Spaghetti Pomodoro is also known as Pasta that is tossed in Tomato Basil Sauce and spiked with Parmesan cheese. Pomodoro in Italian means a sauce made from tomaotes. This pasta recipe is simple to make that is bursting with flavors from the tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil. It has a short cooking time and when you have a pomodoro sauce ready, your weeknight dinner for family would be ready in minutes.

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

The Patta Gobhi ki Sabji Recipe is a super quick and easy recipe that I make often at home. The vegetable, is light and yet has all the flavours of the masalas and the cabbage, making it a healthy recipe as well. At home, I most often make it for lunches and serve it along with Thepla and Gujarati Dal or even Tomato Rasam.

Published in Vegetables - Dry
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:41

Baingan Masala Recipe

The Baingan Masala Recipe is a dish that is packed with flavors from rich vibrant tomatoes, a hint of garlic, garam masala and not to miss the coriander powder and leaves that give it that rich gravy consistency and taste. The baingan (eggplant) is first roasted seperately and then combined along with the tomato masala giving it the special touch. At home I serve the Baingan Masala along with Phulka's and a Carrot Salad - a favorite dinner combination at home.

Published in Vegetables-Gravy

The Tawa Handvo is a nutritious protein packed meal is one of the most popular Gujarati one-dish meals. Traditionally the handvo is cooked in an earthen pot over low flame but due to conveniences in modern cooking techniques, families use ovens to bake them or use a skillet to pan cook them. I personally prefer the tawa (skillet) method, as it feels lighter to eat and has crispy edges giving it the additional taste to the palate.

Many families like mine love to add the juices from Gor Keri pickle into the batter to give a sweet and spicy taste and flavor to the finished dish. Serve Tawa Handvo lentil skillet pancakes along with Gor Keri pickle or with Gor (jaggery) and homemade butter for breakfast or a weeknight dinner.

Published in Breakfast -Tiffins

The Murungakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe is a tradional south indian recipe that is essentially a tamarind curry that is cooked with spices like sambar powder and combined with vegetables like srumsticks and baby onions (shallots). Different regions of south india make a Kuzhambu with a set of spices that a family uses and many also add coconut milk to make the Kuzhambu richer.

Serve the Murungakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe for a quick weeknight dinner along with steamed rice and ghee or even along with dosa's and idli's

Published in Vegetables-Gravy
Friday, 27 June 2014 04:07

Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Spinach

The Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Spinach Recipe is one of the classic Italian Vegetarian Dishes that Italians make at home for a quick weeknight dinner. In one of my trips to Italy, the one thing that stood out was the abundant use of vegetables in Pasta's and other dishes. And the other thing that stood out even more was the freshness of the pasta sauce. There is something special about their tomatoes, that gives a vibrant colour and a subtle sweetness.

In this Tomato Basil Pasta with Spinach Recipe I have tried to bring back those flavors I loved eating there. I hope you enjoy it too. 

Published in Pastas and Pizzas
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 08:58

Jain Style Paneer Makhani Recipe

The Jain Style Paneer Makhani Recipe is a rich creamy gravy dish that uses no onion, ginger or garlic and is quick to prepare. The addition of cream and a few spices bring out the delicious flavors of this no Jain Style Paneer Makhani making it a perfect weeknight dinner that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Published in Vegetables-Gravy
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 20:23

Almond and Cashewnut Mushroom Curry Recipe


Almond and Cashewnut Mushrooms Curry Recipe is delicious, very healthy and extremely easy to put together. Mushrooms, also known as the ‘meat’ of the vegetable world, can be added to basically any kind of dish. Low in calories, free of fat and cholesterol, and low in sodium, they make for wonderful energy sources. And combining them with almonds and cashews in this recipe, will ensure that your taste buds as well as energy quotient is satiated throughout the day.

Published in Vegetables-Gravy
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:03

Qorma Baamia



Baamia is nothing but our bhindi/okra in Afghan. 'Qorma Baamia' - Baby Okra cooked in rich tomato-onion puree! Had this gravy a few weeks back at Afghani Restaurant and it was finger-licking good. I love experimenting on this versatile vegetable - Okra (bhindi) every now n then! But so far, I never imagined myself cooking bhindi in gravy directly. I rried replicating the same in-house and BINGO! It was as good as the restaurant version of it.

Published in Gourmet Favorites
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:43

Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables


Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables is a delicious combination of tofu, vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce. After having tasted this dish many times in the Asian restaurants, I tried making this at home. And yes, I was delighted by the result. This version was an instant hit with everyone. A perfect, quick and easy one pot dish's filled with flavors & vegetables.

Published in Asian Cuisine