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Carrot, Chickpea and Pistachio Salad

As someone who grew up in Bombay (ah, this “Mumbaikar” terminology just doesn’t sit well with me) I am no stranger to the monsoon. This isn’t like any other type of monsoon. Apart from the massive downpours and days of grey gloom, there’s also much to enjoy about it (mostly indoor activities, such as eating and drinking). But my ode to the rain and the link to this particular salad is that in the monsoon, reliability and availability of fresh produce is slim, especially the leafy variants. Of course, living in the buzzing metropolis means we get blueberries in the monsoon and strawberries in the summer heat, but I like the idea of having some seasonally favourable salads in my repertoire.   Read more…

Ottolenghi’s Hummus

  A smooth, warm hummus, topped with a hearty paste of dried broad beans, is a popular Middle Eastern breakfast or lunch dish. Often served with warm pita and raw onion, this dish is deliciously low-cal and insanely satisfying. Adapted from Ottolenghi’s amazing Plenty, there isn’t a better recipe to observe. And if you’re in […] Read more…

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