Vegan Butter Tofu

When I say “Vegan” butter tofu, it sounds really funny. But I adopted the name from the Indian recipe butter chicken.  For the original chicken recipe, a lot of ghee or butter is added with heavy cream to make a very rich and tasty dish. However, I wanted to make it a vegan dish since… Continue reading Vegan Butter Tofu

Spicy Chili Pepper and Tofu Curry

I used Anaheim pepper to make this dish.  Anaheim pepper has a mild flavor and heat which is named after the city that made it popular: Anaheim, California. This pepper grows to about 6-10 inches long and lot of time curled.  Even though this is considered a mild pepper, it was quite spicy . Ingredients: 5 large… Continue reading Spicy Chili Pepper and Tofu Curry

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… Continue reading Broiled Eggplant with Tofu and Mushrooms

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… Continue reading Spicy Taro Root Dry Curry

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… Continue reading Wholesome Multi-Grain and Vegetable Soup

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… Continue reading Drumstick (Moringa) Curry

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… Continue reading Oma Podi (ஓமப்பொடி)