Quick Vegetable Soup

Yet another soup. This one is so simple that even a child can put it together. From the prolific and iconic Tarla Dalal, bless her. If you are in the mood for something hot (temperature, not chili) and not in a mood to spend a large amount of time in the kitchen, then this soup…

Motaikose Poduthuval (Cabbage Stir Fry)

A poduthuval is basically a stir fry garnished with grated coconut. Therefore, one can use any of several vegetables – cabbage, snake gourd, beetroot, French beans…. The method of preparation remains the same, only the vegetable varies. These dishes are very mildly spiced, but very tasty. I therefore prefer to pair them with a spicy…

Green Bell Pepper Soup

Bell peppers are called capsicum in India. I shall therefore keep this post to Indian terminology. In my eagerness to try new recipes, I began experimenting with several soups. Most of them turned out really well. More because Hari is a very talented chef rather than any contribution of mine. This is one such soup…

Paruppu (Dal)

When I was a kid, both the main meals in my home were invariably rice, with accompanying kootan (dish to be mixed with rice) and a vegetable side. That’s because South Indians were primarily rice eaters. It was only on rare occasions that an Indian flat bread was made, always for dinner. None of the…

Tamater Ki Tari (Tomato Curry)

I make several kinds of tomato dishes – from just simple cooked and mashed tomatoes to gothsu. I like tomatoes, irrespective of whether it is with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Often, my tomato dishes are spicy, but the beauty of these dishes are that you can make it as spicy (or not at all) as…

Cabbage Soup

Yet another soup. This time, what several people consider to be superfood, cabbage. I hesitate to use cabbage in my salads, though I do on rare occasions. Mainly because it could contain worms that will not be removed through rinsing the cabbage. I therefore prefer cooked cabbage dishes. I was therefore delighted to discover this…

Broccoli Soup

I must credit this recipe to Sharan India. The Sharan website has several wonderful recipes, all WFPBNO. I credit my vegan journey completely to Sharan and Dr. Nandita Shah. I often try out the recipes from the Sharan website – all of them are really wonderful recipes. This broccoli soup pampers you so much that…

Spinach And Chickpea Soup

My love affair with soups continues. And I have to thank the iconic Tarla Dalal for this recipe. It was already vegan. All I had to do was omit the oil. But I wasn’t sure how this soup would turn out. I am not a great fan of spinach since I dislike the raw taste…

Carrot And Cauliflower Soup

I go through phases when I begin to experiment with a specific kind of food. For the past month, it has been soups. That’s mainly because the weather has turned cold (North India has a fairly pronounced winter). I therefore preferred hot or warm soups over cold salads. I appreciate that soups are nowhere close…

Dal Fry

Dal fry is a typical North Indian lentil preparation with a distinctive and unique taste. I had always avoided making this dal as I was under the mistaken impression that the taste was primarily on account of the ghee (clarified butter) that is used in its preparation. I accidentally stumbled upon a recipe for this…