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…

Mango Salsa

Mango is called the ‘King of Fruits” and in India, we believe it is. When mangoes are in season, we hardly even look at another fruit. We are lucky to live near an agricultural campus where they grow organic mangoes and a huge variety of them. During the season, we eat mangoes for breakfast, lunch,…

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,…