Dahi Aloo

Spicy crushed potatoes dunked in a tangy yogurt curry – that’s my favorite Dahi Aloo for you!

At my home, mom made dahi aloo whenever we were bored of eating the same veggies. This was a great change to our usual meals and we really relished it.

My COOKBOOK is about to release in less than a week! I can hardly believe it!

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Matar Paneer

Make rich and creamy Matar Paneer at home with this step by step recipe!

Matar Paneer is one of the most popular paneer recipes where paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and matar (green peas) are simmered together in a luscious gravy made with tomatoes, onions and spices.

I don’t know what took me so long to share this recipe!  The combination of soft paneer and sweet green peas makes this dish...

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Baingan Bharta – Roasted Eggplant Mash

Smokey roasted eggplant mash with Indian spices, this punjabi baingan bharta is a very popular dish in North India and one of my personal favorites too.

It’s best enjoyed with hot rotis or paratha!

Some veggies are liked universally while others have limited appeal, the eggplant (baingan in Hindi) belongs to the latter category. I don’t know how true it is but this is what I observed growing up,...

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Easy Chana Aloo

Easy Chana Aloo Curry gets done in 30 minutes and is the perfect meal for those busy days!

This chickpea and potato curry is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and is best served with rice.

This post is sponsored by Circulon. All opinions expressed are my own.

As the rush of a new week begins, we all look forward to easy and quick...

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Bharwa Bhindi (Stuffed Okra)

Bharwa Bhindi is a popular Indian side dish where the okra (bhindi) is stuffed with a spicy filling. This vegan dish goes really well with flatbread like roti or paratha.

Bhindi aka okra, is one of my favorite vegetables. In India, we cook okra a lot and almost everyone likes it. Sarvesh is a huge fan and so whenever I go to the Indian store here, I make it a point to buy some fresh okra to cook at home. At my home, bhindi was usually cooked in a very simple way with little...

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Roasted Whole Cauliflower Tikka

Are you not sure what to serve your vegetarian guests in place of turkey on the Thanksgiving table? Try this Roasted Cauliflower Tikka. Whole cauliflower marinated with aromatic spices then baked in the oven and served with a tomato based creamy sauce! This will surely impress your vegetarian guests!

Do you guys like forced break? I have to travel this weekend for some important work (which cannot be avoided)...

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Eggplant Mango Kadhi

Mango Kadhi with sauteed eggplant. This sweet and sour kadhi is total comfort food and tastes amazing with rice!

The days are getting shorter & colder and I can almost feel that nip in the air.  The sun is still out but it just doesn’t feel that warm/summery anymore. Are you guys excited for the change in season? I was hardly in Seattle for summer this year, it’s only the last 1 month that I stayed at home. We didn’t do any grilling, no summer...

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Bhindi Do Pyaza

Double the onions and lots of spices, surely make this Bhindi Do Pyaza very flavorful. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy okra with roti or paratha.

We get a lot of veggies here in the US, however one veggie which I don’t see very often here is okra or what we call bhindi in hindi. Bhindi is a very popular vegetable back home and most people I know love it! Me and hubby are big bhindi fans and I try to make it at least once a month for our dinner. Bhindi sabzi with dal and roti – you...

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Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha is a traditional dish that has its origin from the state of Bihar in India. Whole wheat dough balls are filled with sattu, a flour made from roasted bengal gram and eaten with chokha, a spicy poatato-tomato-eggplant mash.

Grey and rainy weather can get to you sometimes. One would imagine that after living in a place where it rains 8 out of 12 months, you would get used to it and yes it’s true that you do get used to it but once in a while...

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Kale Tomato Dal

Simple and lightly spiced Kale Tomato Dal is a mix of lentils cooked with tomatoes & kale. This simple dal tastes great with plain rice. It’s also vegan and gluten-free.

So Holi is done and I am literally stuffed. Indian festivals always revolve around food and each and every thing made on these days is either sweet or fried. There’s nothing else to eat! For the last 3 days, I have been eating gujiya and mathri like crazy. And then I had...

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Vegan Three Bean Curry

Easy and wholesome Three Bean Curry! Packed with nutrients, this curry is vegan, gluten-free and good for you!

Do you guys know it snowed like crazy here in Seattle last 2 days? I have never seen this kind of snow here, almost 8 inches! That might not be a lot for places that get a lot of snow usually but for a place like Seattle which hardly gets any snow, it was a lot! And as expected everything just shut down. Schools were closed, hubby couldn’t go to work and I had to...

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Slow Cooker Dal Makhani

Slow Cooker Dal Makhani – black lentils cooked overnight in the slow cooker and then tempered with spices. Dal Makhani is one of India’s most popular dal and is best enjoyed with rice or naan.

Happy Monday! I am sure you all had a relaxing long weekend with family and friends. I think everyone goes into food coma on the day of Thanksgiving but then it amazes me that after eating so much people still have the strength to stand in mile long lines for black Friday! Like there was a...

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