Broiled Eggplant with Tofu and Mushrooms

Roasted eggplant goes very well with many vegetables. It’s aroma and taste will enhance those vegetables that does not have their own distinct flavor. One of them is tofu which does not have any flavor and tastes quite bland. So in this recipe I have added tofu to flavorful broiled eggplant and with mushrooms as…

Spicy Taro Root Dry Curry

Taro is a tropical plant that has a botanical name of Colocasia esculenta primarily grown for its edible corms. Taro is a staple food in African, Oceanic, and South Asian Cultures. Taro root is called “Seppankizhangu” or “chempu” in Tamil and “Arvi” in Hindi. Taro can come in different sizes. The smaller corms are usually round…

Wholesome Multi-Grain and Vegetable Soup

Wholesome grain and mixed vegetable soup are a very healthy and delicious soup.  We all yearn for something hot during winter time like hot chocolate, hot coffee and warm soup.  So, this is one of those soups that will keep you warm on a cold winter day. Adding spices will enhance the heat of this…

Pear and Cranberry Cobbler

This is a very simple cobbler I made to finish off my cranberries that I bought for Christmas. For this recipe I used Anjou pears and they are of medium big size. When it comes to fruitty desserts like this, there is no need for precise measurements as we do for cookies and cakes. So…

Drumstick (Moringa) Curry

Drumsticks in English is a vegetable that is very common in Sri Lanka and South India.  In Tamil it’s called Murungai Kai and the botanical name is Moringa Oleifera. As its name in English – Drumstick, the vegetable is long and slender that looks like a green stick.  Each drumstick can grow up to a…

Oma Podi (ஓமப்பொடி)

Deepavali/Diwali is the festival of lights that symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. This festival is associated with goddess Lakshmi and various regional traditions. One of the main traditions goes back to Rama returning Ayodya with his wife Sita after defeating Ravana and serving 14 years…

Bulgur Masala Pulav

Bulgur wheat is commonly called cracked wheat that has a chew taste when cooked. Bulgur is from cracked whole-grain kernels of wheat that get parboiled and dried before. Due to this process they cook much more quickly than other varieties of whole wheat. since it’s already processed, most of the bulgur varieties cook within 15…

Baingan Bhartha (Eggplant Curry)

Baingan bhartha is a popular north Indian dish that is mostly served with warm rotis or paratha.  Baingan is the Hindi name for eggplant.  Traditionally eggplants are fire roasted until the skin is charred.  But now a days, I roast it in the oven.   To get the fire roasted smoky flavor, some times I will…

Pasali Keerai Kootu

Sri Lanka has a variety of greens (keerai in Tamil) that are used in traditional meals and for their health benefits. Pasali Keerai is a type of Spinach that grows commonly in tropical weather. Leaves are thick and dark green with a slimy texture when squeezed or torn. Leaves and tender stems are used in…

Vegan Creamy Bell Pepper Soup

Creamy soups are usually made with heavy cream or whole milk. I have made soups with almond milk since almond milk does not have strong taste or smell. This time I wanted to get the thick creamy taste for my soup and almond milk does not give that texture. When pureed, silken tofu is something…