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

Appetizer, Fusion, Indian

Cauliflower roasted with Curry leaf seasoning

Jump to recipeJump to recipe card Appetizers are usually the best part of any gathering. Guests relax, enjoying them with cocktails while most of the fun conversations are exchanged. Appetizers can be made completely with vegetables and served in uniquely seasoned ways that can be enjoyed by all. Curry leaf is a very beneficial herb used… Continue reading Cauliflower roasted with Curry leaf seasoning

Breakfast, Indian, Sides and Snacks

Instant Aval or Poha uttapam – ‘faux’ vegetarian omelette

Jump to recipe Having lived in the United States for a long period of time, we have imbibed and embraced many rituals from different cultures. Some of which we followed on New Years day. We welcomed the New Year with apple slices dipped in honey both of which are ‘good luck’ foods for prosperity and… Continue reading Instant Aval or Poha uttapam – ‘faux’ vegetarian omelette

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

Indian Korma with Bean soup mix (no soak)

Jump to recipe After all the Holiday goodies and treats, lets indulge in some homely comfort food which does not require a lot of work or attention. Grocery stores nowadays offer a lot of bulk bin items at very reasonable prices. This allows us to pickup only the quantity we want and not necessarily stock… Continue reading Indian Korma with Bean soup mix (no soak)

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads

Roasted vegetable chutney with Almonds

Jump to recipe Roasting vegetables at high heat brings out the natural sweetness in them and hence the extra taste. I have probably said this many times !! By roasting vegetables we also cut short the actual time to cook the vegetables. Roasting removes the ‘raw’ smell from the vegetables but keeps it crunchy. When… Continue reading Roasted vegetable chutney with Almonds

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Poached Egg curry …. Indian spin on Shakshuka

Jump to recipe Ovo-vegetarians in India include eggs in their diet and there are several Indian dishes which incorporate them. Eggs are usually cooked, boiled or scrambled and then mixed with Indian curry and spices. In this variation, the eggs are cooking in the gravy while simmering wherein the eggs absorb the spicy notes. The… Continue reading Poached Egg curry …. Indian spin on Shakshuka

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

Bisibelabath in Instant pot

Jump to recipe Bisi-bela-huli-anna - translated literally means hot lentil tamarind rice. This is a very popular dish from Karnataka state of India. It is offered as a main course and quite a wholesome dish. The dish has several steps and I remember it as a delicacy when my mom used to make it while… Continue reading Bisibelabath in Instant pot

Appetizer, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Mexican

Cauliflower stuffed paratha quesadilla

Jump to Recipe Our attempt at fusion Indian Mexican cuisine. Both my grandmothers were amazing cooks, I probably inherited some of their genes 🙂 One of my fondest memories is my maternal grandmom making me cauliflower paratha. All from scratch. She used to shred the cauliflower head, add salt and garam masala and let it… Continue reading Cauliflower stuffed paratha quesadilla