Category Archive: Vegetarian

Mamidikaya Pulihora – Mango Rice

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  Just like ‘New Year’s Day’ is celebrated all across the world as per the Gregorian Calendar, ‘Ugadi‘ is celebrated as the ‘Telugu New Year’ in my native state of Andhra-Pradesh in India.… Continue reading

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Fada Upma – Cracked Wheat Porridge

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  Here is another breakfast/brunch kinda dish! And the best thing about it is that it is super healthy too. ‘Fada‘ as it is called in Hindi, is a coarse form of wheat… Continue reading

Capsicum and Potato Curry

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  The morning after the day long fast of ‘Shivarathri’ last sunday, I was looking to make a quick early meal to satisfy our hunger pangs. Although the after-dusk naivedyam of watermelon, musk-melon,… Continue reading

Paramannam – Jaggery Rice Pudding

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  Across different cultures and religions around the world, a prayer before we eat is the most perfect way to begin a satisfying meal. Likewise, in Hindu culture, offering food to God before… Continue reading

Tomato-Carrot Soup with Basil Herbed Croutons

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  At the wake of dawn, I peeped out the window to catch a glimpse of the sunrise and the sun was well, no where to be found. He hid behind the dark… Continue reading

Jam and Nutella Pop Tarts

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  ‘Valentine’s Day’ is just around the corner and I see all the gift shops and florists decked up with red-heart balloons, love greeting cards and romantic gifts. Back in school and college… Continue reading

Chickpeas Garden Salad

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  It’s freezing out here for the past few days and is likely to be so for at-least the next couple more days. We also had light snow this morning and yet the… Continue reading

Spaghetti & Veggie Balls

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  ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’ is such a crowd favorite….and just because you are not a meat-eater….that shouldn’t devoid you from having it. This is a nice, fresh and healthy dish to start off… Continue reading

Aloo Palak – Potatoes in Spinach Gravy

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  ‘Aloo Palak’ is yet another classic North Indian dish that is super flavorful and a crowd pleaser similar to ‘Palak Paneer/Saag Paneer‘. The flavors from the spices, the nutrients from the spinach,… Continue reading

Spinach & Cheese Rolls

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  We had this winter’s first snow today which reminds me of our short trip last month. On a beautiful sunny weekend we visited Newport, Rhode Island which is just an hour from… Continue reading

Rava Laddu

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The last few days have been pretty dramatic here with ‘Mother Nature’ battering the North-East with one very powerful storm ‘Sandy’. Luckily our neighborhood has been spared of any flooding or wind damage.… Continue reading

Dosakai Pappu/Yellow Cucumber Dal

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  The idea of ‘comfort food’ certainly varies from person to person. It could also vary by season. In spring, a generous slice of your favorite cake with some hot coffee/tea could be… Continue reading

Chinthapandu Pulihora – Tamarind Rice

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  ‘Tamarind Rice’ or ‘Chinthapandu Pulihora’ – ‘Chinthapandu’ refers to ‘Tamarind’, ‘Pulihora’ refers to ‘Sour Rice’ is one of the most common festive foods prepared for a number of festivals especially in South… Continue reading

Cabbage Chutney

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    I love love love chutneys! They are spicy, really quick to make, you can make them using many┬ávegetables or fruits, and they are as good with bread or any other flat-breads… Continue reading

Aloo Methi (Potato Fenugreek) Pizza

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      On nights when I’m exhausted or lazy or simply un-motivated to make dinner, the inkling in my mind is to order a simple yet ‘cheesy’ pizza or fried rice from… Continue reading

Chamagadda Pulusu – Taro Root Stew

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    Chamagadda is a favorite in our home. Familiar with this vegetable? No? Then, read on. So, it is called ‘Chamagadda‘ or ‘Chamadumpa’ in Telugu, ‘Arbi‘ in Hindi and ‘Taro Root‘ in… Continue reading