Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Miso broth soup with broccoli

Jump to recipe As we (hopefully) come to the end of a brutal winter season in the US, I wanted to savor one more soup dish. Soups are our go-to dinner for winter months when everything is dull and gloomy. This soup is just a thin broth. Don’t expect a thick creamy soup but the… Continue reading Miso broth soup with broccoli

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

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

Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese

Jump to RecipeJump to Recipe card Presenting yet another appetizer made with just a single vegetable. Mushrooms are very meaty and comes with a good bit of protein to boot. This recipe is made with White button mushrooms to showcase the glowing color of Indian spices. This is a fabulous Fusion recipe which combines the… Continue reading Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese

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

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

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

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

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