Pesto Genovese – Classic Basil Pesto


Yet another recipe born out of our veggie garden. This is the first year, that I planted basil in our garden. Every year, I’ve tried growing basil from seeds, and for some reason I never had success with it. This year, I got a small basil plant and put it next to our tomato plants … [Read more…]

Fire Roasted Eggplant Chutney/Sutta Kathirikkai Thuvaiyal


There are so many eggplant recipes on my blog and you probably have figured out already that it is one of my favorite vegetables. One of the most delicious ways of eating eggplant is to roast it over fire and use the pulp to make a dish. This method has been favored by cooks all … [Read more…]

Home made Low fat Vegetarian Refried beans with Baked Tortilla Chips

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I love Mexican Food…I love how the usage of spices, beans and rice in the Mexican cuisine is very similar to Indian cuisine. If you are a vegetarian like me, you would love the fact that Mexican food has so many vegetarian options. I especially love the refried beans they serve in Mexican restaurants. I … [Read more…]

Oats Coconut Chutney

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I served my 16 bean adai with oats coconut chutney. It was a super easy recipe, made using  the microwave and the blender and added a nutritious twist to the ubiquitous coconut chutney that is paired with a lot of South Indian dishes such as idly, dosa, adai etc. I have used old fashioned oats … [Read more…]

Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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I cannot believe that the last time I posted a chicken recipe was over a year ago. Although I don’t eat meat, I do cook non-veg dishes quite often as my husband likes it. My brother is an avid meat-eater and quite the opposite of me. Since, he is visiting me, I have been making … [Read more…]

Easy Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip(5 minute Microwave Version)

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When you think of party appetizers that aren’t a lot of fuss – the ubiquitous choice is dip – served with bread, crackers, chips or veggies, it is not only easy to put together, but in my opinion adds a lot of interaction in the crowd. I never thought of it being a great appetizer … [Read more…]