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Cauliflower Soup (Pressure Cooker Recipe)

I’ve been using my electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot) recently and I love the all-in-one options it provides. From Indian to International, Soups to Curries, Yogurt to Desserts,  the Instant … Continue reading

12/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Vaazhaka Masala (Raw Banana Curry)

Raw Bananas/Plantains are a staple in southern Indian cooking. The more typical preparation involves sautéing them dry with spices and salt, but this gravy version is a departure from the … Continue reading

04/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Grits and Hash

From our travels to the south, one of the things we fell in love and brought back with us to the northeast are Grits. What’s not to love about a … Continue reading

03/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Cavatappi with Capers and Asparagus

Asparagus and capers are a harmoniously delightful combination. The briny capers and the nutty asparagus added with basil and tomato make a perfect pasta dish. Another easy weeknight dinner that’s … Continue reading

03/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Aaloo Tikki

Aloo (Potato) Tikki (Croquette) is a typical afternoon snack that’s served with Indian chai. There is probably a variation of crispy potato patties in every cuisine, and this version is a … Continue reading

03/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Classic Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

A crispy golden brown melty cheese sandwich is just what you need to dunk in this simple velvety tomato soup. This is my go-to tomato soup recipe that’s easy to … Continue reading

03/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Cauliflower and Chickpeas in a Coconut Cilantro Curry

Apart from being a tongue twister of a name, this dish is an ideal combination of textures and flavors. The aromatic cilantro with creamy coconut and warm spices make this a … Continue reading

03/15/2015 · Leave a comment

Sweet and Spicy White Bean Stew

The creamy and buttery beans with crisp vegetables in tart, salty, sweet and spicy sauce is a simple weeknight meal inspired by my fondness of balance between sweet and spicy. Ingredients Serves 4 … Continue reading

03/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Black Bean – Sofrito – Avocado Quesadillas

This is a staple in our house. There’s more to quesadillas than just cheese. Try this recipe and your tastebuds will thank you. Ingredients Serves 4-6 For the black bean … Continue reading

03/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Taqueria style Guacamole and Sofrito

GUACAMOLE This simple recipe makes the most spectacularly divine guacamole. A hint of spice from jalapeños combined with lemon juice and cilantro perfectly highlights the creamy avocado. This is one recipe … Continue reading

03/04/2015 · 1 Comment

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions and Peas

Brussels Sprouts is probably the most polarizing vegetable. You either love it or hate it and I personally love it.  I also think if you dislike brussels sprouts, you just … Continue reading

03/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Ivy Gourd Stir Fry (Kovakka Curry)

Gourds in general are often under appreciated and possibly even unknown in some parts of the world. The incredible versatile ivy gourd is one of my favorites.  It takes only … Continue reading

02/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Cabbage and Onion Dosa

This is a variation of one of my favorite Indian breakfasts. The original recipe is a crispy dosa made from semolina, wheat flour, rice flour and flattened rice. Adding veggies, … Continue reading

02/22/2015 · 1 Comment

Kale and Bean Salad with Mint-Lime dressing

This is one of my favorite salads.It is also great way to eat kale without it feeling like you are forced into eating boring greens. A flavor packed mint-lime dressing coating crispy … Continue reading

02/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Broccoli and Potato Soup

There are several variations to broccoli soup, and this is one of easiest. This is what you want on a cold winter night –  a hot, comforting, wholesome bowl of soup. Plus … Continue reading

02/15/2015 · Leave a comment

Karamani Masala (Black Eyed Peas Curry)

This is a simple, easy to make recipe without compromising on flavor. Black eyed peas stewed with ginger, garlic, tomatoes and warm spices makes a perfect meal served with rice, … Continue reading

02/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Pomodoro Mozzarella Salad

This is a 10 minute no cook dish that is extremely versatile. It can be served cold as a salad over a bed of spinach or lettuce. Serve at room … Continue reading

02/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Vegetable Pilaf with Tomato Mint Gravy

Fight off winter blues with this spicy vegetable pilaf filled with everything that reads comfort about Indian spices. Continuing the ‘stick to your ribs’ theme, this is one of my favorites. … Continue reading

02/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Ziti Rigati with Asparagus and Cannellini beans

This is the time of year for deeply comforting and hearty food. Beans and pasta make a perfect combination and a base for just about any flavor combination you want. … Continue reading

01/31/2015 · Leave a comment

Chopped Salad – Version 1

Clearly there is no end to the number of combinations of chopped salads that are possible. This is one of my favorites. Inspired by Mexican flavors, this is a quick … Continue reading

01/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Indian Spiced Noodles

This is a perfect “warm your belly” spicy bowl of noodles with flavors from a typical Indian kitchen. It doesn’t get better than this in terms comfort food. Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

01/23/2015 · Leave a comment

Winter Tomato Soup

There are several ways of incorporating the versatile tomato into a soup. This recipe is a hearty version, perfect for a winter meal. Best served hot, with a chunk of … Continue reading

01/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Cauliflower Couscous with Olives and Almonds

This is a quick salad that makes for a perfect lunch. I made a few tweaks to the original recipe to make this a warm salad (vs. cold) , and … Continue reading

01/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Roasted Cauliflower Bisque

I’m back from another brief hiatus. In what feels like a blink of an eye, winter has snuck up on us here in the east coast. The sun goes down … Continue reading

12/07/2011 · 3 Comments


Lentil/Dal is a common ingredient in the Indian kitchen and an essential source of protein in a vegetarian diet. Of course not to forget, they are basically just delicious. You will see many references to … Continue reading

