HEALTHY GRAIN BOWLS

A healthy meal you can prep during the weekend and make during the week.

Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

On a cold, snowy day, a hot bowl of steamy spicy soup is just what I need. This soup is one of my favorite soups. I make it lactose-free and have add ons like cheese or sour cream for the vegetarians. If you add avocado, you get the creamy feeling without the cream. I sometimes…

Palak Paneer (Saag Paneer)

Paneer is a fresh cheese that has become popular all over the world. It is a blank canvas and can be marinated and grilled or added in curries. Good paneer is soft when cooked. Traditional paneer dishes are from the Punjab region of India. Today paneer is found in local grocery stores around the world….

Potato Karakari (Spicy Potato Fry)

This is a quick and easy recipe, especially if you have boiled potatoes. You will find this dish at most tamil wedding lunches. It is also made on occasions when onions and garlic are not used. It goes well with steamed rice, sambar and rasam or curd (yogurt) rice. It can be eaten as a…

Malabar Spinach Curry

Basale Soppu Saaru- Karnataka Style Basale Soppu Malabar spinach (Basella Alba)is a type of spinach and is a creeper. It grows like a weed in South India. The leaves are is high in Vitamin A, C, Iron, and Calcium. I bought and planted the plant in a planter and it grew quite well. It likes warm…

Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! As the temperature goes down, a steaming hot bowl of spicy noodles is perfect for a week-night dinner. Take a walk down a street in India and you will find corner carts making Hakka noodles and Gobi Manchurian. Some of the best noodles I ate were in Kolkata….

Mambazha Pulliserry (Mango and Yogurt Curry)

During mango season, you will find mangoes on the table from breakfast to dinner as fresh cut to curries, pickles and dessert. You will find hundreds of varieties of mangoes and certain mangoes used for certain dishes. This is a traditional recipe from Kerala. For this you will need mangoes which are not too sweet…

Upma/ Uppitu -A Simple South Indian breakfast

It is a busy time and though I have started multiple posts, I have not had time to finish them. I plan to repost some of my older posts from time to time. This is our weekend breakfast almost every other weekend. Easy to make and healthy vegan fare. Upma or Uppitu is a simple breakfast…

Butternut Squash Soup – Creamy and Healthy

Butternut squash is one of my all time favourite fall/winter vegetable. By roasting the vegetable it brings out an inert sweetness and believe me, you can eat it as is. If you are trying to avoid desserts and you have a sweet tooth, try this. I also add it to sandwiches or pasta. Goes well…

Thai Inspired Red Curry Soup

I woke up to see a winter wonderland outside my window. The tree was laden with snow. It was beautiful but cold. I woke up thinking of a hot cup of soup with warm spices, not too spicy, creamy soup with some freshly baked bread. I had no idea what soup to make till the…