Recipes: Soups & Salads

Monica’s Indian Express: Spicy Cheese Sandwich

I am so pleased to share with you the first recipe in my new series: Monica's Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. I hope you will enjoy. Monica's Indian Express: Spicy Cheese Sandwich I grew up eating Indian chili-cheese toast, which is the mother...

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Peanut Salad

  Peanut Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes and 20 minutes to chill Cook Time: None 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne or paprika Salt to taste 1 small red onion, peeled and diced 1 small tomato,...

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The Jewelled Kitchen

BUY NOW -- The Jewelled Kitchen  The Jewelled Kitchen   is a book that I fell in love with quite by chance.  I was sitting at the home of a friend and this book was on her coffee table. I began to read through the gorgeous book and it took me back to my childhood...

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Lychee Salad

This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. This is a light and fresh side with grilled chicken!     (Photo of salad by Sala Kannan ) Make this salad when you feel like...

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Avocado soup for two

This avocado soup recipe of mine was featured in Vogue India last year. I am thrilled to share it with you.. it is a lovely, romantic taste for two!         Photo courtesy Reem Rizvi Avocado-Coconut Shooter with Fried Garlic, Spicy Shrimp and Basil By...

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Crab Soup with Tadka

This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. Here is the first one, and one of my favorites! The photo is courtesy of Olga Berman.   Crab Soup with Tadka Traditional lentil soups in...

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Simplest barley soup ever (with a touch of spice, of course)

My partnership with FRESHFARM markets continues today with a trip to the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle farmers market. One of my most favorite places in Washington, D.C. is the farmers market at Dupont Circle. I don't know exactly what makes this market so very different...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Spicy Cheese Sandwich

I am so pleased to share with you the first recipe in my new series: Monica's Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. I hope you will enjoy. Monica's Indian Express: Spicy Cheese Sandwich I grew up eating Indian chili-cheese toast, which is the mother...

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Now THIS is a sandwich!!

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches (Random House) by Susan Russo and photos by Matt Armendariz I am already a fan of Susan Russo since my experience with her bacon guacamole. Oh, my! That was one amazing dish. And now, she has a book with the super talented Matt...

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Meet Monica

Monica Bhide

photo courtesy of GW Alumni magazine

Hi, I’m Monica! I am a storyteller and I love to write tales about food, love, life and culture. I hope you will find something in my stories to inspire you.

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