Veganuary – More than just a trend: the rise of veganism

In recent years, the word ‘vegan’ has skyrocketed from a relatively rare dietary choice to a popular lifestyle choice for many. And no wonder — the vegan diet has claims ranging from sheer health benefits Read More …

Veganuary Journey – Bhel Boats using Soft Tacos

I bought these vegan soft tacos to serve chili in but ended up using them to make a quick concoction of my version of bhel.   Well most of my  Gujarati friends will make bhel out of Read More …

Veganuary Journey – Tofu and Peas Vegan Curry (Mutter Tofu)

Christmas holidays have been a fun time for me as the children have been home. I always love it when they request their favourite meals. So my younger son wanted to eat mutter paneer (peas and paneer) I had to look for a vegan substitute for my older son who is a vegan. He suggested that we use tofu instead of paneer for curry and together we developed this recipe. Read More …

Apple, Papaya and Pear Spicy Warm Salad/Sandwich Filling

I have never been a big fan of wraps or sandwiches as I find some of the vegetarian and vegan  fillings are very bland and boring.   I usually make this quick stir fry warm salad Read More …

Coriander, chili and apple chutney

Green chutney is one of the most popular freshley made chutneys in India.  It is usually made with fresh coriander and green chilies.  Ginger, garlic and something sour like mango or lemon is also added Read More …

Apple Chundo (Fiery Hot Apple Preserve)

Raw mango chundo is a popular condiment used with Indian meals.  It’s usually hot as well as sweet and sour and adds flavour to any curry.  It’s great to use as a sandwich filling too – Read More …

Patra bhajia (spicy steamed colocasia or arbi leaves) in Instant Pot

Patra bhajias are made using Colocasia or arbi leaves which are layered with a sweet and sour spicy batter.  You could use spinach leaves but the texture will be different as spinach leaves are a Read More …

Stuffed Karela (Bitter Melon) Keto Friendly

As most of you know, I am following a Keto diet for health reasons. The main aim of the keto diet is to lower the amount of carbs you intake but increase the amount of Read More …