Cook's Hideout Recipes


Pumpkin Gelato

Creamy and delicious Pumpkin Gelato made without eggs. Takes just a few minutes to put everything together and make this decadent dessert.

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Filling & Ganache

Rich and decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Filling and ganache. All in all this is an absolutely delicious cake that is sure to be a big hit for any occasion and you would not even know that it is vegan.

Black Rice and Corn Salad

Hearty, colorful and delicious Black rice and corn salad, great to serve warm or at room temperature. Black rice is cooked with corn, cranberries, spices and herbs.

Cherry Berry Smoothie Bowl

This cherry berry smoothie bowl is creamy and delicious. It is a quick, guilt free way to start any day. This smoothie bowl has half a days worth of fiber.

Paneer Fried Rice

Paneer fried rice is a protein packed dish that is perfect to pack for lunch. It is quick and easy to make and is great to use up leftover rice.

Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn Squash soup is creamy, flavorful, comforting and hearty. Perfect to make when the temperatures take a dip and you need to warm up inside and out.

100% Whole wheat Bread

100% Whole wheat bread that is moist, tender and studded with Walnuts. Easy to make and great as toast and for sandwiches.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Empanada

Here’s a vegetarian version of popular street food in many Latin And South American countries - sweet potato and black bean Empanada served with yogurt dip.

Chocolate Custard with Custard Powder

Chocolate Custard is a creamy and delicious treat that is a great make ahead dessert that is easy to make. It is kid friendly too.

Chickpea Quesadilla

Chickpea Quesadilla is a delicious variation to regular cheese quesadilla. It’s packed with double protein with chickpeas and cheese.

Mocha Cream Pie

This Mocha Cream pie requires no baking and is rich and decadent. This is a great make ahead dessert that both kids and adults would enjoy!!

Brussel Sprouts Fried Rice

Brussels Sprouts Fried Rice is a colorful and absolutely delicious dish. It is very flavorful with the addition of sauteed herbs.

Basic Sourdough Bread

Basic Sourdough bread that is great to have toasted with some jam for breakfast.

Chocolate Affogato

Hot Chocolate Affogato is a great dessert/ drink to make for kids parties. Hot chocolate is poured onto vanilla ice cream scoop and served right away.

Baked Maple Donuts

Baked Maple Doughnuts to celebrate National Doughnut day. These doughnuts are baked instead of fried, which makes them little less-guilty than eating the traditional ones.

Avocado Hummus

A creamy and delicious dip made with avocado and chickpeas. It is a cross between hummus and guacamole. A nutritious snack for any time of the day.

Jollof Brown Rice

African Tomato Rice aka Jollof rice made with brown rice. This recipe is baked in the oven instead of on the stove top.

Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes

These Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes are perfect for your loved ones on Valentine's day breakfast or brunch.These are made with powdered beets instead of artificial colors.

Overnight Oats - 2 Ways

2 delicious ways to jazz up Overnight Oats - easy to make and wholesome breakfast to start any day. One Base recipe that can be customized to ones likes and preferences.

Vegetarian Chimichanga with Kidney Beans

Blogging Marathon# 31: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: Mexican Cuisine Dish: Vegetarian Low-fat Chimichanga For Day 2 of BM# 31 under 'Mexican Cuisine' theme, I made this low(er) fat vegetarian Chimichanga. 'Chimichanga' is essentially deep ...

Coconut Flour Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate Muffins made with coconut flour. They are very chocolaty and are so fluffy and delicious.

Shanghai Fried Rice

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: C for China Dish: Vegetarian Shanghai Fried Rice So after trying 2 dishes from South America (Argentina & Brazil), we are travelling all the way to Easten Asia, to China. C for Ch...

Cheese Pizza Pops

Cheese Pizza Pops are very cheesy and addictive. These bite sized pizza are just perfect for after-school snack for the kids.

Motabel (Smokey Eggplant & Tahini dip)

Motabel/ Moutabel is almost like Baba ghanoush with smokey roasted eggplant as the main ingredient. Enjoy with some pita chips and crudite.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

A healthy and nutritious Cauliflower Fried rice that is colorful, filling and great to pack in the lunch box. This is a Vegan and gluten free dish.

Chickpea flour Pizza with Pesto

Socca pizza made with chickpea flour. This no-yeast pizza needs just a few ingredients and is protein rich. Toppings can be customized to ones likes and dislikes.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Recipe to make once of the most popular ice cream flavor -- Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. It is nothing but vanilla ice cream base swirled with crushed chocolate wafer cookies (like oreos).

Folded Enchiladas

Folded Enchiladas are popular Mexican Street food that is very easy to make at home too. Corn tortillas are stuffed with cheese and dipped in homemade enchilada sauce.

Mango Strawberry Icebox Cake

Mango Strawberry Icebox cake is a no bake, no cook dessert that just needs layering of ingredients and after a few hours you will have a delicious cake that cuts beautifully and looks almost like tender layer cake.

Mixed Fruit Shrikhand

Here's something different from all the different baking and kid friendly dishes I have been posting all week. A deliciously creamy Indian dessert made with yogurt and flavored with saffron and served with some fruit. I was never a big fan of Sh...

Eggless Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Today we begin the 3rd week of blogging marathon, BM# 23 and my theme for this week is "Egg less Chocolate Cupcakes & Muffins". With a chocoholic 5 year old at home, its almost impossible for me to not take up this theme, so now you kno...

Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

For Day 4 of the Blogging marathon, I have these sweet little cupcakes that I made for our picnic last weekend. These are rich chocolaty cupcakes with some oreo cookie frosting. I know I had to make these cupcakes when I saw the drool-worthy pictures...

Coconut Malai Laddoo

These Coconut Malai Laddoo just melt in the mouth and are perfect to make during festivals. They are made with ricotta cheese instead of khoya.

Individual No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes

Summer is officially here and we are already in the middle of serious Grilling season. With 4th of July approaching real fast, I thought I will share some of my favorite dishes that can be made for your next backyard bbq or bring them to a potluck or...

Tres Leche Cake (Vegan Recipe)

Vegan version of the popular tres leche Cake. This vegan version uses soy milk (in the cake itself), almond milk and coconut milk. The best thing about that is each milk lends its flavor to the cake making it taste absolutely heavenly.

