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)


Rajma – Red Kidney Beans Curry

Rajma chawal aka comfort food in a bowl! Rajma is a popular North Indian vegetarian delicacy made with red kidney beans simmered in semi thick gravy with onions, tomatoes and aromatics. This is usually served with piping hot steamed rice or chawal , hence the famous combo…Rajma-Chawal! Here is the best part..this is the perfect… Continue reading Rajma – Red Kidney Beans Curry

Appetizers · Bread and Breakfast · Salad · Vegetarian

Quinoa Spinach cakes with Avocado Mango salsa

I have started adding the trendy power food, quinoa, to my diet these days as long as it is prepared in a flavorful fashion! Did you know that although referred to as a grain, quinoa is actually a seed from a vegetable related to Swiss chard, spinach and beets? Interesting isn’t it! The recipe that… Continue reading Quinoa Spinach cakes with Avocado Mango salsa

Rice · Vegetarian

Vegetable Pulao – Aromatic Rice with Vegetables

Pulao or Pilaf is an aromatic rice dish that is cooked with vegetables or meat, spices and dry nuts. Vegetable Pulao is a very comforting and easy rice dish that is full of mild flavors from whole spices and vegetables. It is a simple recipe that can be prepared using any vegetables you have at… Continue reading Vegetable Pulao – Aromatic Rice with Vegetables


Karahi Paneer – Indian Cottage Cheese with Bell Peppers and Onions

I absolutely love all of the Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) recipes! Karahi (Kadai, or Kadhai) Paneer is my ultimate favorite among all of them. Karahi is a deep, circular cooking vessel, similar to a wok and is used for cooking Indian stews and curries. This is a very rustic dish that has soft cottage cheese… Continue reading Karahi Paneer – Indian Cottage Cheese with Bell Peppers and Onions


Chole Masala – Chickpeas in Indian curry sauce

Chole bhature is my childhood favorite food! My mummy would make it for us on special occasions, and sometimes on our Birthdays! I am so glad that my hubby and kiddos are a big fan of this North Indian delicacy as well! My 6-year-old starts dancing with joy when she sees me making chole bhature… Continue reading Chole Masala – Chickpeas in Indian curry sauce

Entree · Vegetarian

Vegetables & Paneer Tikka Masala Potpie

How about naan and vegetable-paneer tikka masala in a mini pot of your own?? Sounds tempting, right!! Well, I have been thinking of making potpie for a while now. I came up with an Indian version of a mini potpie. The filling is mix vegetables and paneer tikka masala and the crust is made from… Continue reading Vegetables & Paneer Tikka Masala Potpie

Noodles and Pasta · Vegetarian

Vegetable Chow Mein/Hakka noodles

The foodie in me looks forward to eating variety of foods when I visit India, whether they are my childhood favorites cooked by my mom or nostalgic street foods. A must on my list is Chow Mein or Hakka noodles! The ones sold in the food trucks are the best! There used be a food… Continue reading Vegetable Chow Mein/Hakka noodles

Appetizers · Vegetarian

Broccoli Paneer patties

Green veggies and my kids don’t mix very well! I have to come up with creative ways to sneak in vegetables in their meals. Broccoli has always been the hardest to incorporate in their diet. After few trials and errors, I have finally created a recipe that was a big hit with the kids and… Continue reading Broccoli Paneer patties


Bhindi (Okra) Masala

Bhindi (Okra) has been my favorite vegetable growing up and now I love cooking it for my husband and son who are a big fan of this green beauty as well! Our love for this vegetable makes us grow them in our garden every summer! This is a very versatile vegetable which can be used… Continue reading Bhindi (Okra) Masala