Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Soups

Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans

Jump to recipe GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, PEANUT-FREE The secret to whipping up a variety of foods is to do some advance prep work. Pastes and chutneys often come very handy and can be used in many different preparations. For example - green curry paste that I shared here - Vegan Thai Green curry – from scratchBy making… Continue reading Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans

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

Special occasion meal 💝

My love for cooking and presenting variety of dishes has always made me plan special occasion meals at home. I will plan a few dishes and keep couple of them really simple and cook a couple of them from scratch. This helps with a big spread but not hours of sweating in the kitchen. Some… Continue reading Special occasion meal 💝

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Kofta Biriyani

In the lovely city of D where we live, we recently had the joy of a new Indian restaurant opening which apparently is also a chain. I dont want to name it, but this restaurant has a menu which runs to pages and has a good set of unique dishes. One particular offering which we… Continue reading Kofta Biriyani

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

Herbaceous Kidney beans – Hariyali Rajma

Jump to recipeJump to recipe card It was a long and stressful day at work 😌 but no complaints 🙂 Always count my blessings for still having a roof over my head and staying healthy. Lets all look forward to change for the better for the entire world…… My plans for dinner was something elaborate, but I… Continue reading Herbaceous Kidney beans – Hariyali Rajma

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Mexican

Bean and baby Bok Choy Enchilada

Jump to recipe Mexican foods are one of our favorite choices on any night. The beans and spice hit home easily. They are also kid friendly food favorites. A simple bean and cheese will do it for the kids. As for the adults - add on a guacamole and I am a happy camper 🙆🏻‍♀️Enchilada… Continue reading Bean and baby Bok Choy Enchilada

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Instant Oats Uttapam

Jump to recipe I was so thrilled with the success of one of my earlier post - Red Poha Uttapam - that I had to try something similar with Oats. I tried Oats Uttapam. Same concept - no grinding, no fermenting ! I have to say I was quite pleased. Lets face it nothing is as… Continue reading Instant Oats Uttapam

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Vegan Thai Green curry – from scratch

Jump to recipe After Indian food, our favorite cuisine has to be Thai. (For our kids Italian might take the trophy 🙂 ) The spices used are quite close to Indian spices. The addition of coconut milk adds a very pleasant aroma and flavor which is again very similar to some foods from south India.… Continue reading Vegan Thai Green curry – from scratch

Holiday, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Brown Rice Mushroom biriyani – a time-tested family recipe

Biriyani is a very famous Indian dish with many variations depending on the state in India. While in its original form this was a meat based delicacy, over time vegetarian versions have become popular. In most preparations the rice and vegetable gravy are prepared separately and layered alternatively in a large dish to combine the… Continue reading Brown Rice Mushroom biriyani – a time-tested family recipe

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

Quinoa venn Pongal in InstantPot

Jump to recipe Venn Pongal means white pongal. Venn pongal is a popular main dish in south India and is prepared in every Tamizh household with a lot of fanfare for the Harvest festival. This festival  occurs every year during the 2nd week in January. Venn pongal also gets its name from it color, it… Continue reading Quinoa venn Pongal in InstantPot

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Minty, spicy and creamy Fusilli pasta with Kale and Carrots

Jump to recipe We love Pasta dishes where all the food groups are combined. This dish is one such preparation. Whole wheat fusilli is combined with kale and carrots in a smooth creamy sauce. Perfumed with freshly chopped mint leaves. Spice it up with a habenaro or keep it simple. This dish can be enjoyed… Continue reading Minty, spicy and creamy Fusilli pasta with Kale and Carrots