Begun-er Tok

Recipe for Bengali Begun-er Tok or Bengali Sweet & Sour Eggplant. It is sweet, tangy and sour all at the same time. This dish is traditionally served as a pre-dessert course, but can also be served as a condiment with rice and roti.

Sweet Milk Ice cream

Creamy & delicious homemade Sweet Milk Ice cream. This recipe has no eggs and is absolutely delicious.

Baby Corn Roast

Simple and addictive Baby Corn Roast that takes just a few minutes to cook. It can be served as an appetizer or snack.

Bavarian Dumplings/ Dampfnudel

This month's host of International Food Challenge, Saraswathi Tharagaram (Sara's Yummy Bites) is taking us on a culinary tour of Bavaria region in Germany. Germany is located in Western Europe. The topography of the country is varied, and i...

Mango Gelato

Gelato has been on my to-make list ever since I bought my ice cream maker which was some 3 years ago. So when I saw the recipe for mango gelato in King Arthur flour's newsletter, I knew it was time to make this icy, creamy treat. Gelato is the I...

Chocolate Granola

This Chocolate Granola recipe is easy to make and takes just a few minutes to put together. It has a delightful clumpy texture and is absolutely delicious.

Mango Pulihora with Brown Rice

Healthy & nutritious Mango rice (Mamidikaya Pulihora) made with Brown rice. It's a filling and hearty dish that is great to pack for lunch or as a meal.

Suafa'i -- Samaon Banana Tapioca pudding

This month we are going to Samoa the beautiful island country in the South Pacific ocean for #Food of the World event. I have tried these delicious fluffy and coconut milk soaked Pani popos and this super simple banana pudding, Poi from Samoa. Today&...

Vegan Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Vegan Bread Pudding with dried fruit and homemade butterscotch sauce. Bread soaked in non-dairy milk custard and baked off until golden and delicious.

Homemade Pesto Pizza

This is our first Home Bakers Challenge. Home Bakers is an enthusiastic group of baking enthusiastic bloggers and is started by Priya Suresh @ Priya's Versatile Recipes. For the first month's challenge Divya @ Divya's Culinary Journey ...

California Veggie Pizza Recipe on Whole wheat Crust

I have missed the last edition of International Food Challenge because of summer vacation and possibly poor planning on my side. Even this post is late, but I didn't want to miss the 1st Anniversary of IFC. Hearty congratulations to Saras and Sh...

Chili Parotta/ Kothu Parotta

Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 4/ Day 3 Theme: Online Bookmarked Recipes Dish: Chili Parotta The first time I tasted Chili Parotta was about 4~5 years ago in Saravana bhavan in Edison, NJ. Both my husband and I didn't really like it. It was way too...

Hakka Noodles

Recipe to make popular Indo-Chinese Hakka noodles with lots of vegetables and fried tofu.

Mango Almond Smoothie

Creamy & delicious Mango Almond Smoothie -- perfect summer thirst quencher.

3 Ingredient Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce made with just 3 ingredients. All this recipe needs is canned tomato, garlic cloves, basil and 15~20 minutes of cook time. It has a beautiful red color and is subtly flavored with the garlic and basil. Serve it with pasta, as pizza sau...

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta sauce made with roasted cauliflower -- it is completely dairy and vegan.

Thai Green Papaya Salad (Vegan Recipe)

Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 4/ Day 1 Theme: 1 Cuisine -- 3 Dishes Dish: Thai Cuisine -- Thai Green Papaya Salad My theme for this week's blogging marathon is pick 1 cuisine and cook 3 dishes. Valli gave us 4 countries to choose from and I went b...

Mini Almond Biscotti

These mini almond biscotti are crispy, delicious and perfect to dunk in coffee. They are just the perfect size to pack and send for the holidays.

Ras Omlette

Ras Omelette is a delicious street food from Goa. Omelette served in a spicy tomato gravy is a hearty protein packed treat for any time of the day.

Costa Rican Refried Rice & Beans

Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is on Monday and I wanted to post a quick and easy recipe to make on that day. I found this recipe in Viva Vegan cookbook that fits the bill perfectly. If you have cooked rice and beans, then this recipe is a breeze to make...

Cuban Black Beans

Cuban style Black Beans -- a flavorful and mildly spiced dish.

Vegetarian Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Blogging Marathon# 37: Week 3/ Day 1 Theme: Street Food from Around the World Dish: Kimchi Fried Rice from Korea My theme for this week's Blogging marathon got me very very excited. It is Street Food from around the world. Learning about the dif...


BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: H for Honduras Dish: Baleadas We are going to Central America today to Honduras. Honduras was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century and they introduced Roman Catholism and Span...

Grilled Potato Salad

Grilled Potato Salad is a delicious dish that is great to make for bbqs, picnics and bring for potlucks. Since it's mayo-less, it doesn't need to be chilled

Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry

Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir Fry is a healthy and wholesome dish that is great to serve over brown rice or noodles. Hoisin based stir fry sauce adds flavor.

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselbeck Potatoes -- fanned potatoes baked until tender with paprika flavored butter/ oil and then topped them with some crunchy and cheesy breadcrumb mixture.

Cauliflower Kofta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Indian flavored Cauliflower kofta with Creamy Tomato Sauce -- serve them as side dish for your holiday parties and game nights.

Creamy Strawberry and Mascarpone Granita

Light, creamy and refreshing strawberry granita with mascarpone. A delicious dessert any time of the year but especially good in summers.

Mexican Torta

Mexican Torta is a hearty Mexican sandwich stuffed with fillings usually seen in burritos and tacos. Here instead of using tortillas, crusty rolls called bocadillos are used. In this vegetarian version I used some roasted eggplant and zucchini instea...

Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables

This salad was part of my Middle-eastern themed dinner this past weekend (or 2 away. This recipe has been on my drafts for quite some time). Except for chopping the veggies, this dish needs less than 10 minutes of hands-on time and it can easily feed...

Carrot-Coconut Rice

I can't believe it's December already and in few short days we will be in a brand new year. Today we begin 23rd edition of Blogging Marathon and my theme for this week is "Cooking with Carrots". I like carrots and I add them to ri...

Rose Milk shake

Rose Milkshake -- Colorful, refreshing and perfect Summer drink.

Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 2/ Day 2 Theme: Kid's Delight Event -- Pizza & Pasta Dish: Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce Like I said in my yesterday's post, my kids love pasta and I'm always in the look out for interesting sauce recipes. T...

