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

Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

Served with stir-fried corn pulav VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Do you often have a lot of leftover white rice from takeout Indian food 🤔 here is an easy peasy corn pulav which is a simple stir-fry with frozen corn. All it takes is sautéing some onions, adding the frozen corn and cooking at high temperature.… Continue reading Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

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

Peppery and garlicky whole pink lentils with roasted red cabbage

Lasoony kali-mirch masoor dal VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE Red cabbage is an often ignored vegetable which I find very versatile to use. I usually never cook it, I roast it or grill it. The flavors are almost like red onions albeit with more crunch. It can be added to a lot of Indian dishes… Continue reading Peppery and garlicky whole pink lentils with roasted red cabbage

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

Appetizer

Air fryer treats – Paneer Pesto + breaded pineapple

Paneer pesto recipeBreaded Pineapple snack recipe What to name these? Appetizer? Snacks ? Treats ? One thing is for sure - these are both quickies 🙂 ... and can be made in a jiffy :-)) It was one of those days when I was going to use my Air Fryer for an appetizer. While I was… Continue reading Air fryer treats – Paneer Pesto + breaded pineapple

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Mixed pulses with Mustard greens and Arugula

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, PEANUT-FREE Mixing pulses and dried beans with greens is a match meant to be 🙂 This recipe is the second offering in this combination using simple pulses with soft greens. (Earlier offering was adzuki beans with chards) Mustard greens and arugula both have a spicy profile among greens and go very well… Continue reading Mixed pulses with Mustard greens and Arugula

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