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Soya and Vegetable Cutlets

Soya and Vegetable Cutlets

When I think about vegetarian food, I feel the need to be more creative and try new things with vegetables. This is often so that my daughter also enjoys the food and does not throw tantrums about having to eat vegetables! I prepare Soya chunks […]

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Growing up in Pune, neighbouring city to Mumbai and the cultural capital of Maharashtra, it is almost impossible to not fall in love with traditional Maharashtrian cuisine. Marathi influence is very strong in Pune, as it was once the bastion of Maratha Empire and local […]

Mushroom and Carrot Pulao

Mushroom and Carrot Pulao

I must admit that I have been a bit lazy the past few weeks and blogging was put on the backburner. Fishing from that dusty bag of good recipes in one corner of my brain, while also rummaging through image folders on my computer for […]

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

I have said before, that bhindi / okra is one of the commonly cooked vegetables at home. Everyone likes it, and it is always a good addition to a whole Indian meal. Since it is such a versatile vegetable, you can cook it in several […]

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Let me start by explaining what a thoran is. Ideally I should have done this when I posted the colourful carrot, beetroot and tendli thoran when I just started the blog. Nevertheless, it is never too late… thoran is basically the Kerala version of a […]

Simple Yellow Dal

Simple Yellow Dal

This weekend one of my close friends came over to spend the evening at our place. The highlight of the evening was the Chicken Biryani which she had been lusting after ever since she saw it here. So she self-invited herself and we over-stuffed ourselves […]

Mixed Pulses Curry / Dal

Mixed Pulses Curry / Dal

We Indians have a fascination for pulses and lentils. Various pulses are consumed in various forms all over India…from the humble sambar to the world famous dal makhani, legume preparations are part of daily diet and eaten with rice or rotis. Like any typical Indian […]

Methi Aloo Sabji / Fenugreek Leaves with Potatoes

Methi Aloo Sabji / Fenugreek Leaves with Potatoes

As a child, I used to hate healthy leafy greens, or any vegetables for that matter! As far as I know, most kids don’t like vegetables like Methi/Fenugreek or Palak/ Spinach. Most mothers try to convince, cajole and even force-feed their children to eat these […]

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

There are times when you go grocery shopping and the refrigerator is overstuffed with fresh stock of meat and poultry and fresh vegetables and all sorts of things that you buy in a flash of creative enlightenment (or perhaps it was just the promotional offer!), […]

Simple Fried Okra / Bhindi / Vendakya

Simple Fried Okra / Bhindi / Vendakya

Okras are extremely common in most Middle Eastern and Far Eastern regions. They are a popular part of Indian cuisine. Unlike western and Middle Eastern countries, where okras are typically cooked along-with meat; in India they mostly constitute a vegetarian meal. Whether stir-fried, cooked in […]