Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Stir-fried veggies in a Ginger broth

A bunch of crisp veggies frolicking in a Gingery broth. Warm and Soothing 😇Grab a bunch of crisp vegetables, bring in tofu or any protein …. this dish is really very simple and easy to prepare but is full of flavor. Get this dish to the dinner table in under 10 minutes. The trick is… Continue reading Stir-fried veggies in a Ginger broth

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Corn and wheat grits – idli

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Idli is the most common breakfast in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a steamed ‘cake’ made with a fermented batter of rice and lentils. Today’s recipe is a variation and it is made with something that is very commonly available locally in US - corn grits and wheat… Continue reading Corn and wheat grits – idli

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Sprouted mung beans in coconut cilantro curry sauce

Mung beans are bright green colored small legumes. They have their skin intact so high in fiber and since they are small, they are very quick to cook. I always soak mung for a few hours in water, drain, and tie them in a muslin cloth and let it sprout. The mung look very pretty… Continue reading Sprouted mung beans in coconut cilantro curry sauce

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot

Adzuki beans with double chards – Adraki chori dal saag

Jump to Recipe Mixing pulses and dried beans with greens is a match meant to be 🙂 somehow the bite of the beans goes very well with the soft cooked greens. When I mix beans with greens, I try to use robust greens such as kale, chards, mustards etc. I am particularly very fond of… Continue reading Adzuki beans with double chards – Adraki chori dal saag

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Cabbage Power bites – teatime snack

Jump to recipe There are many a day when we crave for something crunchy, something salty and spicy to enjoy along with hot masala tea or a cup of coffee… this craving usually hits in the afternoon right around 3 pm. Tiffin time !! We go about rummaging our pantry to look for that snack,… Continue reading Cabbage Power bites – teatime snack

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Carrot, tomato soup with orzo pasta – enriched with fresh turmeric root and ginger

Jump to recipe We all need to eat to live 🤷🏻‍♂️ but we believe we live to eat 🤪Some weekday nights, all we need is something simple, something that provides nutrition, is not fussy and just food to keep us going ! Such nights seem to come around quite often on cold winter nights, when everything… Continue reading Carrot, tomato soup with orzo pasta – enriched with fresh turmeric root and ginger

Sides and Snacks

White sweet potato and Eggplant in a tamarind gravy (Gothsu)

Jump to recipe Gothsu is a very simple stew made with any combination of vegetables. Usually potatoes and eggplants find a place along with fresh tomatoes. I am using a combination fo white sweet potatoes and large eggplant. The leading flavor in this dish is ginger. The only other spice added is cumin powder. The vegetables are… Continue reading White sweet potato and Eggplant in a tamarind gravy (Gothsu)

Cookies, Dessert

Rolled Oats Raisin Ginger cookie with Honey

Jump to recipe What makes Oatmeal Raisin cookie the quintessential cookie ? The classic cookie ? ….. which appeals to young and old…...Maybe because it is Chewy ? Crispy ? Delicately Sweet ? All of the above :-)We have attempted many a recipe and somehow never landed upon the perfect one, the one you want… Continue reading Rolled Oats Raisin Ginger cookie with Honey