Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Street Foods of India – Episode 2

Tava Pulav with brown rice and tofu VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Mumbai street foods are super famous in India for their unique flavors. I have only experienced the copy-cat versions in my local city, but I have heard plenty of stories from relatives and friends. Today I present Episode 2 of my Street Foods series… Continue reading Street Foods of India – Episode 2

Appetizer, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Sides and Snacks

New Series – Street foods of India

Episode 1 - Masala vadai with Sundal - Chennai special  VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Why are street foods so delicious? My guess: they're made fresh with a few, locally available ingredients. Recently we had a costume party at our place and the theme was Disco/Flower power. Embracing the unique styles of the 70s, all of the… Continue reading New Series – Street foods of India

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

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

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

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

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Spring vegetables chickpea pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE The best part of Spring and early Summer is the beautiful bounty of vegetables that begin to sprout. I love to see cute little Zucchinis, squash, variety of colorful baby carrots etc. Today’s pasta dish is extremely easy and versatile..... a celebration of Spring! Take your pick of spring vegetables to… Continue reading Spring vegetables chickpea pasta

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