Category Archive: Vegetarian

Bottle Gourd/Lauki Kofta Curry

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  I’ve been having a major writer’s block over the past couple of weeks. After being away from blogging for a bit, I guess my mind is crawling at a snail’s pace at-least… Continue reading

Nutella and Pine-Nut Cookies

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  It has been a pretty long hiatus from blogging. My parents and in-laws visited us here this summer and with a bunch of trips and get-togethers with cousins and relatives time just… Continue reading

Spice Roasted Cauliflower

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  Cauliflower is a huge favorite in our home. Husband loves it much more than I do which is why he always sneaks it into our shopping cart every-time at the groceries when… Continue reading

Broccoli Rabe/Rapini Stuffed Parathas

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  For the past few weeks I have been gravely tempted to pick up these deep green fresh bunches of Broccoli Rabe at my local grocery store. I had read and heard a… Continue reading

Kesar Pista Kulfi – Saffron Pistachios Ice-Cream

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  There are some foods that we just can’t and don’t want to ever get erased from our memories. Many of those dishes are from our childhood which we enjoyed with our parents,… Continue reading

Chickpea Noodle Soup

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  Spring has been here for a while now but it still kinda feels like Winter is in no mood to say goodbye and go into hibernation! The sun is beaming brightly spreading… Continue reading

Methi-Chana Dal Sabji / Fenugreek-Lentils Stir Fry

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  Methi/Fenugreek is quite versatile in the sense that – a) fresh leaves can be used similar to any leafy greens to make a parathas, curries or dal, b) dried leaves often referred… Continue reading

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

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