Sunday 26 November 2017

Coriander,Cumin & Fennel Seeds Tea

Spices have numerous medicinal value,hence they are very much used in Indian cuisine. If you have sore throat, digestion problem, cold etc Indian grandmas have their own home remedies which gets ready easily at home. We, Indians have been pampered for years with this homemade remedies passed by our own grandmas to our mothers and later on to us. I have already learned couple of home remedies from my both grandmas & my mom. Though few remedies are quite new for me,this blog world will definitely helps us to replicate them at home.

Cumin, coriander and fennel seed tea

Saturday 25 November 2017

Sanna Pakora/Sindhi Onion Pakoras

Indian cuisine have varieties of pakoras aka crispy deep fried fritters, i have prepared couple of pakoras though i have few to make at home. Finally here is one among those pakoras i have bookmarked few months back from Gayathri's Space is this ultimate crispy double fried onion pakoras. Loaded with onions and chopped coriander leaves, these fritters are seriously addictive to  munch with a cup of tea or coffee for your evening snacks. This double fried Sindhi style chickpea flour pakoras are very easy to make. With loads of chopped onions and finely chopped coriander, these pakoras will definitely satisfy your crave for deep fried beauties.

Vegan Sanna Pakora

Friday 24 November 2017

Vegan & Gluten Free Mexican Fried Rice

Fried rice, this word itself makes me hungry, am an ardent fan of Indo chinese fried rice, obviously if i cross any new variety of fried rice, i dont forget to bookmark it immediately. Recently Vaishali of Ribbons to Pastas posted an easy breezy Mexican fried rice, i immediately bookmarked it and tried it yesterday for our lunch. Its a simple, super quick, delicious, flavourful rice with bellpepper, corn kernels. If you have cooked rice aside, then this rice dish will take definitely less than 10 minutes to get ready. Thanks Vaishali for sharing this aromatic Mexican fried rice, we finished our lunch happily with some fryums.

Gluten Free Mexican Fried rice

Sunday 19 November 2017

Vegan Black-eyed Peas Tomato Stew

After two interesting soups, my today's post is a super delicious again a nutritious stew i simply prepared with black eyed peas and tomatoes.Stews are similar to soups as there is no clear distinction between these two dishes. Stews have less liquid than soups and much thicker as well. Stew needs a longer cooking in low heat and soups can be cooked easily which requires less cooking time than stews. Stew can be served in a plate with rice, mashed potatoes or pastas while soups are always served in a bowl. You can add seasoning or flavourings to the stew depending upon your tastebuds. Actually i flavored mine with minced garlic, cumin powder, paprika and coriander powder along with dried oregano. Obviously this stew makes an excellent pair to enjoy with hot steaming rice.

Black-eyed peas Tomato Stew, Tomato Stew with black eyed peas

Saturday 18 November 2017

Vegan Tomato Moongdal Soup/Tomato Dal Soup

Weather went too down here, obviously we want to finish our dinner simply with a bowl of soup than making any other dishes for our meal.  If you are looking for a healthy, super filling and nutritious soup,dont forget to check this fantastic gluten free tomato soup. Though i used green moong aka whole moongdal for making this fantastic soup, you can still prepare this soup with masoor dal or split moongdal or else with a mix of both to prepare this soup.Since my hubby grabbed a bag of juicy tomatoes from farmer's market, i couldnt stop myself to add some tomatoes to this nutritious soup.

Tomato Green Moongdal Soup

Friday 17 November 2017

Vegan Mixed Vegetables & Kidney Beans Quinoa Soup

Quinoa, this incredible tiny grains are our family favourite. Cooked either as salad, any South Indian dishes, sweets or else simply cooked as much as rice to serve along with a stew, quinoa makes an excellent meal. Quinoa is definitely a versatile grain, you can cook anything with. I have been cooking for a while with this gluten free grains, and these grains are seriously easy to cook with. Even my kids love this grains, needless to say Quinoa is becoming our most favourite grain after oats and rice.