06/24/2011 · 4 Comments

Spinach and Lentil Soup

Here is a simple yet delicious soup that highlights the classic spinach and lentil combination. Instead of using plain vegetable broth, I made my own version infusing it with a … Continue reading

06/22/2011 · 3 Comments

Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli

This dish came about from one my favorite party dips made with roasted red peppers, garlic and cream cheese. Using those flavors to make a tangy, spicy and creamy roasted … Continue reading

06/11/2011 · 3 Comments

Tofu and I

I wanted to write a little note on Tofu, specifically on how I feel about it.  As a vegetarian, it is about time that I addressed this :) Tofu has … Continue reading

06/09/2011 · 1 Comment

Stir Fried Garlic Tofu Noodles

Some of my favorite weeknight dinners are simple stir fried dishes. This version came about simply with ingredients I had in my fridge, combined with my love for singapore noodles. … Continue reading

06/02/2011 · 2 Comments

Aaloo Palak

This recipe is very special and one of my favorites. I am thrilled to share my simple , easy to follow recipe of this traditionally  slow cooked laborious process, all without compromising on an … Continue reading

05/14/2011 · 2 Comments

Macaroni – The Simple Indian Way

This is my favorite go-to recipe. With ingredients that I always have readily in my pantry, it makes for a delicious, comforting and easy to make meal. Ingredients 1 pound elbow … Continue reading

03/06/2011 · 3 Comments

Spiced Lentil and Bean Stew

Inspired by the classic Ethiopian dish, and with my inclination towards indian spices came about this hearty and ‘warm your belly’ lentil stew. If you love earthy, warm spices, this will … Continue reading

12/05/2010 · 1 Comment

Black Bean Salad with a Mint-Lemon Dressing

This is a recipe I frequently make and definitely one of my favorites. It’s a wholesome salad with a perfect combination of textures. The creamy black beans and crunchy vegetables, … Continue reading

11/24/2010 · 2 Comments

Christmas came Early

I absolutely love cooking in cast iron cookware. It makes everything taste so much better! Love it.

11/21/2010 · Leave a comment

Bread Upma

Bread Upma literally translates to scrambled (sauteed) bread. This is my childhood memory on a plate. A staple in south indian households, often a great after school snack for kids, … Continue reading

11/20/2010 · 1 Comment

Under Reconstruction

Pardon the appearance for the next 24-48 hours while this blog is undergoing a face lift. Please feel free to comment with any/all feedback. -Supriya Raman

04/27/2010 · 2 Comments

Ziti with Broccolini and Spinach in Roasted Garlic Marinara

Quick and easy to put together, combining some store bought ingredients with fresh veggies, this makes an ideal weeknight meal. This was my dinner tonight. With broccolini and spinach in … Continue reading

04/26/2010 · 4 Comments

Design Dilemma

After two and a half  years, I now feel my site needs a face lift. I have decided to mix things up. Having spent the last two days trying on … Continue reading

04/26/2010 · Leave a comment

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Green Lentil Soup

This is a soup recipe adapted from BHG. The original recipe called for pumpkin, red lentils and chickpeas, but with sweet potatoes, green lentils (french puy lentils) and chickpeas in … Continue reading

04/21/2010 · 2 Comments

Simple Coconut Green Beans

Here is an authentic south-indian style green bean recipe. It’s delectable! Ingredients 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed, washed and chopped into 1/4 inch pieces. 2 tbsp canola oil … Continue reading

04/15/2010 · 2 Comments

Onion-Cheese Taquitos with Tomatillo-Mint Sauce

Taquito, a Mexican dish is basically a small rolled-up tortilla with any kind of filling usually meat or cheese. Traditionally the filled tortilla is deep fried. My version is both vegetarian and healthy. … Continue reading

04/09/2010 · 3 Comments

Coconut Chayote Squash Masala

This kind of Squash, a prominent vegetable in Indian cooking, is known as Chayote squash in markets in the US. The local name we know and call it by is Chow Chow, which certainly … Continue reading

04/02/2010 · 2 Comments

My Vegan Experiment

S (a dear friend) and I have started a 3 week ‘Going Vegan’ experiment.  On day 3 of our experiment, I am happy to report that apart from a few initial setbacks I … Continue reading

03/31/2010 · 4 Comments

Garlicky Carrot and Potato stuffed Wontons

This makes a perfect tea time snack and is great served as an appetizer. It’s quite easy to make and needs only a few ingredients. I love working with wonton … Continue reading

02/27/2010 · 6 Comments

Lima Bean Biryani

This is another one of my crazy kitchen sink recipes. Kitchen sink recipes are ones I have no plan or recipe for. I just make it up as I go … Continue reading

02/21/2010 · 5 Comments

Roasted Garlic and Onion Soup

What could be possibly be better than a big bowl of soup with crusty bread on a snowed in winter night! Here is a light yet creamy soup with roasted garlic … Continue reading

02/18/2010 · 1 Comment

Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

This is a dish than can never go wrong. It is super easy to make, delicious yet light and healthy. It is perfect as an appetizer for a party because … Continue reading

02/16/2010 · Leave a comment

Roasted Beet-Walnut-Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese

This is one of my favorite salads. The juicy sweet beets with warm toasted walnuts and the creamy blue cheese is heaven in a plate. You could always use a … Continue reading

02/10/2010 · Leave a comment

Organizing Recipes by Course

It is unanimous. The feedback I have received for a while now is all about one thing: List my recipes by ‘Meal Course’..And… TA-DA! There is now a “Menu by Course” … Continue reading

02/09/2010 · Leave a comment

Superbowl Super Snack

Here are a few of my successful experiments of the day – three kinds of crispy snacks with two different kind of dips. It all started with a craving for … Continue reading

02/07/2010 · 2 Comments




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