Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Peppery paneer potato peas

VEGAN OPTION, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE OPTION Here is a rich and creamy curry which will make for a classic fusion dish. Spiced with pure pepper in 3 ways: pepper powder, peppercorn melange, and fresh cracked pepper. French cuisine makes use of a lot of creamy sauces which adds quite a bit of fattiness. This recipe… Continue reading Peppery paneer potato peas

Holiday, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Saffron infused tri-color pasta

Served with spicy triple colored Cauliflowers and Red Onion pickled salad VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE OPTION, NUT-FREE On one of our recent visits to a Persian restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with a dish there - Penne pasta served Persian style - Saffron flavored. Although we were a bit skeptical about the flavor profile, we were brave… Continue reading Saffron infused tri-color pasta

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Turmeric infused Curry Noodles

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Here is a ‘healing’ recipe with superpowers to help with digestive issues…. Provided you stop after 1 helping 🤪😇 although that will be highly impossible cos this dish is so good, you will not stop eating it… literally! Jokes apart, this dish has fresh Turmeric root and Ginger root in abundance providing… Continue reading Turmeric infused Curry Noodles

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Savoury bread pudding – VEGAN!

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN In south India there is a breakfast item called ‘upma’. It is a savory well-seasoned well-cooked dish made with variety of cereals and grains. We make ‘upma’ with practically anything … even bread. No kidding - we have a dish called ‘bread upma’! This is nothing but a ‘hash’ of bread pieces tossed… Continue reading Savoury bread pudding – VEGAN!

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Baked Feta pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the lovely women out there. 👩‍🦰 Humble apologies for the long Hiatus 🙏 Its hard to believe that I did not write a post for the last 2 weeks. So what was going on ? My older son turned 16 🤗 although this kid is totally ‘low-maintenance’… Continue reading Baked Feta pasta

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE HAPPY SPRING ! 🌹🌼🌺🌷 One of the best dishes from Southern USA that we have enjoyed is ‘fried Green tomatoes’. This compares to the ‘bajji’ of Southern India where we slice vegetables and dip them in a chickpea batter and deep fry. We make potatoes, plantains, onions, eggplant etc.Southern Fried Green… Continue reading Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Edamame Pulav

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE This is a 5 minute quick-mix recipe rice dish which can be spinned up in a cinch and can be used for a quick-n-simple dinner or a side dish. This dish is so simple, we thought (probably) it didn't deserve a post, but our end product was so delicious and took… Continue reading Edamame Pulav

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

BAKED ‘Tikka Masala’ pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Baked ziti is one of my brother’s favorite pasta dishes. This traditional dish has pasta baked in a tangy tomato sauce with some veggies. Ziti is similar to Penne but cut straight.Today’s recipe is a Fusion dish. It takes penne pasta and bakes it in ‘tikka masala’ sauce. Tangy and spicy. Italian… Continue reading BAKED ‘Tikka Masala’ pasta

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Paanch (five) dal

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Paanchmeel dal is a combination of 5 dal used commonly in India. These 5 dals are Masoor (pink lentils), Channa dal, Toor dal, broken green moong (with skin), and broken whole Ural (with skin). This unique combination of dals bring a good mix of textures - urad and toor dals gives… Continue reading Paanch (five) dal

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Chaote dal

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE This dal recipe combines tuvar dal and chaote squash. Moong dal can also be used. This recipe has a total of only 4 ingredients - dal, chaote, tomatoes and basil. It is finished off with a seasoning of cumin seeds with green chillies. Chaote squash is like a sponge. It absorbs the… Continue reading Chaote dal