Baked baby eggplant topped with onion, habanero mango salsa, goat cheese and basil

I love baby eggplants but in India we always removed the skin and cooked it to a point where it gets mushy and it would drive me nuts when my mom would insist that i eat this mushy eggplant curry with my rotis/bread. I wanted to come up with an eggplant dish that I would … Continue reading

Guilt free TEMPEH Burgers!

Last weekend, I was at this brunch place in Montclair, New Jersey- Absolutely fabulous and I was thrilled to see their Vegan and Vegetarian selections on the menu. After pondering over an extensive menu:) and the indecisive person that I am esp when it comes to food- I decided to try their Vegetarian Chickpea burger … Continue reading

Baked Potato Fingers with baked pockets of garlic!

All of us crave Potatoes fries at some point in our lives lol! I simply crave them the whole time so it was important that I come up with a guilt free recipe that would let me enjoy my craving every single time! This is such a simple, quick dish and can even be served … Continue reading

Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant & Bulgur Wheat

Mango Coconut Soup, yes you heard it right. I loveeeeeeee mangoes and my husband just got me a bagful the other day. Perfect excuse to tell him that the mangoes are going to go bad and have to be used in a “wise” manner so that they don’t get rotten over time 🙂 I learnt … Continue reading

Recipe: Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant and Bulgur Wheat

Ingredients: 1/4 cup Grated coconut(fresh/ frozen) 2 Ripe mangoes or 1/4 cup Mango puree’ 1tbsp cumin seeds 1/4tsp fenugreek seeds(if you have it, this gives such flavor! else u can skip this) 1 Red Chilli 🙂 as per individual spice level(you can take off the seeds if you like less spice) Nandini’s tip: 1 tbsp … Continue reading

Baked Cauliflower with Pecans, Caramelized Onions in a Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

I received so much great feedback from my “Absolutely healthy Cauliflower dish” that it inspired me to make another one- this even better because of the coriander yogurt sauce. The recipe is very similar but this time with a slight variation. I place the cauli florets in a baking pan along with Pecans and then … Continue reading

Recipe: Eggplant Curry in honor of Ben Starr

Ingredients 1 medium sized eggplant( I used 1/2 a large eggplant) 1 onion 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 green chillies 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves 1 inch piece of fresh ginger(else 1 tsp ginger powder) 2/3 cloves of garlic Baking pan Canola Oil … Continue reading

Eggplant Curry in Honor of Ben Starr!

I am a huge fan of Ben Starr from Master Chef Season 2 and have always cheered for him. I feel like apart from being a wonderful chef, he is such a nice person and has been very encouraging. He has now become one of my good friends and my idol. In our recent conversation, … Continue reading

Recipe: My Absolutely healthy Cauliflower dish!

Ingredients Extra virgin Olive Oil 1/2 head of Cauliflower 1 large Onion 3 cloves of garlic 5-6 Mint leaves 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder Pinch of turmeric 1 tsp cayenne powder 1 tsp lemon pepper powder 1/2 cup low fat or Greek yoghurt 2 tsp lemon juice Salt … Continue reading

My Absolutely healthy Cauliflower dish!

I opened my refrigerator to cook dinner for us and found just cauliflower and some yoghurt! It was too late to go out and get something and then cook so figured will have to come up with a dish 🙂 I made this awesome healthy cauliflower dish with crunchy almonds, yoghurt, mint and ofcourse my … Continue reading