Appetizer, Indian, Sides and Snacks

Stuffed baby Eggplants

Jump to recipe My maternal grandmother was an amazing cook. She used to make baby eggplants stuffed with freshly hand-pounded spice mixture and fry them to golden in ghee 😆 her affection was shown directly in the amount of ghee used to fry 😋. The exterior of the eggplants were crispy and interiors soft and… Continue reading Stuffed baby Eggplants

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

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Harissa stir-fried Red cabbage with sesame dressed noodles

Jump to recipe Growing up, noodles used to be an absolute favorite dish of mine maybe because we used to get it so rarely. Ready-to-cook noodles were not available in local mom and pop stores. When we made our occasional trip to the large supermarket, amma used to pickup wheat noodles. She would make a… Continue reading Harissa stir-fried Red cabbage with sesame dressed noodles

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

Appetizer, Fusion, Sides and Snacks

Fusion – Bread pudding meets Aalu chaat and pav bhaji

Jump to recipe Alu or potato chaat and pav bhaji are popular Indian street food. Chaat consists of a few fried components like small crisp balls or puris, flat discs or papdis, flattened rice or poha, thin flaky sticks or sev mixed with cooked potatoes and tossed with sauces such as mint chutney and spicy… Continue reading Fusion – Bread pudding meets Aalu chaat and pav bhaji

Breakfast, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Whole Grain Rava dosa

Jump to recipe Rava Dosa is a delicacy in South India. It is a very crisp, thin and porous crepe. Rava dosa is a mixture of 3 components – White Rava or sooji, Rice flour and All purpose flour or Maida – all 3 ingredients come under ‘white’ carbs. So I set out to transform… Continue reading Whole Grain Rava dosa

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Squash Seeds snack

Jump to Recipe Many vegetable seeds such as butternut squash, spagetti squash, pumpkin etc. can be roasted for an easy and healthy snack While chopping the vegetable, set the seeds aside. Wash and dry them thoroughly on a paper towel. Coat with olive oil and season the seeds with your choice – keeping it very… Continue reading Squash Seeds snack

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Squash and Beet oven fries

Jump to recipe What do you do when you get a bountiful of fresh organic vegetables at your doorstep week after week ? You make fries out of them 🙂 We take part in an initiative called ‘Misfits Market’ that saves visually imperfect organic produce which otherwise gets tossed out and sends it to members… Continue reading Squash and Beet oven fries

Cookies, Dessert, Holiday

Amaretto cookies (just 5 main ingredients)

Jump to Recipe Card This cookie has become a signature indulgence offering in our home. My brother simply loves these cookies and I can see his facial expressions coming alive as I begin to write this recipe. Whenever he visits us, he is always looking for the sweet treats in our pantry and I always… Continue reading Amaretto cookies (just 5 main ingredients)