Cooking with 10 year old Anaya on her Birthday

I have been postponing this post now for a long time simply because I wanted to sit down and write about this wonderful cooking experience with a 10 year old girl, Anaya. Anaya is such a sweet, brilliant, creative 10 year old who loves to cook. On her 10 th birthday, her mom Shruti decided to … 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

My spicy Tomato Soup with Lentils & Freshly ground black peppercorns

Its been raining and I feel like making a hot bowl of my spicy currylicious tomato soup but with a twist as always! LENTILS:) yes, I add some lentils to my tomato soup. The room fills up with flavor and fragrance of the spices that I add to it which makes it spicy as well. … Continue reading

Recipe: My spicy Tomato Soup with Lentils & Freshly ground black peppercorns

Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes 4 cloves of garlic An inch piece of fresh ginger Few fresh black peppercorns Coriander leaves Cumin seeds, a pinch Pinch of turmeric 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/4 cup yellow lentils Juice of 1 lemon Canola oil Preparation   Chop tomatoes, garlic and … Continue reading

Creamy Cottage Cheese Curry prepared in a wok

I want to start by introducing all of you to what a “Kadai” is? Kadai in India means a wok:) I prepare this awesome “currylicious” cottage cheese dish in a wok tossed with colored bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. I throw in a bunch of spices that the flavors and smell travel to my neighbours … Continue reading

Recipe: Creamy Cottage Cheese prepared in a Wok

Ingredients 1 Onion 1 Green Chilli 1/2 Green bell pepper 1/2 Red bell pepper 3 cloves of garlic 1 inch piece of fresh ginger/ 1 tsp ginger powder 1 Tomato Indian Cottage Cheese Canola Oil 1/2 tsp butter Spices: 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp cayenne powder … Continue reading

Recipe: Tomato Chutney

Ingredients 1 large Onion 2 Tomatoes 1 tsp tomato puree 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 inch piece ginger/ 1 tsp ginger powder 3 cloves of garlic 1 tsp cayenne powder Salt to taste Sesame Oil(best) or if you cannot find it Canola oil is fine. 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds Curry leaves … Continue reading

Crepe With Tomato Chutney and Coriander Chutney

  I have always been fascinated by the different ways one can present a CREPE- both savory and sweet! It is indeed one of my favorite dishes:) Well, I made my version of Savory Crepe with a bright red tomato chutney and a green coriander chutney. The tangy flavor from the tomato chutney and the … Continue reading