Spicy Sautéed Okra – Vendakkai Poriyal 

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…

Fruity Tropical Pie

Pie is one of my favorite desserts. It tastes mighty delicious and it’s a cinch to bake. No wonder they say “easy as pie”. I made this ooey gooey summertime pie with tasty tropical fruits, it has a buttery crust and its topped with crunchy almond granola. Sounds delicious, right? My family love desserts, they…

Semiya Upma – Vermicelli 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 – Indian 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 gravy

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…

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

Our Indian cusine is known for its flavorful spices. Many of you get overwhelmed by the amount of spices we use in our everyday cooking. If you get to know why we use them? and what they are used for? It will be of great use to you. These spices are not only used for…

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,…