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Everyday
Monsoon Chermoula

Monsoon Chermoula

If you read any of my food stories, you will know I look at well used ingredients in different ways. I change the preparation and remain open to the interpretation. In case of staples like garlic, chillies, turmeric, cilantro are used frequently, if not daily, in my kitchen. What I love is when I transform them in new and exciting ways.

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Vegetarian
Carrot Ribbon Salad

Carrot Ribbon Salad

In another life, I must have been a professional picnic-er. Perhaps in a mediterranean locale? Wishful thinking on my part. My rationale: I am obsessive about al fresco dining.

This Carrot Ribbon Salad is perfect alfresco-esque fare (even if it is indoors) because the dressing melds perfectly with airy strands of carrots.

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Seasonal
Spinach and Cornmeal Scones with Homemade Butter

Spinach and Cornmeal Scones with Homemade Butter

Saag, a traditional north Indian dish of long-cooked spinach and spices, Makki Di Roti and Makhan gets reimagined into scones.

Nothing is more Punjabi than Sarson da Saag and Makki di roti with a dollop of makhan, especially during Vaisakhi. This variation takes a minute to wrap your head around. Be warned, you’ll get a few jaw drops when saag is mentioned as an ingredient. Either that, or pangs of nostalgia will hit the scone eater.

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Seasonal
Spring Harvest Chapati Salad

Spring Harvest Chapati Salad

This salad transforms day-old chapatis into crunchy wisps combined with fresh spring produce, and a mouthwatering cilantro dressing.
Every time April rolls around, usually around Vaisakhi (they don’t call it a harvest festival for nothing), I remember what it’s like to eat fresh delicious produce. Fresh spinach, cilantro, vine grown tomatoes and cucumbers don’t even know much they’ve been missed.

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