by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: olive oil

Vegetable Stock

Vegetable Stock

I have made a variety of stocks in my kitchen over the years. Throwing the stalks of vegetables and cobs of the corn are a painful part of vegetable cleaning. They make the vegetable what it is.

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is traditionally a thick Italian Soup with pasta. It is such a lovely bowlful of joy that one can lick every last drop from the soup bowl. I use left over pasta bits and those that get left behind after making a measured pasta dish. Dry roasting the vegetables brings out a beautiful sweetness in them. The charred bits add smokiness to the whole dish. This gorgeous one pot meal is ready in 20 minutes, if you have the basic things at hand.

Broccoli Cream Pasta Sauce

Broccoli Cream Pasta Sauce

Broccoli appears to me like the tree of life, strong stem and clustered florets. Pasta seems to be an easy escape to fantasy. Pair up ingredients that look and taste fantastic and you have a dinner ready.

Cashew Pesto

Cashew Pesto

I always prefer pesto over the Italian tomato sauce because of the flavour mash-up’s we can do with the former. The lush green against the pasta or pizza dough or even on a sandwich is a treat for the eyes and palette. Buying dry fruits have always been a challenge for me. I happily order almost all groceries for the home online, but I could not find a place for my dry fruit needs. One day, an advertisement for Place of Origin appeared on a social networking site. Since it is from Craftsvilla, I was encouraged to order some stuff…

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…

Peas Basil Sauce Pasta

Peas Basil Sauce Pasta

One day you open the email and find that you finally see the mail that you have waited for, for 2 years. The joy is unparalleled. For me it was the mail that thoushaltcook.com is live and it moved to Cucumbertown. It has been a long journey but an awe-inspiring one. Here is my recipe for the pasta s

Pear Salad with Sweet lime/Mausambi Juice dressing

Pear Salad with Sweet lime/Mausambi Juice dressing

What a party in my mouth this one was <3 This healthy salad has very less oil and is gorgeous to serve and even travels well [pack the vinaigrette separate]. 🙂

Barley Risotto

Barley Risotto

Oh what thunderous response this one got me, day before. 🙂 Thank you for the love, people. Barley is great substitute for rice in your life. It is a little tricky looking seed but it does wonders. I adapted this recipe.

Whole Wheat Focaccia

Whole Wheat Focaccia

I have a die hard fan of focaccia’s. I have been trying different versions of it but I guess I landed on a recipe that works out the best for me.

Warm Broccoli and Almond Salad

Warm Broccoli and Almond Salad

Since we moved to the new house, I didnt do anything special for us. So I planned a date night. Got dressed up, cooked a lovely meal and ofcourse we clicked pictures.