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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Ragi Cookies

Vegan Ragi Cookies with made with ragi (finger millet flour), atta, jaggery and vegan butter.

These are extremely easy to make and a healthier alternative to store bought chai time cookies. They are also great as snack and are refined sugar-free!

I am back with yet another easy homemade cookie recipe. Every January, I try to cut refined sugar from my diet, it’s because I eat way...

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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar

Make use of all the winter veggies in season to make these Roasted Winter Vegetables!

Topped with balsamic vinegar and fresh parsley, they make a nice side with soup or rice or can be enjoyed as such.

I love the fact that every season brings with it new fruits and vegetables to enjoy! In India, winter meant eating lots of greens like mustard greens, methi (fenugreek), bathua (chenopodium) and also those beautiful red carrots (which I soo miss...

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Instant Pot Lauki Curry (Bottle Gourd Curry)

Easy Lauki Curry (bottle gourd curry) made in the Instant Pot!

One pot, vegan and gluten-free, this gets done in 30 minutes or less.

Lauki (bottle gourd) is not a very known or popular vegetable around here in the US. But growing up in India, it was one of the most common vegetables.

It was made often in my house but no one was...

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Matar Chaat

Matar Chaat made with white peas tossed with onion, tomatoes, spices and chutneys!

This chaat is extremely popular in Delhi and makes amazing meal with kulcha or can be enjoyed as such.

Matar Kulcha had a special place in my heart during college days. There was this roadside stall near our college which sold matar kulcha plate for Rs.7  I think (which is less than 10 cent!) and that used to be my treat very...

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