Archive for the category ‘Recipe’

Apr 30

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

We had gone to Bidisha’s house for lunch when we were in Calcutta. We had this salad there and it was so utterly scrumptious that we invited ourselves for lunch again the next day, just to have it again! A nice big watermelon, cut into medium bite sized chunks Half a ripe and sweet pineapple, […]

Oct 10

French Toast

10 slices of any good bread … I use the bread we make in Cafe Vishala 1/2 Litre of milk 2 tsps of cinnamon powder 1 tsp of agar agar powder 2 bananas a few glugs of maple syrup, more if you want it sweeter 1 tsp good vanilla essence Blend all the above (don’t […]

Aug 16

Raw Papaya Salad

I used to think that the only sensible use for papaya was in Body Shop’s foot cream… until Tanu made this absolutely fabulous salad for me. That’s when I finally understood why God created the papaya! 1 Raw Papaya 2 limes 2 tsps sugar a pinch of salt 1 generous handful of peanuts a bowl […]

Jul 9

Wanna Cook?!

Dinesh and I have been running the Cafe at the Bangalore Ashram with a fair measure of success, thanks to our tireless and super dedicated team who totally own the place as their very own … And we thought we should now do something more than just cook food and serve it for our very […]

Feb 17

Stavanger and Guacamole

I found this little gem while going thru some old stuff on my computer. Dinesh had been on a flying visit to Norway with Guruji. One little adventure from that trip Guruji, me (dinesh) and a few others reached Stavanger (Norway) in the early morning to a spirited welcome by the volunteers and teachers. We […]

Oct 7

Smoked Broccoli

A recipe after a long time! While i was with Guruji in Goa, we were served broccoli with a delicious smokey flavour. While eating it, i wondered aloud how they managed to “smoke” the broccoli. Mrs. Jai Khanna was at the same table and she very graciously told me how to do it. Here is […]

Mar 11

Tarragon and Smoked Cheese (almost) Risotto

All people who love fine Italian food are going to rebel when they read this. But, hey its tasty, and I didn’t want to call it Tarragon and Smoked cheese khichidi 2 cups of rice washed and soaked for about an hour 2-3 bunches of fresh tarragon, leaves separated 4 strands of green garlic finely […]

Dec 3


It’s the one mocktail that i almost always order whenever we go out to eat. Each restaurant has its own recipe, and no two ever taste exactly the same… So i made up my own recipe for it and it turned out really nice!! This recipe makes 8 medium sized glasses… 2 large pineapples 400 […]

Nov 30


The name was coined by Vikram, the recipe put together by me You will need: 3 ripe and juicy apples, washed, cored and cut into medium sized chunks (don’t peel) 2 ripe pears, washed, deseeded and cut into medium sized chunks 1 small ripe and sweet pineapple cut into medium chunks Some dried berries, raisins, […]

Nov 5

Miso Soup

An extremely simple, very tasty, Japanese soup… A small broccoli washed and chopped into medium sized florets 1 medium Zucchini cut into medium sized slices 2 small carrots scraped and cut into chunks A packet of oyster mushrooms, washed and cut into big pieces Half a packet of button mushrooms, washed and cut into 4 […]

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