Pesarattu or Savory Lentil Crepe

Pesarattu is a popular breakfast delicacy from Andhra Pradesh (Southern part of India), it is simple to prepare and requires no fermentation. Did you know? 1 Cup of Moong Beans has 14 grams of protein and is a good nutrient-rich source of protein for vegetarians or vegans. Ingredients: 1 Cup Moong Beans (whole or split)…

Palak Tofu or Spinach Tofu

This recipe is vegan version of a very popular Indian recipe – Palak Paneer or Spinach with Indian Cottage Cheese. This recipe is exactly the same as the traditional one, the only difference being – I have switched Indian Cottage Cheese with Tofu and have not added any cream to it (but you can add regular…

Vegetable Biryani

Biryani is a decadent rice preparation that makes for a perfect meal on a cold winter afternoon. The recipe that I am going to share today is easy, delicious and healthy. I have added my healthy twist to this recipe by not adding any kind of animal protein, yogurt or clarified butter (but trust me…

Ras Malai

Ras Malai is a delectable Indian dessert and my favorite right since childhood. It is made with fresh cottage cheese shaped into dumplings and soaked in sweetened milk. This was my first time making this recipe and to my surprise it turned out really well. I followed the traditional (lengthy!) way to make this dessert and…

Amrakhand or Mango Shrikhand

Amrakhand or Mango shrikhand is a very simple and straightforward recipe that requires very few ingredients. There are many different versions of Shrikhand, the most popular being the good old Cardamom Saffron (or Elaichi Shrikhand) and Mango Shrikhand (this one is my favorite!). You can make your very own version of this recipe, by adding any nuts or…

Chingri Malaikari or Shrimp Curry

This weekend was all about Bengali food fare, this recipe has been contributed by my dear husband who is a big foodie and a pro cook. This curry is my husband’s favorite and he can eat it all day everyday without complaining. Most people (including me, before I met my husband) think that coconut is not a…

Kanda Poha or Onion Poha

Kanda poha is my husband’s favorite breakfast and he can eat it for breakfast everyday without complaining so I make it often specially on the weekends for brunch along with some hot ginger tea or chai. There are several ways to make this healthy breakfast, the one below is the most basic version and is my go…

Lentil Soup

This is one wholesome soup, it’s a cross between Indian Dal and Veggie Soup. This recipe can be prepared easily with simple pantry ingredients, it’s a very forgiving recipe so feel free to add any other seasonings or veggies of your choice (like – green beans, red potatoes, green peas etc.). Turmeric is optional but I love the golden tinge it…

Beetroot Patties

This is one colorful snack and healthy too! All of us are aware of the healthy goodness of beets so I keep looking for different ways to incorporate them into our everyday meals. They make for a great snack accompanied with some mint chutney and hot tea! Ingredients: 1 Pound Beetroot, peeled and shredded 1/2 Pound Potatoes, boiled…

Baigan Bharta or Roasted Eggplant

Eggplant is my favorite vegetable. I think it’s a family thing, everyone in my family is a big eggplant fan specially my Dad! Give this veggie to me in any form and I’ll eat it up – stuffed, grilled, baked, roasted – it’s delicious in every avatar! However, my most favorite eggplant dish is Baigan…

Rajma Masala or Kidney Beans Curry

Every time I cook Rajma it brings back a lot of childhood memories. Rajma was a weekly affair at my home growing up and not to miss out on the fact that it’s one of my favorite curries and my husband’s too! So here I present my mom’s way of making this famous curry. Ingredients:…