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…

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…

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…

Spicy Stuffed Chilli Bhaji

Reposting a recipe. Will be posting another stuffed pepper soon. On a cold wintry day or on a rainy day, this is the best dish to eat – hot, spicy, deep-fried goodness. A plate of bhajis, a hot steaming cup of tea or coffee, a good book and a comfortable chair – company optional. I…

Mexican Roasted Pepper Sauce

When I made this sauce the first time, I could not believe how good it was. It was tangy, spicy and I was easy spoonfuls just like that. I mixed it with some fresh tomato sauce and poured it over some pumpkin and baked it. You can saute some vegetables and a tablespoon of sauce….