Chinese long bean curry (Chawli subzi)

Chinese long bean curry (Chawli subzi)

Chinese long beans (Chawli) curry is traditional Gujarati dish that is very simple and requires very minimal ingredients. The spices used in this recipe are very basic and found in every Indian household pantry. If you need a quick, healthy curry to serve with roti or dal rice, then I highly recommend this dish. This [...]

Masoor Dal Fry (Spiced Lentil Soup)

Masoor Dal Fry (Spiced Lentil Soup)

Dal (daal or dhal) is one of the most versatile, healthy, filing, and delicious meals. Dal translates to pulses (dried legumes that include beans, lentils, and peas), but when referred to in the context of food it means a spiced Indian lentil soup. Dal can be made thick or thin, with any kind of lentil. [...]

Zucchini and Broccoli Cream Soup

Zucchini and Broccoli Cream Soup

Fall is upon us which means soup season is coming! I am getting in on the game a little early with this easy soup that takes advantage of all your summer zucchini harvest that you have left over. There is nothing I like more than a warm, creamy soup on a cool fall evening. Soups [...]

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

When fresh corn is in the season, it is time to fire up the grill or your gas stove! This Mexican street corn is on repeat all summer long at my home. Cooking on the hot grates or over open fire provides a nice flavorful smokey char on the surface, but all the luscious toppings [...]

Idli – Rice and Lentil steamed cakes

Idli – Rice and Lentil steamed cakes

Idlis are South Indian savory steamed rice cakes that are prepared by steaming a fermented rice lentil batter. Idlis are staple in our home because my 3.5 year old eats Idlis 3-4 times a week. Idlis are healthy meal option for kids and perfect to take with you while traveling. Idlis are gluten free, vegan, [...]

Idli-Dosa batter from scratch

Idli-Dosa batter from scratch

Dosas & Idlis are popular breakfast foods in India. Even though the dish is originated in South India, they are sold nationwide. It would be very difficult to find a place in India that does not sell this. Dosa/Idlis are vegan, and gluten free. Idlis are soft and fluffy while Dosas are paper thin and [...]