Mediterranean Baked Feta

The first time I ate Feta cheese was almost 26 years ago. I am not sure I liked it, it was salty and a lot of it in my greek salad. I love it today and it took me 25 years to realise that when you bake feta, it gets soft and creamy and even…

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo is my new favourite vegetable. It looks like a green tomato but has a husk around it. When the husk is removed, you see a vegetable that looks like a green tomato. It is sticky and needs to be washed. The taste however is very different. It is more tart than a tomato. I…

Roasted Summer Tomato Tart

Summer – when tomatoes are fresh and local; fresh herbs everywhere. I joke that I feel like I am in master-chef, running out to get a tomato or fresh herbs from the garden. Another month or so and I will be back to dried herbs and winter vegetables. It is good while it lasts. I…

Chatpata Chutneys

I am reposting this post from last year. Enjoy! If you ask an Indian what their favourite chutney is, one will get multiple different answers. For me, it depends on what I am eating it with. With idli and sevai, it has to coconut chutney, with adai it is onion chutney, with sandwiches it would…

Spicy Healthy Yogurt Dill Dip

This is a quick and easy dip to make and a big hit! It is healthy since we use yogurt instead of sour cream. I always thought dill was an exotic herb until I realized it was sabakki / sabbasige soppu and available fresh everywhere in India. Sprinkle some fresh chopped dill goes well with…

Quick and Easy Garlic Mushrooms

I love mushrooms and you will always find some in my grocery cart. I can eat them sauteed, in a curry, biryani or an omelette, pasta, pizza or in a bowl of soup. Earlier, I have posted a recipe for stuffed mushrooms and mushroom curry and added mushrooms in my stir fry, fajitas, etc. (search…