Chickpea Salad with a tangy beetroot dressing

Today there is a medley of colours at the bellydriven kitchen..the richness of the beetroot combined with the tart tomatoes and the sweet corn and chick pea give this salad an extra twist of flavour. As all my salads this one is again an easy peasy recipe and you can whip this up in no time...Shake up the jar before you eat and you will find its a sight to behold...

Mouthwatering Amritsari Fish Fry

No doubt. there is something deeply satisfying about the fried stuff. Native to Amritsar in Punjab (Northern India) this spicy and tangy deep fried snack is made by coating fish in a spicy chick pea flour batter and then deep frying in oil This recipe is usually served as an appetizer or a side, just add some freshly cut lime wedges, lachha onions and a generous sprinkle of chat masala and you are then good to go...

Roasted Garlic Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is super easy to throw together and is surprisingly filling! I was also really happy with how creamy and delicious it turned out...A smoky garlicky flavour packs a punch in this salad...enjoy it with warm bread if you want or have it just like that...I am sure you will fall in love with these flavours just like I did...

Tangy Bengal Gram Salad

So the husband had a field day eating what he wants...when the wifey was on the vacation... And now that the wifey is back, we are back to salad jars for lunch...You can play around with the ingredients in this salad as you choose, just use your imagination and try to keep the ingredients complementary in flavour. I like to balance my salad ingredients to add colour and a diversity of textures, but I often change the ingredients as my mood changes, or depending on what I have on hand in my refrigerator. This salad is my kind of meal! Hearty black bengal gram, mixed with cilantro, veggies, and a flavourful cumin-lime dressing. This is my eleventh salad in the series

Healthy Bean Sprouts Salad

This one is a quick salad from my repertoire of salad recipes. All you need handy is bean sprouts. The sesame oil and soy sauce in the dressing along with green chilies, honey and garlic impart a nice tangy and sweet flavor to the salad. And the toasted peanuts add the right amount of crunch... This is my tenth salad in the series

Super Refreshing Watermelon Salad

My husband's favorite fruit is watermelon. Give him just watermelon for all three meals, he will happily chomp on it without any fuss. So today, I thought of making this fresh, bright and full of flavor salad. This salad is sweet, tangy and tart and if you are looking for a bright, feel good salad this weekend, this is the salad for you...... made with lots of love... This is my tenth salad in the series

Easy Peasy Chickpea & Potato Salad

So today morning was a rush rush kind of morning, the alarm refused to ring and by the time I got myself out of bed there was hardly any time left to think of an elaborate salad dabba. So i dug into my refrigerator and found some leftover boiled chickpeas and boiled potatoes. So here is my recipe of a super easy and super fast chickpea and potato salad.. This recipe also has one of my mom's super masala, we call it Jeera Lanka Gundo in oriya.  It is made up of 3 parts dry roasted red chillis and 1 part roasted cumin and then coarsely powdered with a mortar and pestle. This is my ninth salad in the series

Creamy Spinach and Sausage Salad

A wonderful salad creation and it is one of my super simple recipes. Combine the flours of the creamy mayonnaise dressing with winter veggies and sausage and viola you get a kick ass salad. Tip the jar contents into a plate or a bowl or just eat it straight out of the jar...this refreshing salad is sure to make you come back for second helpings.. This is my eighth salad in the series

Couscous Salad – Colours in my jar

This perfect Couscous salad is full of fresh flavours of mint, lime, pomegranate and cherry tomatoes . This is the perfect kind of salad to carry for lunch, bring in to a potluck or a picnic. This is my seventh salad in the  series

Fresh Fig and Summer Squash Salad

This is one of my favourite ways to eat fresh figs. This recipe here is seasonal, healthy, crunchy, satisfying and definitely make ahead. It salad comes together in less than 10 minutes including time to make the dressing, which is a combination of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, a pinch of brown sugar and a dash of lime.Walnuts add to the much need crunch in this salad. This is my sixth salad in the series

The beautiful Strawberry Spinach Salad

I love tossing fresh fruits into salads and how i adore the strawberry season...i use them everywhere jams, preserves and salad dressings. The strawberry spinach salad is one of my favourites, because its so simple to make. The sweetness of strawberries combine with the and tangy dressing makes it my family's comfort salad.  The toasted nuts add every bit of crunch u need...
This salad is fifth in my series…

Supercharging Chickpea Salad

This supercharging chick pea salad is the perfect mid week salad that is full of proteins... Get this protein-packed salad to work or school in a well-sealed container. Give it a shake just before opening to redistribute the creamy dressing.
A quick, great tasting salad. A nice break from the traditional leafy green salads!
This salad is fourth in my series...