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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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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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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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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Air Fryer Masala Cashews

Crispy Masala Cashews made in the air fryer. These cashews are coated with Indian spices and make the perfect chai time treat.

Really addictive and you need only 15 minutes to make these!

My evening chai time is probably my favorite time of the day. I just want to sit quietly and enjoy those 10 minutes with no interference. 

And I like having...

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Vegan Naan

No-fail recipe for soft and fluffy Vegan Naan!

These naan taste so much better than store bought and pair perfectly with your favorite curry.

Naan needs no introduction, it is popular everywhere! However, when we eat out at Indian restaurants here in the US, I often don’t like their naans.

They are mostly dry or hard and just...

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Instant Pot Brown Rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice – step by step guide to make the perfect brown rice in your Instant Pot each time.

You won’t believe how easy it is! Perfect to enjoy with your favorite curries or stir-fry!

Is rice good for you?

This is like a never ending debate!

I  grew up in a...

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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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