Almond Cacao Nib Cookies

Crispy and delicious Almond Cacao Nib Cookies. This cookies dough is very easy to work with and they are great to give as holiday gifts.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Marshmallow fluff Frosting

Moist and fluffy red velvet cupcakes with marshallow (fluff) frosting. Cupcakes are vegan so use a vegan frosting to make a completely vegan recipe.

Bread Pudding using Challah Bread

This bread pudding using challah bread is easy to make. It makes for a great brunch dish or as a delicious dessert to be served any time.

Black Forest Cake (Eggless Recipe)

Rich, chocolaty and decadent Black Forest Cake made with eggless chocolate sponge that is topped with whipped cream and cherries.

Cuban Style Yellow Rice

Cuban Style Yellow Rice. Rice gets its yellow color from annatto seed powder and paprika. Yellow rice is a staple in the Caribbean because of its color and flavor.

Cherry Tomato & Kale Pasta

Cherry tomatoes are cooked till they burst and then stirred with pasta and kale. It is a very simple recipe with few ingredients and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes, perfect for a busy weeknight.

Chocolate Pudding

Rich and decadent Chocolate Pudding that is much better in taste and texture than any store bought pudding cup. Great kid friendly dish that can served as dessert or as after-school snack.

Vegetarian Bi Bim Bap

Do you ever think of this one dish that you had years ago that was so good that you can’t forget it, but at the same time cannot figure out what it actually is. That happened to me during my China trip almost 3 years ago. My Chinese colleague Chris...

Lemon Posset

This has to be the most decadent and the easiest dessert that I’ve ever made. With only 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands-on time, it’s hard to believe the end result could be this tasty AND the technique is almost fool-proof. When I sa...

Pasta Salad with Black Beans

Pasta Salad with black beans and colorful veggies -- a perfect make ahead dish for barbecues, picnics and take along lunches.

Poblano & Corn Baked Mac & Cheese

Blogging Marathon# 37: Week 4/ Day 1 Theme: Member's Choice Dish: Baked Mac & Cheese with Poblano & Corn We are starting our last week of blogging marathon for this month and I chose 'Member's Choice' as my theme. Valli co...

Puffed Wheat, Almond & Coconut Granola Bars

Granola Bars with Puffed Wheat, Almonds, Coconut and goji berries. These granola bars are very easy to put together -- just mix dry and wet ingredients, bake until set and serve.

Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream Sandwich

Oatmeal Raisin Ice cream sandwich is a great kid friendly dessert and is a perfect Summer treat. Cookies are 100% vegan and very easy to put together.

Pidatha Kinda Pappu

This is a spicy, crunchy and very addictive snack that is widely sold on the beaches of India. It is called Pidatha Kinda Pappu in Andhra and Jhal Muri around the world.

Rice & Beans (Moro de Habichuelas)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: D for Dominican Republic Dish: Rice & Beans We are back to South America today, to Dominican Republic. It is a nation on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean region. Chrsitop...

Thai Iced Tea (with Black Tea bags & Star Anise)

Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 4/ Day 3 Theme: 1 Cuisine -- 3 Dishes Dish: Thai Cuisine -- Thai Iced Tea For the final day of this month's blogging marathon under 'Thai cuisine' theme, I have a cold, refreshing Thai Iced Tea. I wanted to ...

Russian Tomato & Cucumber Salad

This is a very simple Russian tomato and cucumber salad that doesn't need a separate post, but I'm doing it anyway. The dressing is very very simple with just vinegar, oil, salt & pepper. Very refreshing and healthy salad. Recipe adapte...

Borscht -- Russian Beet & Vegetable Soup

When I think of Russian food, first thing that comes to mind is Borscht -- beet & vegetable soup. To be honest I'm not a bog beets fan, so this was soup was something that I was not too excited about and kept looking for other dishes. But fi...

Bagara Baingan (Hyderabadi Baby Eggplants in Peanut-Coconut Gravy)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter B Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: B for Bagara Baingan (Baghare Baingan) Letter B stands for veggies like Beerakaya (ridgegourd), Bendakaya (lady's finger/ okra) and one of my favorite greens ...

Vegetarian Pita Pizza with Meatless Meatballs

Blogging Marathon# 28: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: Kid's Delight - 5 Ingredient Fix Dish: Pita Pizza with Meatless Meatballs Kids LOVE cheese, kids LOVE pizza, so it's only obvious that we have a pizza post for Kid's Delight: 5 ingredient fix...

Mango Fool

Blogging Marathon# 41: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: Summer Specials Dish: Mango Fool Summer and Mangoes are like night and darkness (at least in my mind :-) I wait for summer to enjoy mangoes to its fullest. There is only one person I know who doesn't l...

Moroccan Harcha

Moroccan Harcha is a traditional Semolina bread that is buttery and delicious. They are great to fill with cheese, jam or Nutella.

Green Mango-Potato Pulao

A Simple rice dish that is mildly spiced and tastes yummy with the sour mango and potato. I ate it with some raita and some leftover dal for a filling meal.

Qubani Ka Meetha

Qubani ka meetha is a traditional Hyderabadi dessert made from dried apricots. It is very simple to make with just a few ingredients. Serve it with some fresh cream or vanilla ice cream.

Crispy Baked Buffalo Style Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip

Crispy Baked Buffalo Style Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip is a low calorie appetizer/ snack that is spicy and addictive.

Corn-Tomato Relish

I’m back to blogging, thanks to Valli for another edition of Blogging Marathon. This is the 8th edition and I join the 2nd group of 20 bloggers who are all set to blog for the next one week. I chose “Condiments” and “Cooking with 5 ingredient...

Moong dal Salad (Vadapappu Salad)

South Indian Style Salad made with Moong dal and lettuce greens. Easy to make and protein rich -- this is sure to be a hit.

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Roasted strawberry Ice cream -- Roasting the strawberries brings out their juices and concentrates their natural flavor. Great way to use up surplus strawberries with this yummy summer treat.

Brown Rice Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash & Pomegranates

Hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving meal yesterday. We had our Thanksgiving party at our friend's house and we had some amazing food and great time chatting. I felt like I was in a food coma yesterday after eating all that food. So today I h...

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf with Veggies

I thought bulgur was used to make Tabbouleh only until I ate this pilaf. I should have known, bulgur to Turkish is like rice to South Indians -- the many variations of rice we enjoy is incredible. So bulgur is used in both savory and sweet preparatio...

