Soups · Vegetarian

Beetroot Leaves Daal (Lentil Curry)

My love for gardening grew over the pandemic and has motivated me to grow vegetables that I have never before. This year I tried beetroots and was mesmerized by the lovely leaves and just could not let them go to waste so I started incorporating them in different recipes.  Did you know that beetroot leaves/greens… Continue reading Beetroot Leaves Daal (Lentil Curry)

Appetizers · Vegetarian

Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha is a popular dish made mainly in Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India. Litti, somewhat similar to baati, is a whole-wheat stuffed roll. It is stuffed with sattu flour (roasted chana daal/Bengal gram) and baked to perfection. Chokha (bharta) is made with boiled potatoes and roasted eggplant, which are mashed together. You… Continue reading Litti Chokha


Rasam – Spicy, Tangy South Indian soup

I am a big fan of South Indian cuisine but for some reason was not fond of rasam growing up! Rasam is a clear, spicy and tangy south Indian soup. There are many variations to this soup and is prepared using tamarind pulp, tomato, black pepper, coriander, cumin, and sometimes vegetables. It is a daily… Continue reading Rasam – Spicy, Tangy South Indian soup