Malaysian Satay Peanut Sauce and Tofu Satay

We have this restaurant in Thane that goes by the rather unsavoury name ‘Flavours of spices”.  I am not sure why it has been renamed so, considering that it was once known by a mystical, inspiring name – Peter Wang.  Regardless of the name the restaurant serves the best sauces.  Their sizzler sauce and satay read more


Herbed Hasselback potatoes or Accordion potatoes

Some weekdays I am so excited I make a lot of things in the morning but forget to cook my packed lunch. Today was one such. It just happened that I had been to Jambli Naka, Thane’s main vegetable market area a couple of days back and bought home vegetables enough to last the whole read more


Baked baby carrots with herb toppings

If  you need an appetizer that is quick to make, does not call for too many ingredients and is healthy enough to have even when you are sick, you need to make this.  If you are not sick, and need a healthy snack you should make this. I am recovering from a bout of fever read more


Baked Stuffed Potatoes with Vegan Cheese and Herbs

I have been on a break! I baked a lot, photographed, caught up on movies, music, dvds, friends and restaurants. I attended some vegan workshops, made a trip to Bangalore to my parents home, spent a happy Diwali, visiting my ninety year old grandmother, my aunties and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and of course read more


Vegetable cutlets – Vegan | Eggless

The unofficial mating season has begun! The behaviour of my feathered and pawed friends in my backyard tells me that Autumn is just the beginning of Spring! A squirrel in my backyard thumps his tail fiercely calling out to his ladylove. The tailor bird lets out melodious tweets changing his plumage from dull to bright read more


Bharwan Kumbh OR Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of my favourite fungi. I like them in any form; soup, gravies, stuffed as I am serving them today or minced as in a quiche. I grew familiar with the term ‘fungus’ through school textbooks. The poor mushroom got introduced as a poisonous organism that feeds like a parasite and grows anywhere. read more


Corn And Vegetable Croquettes

I felt a little bad for the grumbling tween and made some tasty fried stuff to mollify her. She hasn’t been happy with all the healthy dishes going around for a long time. I do not recall the edition but the recipe for these croquettes appeared in Gurls magazine about an year back. I wonder read more


Kothimbir Vadi – Savoury Coriander Gramflour Cakes

Mr.P is an excellent cook when the right mood prevails.  It seems to happen rarely but when it does the kitchen bustles with energy and the house smells good.  This is his speciality.  I’d rather have him make it than make it myself.  I am fortunate that my daughter and husband are both fond of read more


Aloo chaat

Recipe: Aloo chaat Source: Based on a recipe from Vegetarian Food Fiesta  Ingredients: Aloo (potatoes), peeled – 3 Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp. Roasted cumin powder- 1 tsp. Chaat masala- 1 tsp. Tamarind Chutney Mint Chutney Chopped coriander leaves Optional garnish – chopped onion Oil – 1/2 tsp. Thin sev – 2 tbsp. Ginger read more