Lebanese Moussaka

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 4/ Day 2 Theme: Bookmarked Recipes from A-Z International Marathon Dishes: Lebanese Moussaka For Day 2 of blogging marathon, I picked my favorite ingredient and made this delicious Lebanese eggplant dish that I bookmarked ...

Bengali Mishti Pulao with Vegetables

Recipe to make Bengali Mishti Pulao with mixed vegetables. An easy to make rice dish that is aromatic and delicious.

Beer Crust Pizza

Beer adds a nice flavor and fragrance to this easy to make pizza crust. This beer crust pizza needs only 30 minutes of rising time, so pizza is ready in less than an hour.

English Muffin Bread

Blogging Marathon# 40: Week 1/ Day 3 Theme: Yeast Breads Dish: English Muffin Bread Today's bread is very simple to make and needs only 1 rise, it can be made in less than 2 hours from start to finish. A great bread for newbies, not much kneadin...

Laotian Eggplant with Tomatoes

Laotian Eggplant with tomatoes and mint is a spicy, sweet and tangy dish that takes less than 30 minutes to make. erve it with some sticky rice for an authentic Laotian meal.

Cheese Brioche Buns

Cheese Brioche Buns are rich, buttery and cheesy. They are great as sandwich buns or as dinner rolls. Make them ASAP for this holiday season.

Nutella Swirl Bread

A very inviting and addictive Nutella Swirl Bread. The dough itself is not too sweet, sweetness comes from the sugar sprinkled on top and the nutella spread. It's great for breakfast with some fruit and milk.

Swedish Limpa (Rye Bread)

Swedish Limpa Bread has a nice soft crumb and is mildly spiced. It tastes great with some butter and pepper jelly.

Self Saucing Chocolate Cake

Happy Valentines Day to everyone. After posting the Mango custard yesterday, I thought I should also post something with Chocolate for Valentines day. Valentines day without chocolate is probably unthinkable for some, but history channel says that th...

Chopped Salad with Ginger-Honey Dressing

Chopped Salad with Ginger-Honey Dressing is a easy to make and crowd pleasing dish that is colorful and delicious. No cook recipe perfect for Holidays.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

A very simple and tasty roasted cauliflower steak recipe. This is flavored with Indian spices but can be customized to ones likes and dislikes.

Turkish Pizza Bread (Pide)

ide is essentially a boat shaped bread that is used as a pizza base and can be filled with grilled veggies, cheese, eggs. Even sweet fillings like fruit and custard can be used as fillings and served as cake.

Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani

Hyderabadi Vegetarian Thali with Vegetable biryani, Khatti dal, Mirchi ka Salan, Burani raita, Naan and Shahi tukda for dessert. A filling and amazing meal.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (Vegan Recipe)

Roasted Sweet Potato Pecan Salad is a very festive looking and delicious salad. Pomegranate seeds, grapes and raisins gives the salad slight sweetness.

Coconut Ceviche

I used to love watching Food Network. But with kids running around it has become almost impossible to watch any TV. Now a days I found the best time to watch my favorite channel is when I'm folding the laundry. So during one of my laundry foldin...

Vegetable Makhani Rice

Creamy and delicious Makhani rice with mixed vegetables. It is equally good to serve at dinner parties or as a quick weeknight meal.

Cheese Pav Bhaji Sandwich

This Cheese Pav bhaji Sandwich is a convenient and kid friendly way to enjoy a traditional dish. It's a great kid friendly dish that is perfect for lunchbox

Eggless Date & Walnut Cake

Soft & Fluffy Date & Walnut Cake. Dates add a nice caramel flavor and a rich chocolaty color to the cake.

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Blogging Marathon# 30: Week 3/ Day 3 Theme: Kid's Delight - Summer Special Dish: Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Day 3 of Blogging Marathon# 30 and today's kid approved Summer treat for Chef Mireille's Kid's Delight: Summer Special event...

Vegetarian Tamales with Spinach, Corn and Cheese Filling

Vegetarian recipe for the popular Tamales with Spinach, Corn and cheese filling.

Sourdough Banana Bread

This is the last of the banana recipes from my drafts. This banana bread recipe uses 2 ingredients that I always have on hand, my soudough starter and of course the bananas. My starter is now more than 3 years old and it has been through a lot alread...

Multigrain Loaf Bread

Multigrain Loaf Bread that is slightly sweet and has a nice nubbly, yet soft texture. It is firm enough to hold up to a sandwich and is great when toasted for breakfast.

Italian Piadine Sandwich

Italian Piadina sandwich is a popular street food in Romagna region of Italy. Piada or Piadina is a thin flatbread called Piada or Piadina and is typically made in the Romagna region. The flatbreads are then filled variety of cheeses, meats, vegetabl...

Fasulye/ Barbunya Pilaki

We are visiting the beautiful Turkey this month for the #Food of the World event. Turkish food happens to be one of my favorite and I'm always looking for opportunities to try new dishes. I borrowed 'The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian' ...

Greek Lentil Salad

Greek style Lentil Salad. This salad is mild tasting, but you can easily spice or jazz it up by adding more lemon juice, more herbs and may be some olives. It is light and refreshing, but filling at the same time. It is great to pack for lunch or a p...

Vegetarian Paprikash with Dumplings

Vegetarian Paprikash with dumplings is spicy veggie stew with eggy dumplings.

Kerala Style Dal (Parippu)

Kerala Style Parippu - Creamy red lentils cooked with coconut milk and ground spices. Delicious to serve with steamed rice.

Eggless Mawa Cupcakes

Eggless Mawa cupcakes are rich and decadent. Add some nuts or tutti frutti to make these cupcakes extra special. Make these for Diwali or other festivals.

Easy Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons recipe that is easy to make and is great to give as edible gifts. Bite sized macarons sandwiched with chocolate ganache.

Summer Barley Salad

Healthy & Nutritious Summer Barley Salad made with Whole Barley. A great make ahead dish for picnics or pack for lunches.

Turkish Baklava

Recipe to make homemade Turkish Baklava. Baklava is a very rich, sweet pastry made of layers of Phyllo (fillo) dough filled with nuts and sweetened with honey and syrup. 

Vegetarian Skillet Enchiladas

These quick and easy (cheater version) Vegetarian Skillet Enchiladas are a breeze to make. Perfect weeknight meal made with veggies, beans and cheese.

