Coconut Rice

Rice, Vegan

This Pulao is all about coconut, to all those coconut lovers try this simple yet delicious Goa’s rice cuisine mild in flavour and rich in health. Serves 3 Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk 1- ½ cups long grained rice (basmati) (washed thoroughly and soaked for 30 minutes) ½ tablespoon coconut oil or sunflower oil 1 cup shredded cabbage …

Spicy Karanji

Savories, Vegan

One of my best childhood memories I have is of this spicy karanjis which my sweet mother used to prepare with so much love. Every time she would fry 5-6 at a time, I would sit with a small plate asking to get one for me. Exciting part was opening it up and feeling the …

Chinese Chopsuey

Asian Noodles, Pastas, Vegan

This cuisine consists of various vegetables cooked in a thick sauce. The vegetables, tofu or paneer are battered well with corn starch, made crispy and then mixed to cook with the sauce. Many of them use noodles in it but I like to keep this recipe exclusively with vegetables. Serves 4Ingredients:1 big potato French fries …

Sweet Saffron rice

Desserts, chutneys, pickles, Rice, Vegan

Festive season traditional famous saffron rice is a must preparation in order to make your senses feel enlivened. The freshness of cardamom gives a fresh aroma to the beautiful saffron look of the rice. Makes 4 medium bowlsIngredients: 1 cup of thoroughly washed basmati rice (Soak for 15 minutes)¾ cup sugar1 teaspoon of saffron strands …

Spinach Pesto

Asian Noodles, Pastas

A combination of Spinach, Tomato and cheese makes this simply delicious healthy pesto. This pesto goes well with spaghetti or pasta. Serves 2 Ingredients: 250 grams of spaghetti (cooked and kept aside) 5 cups of spinach 1 medium sized tomato cut in 4 parts 1 inch ginger 1 tablespoon olive oil¼ cup cheese or parmesan …

BLACK LENTILS AND KIDNEY BEANS CREAMY DAL (DAL MAKHANI)

Dals, Soups, Kadhis

Black Lentils and Red Kidney Beans together is a wholesome and tasty dal. The richness of thick cream and all other veggies is a good thing in one package!! Just remember to overnight soak these beans to cook next day easily.. Serves 2Ingredients: 1 cup (cooked yet firm) black lentils  ½ cup  (cooked yet firm) Red kidney beans …

Jowar Radish Chapatis

Breads,Buns, Vegan

Jowar or Sorghum flour is a healthy gluten free replacement for wheat flour. The mildly spicy flavor of radish with this flour make a unique delicious bread which goes best with any gravy sabji. Makes approx. 6-7 chapattis Ingredients : 2 cups Jowar (Sorghum flour) ¾ cup grated radish 2 teaspoons ginger chilli paste ¼ …

Eggplant Masala

Sabjis, Vegan

Spiced and marinated eggplant which goes well with sandwiches or simple chapatis is a must try!! This eggplant adds magical flavour as a side dish to any simple food it accompanies. Even those who do not like eggplant will love this spiced up recipe. 10 slicesIngredients: 1 large eggplant ½ tablespoons black pepper powder ½ tablespoons red chilli …

Purple cabbage and sprouts spring rolls

Savories, Vegan

Simple filling spring rolls with flavour of purple cabbage and sprouts. Tasty savory for parties.  10 spring rolls Ingredients10 spring roll sheets3 cups shredded purple cabbage/regular cabbage1 cup bean sprouts1 green chilli finely chopped1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon lemon juice1- ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon oilOil for deep frying  Process: In a medium sauce …

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Raita

Desserts, chutneys, pickles, Ekadashi

Lauki or Bottle gourd mixed with yogurt makes a delicious, cooling and quick Ekadashi recipe. A perfect side dish which is very light on the stomach and is a great accompaniment with pakoras, wadas or bhajiyas. Ingredients:1 medium size bottle gourd1- 1/2 tablespoons cumin seeds1-2 green chilliessalt as per taste750 grams yogurt4-5 curry leaves2 tablespoons …

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