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Pallavi Gupta

Pallavi is a vegetarian globetrotter, who currently lives in the southern part of India. Past ten years of her life includes living in six cities in three different countries. It has added to her vast exposure of cuisines from different parts of the world which is now reflected in her cooking. She shares her knowledge of vegetarian and vegan recipe from around the world via her blog Veggie Zest. When not cooking or photographing, she does graphic design.

Chickpea Tofu Curry

A comforting dish for the cool nights or rainy days of summer that is kept feeling light with a chickpea tofu topped with caramelized onions and cilantro.

Indian Style Arancini

Biryani arancini is a fantastic fusion recipe that is perfect for any kind of of leftover Indian rice preparation.

How to Make Tofu

Learning to make your own tofu is not only satisfying and exciting, but you also get fresh soy milk from the process.

Chocolate-Dipped Biscotti

Naturally gluten free chocolate biscotti is baked twice and then dipped in a rich chocolate coating for a double chocolate bite.

Gua Bao: Asian Steamed Buns

There are many variation of basic buns that exist in most cuisines from the Himalayan region. Fill with kimchi, fresh flavors, and your favorite fillings.

Apple Butter Cake with Paprika

Apple butter dives into a cake with this flavorful, soft recipe. Dust with sugar and serve with a glass of iced tea for a cool dessert.

Pumpkin Almond Biscotti

Pumpkin Almond Biscotti

Rather than compliment the pumpkin base with the classic spice pairing these biscotti offset the autumnal flavor with almond meal and a chocolate drizzle.

English Sticky Toffee Pudding

English Sticky Toffee Pudding

The addition of unsweetened cocoa powder and a sauce that is baked in instead of poured on top keeps this take on the traditional English dessert from being cloyingly sweet.

Lemon and Lavender Melopita

Lemon and Lavender Melopita

Melopita – a Greek cheesecake that is sweetened with honey and served with even more honey is a perfect light dessert for the summers.

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Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

This recipe is probably very similar to what you’ve been making already but with a few twists (good twists) here and there.

Summery Mango Lemonade

Summery Mango Lemonade

This drink is full of vitamin c, as mango is really high in vit c – when served chilled with loads of ice… its just perfect on a hot afternoon.

Mango Crostini

Mango Crostini

If you can get your hands on arugula then please use it instead of basil for this recipe. That said, basil tastes pretty good too.

Potato Curry

Potato Curry

Potato Curry is a staple in any Indian house – everyone has their special go to recipes which came from mothers or aunts.

Veggie Frittata

Veggie Frittata

Try this recipe for a brunch or for the day after a party that you might go to in the future, cause this is perfect hangover food.

Vegetarian Gumbo

Vegetarian Gumbo

Here’s a vegetarian version of a dish that is mostly done with meat and seafood. The Louisiana classic, Gumbo.

Rugelach Recipe

Rugelach is a Jewish pastry which can be made with various combinations of stuffing.

Whole Wheat Green Pizza

A pizza crust using whole wheat flour and a puree of three different greens. The result is a wholesome, pretty looking pizza crust.