Archive: Dec 2014

Lentils are a pantry superstar; if you’ve got ’em, then you’ve got dinner.  The thing to remember is to cook the right lentils for the right dish. Green lentils have a seed coat, which helps them retain their lens shape during cooking.  These little guys are nutritional dynamos.  Bursting with protein and fibre, low in fat and […]

  Continuing on to the Mumbai street food series, here is a great Vada Pav recipe. Vada Pav  is a hugely popular street food in India and has its origins in the state of Maharashtra. Vada Pavs are common to find in every part of India and is sold by roadside vendors and some shops. […]

Give me Mexican any day and I am a happy girl! 🙂 Today’s dinner was an experiment that went so right that Kunal has asked for this to be a weekly thing! Great Sucess! Mexican food can be so versatile and you can mix and match different ingredients and create something new each time! Each […]

The minute I went to India, the first thing I ate was Pav Bhaji! Pav Bhaji is a popular Mumbai street food and I have been making it since I was about 14-15 years old. While Bhaji is a traditional Indian name for a vegetable dish, the Pav or Pau or Pao was the Portuguese […]

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Bonjour, my name is Drishty Ghadia. I was born and raised in India, where in a Vegetarian household I developed my love for cooking spicy food. Then later on moving to and spending 10+ years in the US, I found myself dumbstruck and in love with the high sugar, high fructose corn syrup, high cholesterol - yet oh so addictive food. I mean have you ever gone through an entire menu of The Cheese Cake Factory?

In the past few years I have jumped countries yet again and now I live in the land of Fish and Chips and Yorkshire Pudding - the lovely UK. I love to travel and I believe that you have to taste a culture to understand it. Italian, Spanish, Chinese, French, Swiss, German, Moroccan, Japanese, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Indian, Peruvian, South African, Kenyan, Middle Eastern - you name it, I've eaten it and tried to make some vegetarian fusion version of it in my kitchen.

Food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. I will be recreating some original and some fusion recipes from my travels in my kitchen and will share them with you here. Hope you enjoy them!

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