Mom’s Kathal & Chana Dal Kebab

My mom made these delicious melt-in-mouth kebabs (patties) made with kathal (jackfruit), chana dal and a bunch of whole spices! We used to relish them with parathas and chutneys. These are also vegan and gluten-free.

There are few things which I distinctly remember were my mom’s specialty in the kitchen. One of them were these kathal and chana dal kebabs. These kebabs are more of a eastern Uttar Pradesh thing I think? because I have not heard about them anywhere...

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Veg Puff

Make bakery style veg puff with this easy recipe using store bought puff pastry. Made with mixed vegetables, these make a great snack with chai or you can also enjoy them for breakfast or lunch!

Made with puff pastry and filled with a spicy vegetable filling, these puffs were something I grew up eating. We would also call them veg patties.

And pretty sure if you are an Indian and did your schooling from India,...

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Dosa Waffles

Make these savory waffles with leftover dosa batter. Made with rice and lentils, these Dosa Waffles make a filling breakfast or lunch and are also gluten-free and vegan. Once you have the batter ready, you can make these in less than 30 minutes!

I make a large batch of my to-go idli dosa batter often. After we make idli, dosa and uttapam with it, we are usually still left with a lot more and that’s when I use my waffle maker to make these Dosa Waffles or you can also call them...

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Eggless French Toast

Make your mornings special with these Eggless French Toast which get done in 30 minutes or less! These taste just like your favorite French toast with crispy crust and soft and fluffy center but made without eggs.

Growing up in India, eggless desserts were pretty common. A lot of people back home do not eat eggs, and most of the time it has to do with religious beliefs rather than an egg allergy.

So I...

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Smoked Tandoori Paneer Sandwich

This Tandoori Paneer Sandwich has a spicy paneer filling with cilantro chutney, sriracha mayonnaise & cheese! It’s spicy, cheesy and has a infused smoky flavor through charcoal. It makes the perfect brunch for the weekend.

I haven’t shared many sandwich recipes here on the blog and that needs to change. Sandwiches are often thought to be quite simple and may I say boring?

In my opinion...

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Acai Bowl

Making Acai Bowl at home is so easy with just few ingredients! Topped with fresh fruits, granola, this bowl is packed with nutrition and makes a filling breakfast! Even better, you can make these in 10 minutes!

On our last trip to Hawaii, one of the things which really caught my attention were the Acai Bowls. They were so widely available on the island with all sorts of toppings.

I had Acai bowl everyday for my breakfast while I...

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Vegan Sushi

These vegan sushi rolls filled with avocado, cucumber and carrots are so easy to make even if you are a beginner! With only few ingredients, you can enjoy them in the comfort of your home.

Before I talk about the recipe, I would like to put a little disclaimer- I understand this isn’t really “sushi” since sushi has to have fish. This is based on some of the vegan maki rolls I have had at several Japanese restaurants in the US....

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Instant Pot Sushi Rice

Make this easy Sushi Rice in the Instant Pot with zero monitoring and in less than 30 minutes! This is the perfect sticky rice to make sushi rolls at home.

Even though Sushi isn’t vegetarian, yet these days you have so many vegetarian options at restaurants that serve sushi.

There are all kind of rolls with avocados, cucumber and we really enjoy them. One of my favorites has been with a mango glaze that I...

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Veg Cutlet

Veg Cutlet made with potatoes, carrots, beans and peas are great for snack time!

These are lightly spiced, pan-fried, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and also vegan.

I remember my house help back in India would make these delicious veg cutlets for our Sunday breakfast sometimes.

The breakfast on Sunday was always...

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Kuttu Paratha (Buckwheat Paratha)

Parathas made with kuttu atta (buckwheat flour), potatoes & paneer, these Kuttu Paratha are gluten-free and are great for fasting/Navratri.

They are lightly spiced and easy to make and can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch.

Growing up, the only time kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour) was mentioned in my house was during Navratri (religious time of the year in India when people fast for 9 days and don’t eat wheat, rice, onion,...

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Gnocchi Masala

Give gnocchi an Indian twist with this Gnocchi Masala! 

Boiled gnocchi tossed in a spiced tomato sauce flavored with Indian spices and finished with cream! Even better, it all comes together in 30 minutes!

I love adding Indian flavors to my favorite dishes (which aren’t Indian). 

There’s this Italian restaurant here and I love...

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Aloo Paratha

Indian Aloo Paratha – whole wheat pan-fried flatbread stuffed with a spicy potato filling.

This paratha is best enjoyed with yogurt, pickle, butter and a side of chai!

Parathas were a staple in my home growing up. We ate them for breakfast, even for dinner at times. Mom made all types of parathas- gobi paratha, mooli paratha, matar paratha, sattu paratha (stuffed with sattu which is a roasted chana flour) among many...

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