Vegan Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry, Semi Homemade

Vegan teriyaki stir fry is a semi homemade side dish served with rice. Using store bought frozen teriyaki vegetables with teriyaki sauce makes the preparation a breeze. A packet of teriyaki vegetables comes with a mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots along with some teriyaki sauce. Stir fry tofu in some oil, cook vegetables separately […]

Toor Dal Khichdi in Pressure Cooker

Khichdi is a one pot preparation with lentils and rice. Lentils used vary from toor dal, chana dal, moong dal to masoor. Today’s recipe is toor dal khichdi with vegetables. This is a filling one pot dish and a one pot meal. This recipe serves one, hence a recipe that falls under ‘cooking for one’ […]

Shrimp Pakoda ~ Fried Shrimp

Today is the last day of the month and also the Cooking Carnival. For the finale of this mega blogging marathon, I have a crispy fried shrimp or shrimp pakoda. These pakoda or fritters are perfect snack and great to serve with some drinks. This recipe is from New York Times food section and saved […]

Fenugreek Flavored Buttermilk ~ Menthi Majjiga

I am a procrastinator! This week was suppose to be the easiest and a relaxed week in this marathon. I had first 3 days of posts drafted and scheduled long ago. All I had to do was proofread before publishing them. The other three recipes are easy ones and could have breezed through the week, […]

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I usually avoid cooking deep fried food at home but when I saw this buttermilk fried chicken in New York Times food section few months ago, I saved the recipe. One Sunday evening when both of us were not in a mood for a heavy dinner, made this chicken. I was unsure if we would […]

Moong Dal Dhokla ~ Savory Steamed Cake

When finalizing the list for moong dal recipes for this month’s Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients, I remembered the moong dal dhokla I tried when we did the Indian Cooking Odyssey couple of years ago. I ended up posting Khaman Dhokla and I completely forgot about this moong dal dhokla. When I considered […]

Black Gram Rice ~ Urad Dal Rice ~ Ulundu Sadam

Urad dal rice is a nutty, spicy and flavorful rice from Tamil cuisine. It is festive food, comfort food and also great for lunch boxes. The last rice dish for this week is black gram dal rice from cookbook Dakshin. I never tasted this rice before and do not know how it is suppose to […]

Green Beans Poriyal

I was going to post this recipe last Sunday but had to change my recipe in the last minute. Poriyal is a vegetable saute from South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Vegetable is sauteed with tempering ingredients, dry chilies and finished off with fresh grated coconut. In this poriyal, red chilies are used for spice […]

Bobbari Garelu ~ Chekkalu – Rice Flour Black Eyed Peas Crackers

While drafting the post this morning, when adding the links to posts I posted on this day in yesteryears, I realized today is my blog anniversary!! I can’t believe I started this blog 8 years ago!! The blog that I created to kill boredom, to record some of my cooking experiments has survived 8 long […]

Morning Glory Muffins

Last spring when I visited one of my cousin’s I borrowed couple of cookbooks from her. The main reason for borrowing the books was Cooking from Cookbook Challenge, though I have not cooked much from these cookbooks yet. I bookmarked a few recipes but did not get time to cook or bake anything from those […]

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