Vegan & Gluten Free Vegetable & Kidney Beans  Quinoa Soup

Sunday 12 November 2017

British Indian Restaurant Style Pre Cooked Potatoes

While i was googling for an interesting Restaurant style potato curry, i accidentally crossed this British Indian restaurant style potatoes from The Curry Guy space. Spiced with usual Indian spices, trust me this potato curry tastes like our South Indian kurma though coconut or cashew like thickening agents are not used in it. However this potato curry calls for ginger garlic paste,garam masala. Cooked as much as like curry, this British Indian pre cooked potatoes can be served prefectly with a bowl or rice or else it can be eaten simply with Indian flatbreads.

Indo British Potatoes

Saturday 11 November 2017

Cauliflower Manchurian/Gobi Manchurian

Though i have already posted varieties of Indo chinese manchurians, few dishes are yet to be posted in my space. I know its not normal for a food blogger like me, but its not too late to post those dishes na. One among those dishes i havent posted yet is this well known and quite a popular Indo chinese restaurant style cauliflower manchurian. Eventhough i have already prepared this delicious gobi manchurians at home for many occasions, i have completely forgotten about to post here.

Friday 10 November 2017

Tofu Chow Mein/Vegan Chow Mein

Chow mein, is a stir fried noodles and this dish very popular in Chinese restaurant menus. Not only in chinese restaurants, this dish is seriously popular in many countries like Nepal, India and United states etc. Chow means fried and Mein means Noodles, hence the main ingredient for making this dish is noodles. This stir fried noodles can be prepared with many variations.In American chinese cuisine, chicken is the most common meat though sometimes pork,beef ,shrimp or tofu can be substitued. However vegetarian and vegan chow mein do exists. Do you know Chow mein do exists as two types, yes one is steamed chow mein and crispy chow mein whick is also known as Hong Kong style chow mein.

Vegan Tofu Chowmein, Tofu Chowmein

Sunday 5 November 2017

Mini Pan Fried Soya Masala Stuffed Buns

If you have yeasted bread dough sitting in your fridge, and you dont want to bake as bread in oven, dont forget to check my today's post. Stuffed with a delicious soya masala, this pan fried buns are prepared easily with less efforts. Obviously these cute bite sized pan fried buns are completely eggless and definitely vegan. Slow cooked in pan, these pan fried buns are dangerously addictive and a prefect crowd pleaser if you want to make a fantastic appetizer for a get together. Though i stuffed this buns with a simple spiced minced soya masala, you can stuff this buns with your favourite fillings in it.

Pan fried Soya Masala Stuffed Buns

Saturday 4 November 2017

Gluten Free Broccoli & Onion Pakoras

Though i keep myself away from deep frying, weather in Paris makes us to crave sometimes for deep fried fritters. Obviously once a while i dish out some crispy fried beauties either for our snacks or else for starter. Broccoli, this antioxidant rich vegetable is definitely a must in my cooking, i dont forget to add them often in my dishes, though kids are not big fan of this vegetables. Needless to say, i have to think twice to make dishes with broccoli florets. Anything fried is definitely kid's favourite, hence i prepared this fantastic pakoras out of them, as this pakoras are loaded with broccoli and onions.

Vegan Broccoli & Onion Pakoras

Friday 3 November 2017

Triple Cheese Swirls/Cheese Pinwheels

If you have puff pastry sheets in your fridge or freezer, trust me you can bake some ultimate snacks or starters with them. I always have puff pastry sheets in my freezer, and they are super handy to bake out quickly some snack foods when you have some hungry tummies around you. One of my recent snack/starter is this triple cheese swirls which i baked quickly with puff pastry sheets. These cheesy swirls /pinwheels are easy to make, even a small kid can bake out this fantasty cheesy stuffs with an adult help.

Puff pastry cheesy Swirls