Vegan Mapo Tofu

Vegan version of the popular Sichuan dish, this Mapo Tofu has a nice kick to it from the Sichuan peppercorns and fermented beans paste. Pair it with jasmine rice for a filling meal.

Disclaimer: this is in no way an authentic recipe for Mapo Tofu. This dish is inspired by few vegan versions of mapo tofu that I have tried in restaurants and also from this recipe . I have also made it in a way which is more suitable to my palate (less heat) so this is far from an authentic Sichuan...

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Kung Pao Cauliflower

Sweet, spicy and bursting with flavors, this Kung Pao Cauliflower is a delicious way to enjoy cauliflower.

Cook the cauliflower in air-fryer or on a skillet and enjoy with some rice or noodles.

I love everything sweet and spicy and Asian inspired dishes which have these flavors are some of my favorites.

It’s no secret that I love the kung pao sauce, I...

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Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi – a pilaf/pulao made with sago pearls! This vegan and gluten-free dish is extremely popular in India during the fasting season of Navratri. However if you ask me, you don’t really need an occasion to make and devour it.

This khichdi is extremely simple and yet so flavorful. I love my sabudana khichdi with yogurt on the side.

Sabudana Khichdi is often made during the...

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Gajar Matar Sabzi

A simple Indian stir-fry made with winters carrots and green peas. This gajar matar sabzi was a staple in my house growing up. 

Serve it with simple roti and dal for a satisfying meal.

We would eat a lot of gajar matar sabzi during winters. Another favorite was aloo gajar matar where potatoes were also added in addition to the carrot and peas.

There was a...

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Simple Vegan Tomato Soup

Easy Vegan Tomato Soup made in the Instant Pot!

This simple soup made with basic ingredients will warm you up on a cold day. 

Tomato Soup was one of the only 2-3 soups that I was aware as a kid, the other being sweet corn and mixed vegetables soup.

We always made quick tomato soup during winters and it was almost always made from that packet of Knorr  soup,...

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Instant Pot Garlic Noodles

We all love noodles, don’t we? More so if they are quick to make! These Instant Pot Garlic Noodles are just that.

So easy to make in the Instant Pot, pack a lot of flavor and make an easy weeknight meal. They are also vegan!

Whenever I am pressed for time or can’t think of what to make for dinner, I usually end up making noodles of some sort.

Instant Pot has made it really...

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Instant Pot Palak Mushroom

Mushrooms cooked in a spiced spinach curry, this Palak Mushroom is an easy one-pot dish which gets done quickly for a weeknight meal. 

It is also vegan and gluten-free.

In my house, I cook mushrooms only for myself. Sarvesh will never touch them so whenever I cook them I know that I have to finish the whole thing by myself.

Funny thing that I have a...

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Chana Dal Recipe

Chana Dal is one of my favorite dals to enjoy with rice. Made with fresh ingredients and a handful of spices, this dal is packed with flavors!

It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Chana dal had a special place in my heart growing up. Mainly because it wasn’t made everyday in my house unlike toor/arhar...

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Methi Paratha

Whole wheat flatbreads with fresh fenugreek leaves, this Methi Paratha is especially popular in northern India during winters. 

Best enjoyed with white butter and a cup of chai!

Winters in Delhi are very specific food wise. There are certain things which you would see in every household only during winters – like gajar halwa , maaki ki roti & sarson ka saag  & these methi...

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Ragi Roti

Plain Ragi Roti made with ragi flour (finger millet flour).

These rotis are rich in protein, calcium and also gluten-free. They are also known as Nachni Roti.

Growing up in North India, I mostly ate wheat and rice, that’s what was on the menu everyday for lunch and dinner.

I was not very aware of different grains then. Maybe it was just the time, back...

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My Favorite Chickpea Salad

Vegan and gluten-free, this Chickpea Salad is my absolute favorite.

It has cucumber, onions, dates and olives tossed together in a flavorful dressing. It’s also great for meal-prep.

As a vegetarian, chickpeas are one of my absolute favorites!

There’s so much you can do with them. Make hummus, chana masala, add to burgers and of course they make the best...

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Dal Idli (No Rice)

Want to avoid rice and still have idli? Try this Dal Idli made with lentils!

This idli is made with urad and moong dal only making it more protein packed than the regular idli.

Idlis are so comforting, aren’t they? I can pretty much have them everyday. I especially love them for breakfast or lunch. 

And...

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