Zesty Tomato Onion Curry 

Our everyday lunch platter consists of four tasty dishes. Curry is a gravy based side dish which is always served with steamed rice, mashed lentils and a side of vegetable. This delicious curry is flavored with ginger, garlic and an array of spices. It’s an authentic recipe from my home town and I’m happy to…

Raspberry Oatmeal 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…

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…

Kothu Parotta – Flatbread Hash 

This is an ingenious dish we’ve invented to make use of the stale bread or flatbreads. This recipe is so simple and easy to make, it’s tangy with crisp veggies and it tastes so good. This could be a quick snack or a side or it could be a lunch or a dinner depending on…

Plantain Fritters (Sweet and Savory) with Coconut Chutney 

Tea time is so special in Indian households. We not only make really good masala chai, we always make a quick homemade snack to go with it. Since I had these green and yellow plantains, I decided to make these yummy, easy to make sweet and savory fritters. For the dip I made a chutney…

Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Bean Curry/Chili with Oregano Flatbread 

This is such a tangy and creamy curry/ chili, prepared in south Indian style. Our curries are always accompanied with a very flavorful flatbreads. This flatbread is seasoned with oregano (Omam) which makes it so aromatic. Our Indian pantry is always stocked with all sorts of beans. We vegetarians make good use of them since…

Pattani Sundal – Peas Salad 

This is a very unique green salad which is exclusively made with peas and topped with shredded carrots, raw mango and coconut. This is such a tasty and healthy snack that everyone will enjoy, even the kids who hate green peas.  This is a boardwalk special at South Indian beaches. Among the other contenders like…

Skillet Fried Rice – Indian Style

Fried rice is one tasty dish we all love to eat. This is a healthy version made with a ton of vegetables and Indian spices. This recipe is eggless but you get the protein, carb and the veggies all in one bowl. Sounds yummy! right?  This a such a simple yet a delicious dish that…

Halloween Special – Salted Caramel Cake 

Halloween is here, it is celebrated in a big way in this part of the world. If you can’t find time or you are a person who waits until last minute to bake something for Halloween this cake is for you. This cake is so easy to make with simple pantry ingredients and it tastes…

Parotta Salna – Mixed Vegetable Gravy With Flaky Flatbread 

Parotta is a very delicious flaky layered flat bread and it is served with this rich tomato based gravy called Salna. This is a yummy combination which is favored by all in my household so this is always in my weekend dinner menu.  In my home town in India, there is a small road side…