Gutti Vankaya Pulao

Gutti Vankaya pulao is a delicious rich dish that is special enough to make for parties but simple enough to make on a weekday.

Stir fried Bok Choy with Noodle Cake

Stir fried Bok Choy served with Crispy Noodle cake is an easy to make dish that is filling, flavorful and delicious. Great for weeknight meals.

Peach-Mango Jam with Vanilla

Homemade Peach-Mango jam flavored with vanilla. It's a delicious way to use up those last summer fruit.

Menthi kura Pappu (Dal with fenugreek leaves)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter M Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: M for Menthi kura Pappu Letter M stands for fruits & veggies like Mamidikaya/ Mamidi pandu (mango), Menthikura (fenugreek leaves) etc. For today's post, I made a sim...

Vegan Rich Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse made with Silken Tofu. It is creamy, chocolaty and absolutely delicious.

Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: North Indian Starters Dish: Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat We are starting our last marathon for this year and my theme for this week is 'North Indian Starters'. Starters/ Appetizers are not really my for...

Vegan Tofu Omelette

This Vegan Tofu Omelette recipe is fluffy and is packed with double dose of protein from tofu and chickpea flour. Serve with hash browns or home fries for a hearty and delicious breakfast/ brunch.


Blogging Marathon# 39 - Indian States: Day 7 State: Goa Dish: Goan Feijoada Goa is India's smallest state by area and is located on the the weat coast of India. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita 2½ times that of the countr...

Pumpkin Cake Muffins

I wanted to use up some of the pumpkin puree I had left after making a dessert for Thanksgiving (recipe for Individual no-bake pumpkin pie coming up soon). I browsed through Pinterest board and found these delicious Pumpkin Cake doughnuts recipe from...

Orange Posset

Orange Posset is a creamy and delicious dessert made with just a few ingredients. Great to serve chilled for parties.

Quinoa & Pistachio Salad with Moroccan Pesto

Quinoa Salad with Pistachio and Moroccan Pesto is easy and quick to put together. It can be served right away or chilled until ready to serve. It is great to make ahead for picnics or to pack for lunchbox.

Individual Red, White & Blue Cheesecake

Individual Red, White & Blue Cheesecake is a great make ahead dessert. Perfect to serve for the 4th of July barbecues, potlucks.

Sanna Pakora (Sindhi Onion Pakoda)

These double fried pakodas from Sindhi cuisine are extra crispy and yummy. Perfect to munch with a cup of tea.

Grilled Tofu Tikka Kebabs

Grilled Tofu Tikka Kebabs are 100% vegan, smoky and absolutely delicious. They are also great to serve as a light meal over rice or quinoa pilaf.

Mixed Grain Mediterranean Salad Recipe

Nutritious Mixed Grains Mediterranean Salad that is packed with fiber, flavor and deliciousness. Cooked grains are combined with peppers, onions and olives in this simple, easy to make salad.

Coconut Milk Kadhi

This recipe is from Indian super chef Sanjeev Kapoor's cooking show "Khana Khazana". This kadhi uses coconut milk instead of yogurt or buttermilk. Since my husband does not eat any yogurt based products, I wanted to try this for him. T...

Dulche de Leche-Almond Peda

Dulche de Leche-Almond Peda is rich and melts in the mouth. This is a nice variation to regular peda and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Tomato Cheese Sandwich with Pesto

Best way to enjoy fresh tomatoes -- Tomato Cheese Sandwich with Pesto. Toasted or not this is a easy recipe that is going to please both kids and adults.

Carrot Rice

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: Y for Yemen Dish: Yemeni Carrot Rice Today we are going to Yemen, an Arab country in Southwest Asia. We are only a day way from our final destination tomorrow and I can't believe...

Spinach Fatayer

Fatayer are Turkish savory pastries that are similar to Indian Samosas. The pastry is yeast based unlike samosas (which is similar to pie crust) and these are baked and not fried like the samosas. Filling has spinach and onions along with walnuts and...

Paneer Spinach Sandwich

Paneer Spinach Sandwich is a quick and easy to make dish that is great to serve for breakfast, light lunch or as an afternoon snack.

Mango Custard

Here's a delicious dessert recipe for any occasion. I made it a while back and wanted to share with everyone on the eve of Valentines Day. If you are still looking for something quick and easy to make for Valentines day, then this recipe is for ...

Caramelized Onion & Cheese Bialys Recipe

These caramelized onion and cheese mini Bialys are chewy and delicious. They are great to serve warm but taste amazing toasted with some cream cheese.

Cherry Tomato Pachadi (Cherry tomato Chutney)

Chutney made with cherry tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes being small and slightly thick skinned give the chutney a nice texture without getting too mushy. This chutney is great to serve with rice, idli, dosa, upma and even roti.

Kimchi with Ginger & Chiles

New Jersey is one state where you find large Indian population. In some towns it almost feels like Americans are in minority there. Most of the apartment complexes are filled with Indians and streets are filled with Indian stores, restaurants, beauty...

Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai

Blogging Marathon# 30: Week 4/ Day 1 Theme: Tea Kadai Menu Dish: Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai We are starting the last week of Blogging Marathon for this month and my theme for this week is 'Tea Kadai Menu'. Valli gave us a set of typical dis...

Black Rice Salad with Mangoes & Tangerines

This is week 2 of BM# 17 for me and for this week, my theme for this week is "Summer Salads". We are not big salad eaters and I prefer my veggies cooked than raw. I know a lot of people who would order salad at a restaurant I'd rather ...

Sweet Ragi Dosa

Sweet dosas made with Ragi flour and jaggery. These sweet dosas are flavored with a hint of ground cardamom making these taste more like a dessert. These ragi dosas can be served for breakfast, snack or even lunch

Curried Rice with Raisins and Cashews

Curried Rice with Raisins and Cashews is a quick and easy side dish that would be great as a Thanksgiving side dish. It is slightly sweet and spicy.

Dried Fruit Crackers

These Dried Fruit Crackers are addictive and absolutely delicious. They are great addition to a cheese and fruit platter.

Three Cheese Potatoes

This recipe for baked three cheese potatoes is easy to make and very delicious. It is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults.

Greek Nachos with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Style nachos made with homemade pita chips (baked pita bread wedges) and topped with creamy yogurt based Tzatziki sauce and veggies.


