Green Raita with herbs, veggies and spices

Packed full of flavour and goodness, this Green Raita with loads of herbs, veggies and spices is the perfect accompaniment to many Indian dishes. Pairing wonderfully with Indian breads, rice dishes and curries adding cool and yet, comforting freshness, my Green Raita can hold its own in a grand thaali complete with rich vegetarian and…

Rainbow veggie and chickpea salad

This colourful Veggie and Chickpea salad is and will probably always be my go-to salad recipe. Fresh, zingy and filling all at once, my rainbow bean and veggie salad is quite versatile and provides a healthy dose of vegetables. Serve it with any protein or wrap it up in some tortilla wraps for a lovely…

Fiery carrot and fennel soup with tomato and chive salsa

Portions: 2 generous bowls Ingredients and method: For the soup: 1 tbsp of olive oil 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely minced Half a large bulb of fennel, roughly chopped 2 carrots, diced into small pieces 1 ripe tomato, diced 1/2 tsp of salt 3/4  large red chili , minced (save the rest of the chili for…

Creamy spinach and basil soup

The perfect bowl of nourishment, this creamy spinach and basil soup makes you all  warm and cozy while keeping the calories in check. Quick and easy, this recipe provides the much needed comfort on a chilly autumn/winter night. Portions: Serve with warm bread or/and croutons and enjoy a filling meal for two. Great for three/…

Adraki palak dal or red lentil stew with spinach and ginger

As I look back at my childhood, I find it hard to remember a day when a big pot of my mom’s masur daal (red lentil stew) wasn’t bubbling away in the kitchen filling our home and our hearts with its heady aroma. Owing to Assamese dietary habits and lentil’s mighty protein content, masur daal…