Category: Indian vegetarian

Focaccia

I have been postponing making Focaccia for a while, don’t know why I used to overthink the process and my nerves always got the best of me. When I finally made it for the first time it was so good that the kids demanded it again. I didn’t take pics the first time, second time …

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Soya Matar Masala

Tuesdays are the days my husband fasts and we try and eat vegetarian food that day. Soya is one ingredient I don’t enjoy except maybe in a galouti kebab and he absolutely loves soya. Today I wasn’t in the mood to eat dinner so decided to make soya matar masala for him. Made the basic …

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Dhaba Style Bhindi Masala

I normally make bhindi just 2-3 ways – Stuffed with masala, simple sautee masala with potatoes or a South Indian curry style. I like my bhindi cooked well, no soft mushy ones for me. My daughter was after my life to make geeli bhindi as her friend used to get to school. I would just …

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Paneer Lasooni

I love hoarding crockery and when I finally got some new ones after a long time, I was waiting for an occasion to showcase them. We are vegetarian for 13 days as my Dad passed away recently and I keep trying to keep the food interesting for the kids. Searched for a new Paneer recipe …

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Cabbage & Potato Soup

An unusual combination but a delicious soup that I have been making since a few years. INGREDIENTS 250 GM’s chopped cabbage 1 medium size chopped potato 1 medium sized chopped onion 1 green chilly Salt Pepper Chopped coriander leaves1 TSP oil 3+1 cups water Heat 1 TSP oil in a pan, saute the onion, potato, …

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Medu Vadas

I love medu vadas especially the ones my mom makes. I can easily gobble down 6-8 and sometimes 10 of them (they are pretty big in size). If I stayed over at mom’s place I would ask her to make these for Breakfast the next day. Piping hot vadas and no one to disturb me …

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Mangalorean Chutney Saar (Lauki curry)

This dish is very typical of a Mangalorean home and my mom used to make it often. You don’t really need an accompaniment with it except maybe some papad on the side. Lauki is not a much loved vegetable in our home but in this yummy coconut chutney gravy cooked just right with a bite …

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Another addition in our series of soups is the absolutely delicious cream of mushroom soup. It’s quite an appetite satiater and pairing it with some bread makes it a meal in itself. This recipe is from Veg recipes of India and a definite must try. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil200 gms sliced¬†button mushrooms1 chopped big …

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Lauki Soup (bottle gourd)

Lauki/dudhi/ghiya and a million other name, bottle gourd features in a variety of dishes from soups to mains to desserts. I have never been fond of this except in two preparations – chutney curry and Bohri style halwa. When your fussy teenager is disappointed thay there isn’t enough soup for her, you know this recipe is a …

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Corn & Veggies Soup

This soup is a meal by itself, you can choose to add as many veggies of your choice and it’s a great healthy dish. You may choose to add a cornflour slurry at the end to give it a nice smooth finish¬† INGREDIENTS 1 cup boiled sweet corn1/4 cup peas1/4 cup chopped carrots1 chopped onion1 …

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