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 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

Vegetable Korma in Almond-Coconut Sauce

Lately I have been trying dishes that are way out of our traditional Sri Lankan method.  This is one of the recipes that I made over the weekend.  Traditionally we make mixed vegetable curries simmered in thick coconut milk.  For this recipe, I reduced the amount of coconut milk and added ground almonds which gives extra… Continue reading Vegetable Korma in Almond-Coconut Sauce

Cauliflower and Mushroom Curry

I have been cooking cauliflower curry in the traditional way – simple cauliflower or cauliflower and potatoes.  I thought to try something totally different today.  I had a big head of cauliflower and was wondering what I can make with this cauliflower that is totally different.  Checked my fridge and there it is – a big… Continue reading Cauliflower and Mushroom Curry

Soy Chunks in Cashew Sauce

Lately I have been trying curry dishes with different nut sauces.  Normally I use regular milk or soy milk.  But soy milk does not give the same flavor as much as the regular milk or coconut milk.  For this recipe I thought of making a sauce with cashew nuts.  Since cashew nuts has a soft… Continue reading Soy Chunks in Cashew Sauce

Okra with Potatoes

  I love okra especially when satueed until it is dry and well cooked.  I have posted multiple okra recipes.  But this is my favorite recipe.  On the other hand this is the most time consuming okra recipe as well.  But the extra time is worth it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb okra 1/2 lb potatoes 1… Continue reading Okra with Potatoes

Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Ingredients: 4 small potatoes 4 small eggplants 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion strand of curry leaves  ½ teaspoon coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 3 cloves garlic ½ inch piece of ginger 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies Salt to taste Method: Bring water to boil in… Continue reading Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Asparagus and Portabella with Roasted Sesame Seed

Ingredients: ½ lb asparagus ½ lb portabella caps (stems removed) 7-8 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon coriander seed ¼ teaspoon cumin seed 2 teaspoons sesame seeds lightly roasted 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon cooking oil Salt Method: Crush coriander and cumin seed with a mortar and pestle and set aside. Peel and cut garlic… Continue reading Asparagus and Portabella with Roasted Sesame Seed

Stir-fried Cauliflower and Potato Dry Curry

  Ingredients ½ lb potatoes ½ lb cauliflower florets 1 green chili finely chopped 2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 teaspoon cumin seed ½ teaspoon coriander seed ½ teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon canola oil Salt Method Peel and cut the potatoes into about one inch cubes Par boil the potatoes… Continue reading Stir-fried Cauliflower and Potato Dry Curry

Cauliflower with crushed cumin and coriander

Ingredients 1 lb cauliflower florets 1 teaspoon coriander seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 small onion 3-4 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon oil 2 tablespoons yogurt Salt to taste   Method Slice onion thinly Crush garlic cloves Crush coriander and cumin with a motar and pezzle Fry onion and… Continue reading Cauliflower with crushed cumin and coriander