SOM TUM – Thai Papaya Salad 

I simply luuuvvvv  this salad !!  After years of being in Bangkok, the love for this can still lift my spirits up 🙂 The very famous Papaya salad, that’s a must try for all food lovers. One of those dishes that is well known around the world. Here is my vegetarian version of it mastered…

Mango-Coconut Delight

A light, vegan, fruity, & cool summer desert with minimum sugar !  Sounds tempting doesn’t it ?? Ingredients : Mango puree 2 cups – fresh or store bought, upto you. Thick Coconut milk 2 cups  Agar Agar 4 tsps (or Gelatin powder) Chia seeds- 2 table spoons Coconut sugar – 2 tsps Oat cookies crushed…

Ambi Haldi or Mango Ginger Pickle (Fresh white turmeric pickle)

Mango Ginger is neither mango nor ginger. In fact, it is a popular spice & white turmeric, which looks like ginger but when peeled has a delightful faint aroma and taste of mango. Ambi Haldi as it is called in Hindi has been given a lot of importance in traditional medicines and Ayurveda. It has…

Cauliflower and Carrot pickle

An absolute favourite in my home ! This is a different sort of pickle and loved by anyone who has ever tried it. Gobhi-gajar pickle is very popular in the north of India especially in the winter season. Usually one can add turnip to this pickle as well, but in Bangkok it is an arduous…

Jackfruit Curry

Jackfruit or  “jack of all fruits” is one of the healthiest foods available that you can get your hands on easily, especially in Asia. It is rich in Vitamin A, C and B6. It is full of good carbs and a good source of energy. It boosts digestion, and has tremendous anti- ageing properties. A…

Ratalu/Purple Yaam Chaat

Ratalu or purple yam is also called Kand/Jamikand in India. It is a starchy tuber used in making savoury dishes and is very rich in Vitamin C, Potassium and phytonutrients. It boosts iron absorption too. Bangkok has plenty of root vegetables, but mostly we don’t know what it is used for, or how to use…

Methi-Moong Sprouts

Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant-Based, and Gluten-Free. Want to detox after Diwali ?? Look no further!! Fenugreek or methi sprouts and moong sprouts are packed with healthy nutrients. I have been asked by a lot of people to post a step by step method for methi sprouts, since that is a tricky one! Moong sprouts are easy…

Spicy Tomato chutney (South Indian style)

 A spicy tangy dip that goes with just about anything – dosa, idli, pakoras, cheela, paratha, and breads too !! Call it the Indian salsa  :)) Ingredients : Red tomatoes 1 1/2 kg Red dry chillies, thick variety for colour – 7-8 pcs Red chilli powder 1 tsp Sesame oil 3 table spoons  White split…