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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Butternut Squash Dal

And another easy recipe for a vegetarian Thanksgiving to end the week! This Butternut Squash Dal combines lentils with onion, tomato and is lightly tempered with mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Serve it with naan or rice! Vegan and gluten-free.

I have noticed that you guys really like dal recipes on the blog, like this Spinach Dal is quite popular on Pinterest. And so I thought I should share some more dal recipe here and since Thanksgiving is so close, it only made...

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Slow Cooker Chana Masala

Slow cooker Chana Masala – chickpeas cooked in the slow cooker with all the spices! Aromatic, comforting and tastes great with rice or naan!

So the clock went back by an hour yesterday. It makes me kind of sad because it starts getting really dark at 4-5 pm and I dislike that. Anyway the clock went back which means holidays are almost here and which also means it’s time to pull out your slow cooker. Now here’s a thing – this is my 1st slow cooker recipe...

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Egg Curry

Spicy Egg Curry – a popular Indian curry which is best enjoyed with plain rice or Indian breads like paratha and roti.

Eggs are something that I do not cook very often in my kitchen, yet I always have a large box of it in my refrigerator. That’s because I use eggs all the time in baking so obviously I need a keep a big stock of it at home all the time. Also, sometimes we eat boiled eggs but that’s mostly it. Other than that, I hardly cook with eggs. Hubby isn’t a fan and...

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Tofu Tikka Masala

Tofu Tikka Masala is a delicious vegetarian curry which is so good with rice, naan or any bread of your choice! Gluten-free!

[Thanks all for your good wishes for my mom, I really appreciate it.]

Are you a tofu fan? I have already told you guys that I am definitely not one. I mean it’s fine, I don’t mind it but I don’t love it. I think this is the problem with most Indians. We are so used to the taste and flavor of...

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Chana Saag

Easy and Vegan Chana Saag – Spinach and Chickpeas cooked with onion, tomatoes & spices makes a comforting meal. Serve it with rice or any bread of your choice.

You know sometimes it happen that you eat something you love so much that then you don’t want to eat it again for the next few days. Happens with you? Like I told you guys, I went to this food conference last weekend and seriously there was so much food, especially desserts! We had waffles for breakfast, fruit tarts for lunch and...

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Dubki Wale Aloo

Spicy potato curry made with potatoes and nothing much really! Dubki Wale Aloo are best served with khasta kachori or with Indian breads like paratha and poori!

This weekend was pretty interesting. If you follow me on twitter and Instagram then you might be aware that I attended my first ever food blogger conference this weekend in Salt Lake City! It was quite an experience to say the least. There were hundreds of bloggers from all around the country, lots of great speakers and tons of food. It was great to...

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