Salmon with Arugula Walnut Sauce

A beautiful filet of wild salmon, some fresh organic zucchini and arugula were the inspiration for this plate. I am always looking to add spices and tastes from my heritage to my cooking when I can. I also grew up with beautiful large walnuts trees which first gave the succulent raw walnuts which are white…

Figs with walnuts, yoghurt and honey

Figs, one of the oldest fruit cultivated and consumed by humans traverses global cultures and complex history. Fresh, dried and preserved figs have carried many a generations through culinary experience of reaping its sweet benefits.   When I saw my parent’s fig ( Anjeer) tree in Kashmir this summer, I was in complete awe. It…

Tandoori Salmon with Pomegranate Walnut Chutney

A kicked up spiced salmon that is so easy and quick to make. Just marinate and bake. I have made it a little fancier by pairing with turnip greens and a pomegranate walnut radish chutney. This would make a great weeknight night dinner. You make the chutney ahead of time and refrigerate. The greens can…

Green Banana Walnut Kebabs with garlic greens

Raw or Green banana is just an unripe yellow banana but it is firm and not sweet. It needs to be cooked (boiled or fried) to bring out the taste. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a resistance starch that may help control blood sugar. It…

Watermelon Radish salad with Ginger Miso vinaigrette

A simple salad featuring the beautiful crisp colorful watermelon radish. Tossed with baby kale, walnuts, sprouts, goat cheese and a tangy ginger vinaigrette. Th   This is the first lunch I have made in my re vamped kitchen. It’s been a month of no cooking as the kitchen was gutted and resurrected again…shiny marbly white:)…

Heavenly Energy Balls

It is a sweet sublime pleasure to continue experimenting with food and recipes. Working with your hands, imagination, the sense of smell tastes and optics. Never fails to enrich your soul, like music, like literature, like growing plants, like creating art. Enough said. I was looking for something to take for my sister as I…

Walnut and Radish Chutney

In the series of amazing chutneys inspired by the Kashmir cuisine, this is the one I make most often. I have made quite a few variations so feel free to experiment. Walnuts and White daikon radish  are the star ingredient in this recipe both of which are abundantly found in supermarkets. Try and look for…

Power Breakfast!

Millet cooked in Almond milk…topped with almonds, walnuts, golden raisins, chia seeds, flax meal and cacao nibs. A super charged breakfast for the weekend along with green juice ( celery, kale, bitter melon and cucumbers)