Pop Bistro spear headed by Chef Paul Kinny is here. After a spectacular gastronomic experience at 212 All Day Café & Bar earlier last year, I had high expectations of Shizusan. And then this week, I was graced with an invite to check out the menu… 

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Turkish Lentil Kofte with Creamy Red Pepper Dip

Turkish Lentil Kofte 5

These red lentil kofte are so versatile you could call them lentil balls or lentil bites. Or meatless meatballs? But before that, an announcement. I am pleased to announce that my book Rice Bowl topped the charts and achieved the honor of being #1 Bestseller in the Amazon Kindle store in Indian cooking and one… 

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