Easy Vegan Pesto

Easy vegan pesto comes together in 10 minutes and makes a great sauce for pasta, salads, sandwiches and more. I keep a bottle of this versatile sauce in my refrigerator at all times to make easy dinners!

Pesto is one of my favorite sauces. I didn’t know about it 10 years ago and got introduced to it only when I moved to the US. It quickly became my favorite sauce and I started using it over my pasta and salads...

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Mint Chutney

This quick and easy Mint Chutney is easy to make at home and makes a great dip for a variety of Indian snacks like samosa, pakora etc. It’s also great as a spread for sandwiches, wraps. You only need 15 minutes to make this chutney which is also vegan!

I have often talked about how important chutneys are in Indian cuisine. I grew up with having some sort of chutney on our lunch table everyday. The kind of chutney that was there on our table varied from season to season. There was raw...

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Mango Mint Raita

This Mango Mint Raita is the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals. Use sweet mangoes in the season to make this refreshing raita that goes so well with your favorite pulao or biryani!

Raitas are always an integral part of Indian meals. Growing up, mom always made raita for our lunches, especially during summers. Either it was boondi raita, or cucumber raita , or onion & tomato raita but it...

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Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita is a popular Indian side dish made with yogurt, spices and boondi (fried balls made from besan aka gram flour). This raita is commonly served as an accompaniment to Indian meals along with rice, curries, roti. It’s also great with biryani or pulao and gets done in less than 15 minutes!

About This Recipe Boondi Raita is an Indian raita (Indian yogurt dip) made with yogurt, spices and boondi....

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Schezwan Sauce

Make spicy and super flavorful Schezwan Sauce at home with this easy recipe. This sauce which can be served as a condiment along with dumplings, spring rolls or used in recipes like Schezwan fried rice and noodles.

This sauce is quite popular in the Indo-Chinese cuisine and also happens to be one of my favorites!

Indo-Chinese when done right is one of my favorite things to enjoy. I say when done “right”...

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Sweet Tamarind Chutney (Imli Chutney)

Sweet Tamarind Chutney aka Imli Chutney made with tamarind, jaggery and spices.

This is a staple chutney used in India for all kinds of chaats!

This recipe should have been here years ago. I don’t know what took me so long.

It’s one of the most staple chutneys and I have been meaning to share this recipe for...

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Cucumber Raita

Quick and easy Cucumber Raita makes the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals.

It’s cooling and refreshing flavors go so well as a side with curries or you can also use it as a dip.

Raitas have always been an indispensable part of Indian food. Growing up, there was always a raita on our lunch for most days.

Especially during summers, I don’t...

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Peanut Chutney

Simple peanut chutney made with peanuts, chana dal, cumin seeds, ginger and tamarind.

This quick version gets done in 15 minutes and makes a great accompaniment to idli and dosa!

Indian meals are often incomplete without chutney.

Whether it’s north Indian food or South Indian, chutney remains constant. However, every chutney...

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Instant Pot Blueberry Chia Jam

Simple Blueberry Chia Jam using the fresh blueberries in season!

This jam is made in the Instant Pot and sweetened with maple syrup making it refined sugar free.

Fruits are in abundance during this time of the year. We went to our farmers market last week and got lots of fresh fruits.

The farmers market felt so different this year with all the safety rules but...

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Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Cilantro Coconut Chutney is one of my favorite chutneys to enjoy with dosa, vada or idlis!

It’s so easy to make especially when you have some grated frozen coconut in your freezer.

Chutneys are staple in Indian households. However they are all not the same.

Different parts of the country make different types of chutneys depending...

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Cilantro Chutney

My favorite Cilantro Chutney is great on sandwiches, wraps and is also the perfect accompaniment to parathas, pakoras, samosas & more!

If you love Indian food, then you must have come across the green cilantro chutney.

Indian meals (especially snacks and appetizers) are often incomplete without a side of this chutney.

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Tomato Chutney

Simple Tomato Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to idli and dosas!

This vegan south Indian tomato chutney is easy to make with basic pantry ingredients. 

Even though I didn’t grew up eating South Indian food, I love it a lot – like a LOT and we eat it at least once a week.

Earlier when we would feel like eating...

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