Zucchini Moong Dal – Zucchini Pappu

Zucchini moong dal is a delicious Indian side dish for rice and Indian flatbreads. Theme of the week is cooking with one ingredient and the ingredient featured here is zucchini. Dals are integral part of Indian cuisine and often cooked along with vegetables. So today’s recipe is zucchini moong dal or zucchini pappu. Pappu is […]

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup Recipe

Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is creamy and delicious. It makes a great starter for any meal or a great week night dinner when served with some bread. Theme of the Week – Colorful Food The theme for this week’s blogging marathon is colorful food. The first two days it was light orange Carrot Sabudana […]

Methi Palak Dal ~ Vegan Indian Lentil Stew

Methi palak dal is a flavorful, vegan Indian lentil stew with fresh spinach and fenugreek. It pairs well with rice and Indian flat breads. Dazzling Dals from India Theme of the week is dazzling dals. The first two recipes are toor dal and pancheml dal. The last recipe is a South Indian green leaves dal. […]

Bakshalu – Green Gram Stuffed Sweet Flatbread

Bakshalu are cooked lentils stuffed, sweet Indian flatbread. It makes a delicious dessert and a snack! Theme of the Week My theme for this week’s blogging marathon is stuffed flatbreads from around the world. The first in the series is Bakshalu from Telangana, India. Bakshalu are prepared on special occasions and on Ugadi. Festival of […]

Gluten Free, Vegan Moong Dal Payasam

Gluten free, vegan moong dal payasam is an Indian sweet or pudding prepared with green gram (moong dal), jaggery and coconut milk. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later What is payasam? Payasam is a milk based South Indian sweet, a close cousin of North Indian kheer. Payasam is similar to western rice pudding, […]

Instant Pot Oats Khichdi ~ Oats Lentils Porridge

Instant pot oats khichdi is a savory Indian oats lentils vegetable porridge prepared in Instant Pot. It is a healthy, wholesome breakfast and a light meal. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Every New Year my resolution is to eat healthy and this year, apart from eating healthy, I made some resolutions for […]

Stovetop Pan Handvo ~ Spicy Mixed Lentil Rice Cake

Stovetop pan handvo is a spicy vegetable mixed lentils rice cake. Handvo is a nutritious dense cake eaten for breakfast, as a snack or as a light meal. It is a popular dish from Indian State of Gujarat. jump to recipe or pin it for later Conventionally, handvo is prepared in a pan, on a […]

Instant Pot Handvo ~ Savory Cake

Instant pot handvo is a savory mixed lentils and rice cake. This is a traditional Gujarati snack made in instant pot (IP), an electric pressure cooker. Handvo is a popular snack from Indian state of Gujarat and is traditionally made on stovetop or in an oven in modern kitchens. Since the theme for this week […]

Baked Handvo ~ Savory Rice Lentils Cake

Baked handvo is a savory rice and lentils cake with mixed vegetables. Bottle gourd is the main vegetable along with seasonal vegetables of choice and the method of cooking is either oven or in a pan on stovetop. Serve it for breakfast, tea time snack or even as a light meal. Handvo is a traditional […]

Kakarakaya Pesaru Pappu Koora ~ Bitter Gourd Moong Dal Curry

Kakarakaya pesaru pappu koora is a curry with grated kakarakaya (bitter gourd) and pesaru pappu (moong dal). Bitter gourd, as the name suggests is a bitter vegetable and disliked by many. There are many ways to cook this vegetable to reduce the bitterness. One way is to marinate the vegetable with salt and then squeeze […]

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