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

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… Continue reading Bulgur Masala Pulav

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… Continue reading Chinese style Tofu fried rice bulgur

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… Continue reading Spicy Barley Pulav with Vegetables

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… Continue reading Spicy Tri Colored Quinoa with Beans and Corn

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… Continue reading Spicy Vegan Bulgur Pulav

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… Continue reading Spinach & Black Beans pasta with Ground Almonds

Roasted Broccoli and Black Bean Quinoa with Garlic Chili Sauce

After a long day from work and walking in this frigid cold weather, when I get home all I want is some comforting warm food.  On a day like this I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen – just cook some delicious food and eat and go to bed.  So I… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli and Black Bean Quinoa with Garlic Chili Sauce