Vegetable Cannellini Bean Soup, Instant Pot Recipe

Vegetable cannellini bean soup is a comforting warm soup on a cold winter day.  With basic kitchen ingredients, a simple and easy soup to fix on busy weeknights. Warm Winter Soup Theme for this week is warm winter soups.  On cold winter days you want to cook something warm and comforting, and soups fit the […]

South Indian Apple Pickle

Pickles are an integral part of Indian cuisine and a staple condiment across India. Pickles from South India are spicy and mango pickle is one of the most common pickles in every household. South Indian apple pickle is a replica of mango pickle where green apples substitute mangoes. South Indian Pickles The main spices in […]

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Almond chocolate chip dip is an edible cookie dough dessert dip. It has the goodness of cookie dough mixed with cream cheese, an addictive sweet dip. What is a Cookie Dough Dessert Dip? Cream cheese a great base for sweet dips and mixing it with cookie dough ingredients minus the flour is an addictive edible […]

Easy Homemade Orange Almond Butter

Homemade orange almond butter is a creamy, nutritious, vegan butter. A good alternative to those with peanut allergies. What is Almond Butter? Almond butter is a nut butter with roasted almonds. Preparation is similar to any homemade nut butter; roast almonds and grind to a smooth paste. Homemade orange almond butter is a variation of […]

Sunnundalu ~ Gluten Free Urad Dal Laddu

Sunnundalu are urad dal laddu, a healthy 3 ingredient gluten free sweet from Telugu cuisine. For the last post under Diwali snacks & sweets, it is sunnundalu or urad dal laddu. These 3 ingredient gluten free sweet is quick and easy to prepare. In fact, all the prep work can be done well in advance. […]

Bread Muruku ~ Bread Janthikalu

Bread muruku is a spicy, crunchy deep fried snack from South India. Diwali is next week and it is a tradition to prepare snacks and sweets that have a shelf life and distributed among friends and family. The theme for this week is Diwali snacks and sweets. I have two savory snacks and a sweet […]

Bendakaya Tamata Shorva ~ Okra Tomato Stew

Bendakaya tamata shorva is a flavorful Indian stew where okra is cooked in a tomato gravy. It is an easy side dish for busy hectic weekdays. Theme for this week is easy side dishes and bendakaya tamata shorva is one easy recipe to have on weeknight menus. The first two recipes for the theme were […]

Mirchi ka Salan ~ Long Green Chilies Curry

Mirchi ka salan is a tangy, flavorful long green chilies curry with peanut sesame spice mix. It is a popular side dish for Hyderabad biryani. Theme for this week is easy side dishes for rice and roti. First recipe for the theme was North Indian paneer masala and today it is a South Indian mirchi […]

Instant Pot Paneer Masala

Instant Pot paneer masala is a creamy Indian curry for flatbreads. It is a make ahead recipe and works great for weeknight dinners and parties as well. What is Paneer? Paneer is fresh Indian cottage cheese prepared by curdling milk. Collect the Milk particles in a cheese cloth and press it into a block of […]

Senaga Pappu Laddu ~ Chana Dal Laddu

Nutty, aromatic, yummy senaga pappu laddu is a 3 ingredient, gluten free, no bake easy Indian dessert! It is also one of the offerings to the deity during Bathukamma festivities. What is Senaga Pappu Laddu or Chana Dal Laddu? Laddu is one of the most popular Indian sweet. Preparation of laddu depends on the ingredients […]

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