Tamata Chaaru ~ Tomato Rasam Recipe

Tamata chaaru is a spicy, light, flavorful South Indian soup. It is a side dish for steamed rice. Theme of the Week Theme for this week is meal time dishes and I picked one of the staple side dishes from South Indian cuisine. It is a simple and easy tamata chaaru and this is a […]

Berbere Spiced Vegetable Soup and Cheese Sandwich

Berbere spiced vegetable soup is a spicy, hearty soup for cold winter nights. Soup has medley of vegetables, chickpeas and is seasoned with berbere spice. The second dinner idea for this week is berbere spiced vegetable soup with a spicy cheese sandwich. I had some leftover berbere spice after making this stew and used it […]

Varan ~ Maharashtrian Dal

Varan is Maharashtrian dal. I came across many varan recipes online. There were recipes with onion and tomatoes, some with only onion and some with just tempering with no onion and tomatoes. A plain dal with no onion no tomatoes with simple tempering is also called sadha varan. I usually make dal with either onion […]

Desi Style Chicken Clear Soup

Today I have an easy chicken clear soup made in Indian style. This soup is mildly spiced, light and flavorful. Back home, bone soup with mutton is very common which I already posted here. The version I posted has some lentils in it, which gives the soup a thick base and can be served with […]

Lentil Sausage Soup

The weather has turned cold all of a sudden and it was very cold yesterday. I guess it is finally time to put away the sandals and pull out boots, ear muffs and woolen wear. My third recipe from Food52 is perfect for this cold weather. It is a lentil sausage soup with lots of […]

Husleves ~ Hungarian Pork Soup for Food of the World

This month Food of the World is traveling to Hungary. Hungarian food is based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fresh breads and cheese. Some of the food is spicy and common spice is Hungarian hot paprika. This cuisine has many stews / soups prepared with meats and fish. When I first did a research on this […]

Pesaru Pappu Charu ~ Pappu Kattu without Lime Juice

Pappu charu is a staple in almost all Telugu households. It is a tangy lentil stew and is a cousin of sambar, thinner in consistency and prepared without sambar powder. Toor dal is used for the traditional pappu charu and there is another version of pappu charu prepared with moong dal. Moong dal is green […]

Lablabi ~ Chickpeas Soup from Tunisia

Lablabi or lablebi is a Tunisian chickpeas soup. It is a thin soup flavored with garlic, cumin powder, harissa and served with stale bread and poached egg. Lablabi is a popular street food and a common breakfast in Tunisia. It can easily be made at home with various garnishes and accompaniments. On the streets, hot […]

Miso Soup for Food of the World

Food of the World is traveling to Japan to taste the cuisine of this island nation. Cuisine is based on rice, noodles and miso soup which are served with other side dishes. Side dishes included pickled vegetables, fish and vegetables that are cooked in broth. Most famous food from this nation is sushi, miso soup […]

Minestrone Soup & Cheese Bruschetta

Minestrone soup is a wholesome, hearty soup with lots of vegetables and pasta! A filling soup for a cold, rainy day! Today we are traveling to Italy for a classic Italian soup, minestrone. I served minestrone soup with cheese bruschetta as my Italian combo food. Serve minestrone soup with or without bread since it is […]

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