Vegan Recipes

Vegan recipes that do not use animal products. These are also dairy free and suitable for lactose intolerant people.

Pineapple Stir Fry – Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe

Pineapple Stir Fry

I love Asian food and stir frys, and I love cooking with pineapple. My Thai Pineapple Fried Rice remains one of my most favorite recipes of all time, fashioned after a dish in my favorite Thai restaurant. When I was in the US, a stir fry was the most common item on the menu for… 

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Crispy Sev Recipe for a Crackling Diwali

Crispy Sev Recipe

Crispy Sev is the Indian alternative to potato chips. Our Gujrati brothers and sisters are known for their love for their Fafda and farsan. But I say this love for farsan reaches the corners of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujrat to Arunacahal. We love our sev – that spicy, crunchy snack that can… 

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Parsley and Chana Rice – Flavor Packed Recipe

parsley and chana rice recipe

Parsley and rice might sound like an unusual combination, but actually it isn’t. I was introduced to the combination of parsley and rice almost by accident. I can thank my roommates for it. Indian cooking uses cilantro a lot. Our neighborhood Walmart store did stock coriander or cilantro. But all greens and herbs are always… 

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Green Smoothie Recipe – For Beginners and Newbies

Green Smoothie Recipe

Green smoothie is a great start to the day and provides you with a healthy dose of micro nutrients that can rival what you get from your multivitamin. I love breakfast smoothies because they are so great on-the-go. Just fill a thermos and sip on the way to work! My eating habits have changed a… 

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Sambar Powder Recipe – Homemade Spice Mix

Sambar Powder Spice Mix Recipe

Sambar powder or sambhar powder makes or breaks a good Sambar. Sambhar or Sambar is a South Indian lentil stew that is served with Idlis, dosas and vadas. It is a popular side for a popular snack that you get throughout India and even elsewhere in the world. ( I have found that South Indians… 

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Chana Masala or Chole recipe – Indian Chickpea Curry – Meatless Monday

Chana Masala or Chole recipe

Chana Masala or Punjabi Chole or Chole Masala or Pindi Chole – this quintessentially Indian chickpea curry is known by many names. It is a Punjabi dish from the northern parts of India. Fiery spices and chili can make it as hot and spicy as you want it. Or you can tone them down to… 

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Khao Soi Recipe – Burmese/ North Thai Noodle Soup

Khao Soi Thai Burmese Noodles

Riding the wave of my visit to the Asian Express restaurant, I decided to try recreating one of the dishes on their menu. The Burmese KhowSuey was one of my favorite dishes that I tasted at Asian Express, thanks to the courteous invite to a tasting last weekend. I first read about this dish a… 

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