Sri Lankan Dhal Curry Recipe

Sri Lankan dhal curry is a simple, delicious, everyday comfort food. It goes well with rice and any flatbreads. Theme of the Week – Global Cuisine The theme for this week is global cuisine and my choice is Sri Lankan cuisine. Sri Lanka is India’s southern neighbor and it’s cuisine is influenced by South Indian […]

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, […]

Masi Samoa for Food of the World

This month Food of the World is in Samoa, a country in the South Pacific Ocean. I made masi samoa, Samoan coconut shortbread cookies. Coconut milk is used extensively in Samoan cuisine and the magic ingredient in these cookies is coconut milk. From what I read about these cookies, these are very popular in Samoa […]

Cannellini Beans Curry

On the days I do not eat meat, I try to cook something that is rich in fiber, nutritious and filling. As I was browsing through Anjum Anand’s New Indian cookbook, cannellini beans caught my eye. The picture of the curry is colorful and appetizing. This is a tangy coconut based gravy with cannellini beans. […]

Vietnamese Stuffed Crepes ~ Banh Xeo

I cannot believe we are already on 22nd alphabet V and in 3-4 days our Around the World in 30 Days culinary tour will conclude. Of all the alphabets, V was probably one of the easiest I have done in terms of finding the recipe and cooking it. I did V for Vietnam. One day […]

Sri Lankan Shrimp Curry

Growing up, all I knew about Sri Lanka was it is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, neighbor of India, has a cricket team, Colombo is the capital city, LTTE rebels fighting for a separate state for Sri Lankan Tamils in northern part of the country and King Ravana of Lanka from the Hindu […]

Kadugu Yerra from Pondicherry

The union territory of Puducherry consists of four small unconnected districts: Pondicherry, Karaikal and Yanam on the Bay of Bengal and Mahé on the Arabian Sea. Pondicherry and Karaikal have the largest areas and population, both as part of Tamil Nadu. Yanam and Mahé are enclaves of Andhra and Kerala respectively. The union territory of […]

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