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…

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…

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…

Vegan Corn Cakes

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon oil 1/4 cup finely chopped button mushroom 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 scallion chopped 1/2 cup finely ground corn meal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup thin coconut milk 1/4 cup water 1/4…

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…

Rice Noodles with Almond Sauce and Fried Onions

I have been wanting to make almond sauce for noodle dishes since I cannot eat peanuts.  This almond sauce is a twisted version of the traditional Indonesian peanut sauce.  In Indonesia a root vegetable similar to ginger – galangal is used in preparation of this sauce.  This noodle dish is a twisted version of Thai dish…

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…

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…

String Beans with Soy Chunks

Ingredients: ½ lb string beans ¾ cup dry soy chunks 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup sliced red onion 3-4 garlic cloves 1 cup chopped tomato ¼ cup coconut milk 1 cup water 1 teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder Spice powder: 1 teaspoon coriander seed ½ teaspoon cumin seed ¼ teaspoon fennel seed…

Wheat Berries with Mixed Beans and Water Cress

Ingredients: ½ cup wheat berries ½ cup cooked mixed beans such as kidney beans, Navy beans ½ cup cucumber chopped into cubes 1 large radish thinly sliced ½ cup water cress 2-3 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon cooking oil Salt and black pepper to taste Lemon juice Extra Virgin Olive oil Method:…