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…

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…

The Humble Rasam, Elevated

Seasoned Rice Balls served in a Tangy Tamarind Rasam Broth with a Smattering of Stir Fried Carrots and Beans I love Ottolenghi’s recipes and I recently bought two of his books, Plenty and Flavors. His books are wonderful, filled with vegetarian dishes and uses a variety of vegetables and spices which elevate simple ingredients to…

Vegetarian Burmese Khow Suey

The first time I ate Khow Suey was when my friend, Ritika got leftovers for lunch. It was delicious. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Babita sent me a picture of the dish she made. It was beautiful. It inspired me to make it. Here are Babita’s pictures: This is a Burmese dish (not…

Sandya’s Sunday Lunch

JEERA RASAM, PARAPU USILI AND MOR KOOTAN Sandya, my niece sent me some more recipes. this would be sunday lunch at her home. Serve with steamed rice and some papadum. I make a different version of jeera rasam; I tried this after she sent me the recipe.The only change was that I added 4-5 cloves…

Rasam – A Tangy, Spicy Soup- Perfect to Fight a Cold!

It is flu season again! So, reposting this.Make a bowl and enjoy as it clears your sinus. Rasam is synonymous to South India. Every person or region has their version. But one thing common is the tangy spicy taste, The tang can come from tomato, tamarind or lime. If you are fighting a cold, this…

Diet, You Say!

I miss my friends and the exercise routine. We worked really hard but we had a lot of fun. Reposting this post in honour of my friends. Our Zumba instructor, Bhavana, has been asking us to go on the GM diet for a few months. We always had excuses – dinner party, special lunches or…

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup

When I saw this recipe online on Martha Stewart’s website, I knew I had to try it. If you are following my blog, you will find a lot of eggplant dishes. As I read this recipe, I knew this would be a perfect winter soup. However, I wanted to use the lovely heirloom tomatoes and…