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…

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…

Garlic Chill Oil

Sometimes all you need is a perfect condiment to accompany a meal. This oil is so flavourful and can be added to pasta, soups or anything you deem fit. A drizzle of this on salads or roasted vegetables or meat would be wonderful. Just use your imagination. The garlic is so soft that you can…

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…

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…

Savoury Granola

I hope you all had a good thanksgiving. I am thankful for my family, friends and all of you who take the time to read my posts and give me feedback. I appreciate all of you. Thank you! I saw this on a post. Savoury granola was added on roasted butternut squash. I looked it…

Roasted Beet and Green Bean Salad

There are days when you do not want to cook dinner but have to put food on the table. I decided it was going to be bread and cheese and maybe a salad. I was baking bread. I make the no knead bread and it is so easy to make. Look up Jim Lahey’s no…

Roasted Carrot Tart with Cilantro Pesto

Have you ever woken up in the morning and the first thought is what you plan to make for dinner? I need to have the inspiration to cook and maybe even dream about it. The days I do not have inspiration, I putter around the kitchen looking at ingredients, waiting for the ingredients to talk…

Crispy Delicious Falafel

My first introduction to falafel was almost 25 years before. I had just moved to Sweden and missed Indian food and the indian weather. I landed in Sweden on a sunny, warm (according to the Swedes) day. I spent much of that winter wearing a bright blue ski jacket. I realized that year that sunny…

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo is my new favourite vegetable. It looks like a green tomato but has a husk around it. When the husk is removed, you see a vegetable that looks like a green tomato. It is sticky and needs to be washed. The taste however is very different. It is more tart than a tomato. I…