Autumn Glow Curry Bowl with the goodness of carnival squash, lentils and spinach in a coconut milk curry! Yum! Easy weeknight , gluten free meal.
Gluten free, vegan and protein rich sandwich that is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside! Do you plan your weekly meals? It is such a good habit, but the foodie in me makes me a ‘spur of the moment’ kinda cook. Ideas for the week start forming when I see the fresh... Continue Reading →
Vegetarian, gluten free, savory corn cakes- easy and scrumptious! Vegan option included in recipe. Can you believe it is the last week of summer, already? It goes by too fast, doesn’t it? I am a summer person and love to hang on to it as long as I can. But what choice do we have?... Continue Reading →
Especially for Krishna Janmashtami! Gul Pohe Vadi is easy and requires no sugar syrup making skills!
Gul is jaggery, pohe is flattened rice and vadi is burfi. Pohe being one of Lord Krishna’s favorite foods, are offered to Him for the Janmashtami festival, which celebrates His birth. I love the mythological story about Sudama’s gift of pohe for Lord Krishna. It teaches us all a valuable lesson that gifts given from the heart are far more precious than any other gifts.
Gul pohe are made with jaggery, coconut, ghee, nutmeg and cardamom mixed with flattened rice or pohe. They are not a favorite with my kids. So I decided to make a vadi/burfi with similar ingredients adding almonds and roasted dal/dalia to it too.
This is a ‘no syrup making skills required’ recipe! Many people are nervous about the right consistency of jaggery syrups, especially here in America, as we do not get a type of jaggery…
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2 ingredient, yummy rakhi that kids of all ages will enjoy making! Rakhis are special bracelets sold for Raksha bandhan. It is special day of celebrations for brothers and sisters. Rakhi symbolizes the loving and protective bond between the brothers and sisters. Generally Rakhis are made of a medallion made of beads, shiny paper, cardboard... Continue Reading →
Authentic Malvani recipe for the special feijao (beans) curry. It can be made with or without the shrimp. Beans cooked perfectly in Instant Pot! Feijao, the brownish red beans, are considered to be specialty food from Goa. In Portuguese feijao means beans. There is a lot of Portuguese influence in Goa, as it was ruled... Continue Reading →
Tricolor recipes to celebrate Indian Independence Day! Fun recipes to make and enjoy with kids! Nutritious and nectarous Overnight Oats in Coconut Milk, Tiranga Vegetarian Sandwiches, Cool Crisp Cucumber Cups stuffed with carrot koshimbir! India celebrates Independence Day on August 15th. It is a holiday celebrated in all the states but with huge pomp in New Delhi,... Continue Reading →
Chilled vegetarian, vegan, gluten free soup that is perfect for the summer! Boston is experiencing another heat wave. I remind myself of the winter and try to enjoy all aspects of the summer, including its special foods. Cucumbers are said to remain cool inside even when it is hot outside. During the summers in India,... Continue Reading →
Easy, low cal, vegan recipe for an Indian savory snack mix made with nutritious, gluten free, sorghum and fox nuts. Chatting with a dear friend over chai and chivda is so good for the soul! They seem to bond the friendship even more. Don’t you think? Chivda is a savory (and addictive) snack or trail... Continue Reading →