Appetizer, Mexican

Kale mushroom quesadilla

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Kale is one of the hardiest leafy greens. Some varieties like dinosaur kale are really tough. This is one of the reasons why kale can be cooked well and does not wilt quickly like most greens. This is also the same reason why I am not a fan of kale salad.… Continue reading Kale mushroom quesadilla

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

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Northern bean n Lima bean soup

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE As I keep enjoying the lovely Spring season, I levitate towards simple soups which are warm and apt for the crisp air but at the same time not to heavy on the palate. This soup is exactly that - delicately flavored; almost clear with a dash of simple Italian seasoning. This soup… Continue reading Northern bean n Lima bean soup

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Spicy arugula gravy with chickpeas

Start up the InstantPot. Get 2 bunches of greens and some cooked chickpeas. Make a simple gravy using the Immersion blender. This dish can come together in under 30 minutes. After we presented - Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower recipe - which was a huge hit, my mom who is an amazing cook herself prepared the… Continue reading Spicy arugula gravy with chickpeas

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Corn dalia tomato bhath

Corn dalia is readily available in Indian stores, it is nothing but a coarse grind of dry corn. It is bright orange in color and cooks well almost similar in texture to broken wheat. Try this very easy InstantPot recipe of Tomato corn dalia which comes together in under 15 minutes. This is a a very… Continue reading Corn dalia tomato bhath

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

Kale Kidney beans (rajma) in InstantPot

Little did I know the variety of options I could explore when I started the series - ‘beans and greens’. Thus far I have discovered some beautiful marriages between - Adzuki and chards Mixed pulses and mustard greens n arugulaBlack-eye peas and collardsChickpea and beet greensOne more to add to the lovely repertoire - Kale kidney beans… Continue reading Kale Kidney beans (rajma) in InstantPot

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

Black-eye peas with Collard greens

Southern Hospitality on a plate Black-eye peas and collard greens are a must for a New Years meal in US South. It brings Good luck and prosperity for the entire year… so is the belief 🙏So how about combining them to make the 3rd ‘beans and greens’ combination. A reminder of our earlier offerings - 1st… Continue reading Black-eye peas with Collard greens

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

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Broccoli potato soup perfumed with Fennel

Jump to recipe It was one those very cold days due to the heavy snow storms in the Midwest and Northeast. I am so done with winter, I hate the cold. In fact I was so done with winter in November itself 🤪 that is how much I hate the cold. No matter how thick… Continue reading Broccoli potato soup perfumed with Fennel

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