Easy to make delicious Mushroom and cheese filled Zapiekanka sandwich. It is a popular street food in Poland.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Thai Pineapple Fried rice or Khao Pad Sapparot is a delicious sweet, sour and salty dish. This recipe is vegetarian with the addition of tofu and vegetables.

Vegan Chocolate French Toast

Vegan Chocolate French Toast is a delicious breakfast/ brunch dish that kids would love. It is great to make on Easter Sunday.

Spicy Mexican Home Fries

I'm not sure how authentic these home fries are, but I believe Bobby Flay knows what he's doing. So I went with it and made these for the Mexican brunch. These fried potatoes are crispy, spicy and delicious. Recipe adapted from here. Spicy ...

Mysore Kuzhambu

Mysore Kuzhambu is a delicious South Indian dal (lentil dish) that tastes amazing absolutely served with steamed rice and ghee.

Buttery Sourdough Biscuits

Buttery Sourdough Biscuits are great to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve them with scrambled eggs or fried egg or gravy.

Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Pan searing brussels sprouts until toasty is a quick alternative to roasting them in the oven. Topping with crispy panko breadcrumbs and almonds nicely balance both the taste and texture of the dish.

Wheat flour Kuzhi Paniyaram

These wheat flour paniyarams do not need any grinding or fermenting. They can be made instantly and are great for a snack or a light meal.

Portuguese Sweet Bread

For day 2 of BM, I made this sweet yeast bread from Peter Reinhart’s Bread Baking Apprentice cookbook. I’ve been meaning to make this bread for a long time and even bought orange and lemon extracts to use. Finally I got to make for this bread bak...

Pumpkin Galette

Pumpkin Galette is a rustic, easy to make dessert that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Great to make for Thanksgiving or holiday parties.

Buttery Garlic Pull apart Bread (makes )

Recipe to make soft, flaky and buttery Pull apart bread with garlic butter. Serve it warm for a delicious snack.


Blogging Marathon# 37: Week 1/ Day2 Theme: National Dishes from around the World Dish: El Salvador -- Pupusa Years ago when I first started watching Food network, Rachael Ray used to make dishes from different countries/ cuisines and called them ...

Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi (Sesame-Green Mango Chutney)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter N Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi (Sesame-Green Mango Chutney) Letter N stands for veggies like Nuvvulu (sesame seeds), Nimmakaya (lemon), Nethi Beerakaya (fuzzy gourd) etc. N also ...

Strawberry Crush (Strawberry Concentrate)

Strawberry Crush or concentrate made with fresh strawberries. It can be used as a sauce to serve chocolate desserts, to make popsicles and so on.

Beet Kola Urundai

These Chettinad style Beet Croquettes aka Kola Urundai are spicy, delicious and melt-in-your mouth.

Iranian Jeweled Rice

For this month's International Cooking Challenge, our host Savitha Ramesh @ Savitha's Kitchen has taken us on a culinary tour of Persia/ Iran. Iranian cuisine or Persian cuisine refers to the traditional and modern styles of cooking related...

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Vegan and Gluten free Cauliflower Crust Pizza that is healthy and delicious. This is one pizza that you won't feel guilty eating like 4~5 slices.

Sweet Focaccia

This Sweet Focaccia studded with dried fruit makes for a delicious tea time snack. Made with dried cherries and raisins, this fluffy sweet flatbread is a great after school snack.

Chai Spiced Pound Cake

Chai flavored Pound cake made in the bundt pan. It is light, moist and absolutely delicious. Not much into chai spice, then add your favorite spices, like cinnamon, cardamom or pumpkin pie spice to make your own version of the cake.

Poli Boorelu

Fool proof recipe to make traditional South Indian sweet Boorelu. Sweet lentil filling encased in a batter and then deep fried till crispy and delicious. This dish is usually made during festivals and special occasions.

Mofo gasy or Madagascar Yeasted Pancakes

Mofo Gasy meaning 'Malagasy bread', which is made from a batter of sweetened rice flour poured into greased circular molds and cooked over charcoal. Mofo gasy is a popular street food in Madagascar served for breakfast food and is often eat...

Mixed Vegetable Bhelpuri

Traditional Bhelpuri jazzed up with some colorful veggies. This snack is sweet, tangy, spicy and salty -- all at the same time.

Wholewheat Hot Cross Buns

These wholewheat hot cross buns are soft, fluffy and oh-so delicious. These rich and sweet buns are topped with a thick layer of icing. These are great with some tea or coffee.

Mixed Vegetable Ponganalu

Mixed Vegetable Paniyaram/ Ponganalu are made with either idli batter or dosa batter and mixed vegetables. These can be served for breakfast or snack with chutney.

Gujarati Gathiya

For this month's Indian Cooking ChallengeValli and Vaishali wanted us to make a very famous Gujarati snack, Gathiya/ Gathia. Gujarati gathiya are very similar to janthikalu, but the texture is totally different. Gathiya are crispy and crunchy wh...

Mujadara (Rice & Lentils dish)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: L for Lebanon Dish: Mujadara (Rice & Lentils dish) We are going to Lebanon, a country that is located in Western Asia. I think my first experience with Lebanese cuisine was at the...

Fluffy Whole Grain Pancakes

Fluffy and delicious Whole Grain Pancakes served with sweet almond butter sauce makes any morning extra special. Rolled oats and wholewheat flour makes these pancakes high in fiber and hearty.

Sourdough Carrot Cake

I made this cake first time more than 3 years ago when I first got the sourdough starter. I took it to work and everyone loved it there. But I haven't had a chance to make it again until now. I saw the recipe in the King Arthur Catalog and it re...

Chettinad Vegetable Biryani

Chettinad style Vegetarian Biryani -- spicy, flavorful and delicious dish.

Russian Honey Cake -- Medovik

For this month's International Cooking Challenge, Saras @ Saras Yummy Bites is taking us to the world's largest country in the world, Russia. Russia's cuisine is very diverse just like the country and she gave us 3 traditional recipes ...

Butterscotch Ice Cream with Almond Praline topping

Blogging Marathon# 41: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: Summer Specials Dish: Butterscotch Ice Cream with Almond Praline topping (Eggless Recipe) We are starting another edition of blogging marathon today. Can't believe we are almost at the mid year mark an...

Peanut Sambar

A delicious variation to traditional South Indian Sambar (stew). This is made with peanuts and has no dal or lentils added to it. Tasted great when served hot with rice.

