16 posts tagged vegan

Black Chickpea (Kala Chana) Pulao with Candied Carrot Strips

This pulao combines a tasteful combination of black chickpeas and brown rice. Being low in fat, high in dietary fiber, black chickpea is an excellent source of protein. It can be a good choice to add them to your diet, especially if you are a vegan or a vegetarian. This pulao is my mother's recipe. My only change to the original is the addition of candied carrots. It is beautifully flavored and deliciously fragrant. The stock is the key ingredient which gives the rice it’s black color and flavor. Continue Reading

Cabbage Kofta Curry

Here, I am with another vegetarian recipe. While growing up, we had koftas all the time. It was a treat for us. Koftas are delicious, deep fried meat or veggie dumplings. What I like the best about koftas is that they can be made out of anything, as long as you are able to bind the ingredients together into a ball. The most common vegetarian varieties of Koftas made are Lauki (ash gourd), cabbage, mixed vegetable and malai (cheese and potato) kofta. I made these koftas out of cabbage. In Indian household, koftas are mostly served in a curry. Continue Reading

Masaledar bharwan baingan/Dry Masala Stuffed Eggplants

Do you love eggplants? Well I do. I love for the variety of ways it can be cooked - stuffed, roasted, grilled, sautéed, stir-fried, and in curries and spreads. Eggplants are colorful and come in many different shapes and sizes. In terms of taste they are all very similar, only the texture and degree of bitterness varies somewhat. Today's recipe uses baby eggplants. They are small and round about the size of a hen's egg. They have more tender and mild flesh, and can be eaten whole, skins and all. Stuffed with dry spices and cooked to perfection, this recipe is such a cute and tasty way to serve one of my favorite veggie and is quite simple and easy to do. Continue Reading

Holi Inspired Lavash Pinwheels

Hello Friends, Happy Holi to those who celebrate! Today's recipe is a repost of an old recipe that I posted right when I started blogging. Different ideas were popping into my head seeing all the colorful Holi recipes on my fellow foodies' blogs so I revisited this recipe of spinach mango roll and decided make it more attractive and delightful. It's not a traditional Holi recipe but certainly inspired by the seasonal fruits and the Holi colors. The result is a fun, colorful, and healthy appetizer; not just for Holi but for any casual gathering or a fancy dinner party. Continue Reading

Creamy Kala Chana Soup

It's hard to get back to blogging when you are away for a while. I was worried I would’ve lost all of my visitors and readers. But you know what? I was wrong. A few of my posts got quite a lot of views, and I also received a lot of good feedback through comments and emails. Some of you missed me, checked on me and encouraged me to come back. So, thank you for doing so. A foodie friend recreated my Kale quesadilla recipe and shared it here. This was a real morale booster for a great start of the year and to get into the routine of posting and keeping in touch with you all. Today I bring you a a healthy, creamy and chunky soup that is mild enough to be kid friendly and layered with flavors of cumin and ginger to please the adults. Continue Reading