Yellow Squash in Green Chili Gravy

I have bought and made dishes out of Zucchini but rarely did I buy yellow squash or called as summer squash.  When I bought the yellow squash, I didn’t even think what I was going to make it out of this vegetable.  After thinking of different recipes and spices, I felt making a curry with…

Murungai Illai (Moringa leaves) Sothi

  Sothi (called kiri hodi in Sinhala) is one of the most traditional side dishes in Sri Lanka.  I have posted the recipe for regular sothi quite a while ago.  This time since I had some moringa leaves, I decided to make sothi with Moringa leaves.  Moringa leaves sothi goes verry well with string hoppers…

Mediterranean Quinoa

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup dried chick peas ¾ cup Quinoa 1 tablespoon cooking oil ½ cup thinly sliced red onion 4 oz kale leaves (stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces) ½ cup corn kernels 2 spring onions/scallion cut into 1 inch pieces ¾ cup cherry tomatoes halved ½ cup kalamata olives salt to…

Black Eyed Peas and Potato Curry

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups cooked and drained black eyed peas ¼ cups sliced red onion 3-4 cloves garlic 1 medium tomato 1-2 teaspoons canola oil Pinch of hing (Asaefotida) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon coriander seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 3 green chilies 1 medium potato ¼ cup coconut milk Salt to taste Oil…

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…

Rice with Kidney Beans and Veggies

Ingredients: ¾ cup uncooked brown rice 2 tomatoes 1 small onion 1-2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup dried kidney beans ½ cup Brussels sprout 2 medium carrots 1 cup string beans sliced 2 teaspoon canola oil 2 green chilies split lengthwise 2-3 dried red chilies broken into 2-3 pieces ½ teaspoon fennel…