Carrot and Apricot Bread with Poppy Seeds

Ingredients: 3 eggs 3/4 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon orange extract (or 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind) 3 oz dried apricots 8 oz shredded carrots 9 oz all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 2 oz… Continue reading Carrot and Apricot Bread with Poppy Seeds

Baked Bitter-Gourd Curry (பாவக்காய் கறி)

Ingredients: 6 bitter gourds 3-4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup red onion thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic 3-4 dried red chilies 2 teaspoons chili powder ½ cup chopped tomato ½ cup thick coconut milk ¼ cup coconut water 1 cup water ¾ teaspoon tamarind paste (more if needed) Salt to taste… Continue reading Baked Bitter-Gourd Curry (பாவக்காய் கறி)

Vegetarian Baked Ziti

Ingredients: 4 oz pasta such as Penne, Rotini etc. 1 teaspoon cooking oil ½ cup chopped onion 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped 1, 10 oz pack frozen mixed vegetables ¼ teaspoon cumin (optional) ¼ teaspoon paprika 1 ¾ cups pasta sauce ¼ cup low fat ricotta cheese About 1 cup or more mozzarella cheese Parmesan… Continue reading Vegetarian Baked Ziti