by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: bread

Manisha’s Bread Upma

Manisha’s Bread Upma

The adorable pint sized lady who makes lunch and breakfast for us announced one day, “Didi today I will make something new for you.” She took out the lovely loaf of multi-grain artisan bread loaf from the fridge and tempered it with awesome spice mix and voila, breakfast was served. I could not get mad at her for using the loaf that I was sparing to use for the garlic bread. She was all smiles and was proud of making something new for us. Such are our small blessings.

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Yes, I know it is long name. But it also tells exactly what this is. A perfect light and healthy meal for the hot days ahead. I have not been a sprout fan, like ever. The only way I can eat them is after steaming them and adding a yummy dressing. And if you I tell you I started eating curd only after I turned 25, you would not believe me. I use it so often now that my middle name should be curd \m/ Anyway, my loving venture “The lantern Kitchen” is looking ahead happily and I sent out…

Mixed Peppers Yogurt Coleslaw Sandwich

Mixed Peppers Yogurt Coleslaw Sandwich

A coleslaw is traditionally made with mayonnaise as a binding agent for your sandwich. Coleslaw reminds me of the fancy high tea events at The Meikles Hotel, Harare. The hotel was a home for a few months as I was at Harare for a project. The colonial charm, architecture, humble staff have left a memory to last a life time. What if we can swap the heavy mayonnaise for something more healthy?

Mix veg and Daliya Tikki

Mix veg and Daliya Tikki

Oh boy, this daliya/Broken wheat tikki was a rage suddenly among family, friends and even a happy client who ordered a version of this. These tikkis are plump gorgeousness of health and happiness. Serve them with ragda, chole or even with chutney. They are real crowd favorites. I made them recently for the holi get together at a friend’s place.

4 Grain Burger

4 Grain Burger

Whole grains are always a healthier option than the oil soaked potato patty. This 4 grain burger has sour cream and spicy salsa as accompaniments. The crisp lettuce renders a beautiful bite for the burger.

Arancine: Daring Kitchen

Arancine: Daring Kitchen

When life throws you risotto, make Arancini!

Herbed Potato and cheese Monkey bread

Herbed Potato and cheese Monkey bread

Manjula from Desi Fiesta challenged us to make breads for last months home bakers challenge. She had a version of sweet pull apart bread but since the family loved sa

Pasta Baskets

Pasta Baskets

BM#26 brought with it some really really interesting topics. 🙂 I chose the theme cook 3 dishes for 3 different courses with 1 ingredient. Phew…I have chosen Pasta as the ingredient.

Khakra- Crispy flat bread

Khakra- Crispy flat bread

For this month’s Daring Kitchen challenge, Sarah gave us crispy crackers and flatbreads as a challenge.

Spicy Potato Peanut tikki roll

Spicy Potato Peanut tikki roll

After a night out at the “Den” the pati wanted something spicy, some roll, some crunch…. I seized the opportunity to innovate. While browsing through the ingredients at hand I found I had dhaniya seeds, peanuts, wheat flour dough, tomato puree, tomato, onion, whole green and red chillies, bread cr