Spinach Leaves Pakora (Palak pakora)

Spinach Leaves Pakora (Palak pakora)

As a new year resolution, I have made deal with myself that I will stay away from fried foods until I reach my new year goals. While organizing kitchen, I stared at a 5 lb bag of chickpea flour sitting in my pantry. It cried to be opened. I immediately closed the cabinet, walked away, [...]

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. [...]

Chorizo Vegetarian Tacos

Chorizo Vegetarian Tacos

I have confession to make. I never make tacos on taco Tuesday. I mean, I might, but if I do it is totally accidental. But let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good taco! It does not matter what day of the week it is! Taco time is anytime, especially they are great for weeknight [...]

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 [...]

Baingan Bharta (Smoky Eggplant Curry)

Baingan Bharta (Smoky Eggplant Curry)

Since childhood, I have always been an eggplant fan and like it in any form. My mom makes the best eggplant dumpling curry, which is still my most favorite curry recipe! When it comes to Indian Cuisine, there are various ways of cooking eggplant. You can stuff them, saute them, or fire roast them. Either [...]