Quinoa Pilaf with Spicy Tempeh & Broccoli

Quinoa served with spicy and delicious tempeh and broccoli is a filling and delicious meal for any time. In this dish, fluffy Quinoa Pilaf is topped with tempeh and broccoli making it a protein and flavor packed.

Spinach Sandwich Rolls

Naturally colored Spinach Sandwich rolls are soft with great crumb and are perfect for any kind of sandwich. Great to serve as a sandwich with hummus.


BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: E for Egypt Dish: Koshari (Vegetarian Rice & Lentil Dish) We are going to the northeast corner of Africa to Egypt today. Except for an ex-colleague, I don't know many people ...

Sourdough Pumpkin Bread

Sourdough Pumpkin Bread is a lightly spiced bread that is perfect for Fall. Sourdough makes the bread light with a great crumb.

Panchadara Avakaya

I was never a big fan of mixing sweet and savory things. I wouldn’t eat a dish if I saw my mom adding sugar or jaggery to any dish. Sweet pickles, as you can imagine, were a big no-no. But now my palate appreciates the nuances of sweet and savory i...


Namoura is a easy to make Lebanese dessert. Rich and dense with semolina cake doused in rose water flavored sugar syrup. It is a great make ahead dessert.

Vanilla Cupcakes made from Cake Mix

After making a breakfast & an entree from ready to cook stuff, I decided to make a dessert using the same. I was debating between making an Indian dessert of Western cake. Since I had to make something for the kids for a party last weekend, I dec...

Doi Dharosh

Doi Dharosh is a delicious Bengali side dish made with okra cooked in spicy yogurt sauce. It is great to serve with rice and dal.

Harvest Grains Bread:

Harvest Grains loaf is a very soft, hearty and tasty bread that is great toasted and also in a sandwich.

Bombay Veggie Sandwich

Bombay Veggie Sandwich is a hearty, colorful and absolutely delicious. It's an easy to make dish that is packed with veggies and yummy flavors.

Roasted Tomato Tabbouleh

Roasted Tomato Tabbouleh is a flavorful and delicious salad that is great for summer parties and barbecues. It can also be served in a Middle Eastern platter.

Instant Mango Pickle with Mustard & Jaggery

This month's Indian Cooking Challenge is a quick and easy to make 'Instant Mango Pickle with Mango & Jaggery'. Varada shared her mom's pickle recipe for all of us to try. I made it yesterday and it tasted great. I made panchad...

Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho

Gazpacho -- Creamy and delicious no-cook soup made with cucumber, green pepper and sour cream. Perfect for the hot summer.

Veg Dum Biryani

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter V Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Veg Dum Biryani (Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani) Letter V stands for my all time favorite vegetable Vankaya (brinjal/ eggplant), but I stopped myself from making y...

Vegan Buddha Bowl with Sriracha Sauce

Hearty and delicious Vegan Buddha bowl with rice, chickpeas, bok choy and a creamy, spicy sriracha sauce. This is a nutritious meal for any time of the day!!

Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla

Blogging Marathon# 31: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: Mexican Cuisine Dish: Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla We are starting BM# 31 today and Valli had very interesting themes, all starting with the letter 'M'. So for the first week, I picked my most fav...

Baked French Toast with Chocolate Chips

Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 2/ Day 3 Theme: Kid's Delight -- Holiday Specials Dish: Baked French Toast We all love French toast in our house. I have tried quite a few variations of French Toast recipes before, but this baked overnight French Toa...

Mücver -- Turkish Zucchini Fritters

This is another dish that my friend suggested. I don't remember eating this before, but she said it is a good dish that even my kids might like. She wasn't wrong, even my picky son loved these fritters. Original recipe uses eggs to make the...

Cheese & Potato Gözleme

Gözleme is a traditional Turkish savory flatbread that is filled with either meat or veggie stuffing and cooked over a griddle. In this recipe, Cheese, potato and spinach filling is stuffed in a yeast dough. These are great to serve as snack with so...

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich with Fig and Honey Recipe

A very interesting and delicious Grilled Goat cheese Sandwich with Fig preserves and honey. This sandwich is great to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Easy No-Fuss Focaccia

Easy No-Fuss Focaccia -- This quick focaccia takes less than 2 hours from start to finish and has almost similar soft texture and aroma of garlic and herbs.

Jicama-Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Light and refreshing salad with Jicama, Avocado and a citrus vinaigrette -- perfect for summer entertaining.

Vegan Chocolate Beet Cake

Vegan chocolate beet cake is super moist and has a fudgey brownie like texture. It's great to make for birthdays or any special occasion.

Rava Kesari (Godhuma rawa Kesari)

Rawa kesari made with godhuma (wheat) rawa. A simple recipe that needs 3~4 ingredients and 12~15 minutes of time to make. Perfect for the festival season.

Summer Pasta Puttanesca

Weather in our neck of woods is very Spring like -- hot one day, sprinkles and chilly the next day. Spring is one of my favorite seasons -- I love the budding trees, blooming flowers and the crisp mornings. Not many might agree with me, which include...

Vegetarian Green Eggs (with Spinach)

Vegetarian version of Green Eggs and Ham -- without the meat (of course) and artificial color. Green color comes from the ground spinach (or chard or kale) and is much healthier than the one with the artificial coloring.

Vegan Indian Style Sloppy Joes Recipe

Vegan Kheema Pav (sloppy joe) made with spiced cauliflower simmered with tomatoes and warm Indian spices.Vegan version of popular Street food.

Braided Milk Bread

Milk bun is a cross between a Challah and Brioche. It is lighter and smoother without being too rich. It is perfect to eat just as is or with butter or jam.

Spicy Paneer filled Dosa

Spicy Paneer Filled Dosa is a great dish to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Crispy dosa filled with delicious paneer and pea filling is a yummy meal.

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Homemade Salted Caramel popcorn -- perfect for munching in front of the TV.

Qabooli Biryani

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter Q Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Q for Qabooli Biryani (Hyderabadi Chana dal Biryani) Letter Q stands for Qubani (apricots). Qubani ka Meetha is a very famous Hyderabadi dessert that is made with dried apric...

Swedish Rice Pudding

Swedish version of Rice pudding -- this recipe is without eggs but turns out comforting and absolutely delicious.

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios & Dates

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Dates -- Salad with all my favorite ingredients. It's slightly sweet, slightly tangy and very delicious.

