Mango-Carrot Cake

I found this recipe on my favorite magazine – the “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine.  This is a totally different cake which uses mango juice.  A cake with mango juice?  I could not resist and decided to make it the day I received the magazine.  So I halved the ingredients thinking if I use the…

Mushroom Pulav with Fried Soy Chunks

Even though mushrooms are not a delicacy in Sri Lanka, I thought to try this dish in combination with the soy chunks.  I used the same spices that I would use for any other vegetable pulav. Ingredients: ¾ cup basmati rice 2 cups water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup chopped red onion 1 teaspoon…

Stir-fried Cauliflower and Potato Dry Curry

  Ingredients ½ lb potatoes ½ lb cauliflower florets 1 green chili finely chopped 2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 teaspoon cumin seed ½ teaspoon coriander seed ½ teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon canola oil Salt Method Peel and cut the potatoes into about one inch cubes Par boil the potatoes…

Banana Oat Bread

I had to make something without milk and milk product.  So I searched online and got some ideas to make this banana bread.  Even though I am not a banana fan, I had so many over ripe bananas.  So to make it a bit different and to reduce the strong banana smell, I add so…