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…

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…

Tempeh in Coconut-Tomato Sauce

Tempeh – now this is one of my favorite dish.  I have heard about Tempeh for a while but could not find this until now.  Recently I was shopping at Trader Joes and accidentally found Tempeh where they keep tofu and other vegan items.  The first time I tasted tempeh is in a Thai restaurant…

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…

Spicy Tri Colored Quinoa with Beans and Corn

I have bought red quinoa and white quinoa as is in packages.  But only recelntly I saw this tri-colored quinoa which has white quinoa, red quinoa and a dark brown or almost blackish quinoa.  The darker colored quinoa give a more nut flavor and a bit of crunch taste and they don’t easily get over…

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…

Cranberry Scones

It has been so long since I posted any recipe.  From now on, I will be posting regularly for my viewers.  Work, new jobs and other things kept me so busy that I never tried any recipe.  It has been the same old same cooking – what ever I have been cooking on a regular…

Raisin Bran Muffins

  Bran is the outer shell of the grain that has high amount fiber.  Wheat is not grown in Sri Lanka due to warm climate.  But Sri Lanka’s primary food crop is rice.  When rice is milled the husk/out shell is usually thrown away or used as cow feed or to use as manure for crops….

Tropical Fruit Crepes with Chocolate Drizzle

    I have never had or even heard of “crepes” when I was growing up.  After I came to US, with the internet and so many recipe websites, blogs and recipe books I started making dishes that are not native to my place.  Initially I was into pancakes but as time went by I…

Kollu (Horse Gram) Chutney

Kollu or Horse gram in English which I have never heard of until I came to the United States.  I believe it is quite common in India but no one knows this lentil in my family or town.  I saw this lentil in one of the Indian grocery stores and bought a packet which has been…