Swedish Broccoli Soup

This is probably the most simplest broccoli soup ever. As I was making the Swedish meal, I wasn't sure if my daughter would like any of the dishes that was making and since she likes broccoli, I searched for 'Swedish Broccoli' and this...

Vegan Bibimbap Fried Rice

Bibimbap fried rice is a spicy and delicious Korean dish that has all the flavors of the traditional Bibimbap but is much easier to make.

Strawberry Jam (using Pectin)

Easy to make Strawberry Jam with pectin. It keeps well in the fridge for up to 3 months/

Pumpkin Cake

A moist and decadent Vegan Pumpkin Cake with warm spices. It is great as an afternoon snack or all dressed up for a celebration.

Cauliflower Risotto

Creamy and delicious Cauliflower Risotto -- a lighter and healthier option to traditional rice based risotto but with the same delicious flavors.

Vegetarian Tacos with Pinto Beans & Cheese

Blogging Marathon# 28: Week 1/ Day 3 Theme: Kid's Delight - 5 Ingredient Fix Dish: Vegetarian Tacos with Pinto Beans & Cheese Today's dish for Kid's Delight - 5 ingredient fix is my son's latest favorite. My 5 year old is slow...

Iyengar Bakery Khara Bread

Spicy Indian style bread that is soft with a beautiful crumb. It is great to serve for afternoon snack or as a breakfast.

Vegetarian White Chili with Roasted Poblano Peppers

Can you make a wild guess of what could be the scariest thing that can happen to you right now? We experienced it recently -- it's not flu or ebola virus or zombie apocalypse!!!!!!! It is losing your internet, tv and phone service for an entire ...

Easy Oreo Truffle

These Oreo Truffles need just 3 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. They are probably the easiest dessert that you can ever make.

Wild Rice Salad with dried Cranberries and Pecans

A colorful and festive looking Wild Rice Salad with dried Cherries and Pecans. It is a great addition to the holiday buffet table or as a filling weeknight meal.

Vegan Seeded Challah Bread

Vegan Seeded Challah bread is soft and has a great crumb. This bread can be made into a traditional braid or a more fancy looking swirls. Perfect to eat just as is or with some butter and jam.

Egg Biryani

My theme for week 2 of BM# 18 is Biryani/ Pulao. I probably make some kind of a rice dish at least once or twice a week. Fried rice or pulaos are great for a quick week night meal and are excellent when there are odds and ends of veggies lurking in t...

Mamidikaya Pappu

Bonus Dish for Week 3: Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: M for Mamikidikaya Pappu (Raw Mango Dal) This pappu for my first pick for the Letter 'M', but it fell off the regular A-Z Vegetarian dishes from A.P. truck becaus...

Meyer Lemon Pulihora (Meyer Lemon Rice)

Blogging Marathon# 27: Week 1/ Day 3 Theme: Occasions - Birthday Dish: (Meyer) Lemon Pulihora Pulihora is the first dish that is made for any occasion in Andhra Pradesh. Be it a simple birthday celebration at home or a big fancy sit-down meal for a w...

Coconut Peanut Sesame Chutney

A different chutney made with peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut to serve with idli, dosa or upma.

British style Scones

These British style scones are light, fluffy and delicious. They are best eaten fresh, straight out of the oven. Serve them with jam or salted butter.

Zucchini Chips

Crispy and addictive Zucchini chips. A great way to get kids and adults to eat their veggies. These can be flavored with any of your favorite spices.

Vegan Mulligatawny Soup

Vegan Mulligatawny Soup is a creamy and hearty dish that is perfect for the chilly weather. Serve it with rice or bread for a complete and filling meal.

Lentil Chickpea Burger

Indian flavored Burger -- it holds up its shape on the grill and tastes amazing.

Imam Biyildi (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant)

Imam Biyaldi is a delicious Turkish eggplant dish. This is a slightly lighter version and uses much less oil. Eggplant is baked until slightly tender then stuffed with softened onions and tomatoes and then cooked till very soft. It is usually served ...

Dulche de Leche Ice Cream

A very easy to make and very tasty ice cream with store bought Dulche de leche sauce.

Pizza Monkey Bread

For this month's 'Home Baker's Challenge' we are making Bread. Manjula of Desi Fiesta is the host for this month and she chose 4 different breads for trying. After deliberating on which one to choose, I finally ended up making a q...

Tea Brack

Tea Brack is a delicious Irish fruit bread that is packed with dry fruit soaked in tea.Bread keeps well at room temperature for up to 10 days.


Dabeli is a popular Gujarati street food made with spicy potato filling which is then topped with onion, pomegranate and sev. A very flavorful and addictive sandwich.

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf (Firik Pilau)

I made this Pilau or Pilaf to go with the Turkish Fasulye/ Barbunya Pilaki that I made last week. The recipe is from 'The Middle Eastern Vegetarian' cookbook by Sally Butcher. The original recipe uses Freekeh is young green wheat and has be...

Chocolate Peda using Ricotta Cheese

Blogging Marathon# 45: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: Diwal Festival Specials Dish: Chocolate Peda using Ricotta Cheese After posting a very traditional Diwali treat yesterday, today I have a dessert that is a delicious variation to the more traditional peda/ ...

Potato Salad with Mustard and Herbs

Potato Salad with Mustard and herbs is a delicious side dish to serve at your next barbecue or a picnic or any other summer party you are planning for.

Fulkopi Posto

Recipe to make Bengali Cauliflower posto. Cauliflower simmered in spicy poppy seed gravy. Serve with rice or roti as side dish.

Hokkaido Milk Bread with Tangzhong Starter

Blogging Marathon# 29: Week 4/ Day 2 Theme: Bookmarked Recipes Dish: Hokkaido Bread from Sandhya's My Cooking Journey & Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen For day 2 of BM# 29 under 'Bookmarked Recipes', I made a bread that was featur...

Vegetarian Potpies

Blogging Marthon# 46: Week 1/ Day 3 Theme: Festival Special -- Thanksgiving Dish: Vegetarian Potpies For the third day of Blogging Marathon, I made some Individual Vegetarian Potpies. Pot pies are hearty and filling and can be easily customized to on...

South Western Couscous Salad

For Day 3 of BM# 17, I made this very quick and easy South Western Salad with couscous. I think any grain can be used instead of couscous and the salad would taste equally delicious. Using couscous cuts down the cooking time considerably. Recipe is f...