24 posts tagged vegan

Velvety Tomato Basil Soup (dairy free)

It has been raining on and off here and the temperature is falling. This prompted me to make my favorite fall soup of the simplest kind. This is definitely not your traditional tomato soup with cream, coconut milk. soy milk or almond milk. It is fresh, untainted, delicious, and uses lentil for a luxurious base. Continue Reading

Garden Vegetable Soba Recipe

I’m all about making real meals simple and convenient enough for weekdays. The easier it is, the more likely you are to cook it and eat it. This delicious recipe is a great way to use up a lot of odds and ends from the fridge or vegetable basket. It makes a great option for packed lunch as it tastes equally good warm, cold, or at room temperature. I usually serve this garden vegetable soba noodles with a piece of oven baked fish or chicken for a more substantial meal. Continue Reading

Grilled Okra

Okra is a summertime culinary pleasure and grilling turns into something super special and irresistible. It takes away all the sliminess and adds a delicious toasty flavor. Tossed with salt, pepper, and sumac okra makes a perfect finger food or a hearty side with meat instead of French fries. This is what I making these days with my home grown okra because it is the best! Continue Reading

Cabbage Stirfry

Aren't we all love quick and easy recipes that aren't boring, so today I am sharing a quick and easy cabbage recipe. It is made with minimal ingredients and tastes fabulous! It has a tempering made with mustard seeds and Bengal gram lentils which greatly adds to its taste and texture. I often add paneer which makes it more delicious and nutritionally adequate. This dish can be enjoyed as a main with roti or as a side with rice and curry or as a filling for wraps and sandwiches. Continue Reading

Wadi wali Lauki/ Bottlegourd cooked with Sundried lentil cakes

Bottle gourd is highly appreciated vegetables in Indian cuisine though it is not very familiar to the western world (yet!) as an edible. It is rich in minerals and high in water therefore considered extremely light on the digestive system. It is used in stir fries, curries, with lentils, in desserts, soups and a lot more. This is a super simple and homey dish, but the flavors are tremendous. We Punjabis particularly love to add wadis in it. They add a lot of flavor and make the dish enjoyably spicy. Continue Reading