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

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

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

Spicy Peerkangai (Ridge Gourd) Curry

Ridge gourd does not have any strong flavor, taste or smell.  When made with a lot of spices, it brings out the flavor that mingles with the spices and make a great side dish which can be consumed with rice or any type of bread such as Naan, Paratha, Chappathi, or Roti. Ingredients: 1 large… Continue reading Spicy Peerkangai (Ridge Gourd) Curry

Yellow Squash in Green Chili Gravy

I have bought and made dishes out of Zucchini but rarely did I buy yellow squash or called as summer squash.  When I bought the yellow squash, I didn’t even think what I was going to make it out of this vegetable.  After thinking of different recipes and spices, I felt making a curry with… Continue reading Yellow Squash in Green Chili Gravy

Bottle gourd and Toor Dhal Curry

Bottle gourd has become one of my favorite vegetables – it’s easy to cook and quite tasty as well that goes well with different main dishes.  I have cooked different types of bottle gourd curries and posted on this blog.  My favorite bottle gourd recipe is the one with tomatoes and coconut paste which you… Continue reading Bottle gourd and Toor Dhal Curry

Murungai Illai (Moringa leaves) Sothi

  Sothi (called kiri hodi in Sinhala) is one of the most traditional side dishes in Sri Lanka.  I have posted the recipe for regular sothi quite a while ago.  This time since I had some moringa leaves, I decided to make sothi with Moringa leaves.  Moringa leaves sothi goes verry well with string hoppers… Continue reading Murungai Illai (Moringa leaves) Sothi