Maanga Kari – Quick Raw Mango Pickle

When summer comes by in India and it is mango season, we eat mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner; as dessert, as a curry or a condiment. Pickles are made and are stored and used through the year. There are mango varieties like aavakai or vadumangai (baby mangoes) which are used for pickles. My mother…

Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Muffins

Adapted from Genevieve Ko‘s recipe from the NYTimes Cooking Most people who know or have worked with me have eaten my banana bread. I made it often especially when the kids were in school and I needed to send a snack. I baked 2-3 loaves of banana bread and took one to work to share…

Vegan Chickpea Harissa Soup with Homemade Harissa Paste

I was introduced to Harissa paste during the start of the pandemic. I was looking for sauces or dips to serve and somebody said harissa is the new sriracha. That piqued my interest and I looked it up. It had all the ingredients I likes and it was spicy. This is a chilli paste used…

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…

Ven Pongal with Kathrikai Gothsu (Khara Pongal with Eggplant Curry)

Happy Pongal/ Sankranthi! Pongal is a holiday celebrated in Tamil Nadu on the 14th of January. It is a harvest festival; celebrated all over the country and in Karnataka and other parts it is called Sankranthi. In Karnataka, a snack made of roasted gram, dried coconut pieces (kopra), peanuts, jaggery pieces mixed together. You just…

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

I hope you are all having a good break. I hope you have a wonderful year to come, a vaccine to keep you safe, a year filled with happiness and health, time with family and friends and good food! Happy New Year, 2021! Many many years ago, I would make pistachio biscotti during christmas. I…

Mediterranean Baked Feta

The first time I ate Feta cheese was almost 26 years ago. I am not sure I liked it, it was salty and a lot of it in my greek salad. I love it today and it took me 25 years to realise that when you bake feta, it gets soft and creamy and even…

Morning Glory Muffins

When you come to a realization that Covid is here to stay for some time and you are living in sweats and not sure if your jeans fit anymore but you still have a sweet tooth you find a recipe that is healthy and tastes as good as a slice of carrot cake. I used…