Spicy Vegetable Tawa Pulao (Vegan)

Originally posted on Indu's International Kitchen:
Vegetable Pulao is a dish that you will find in every decent Indian cook’s repertoire.  It is so easy to put together and its a one pot dish!  Plus what I like about making pulao is that you can vary the amount or types of spices, use different combination…

Quinoa Masala Dosa (Rice and quinoa crepes with potato filling)

 Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.  From Wells to Velcro and from tyres to test tube babies! Humans are a determined species indeed.  And when someone who loves the typical south indian dosa made with rice and urad dal (black gram split lentils) who has to now avoid lentils being on an anti-inflammatory diet,…

Sweet and Spicy Rice Noodles with vegetables

 Now that I am on a gluten free diet, I try to cook interesting recipes. And so rice noodles came to the rescue this week! Rice noodles taste wonderful and are so much more healthier than regular noodles made from white flour.  I usually pick my rice noodles from the Asian supermarket. They have so many…

Brown rice and vegetable stir fry

Brown rice is one of those things that tastes amazing when cooked right but at the same time, it can really be close to unpalatable if it’s not cooked properly.  If you end up with a product that has a mix of partially cooked grains of rice with some fully cooked ones, it is impossible to rescue…

Green Papaya salad (Thai Style)

A couple months ago I came across this exotic and delicious looking salad on pinterest called Som Tam – A traditional green papaya salad from Thailand. Wow, I said to myself. Green Papaya shredded into strips like noodles with green beans and with garlic and green chillies. The most intriguing part for me was the…

Suran Coconut Curry (Elephant foot yam curry)

Elephant foot yam? Now what is that? My kids were stumped. What a weird name! But if you see this yam, which is like a super large  yam or potato, it does indeed resemble an elephant’s foot!   In Indian cuisine this yam is used in almost every region although it is called by different names…

Cauliflower and Bok Choy Quick Stir fry

  The other day I took out cauliflower from the fridge to make a stir fry vegetable  with coconut called as thoran in Malayalam. Then I noticed Bok Choy too and decided to add that in too. What a delicious combination! This sauté is so good just on its own that you could also just…

Baked Falafel Salad with a Mint Hummus Vinaigrette

I made baked falafel pita sandwiches last week for dinner on one of the nights and then the left over falafels were perfect for my lunch the next day!  I also decided to make an exotic (a.k.a. exciting) dressing to go with it. I had used lots of mint in my falafels and so I…

Moong Dal Crepes with grilled veggies

These are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Really a filling meal.  All you need to do is soak moong dal overnight or for at least 3-4  hours so you can then grind them easily to get the batter.  You can save the batter for unto 3-4 days in the fridge. Moong dal is a…

Vegetable Quesadillas (Vegan Quesadillas)

I love Mexican food and vegetable quesadillas is one of my favorites. But since the traditional quesadillas has cheese as the major component, I had been missing out on this food for the last few months. But as they say- necessity is the mother of invention and I kept wondering what could be a good substitute…