Veg­gie Haven

WABI SABI

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Cafe-store Wabi Sabi is in­spired by the idea of “find­ing joy and ac­cep­tance in im­per­fec­tions”. The store stocks a num­ber of or­ganic or nu­tri­tious ce­re­als like black and red rice and or­ganic pulses. The cafe on the other hand serves all kinds of vege­tar­ian and Jain friendly con­tem­po­rary global cui­sine. “The menu is de­signed in such a way that none of the dishes will make you feel un­com­fort­ably full. Most of our dishes are very light and fresh,” says co-owner, Saroj Sharma, 45.

If eat­ing healthy means hav­ing hearty sal­ads, check out their cous­cous salad or chick­pea salad. “Both have very light vinai­grette-based dress­ing and are rich in di­etary fi­bre. Our wa­ter­melon salad is an­other op­tion that is so de­li­cious that you don’t even think of it as eat­ing healthy,” she says.

The gluten-free mo­mos are made with potato starch and are an­other light op­tion that will spare you the bloat­ing caused by flour-based dishes. Want your meal to pack in veg­eta­bles and pro­teins? Try the zuc­chini roll up which is a cold dish made up of zuc­chini slices filled with crumbly cot­tage cheese and as­para­gus.

Most of their rice-based mains use black or Bhutanese red rice so it is pos­si­ble to have a full meal here with­out feel­ing too guilty. “Even our pas­tas come with an op­tion of whole wheat, and we do not use flour or corn flour to thicken our sauces,” adds Sharma.

Price Rs 800 for two At Wabi Sabi, 10 Sarat Ban­er­jee Road

Saroj Sharma, co-owner, Wabi Sabi

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