Salads drizzled with delicious dressing make you feel good for some time but an hour or two later your stomach tends to forget you’ve eaten anything at all. And so, you eat again. Unless of course, you were wise enough to eat a grain salad.
Filling, satisfying, flavorful and packed with proteins. This lentil salad has lot of flavors going on – loaded with earthy lentils, sweet-tart cranberries, crunchy walnuts and tangy goat cheese. The unusual combination of ingredients give it a wonderful texture.
Potatoes (Aloo) are tempered with Indian spices giving them a zingy-tangy flavor. The dish gets its name (Achaari) and flavor from the spices which are usually used to make pickles like; Fennel, nigella seeds, cumin, mustard and mango powder. It can be enjoyed with simple daal and rice or rolled in paranthas for a quick bite or can be packed in your kids’ lunch box.
I’m a little obsessed with this raw Brussels sprouts salad- crisp power greens shredded paper-thin and tossed with toasted walnuts, pecans and grated pecorino in a light mustard vinaigrette. Fresh, full of flavor and texture and tastes heavenly!
Love garlic Scapes, the green tops of the garlic plant – long, serpentine like stem is somewhat sweet with a mild garlic flavor without the harsh bite that cloves sometimes offer. It gives a little kick to anything you add into; stews, salads, pasta, stir fry or roasted. The possibilities are endless.
Garlic shoots also called garlic Scapes are a gourmet delight and one of those rare delicacies that are in season only for a few weeks. They are milder than garlic cloves but when cooked, the Scapes become sweeter with a subtle garlic undertone with a texture similar to that of asparagus or string beans. They’re delicious; crunchy, sweet without being too garlicky.
If you like potato chips, you’ll love Lotus Root Chips! These are the be-all, end-all of exotic vegetables. They are crispy, crunchy, and sweet and it is impossible to stop eating after just one. Lotus root chips when served with zesty & spicy seasoning or a tangy yogurt dip are sure to impress your guests at any party.
Easy… Simple… Delish! This hearty, nutty-tasting, super-healthy, super-seed quinoa is spectacularly versatile. It is gluten free and can be added to almost anything: soups & salads or for stuffing. Ideal as a main course or light and flavorful side or a quick fix on busy weeknights, it is perfect in every way! The high protein seed has a fluffy, slightly crunchy texture and contains all nine essential amino acids.
A hearty vegetable salad chock-full of corn, cherry tomatoes, Lima beans, bacon and other goodies. A delicious way to eat your fill of veggies. Because of the relatively inexpensive and more readily available ingredients, this simple mixed vegetable dish became popular during the Great Depression in the United States. A Southern staple, this medley of corn with lima beans and other vegetables makes an incredibly satisfying side dish.
If you’re visiting Mumbai and are looking to get a real taste of the city, try breakfast the way true-blue Mumbaikars have it: Keema Pav, one of the most classic breakfast dishes of Mumbai. It is like sloppy Joes with an Indian flavor. And if you are a fan of Pav Bhaji then you will most certainly like Keema Pav the meaty sibling to the vegetarian version. Spicy lamb mince served with soft buttery buns with slices of onions and lime makes it a true comfort food. A cup of piping hot Irani chai to go with it…heavely!