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South Indian Black-eye peas kurma

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Here is an easy South Indian kurma with a rich coconut gravy made from scratch. The beans used here, black-eye peas, are readily available in stores. Use any beans preferred. South Indian gravies are always vegan. We do not use any dairy products unlike North Indian curries, which use butter and cream… Continue reading South Indian Black-eye peas kurma

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Whole Grain Masala bhath

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Everyone needs a “reboot” night. It can also be called a “comfort food” night. We need to eat but not in the mood for any heavy cooking. This also means not in the mood for excessive sensitive stimulations 😆 Looking for simple homely meal which will wrap us like a warm… Continue reading Whole Grain Masala bhath

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Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE We recently had a fabulous Spring break at Key West. The crystal clear waters and pleasing shades of green and blue are just what was needed for my family to unwind and relax. Food scene was also amazing but after all that eating out on a daily basis - breakfast, lunch… Continue reading Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot

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Northern bean n Lima bean soup

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE As I keep enjoying the lovely Spring season, I levitate towards simple soups which are warm and apt for the crisp air but at the same time not to heavy on the palate. This soup is exactly that - delicately flavored; almost clear with a dash of simple Italian seasoning. This soup… Continue reading Northern bean n Lima bean soup

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Tomato (three ways) dal

So what’s up with the name and the three ways? Dal is a staple and comforting dish in India. We have all seen many varieties of dals, each of them unique and “warmly-hugging inside-out”; each in its own way. 🤗Today’s recipe enhances the humble Tomato dal to a new level by incorporating 3 types of tomatoes… Continue reading Tomato (three ways) dal

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Red rice and Moong dal khichdi

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Khichdi is a comforting Indian dish akin to Grilled cheese sandwich or Chicken noodle soup. Khichdi usually combines rice and lentils with vegetables of choice and some simple seasonings. It is a one-pot dish that warms you up inside and out… like a warm hug… MMM 🤗This khichdi is unique in… Continue reading Red rice and Moong dal khichdi

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Asparagus Parsley soup – VEGAN

As we all enter 2022 with a fresh set of hopes and goals, one goal is to eat healthy and stay healthy. This probably is even more relevant in the recent times due to all the havoc the pandemic has wreaked. I am sure everyone enjoyed celebrations over the past couple of months thoroughly with plenty… Continue reading Asparagus Parsley soup – VEGAN

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Soups in Instant Pot

As we all get settled into school routines, some of us are probably sending kids to college dormitories.... with the InstantPot on hand 😆 .......For those kids who like to venture into cooking their own food, the Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen gadget which is easy to use and very handy for quick one-pot… Continue reading Soups in Instant Pot

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Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

Served with stir-fried corn pulav VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Do you often have a lot of leftover white rice from takeout Indian food 🤔 here is an easy peasy corn pulav which is a simple stir-fry with frozen corn. All it takes is sautéing some onions, adding the frozen corn and cooking at high temperature.… Continue reading Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower