Spicy Sautéed Okra – Bhindi Masala 

Okra is also called vendakkai or bhindi in India. It is considered a delicacy in southern cuisine too. But this is a slimy vegetable, that’s why people are hesitant to buy and make anything with it. I make this dish in a special way so that they are slime free and taste absolutely delicious.  Eating…

Raspberry Cake

Whenever there is a special occasion I bake a special cake. This raspberry oatmeal cake has a very unique taste. It’s tart, sweet and decadent! It not only looks so fancy it tastes delicious too! Raspberries are my favorite.They are so delicate and I love the color, texture and the flavor of these berries. I…

Vermicelli Upma – Semolina noodles 

Upma is such a healthy and delicious South Indian dish. We love to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is very easy to prepare. This particular dish is made with roasted semolina noodles and it’s spiced with ginger, onions and veggies and garnished with coconut and peanuts. It is truly a vegan delight! …

Classic Vanilla and Chocolate Creamsicles

Summer has officially started, so I’ve slowly started to stock up the freezer with all the summer treats. The first thing I made was  Creamsicles. This is such a satisfying treat after a hot day in the sun. Unlike popsicles they are very creamy, it literally tastes like ice cream on a stick. Yum!  When…

Vegetable Biryani – Paella 

I take classic recipes from around the world and put my own spin on it. This recipe is inspired by the tasty Spanish rice dish called Paella, it’s unbelievably delicious and has layers of flavors and texture which makes it so festive.  The original Paella is a sea food dish. Since I’m a vegetarian I…

Kadala Curry – Creamy Brown Chickpeas Curry 

Brown chickpeas are power packed with nutrition. It’s widely used in so many Indian dishes. This particular curry is a peasant dish which is specially made for breakfast. It is so versatile, easy to make and tastes so hearty and delicious!  Brown chickpeas are slightly smaller than the white ones, it is fiber rich and…

Almond Oatmeal Loaf

I love breakfast treats! There is nothing equivalent to starting your day with a hot cup of Joe and a healthy, yummy homemade pastries. If you are a person who likes to eat pound cake and banana bread you are going to be a happy camper! This recipe is made just for you! I love…

Cabbage Poriyal – Steamed Cabbage Salad

This is a simple yet a very healthy South Indian side dish. Usually, raw cabbage is used in salads and coleslaw. But this steamed salad studded with colorful veggies, lightly seasoned and garnished with a sprinkling of coconut is such a vegan delight.  Cabbage has a very distinctive smell, it’s colorless and bland these are…

Indian Dinner Thali – Red Lentil Dhal 

I’m making a 3 course bento box style Indian dinner. The star of this meal is Crimson lentil soup, it’s also called red lentils (masoor dhal) because of its signature orangey red color, it cooks so quickly and tastes so good. This is such a hearty dish which keeps you satisfied and energized anytime of…

Beginners Guide To Indian Spices

When it comes to Indian cuisine people get overwhelmed by the amount of spices we use in our recipes. If you get to know why we use them and what they are used for, it will be very helpful for you.  People often think Indian food is hard to cook at home because of its…

Ooey Gooey Oatmeal Brownies 

Here is the brownie recipe I promised in my last post. Brownie recipes are so versatile it could be made the sinfully decadent way or the guilt free healthy way with a simple ingredient we all have in our pantry. There are so many variations, you can make it with almond flour,coconut flour, chickpea flour,…

Easter Party Ideas – Easy Spring Crafts 

Spring is here that means, Easter is just around the corner! For all those moms and grandmas who are looking forward to host an Easter party, you have stopped at the right place! I have put together some unique ideas to make your party a big success!  A good friend of mine asked me if…