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…

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…

Chinese style Tofu fried rice bulgur

I have been thinking of making  Chinese fried rice for a while.  Finally I got all the needed ingredients and decided to use Bulgar instead of rice.  The main reason to use Bulgar is it’s much healthier and has lot of nutrients as well as gives a nice a nutty flavor.  The nutty flavor gives…

Spicy Barley Pulav with Vegetables

When I was a kid my mother used to make barley water for my grand mother since it has many health benefits.  But I used to hate the smell when barley is being cooked.  With that I never tried any recipes with barley.  Since I started cooking healthy home made lunch meals for work, I…

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…

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…

Spicy Vegan Bulgur Pulav

  It is so hot and the best thing to cook is a one pot meal instead of making multiple dishes and generating heat.  I have been eyeing on a recipe which is actually a chicken pulav with brown rice. I thought to make some twists and create it as a vegetarian dish since I…

Spinach & Black Beans pasta with Ground Almonds

This is a new type of pasta I tried today.  I have been trying diary free meals and did not have any diary free cheese in my pantry.  So thought to substitute with ground almonds which gives a nice crunchy taste to this pasta dish.  This is an easy recipe packed with nutrients to have…