Category Archive: Vegetarian

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¬†vegetables 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

Eggplant and Potato Curry with Fresh Mint

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    Eggplant, Brinjal, Vankaya, Baingan whatever you call it, it’s a beautiful vegetable! Don’t you think? But, this was ‘THE’ vegetable I almost would never want to eat in my childhood or… Continue reading

Vegetable Minestrone Soup

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  Want a meal to be filling and super-healthy? ‘Soup’ is the way to go; the one with lots of veggies, beans of your choice, and some comforting pasta cooked in a tasty,… Continue reading

Dum Aloo – Baby Potatoes in a Spicy Gravy

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    ‘Dum Aloo‘ is a very popular Indian side-dish made with Baby Potatoes (Aloo) cooked¬†in a spicy onion-tomato gravy. ‘Dum’ refers to the process of cooking the veggies or meat or rice… Continue reading

Bendakaya Vepudu/Okra Fry

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      Back in childhood days, I loved Bendakaya/Okra. It was among my favorite veggies. I liked it as a curry,as a fry and even as a pulusu (tangy soup). But, ever… Continue reading

Veggie Patty Burger

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        I had been thinking of making some Veggie Patty Burgers for a while now and finally got around to making them today. They came out great, tasting delicious and… Continue reading

Veggie Pasta in a cheesy Parmesan sauce

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      I made this Pasta earlier this week, but just got lazy to write up the post. Just boil the pasta, stir-fry/cook veggies of your choice, make the sauce and then… Continue reading

Carrot Stir fry

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  Yesterday, when I started to chop carrots to make ‘Veggie Hakka Noodles‘ for our dinner, I realized I had actually bought them to make a stir-fry that would go well with rice… Continue reading

Puri / Poori

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    ‘Puri’ or ‘Poori’, simply put is a deep-fried Indian bread made with whole-wheat. It is one of the most popular breakfasts all over India that can be served with different sides… Continue reading

Cabbage Curry (with potatoes and peas)

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      Cabbage curry is one of those curries that go well with rotis/chapathis as well as plain white rice. Adding potatoes and green peas to it makes it even more delectable.… Continue reading