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Homemade potato gnocchi without eggs

  Gnochhi (nyo-kee) (singular – gnoccho) are little potato and flour dumplings from Italy.  The making process very much resembles the making of ‘gatte’ (singular – gatta), a gluten free dumpling from Rajasthan (India) made with gram flour (besan). Each has its own characteristic taste and gatte can very well be used as a base read more

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Arugula pesto – II, no cheese method

Its veganmofo, day 30, and I think I did pretty well.  It is not easy to cook a dish a day, style, photograph and present it on the blog.  But, it is enjoyable, it is inspiring, and it keeps me creative. I made tomato rice today for lunch, and it has already been posted on TT. read more

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A Thai Pistou soup (Soupe au pistou)

A bit of confusion there, isn’t it? A Provencal soup or a Thai soup?  Well, both! I am more a thyme person than basil but these days our markets do not seem to be stocking thyme, so I picked up a bunch of basil the other day thinking – Thai! Sometimes I have this terrible read more

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Leisure trip for the soul and zaatar focaccia for the belly

P and I disagree on several counts but when it comes to what we want ten years from now, the vision is the same.  A backyard garden where I would reach out for fresh herbs and infuse those flavours in vegetables cooked from our garden.  A small table set out for an alfresco lunch and read more

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Baingan ka bharta with pesto – An Indo-Italian fusion

I love twists. In stories, in life and in food. The surprise element is essential to life, lest monotony or boredom sets in. In my kitchen, there seldom is boredom because all of us enjoy cooking. If I am bored, one of the three, will chip in and make something, and it always is a read more

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Basil Mint No Cheese Risotto

I am taking the green fixation further from where I left you last time. Since we have already had salad, is it not time to go straight to the mains? I am sure you do not want to spend much time in the kitchen especially if your side of the globe is experiencing the same read more

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Vegan Zeppoles, zapplas – Sweet Fried Vegan Donuts

This Summer my sisters introduced me to another (the first being ‘Bookworm‘) treasure trove in Bangalore – Blossoms Book House.  The three floor collection of used and new books will drive you crazy. Be sure to carry a couple of sturdy bags to hold your treasures when you leave and walk in only when you read more

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