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Fruit Chaat | Indian Fruit Salad

Fruit chaat: Medley of seasonal fruits spiced with Indian chaat masala I wrote this article for Beyond Curries in 2010, a website that’s still out there but discontinued from updation. Summer brings with it many beautiful things if one looks beyond the terrible heat waves. One thing I really love is the fruits we get read more

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Sprouted Red Cow Peas Salad

We get a wide variety of pulses in India and I try to incorporate them in our diet in different ways on a daily basis. Of late I have been sprouting most beans because though they are all just ‘beans’ each one has a flavour and texture that sets it apart from the rest and read more

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Carrots, sprouts and pine nuts salad, with an oil-free dressing

Day 3 of Veganmofo had me stumped. Since a year, I have been wanting to write a cookbook celebrating Indian vegan recipes, and to this goal I have been hoarding recipes and photographs. Today I delved into that reserve, and am sharing a simple and quick traditional Indian salad with my touch. The recipe is read more

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Article in Dawn blog – Cabbage and peanut salad

The post first appeared in dawn where it was titled ‘the simplicity of salads’. If rightly prepared, no meal can be as wholesome as a salad.  It is the simplest of dishes, yet a poor dressing can completely ruin the taste, crunch and freshness of a salad.  A couple of months back my daughter and read more

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Raw vegan mung bean and pine nuts salad

My daughter, Jr.H, happens to have a severe condition of acne that has not healed through allopathy. She is undergoing a homeopathic treatment also but my husband and I felt that the best medication would be for her to go through a cleansing process of the body. She is practically vegan since I am the read more

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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

I bought this costly packet of couscous(also known by many other names such as sekrou, seksu, maghribiyya, suksukaniyya etc. in various regions) from Godrej Nature’s Basket simply because it sounded funny to me to say ‘couscous’. If you are a Tamilian you know why. I will spare the rest of you the sordid details of read more

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Broccoli salad – A Summer Delight!

Today I made a quick and simple broccoli salad to beat tthe clock that told me it was getting late to work and the heat as well. Broccoli being rich in fiber as well as trace nutrients is ideal for dieters wanting to lose weight. I find it good also because it is green and read more

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Fresh corn and alfalfa salad

I debated whether I should post this salad. Salads are so easy to assemble that it seems too much to give it a post but the pictures scream ‘Spring’ and it seemed so right for those of you who are experiencing the Winter chill. Just a fistful of alfalfa sprouts give it an extra dimension read more

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