Aloo Matar Tehri – Spicy Potato Peas Pilaf

This dish brings back so many memories. Aloo matar tehri is a kind of vegetable pilaf especially popular in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) in India. Even though I grew up in and around Delhi, my origins are from UP and so this was something mom would often make for dinner when she was not in the mood to make dal and roti. I was not the biggest tehri fan around but that has to do with the fact that I’m not a big fan of rice in general but even then I enjoyed this dish whenever mom made it. It’s funny how you start missing these...

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Gobi Matar Masala

Hello guys, how did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Did something special? I made a homemade gift for my hubby and I will be sharing that very soon on my blog! And he gifted me lots of kitchen/baking stuff ,¬†it’s so easy to make me happy! ūüėÄ I think we might need to buy a new home just to keep my baking stuff, it’s getting difficult to accommodate all this in the 1 bedroom apartment we currently live in!

Anyway so now that Valentine’s Day is done with I’m back to sharing my Indian...

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Spicy Green Beans

This question is for all the vegetarians out there, what do you guys order when you eat out at an Asian restaurant? My choices are mostly restricted to green beans and tofu, sometimes there’s some eggplant dish and that’s mostly about it. Yeah maybe some noodles, rice and salads too. I always look at the big menu which is there for everyone and then they will bring a super small vegetarian menu : ( Anyway I don’t really mind the limited options because I love all the veggies especially when cooked in Asian...

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Aloo Beans [Spiced Potatoes with Green Beans]

Sometime back I read that on an average a person¬†gains around 5 pounds of weight during the holiday season. I don’t know how accurate this is, but I can feel all my jeans and dresses getting tighter. Urghh ūüôĀ Seriously how easy it is to pile on rounds, if only it was that easy to lose them. I ate way too many desserts, like way too many! It’s time to pull up my socks and hit the gym. YES! How was your weekend? Fun? Relaxing? I just slept and slept some more. This rainy grey weather makes me want to curl up in my bed all the time.¬†I can’t wait for...

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Broccoli Carrot Paratha

Vegan Broccoli Carrot Paratha – Indian flatbread filled with a spicy broccoli and carrot filling!

After all the festivities and sugar overdose during the holidays, it’s now time to eat something healthy and what better than broccoli and carrot the get on track? They are 2 of the healthiest veggies out there and I love to eat them as such but they taste even better when you make a paratha out of them. Parathas are one of my favorite things to...

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Vegan Zucchini Corn Patties

Do you like Zucchini? I guess it’s one of those veggies which you either love or hate, there’s no middle way here. Me being a complete veggie person love it but then I love every damn veggie in this world so my husband says my opinion doesn’t count! Anyway he’s a¬†picky eater so it takes little efforts to make him eat a vegetable like zucchini. If I just stir fry it and give it to him, he will not eat it. However if I make these patties, then that’s a different...

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Red Quinoa with Peas, Raisins & Sweet Corn

I don’t what to call this dish, should I call it a¬†salad or should I call it a pulao [pulav/pilaf]. Anyway whatever you call it, this vegan red quinoa recipe is super simple and super quick. I¬†made this when I super hungry so I tried to make this as simple and quick as possible.

Do you like quinoa? I didn’t know what is was until 3 years ago. Then¬†after moving to...

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Are you in mood for some fried rice¬†today? If yes, then you have come just to¬†the right place for what better to satisfy your craving than Pineapple Fried Rice? There are so many ways to make fried rice but I think Pineapple fried rice has to be one of the most mouth-watering¬†versions. It’s so delicious and so easy to make at home. Full of veggies and juicy pineapple chunks, this fried rice will definitely become one of your favorite¬†weekday meals which you can whip up in no...

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Almond Maple Granola with Raisins

Say hello to my homemade granola again! I posted my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Granola not a longtime back and I’m again back with another granola recipe. This time the reason is my husband! He is not a granola fan by any means but to my surprise he loved the PB granola a lot, like a lot and asked me to make it again. I was quite surprised when he did that honestly! Anyway so this time around I wanted to make a different granola and hence came up with this recipe of almond...

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Baghare Baingan – Eggplant Curry With Coconut & Peanuts

Baghare Baingan, let me first explain you the literal meaning of these terms. “Baghar” means tempering or tadka and baingan is eggplant so if you combine the two terms this recipe would be of tempered eggplants. I mention the word temper/tadka often in my Indian recipes, so what actually is tempering? In Indian cooking tempering or tadka is the process of heating oil and adding spices and other flavorings to it and then transferring that oil to your...

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Cabbage Poriyal – Cabbage With Coconut

Before I say¬†anything about¬†this recipe, here’s a disclaimer – my knowledge of South Indian food is limited. Whatever recipes I share from down south are what I have tasted at restaurants or watched on TV. My mom never cooked cabbage with coconut so I don’t know how authentic this recipe of cabbage poriyal is but I have tried to recreate the same¬†flavor that I have observed/tasted in restaurants. So not sure about the...

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