Indian Street Style Grilled Corn

Monsoons bring a vivid picture to all those who have experienced it. Each one with different memories and mostly about food. I remember one day, returning to the office (I was working in marketing just after college) on my moped. I was at on the street my office was on, could almost see it at…

New Baby Potato Salad with dill

My neighbor gave me some fresh dill and it brought back memories of midsummer in Sweden. Mid June, summer has finally arrived and everyone was out taking in all the sun they can get. After the cold dark days of winter, any sun was welcome. My first midsummer day in Sweden, 25 years ago, brings…

South Indian Carrot Salad

I remember eating this salad at my friend’s house when I was in college. I have been making this ever since. It is easy to make, healthy and delicious. You can serve it as a side or eat it as a main. You could grate some radish with it too, if you like; but I…

Watermelon Mint Salad

This year, Bangalore has had some unusually hot pre- summer days. It is not mango season yet, mangoes make summer bearable. But there is a surplus of watermelon in the stores. Right in front of my apartment sits a watermelon vendor. I can look out of my kitchen window and see the tempting red fruit,…

Healthy Quinoa Salad

Most of the time we think of healthy food and we and equate it to a drab, tasteless meal and especially, if it is a salad, we think of rabbit food. This salad is healthy and tasty, full of veggies and with a lime chilli vinaigrette. I was also making hummus and had some cooked…

Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Happy Thanksgiving! One of my favorite vegetables is Pumpkin. (OK I feel like I say it every time I write about a vegetable – spinach, eggplant, mushroom, carrot …) In the west, you think of pumpkins in October and November. But in India, you cook it through the year in sambar and a lot of…

Salad Dressings and Density of Fluids

A salad dressing always heightens the taste of a salad. The simplest salad dressing is oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. You could add honey to sweeten it or some dijon mustard. Have you noticed that when you pour oil and vinegar, they do not mix? Have you ever wondered why? I had written about density…

Roasted Beetroot and Sweet Potato Salad

There are days when all I want to eat is a nice big bowl of salad. I would not have said the same 20 odd years ago. When I first moved to Sweden, my first meal when I landed in Uppsala was a bowl of greek salad. I was astounded that my lunch was a…