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Mushroom and pepper dry roast… This is an Indo-Chinese vegetarian dish; mushrooms are seasoned with soy sauce and chili sauce and stir fried. This can be served along with rice, noodles or roti. Cooking Video Save Print Pepper Mushroom Stir Fry- Easy Mushroom Stir Fry Author: Thasneen Cuisine: Indo Chinese Prep time:  5 mins Cook...

Sweet and Tangy Eggplant made in the Instant Pot, ready in 15 minutes… Eggplant or brinjal is combined with aromatic spices and cooked with tamarind extract. To impart the sweetness, jaggery or palm sugar is added. If you don’t have jaggery, you could use brown sugar instead. This dish goes really well with rice or chapati. Cooking Video Save Print...

Baingan Bharta or stuffed eggplants made in the Instant Pot… Baingan Bharta is a popular vegetarian dish in India, eggplants or brinjals are stuffed with onion-coconut mixture and cooked in the coconut-onion gravy. In the Instant Pot, cooking time will be reduced, 3 minutes of pressure cooking with QPR this dish will be ready-couldn’t get any easier. Cooking...

Kerala style vegetarian lunch: Okra or Lady’s finger Korma, Sweet and Sour Brinjal or Eggplant, Yogurt or Curd-Moru curry and Rice…This is truly a comfort food for South Indians.   Sona Massori Rice- Cook 2 to 3 cups Sona Massori rice in enough water taken in a huge saucepan over stove top for 20 minutes or till rice has cooked. Or cook in a rice...

Tomatoes freshly picked from my garden and turned into a delicious curry… This summer, I had the joy of picking so many tomatoes from my veggie garden and almost all of ’em turned out plum and great. My veggie garden is 100% organic and I was awed by the natural shine the tomatoes had. After the summer is over, it’s gonna get super hard for me to...

Cauliflower stir fried in onion-tomato masala, delicious vegetarian dish… Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, it can be turned into several delicious dishes. It can be baked, fried, stir fried, steamed or just enjoy as it is and I love it made literally anyway. Many Indo-Chinese dishes can be made with cauliflower. This is any easy to make stir fry;...

Beetroot cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy… This is a Kerala style vegetarian dish, one of the dishes served along with Sadya. The earthy taste of beetroot, nutty coconut and slightly tangy yogurt together makes this dish tastes delish. This can be served as a side dish along with rice. Cooking Video Save Print Beetroot Pachadi Author: Thasneen...

Beetroot leaves picked from my organic veggie garden and turned into a Kerala style Thoran- beetroot leaves stir fried with grated coconut… It’s a pure joy when I harvest veggies from my garden and cook with it. Today, I decided to pick some of the beetroot leaves and make a simple Kerala style Thoran with it. Beet leaves resemble to swiss chard. This...

  Healthy and protein rich Mung bean curry made in the Instant Pot… I had been terribly down with my sinusitis for the past few weeks. Weather and temperature changes trigger my sinus and makes me feel really sick. I have to deal with brain fog and it’s the worst feeling ever. When I get the sinus attack, I lose interest in literally everything. Steam...

Crispy fritters with cauliflower… Turn cauliflower into fritters, makes a perfect appetizer or an evening snack. An easy recipe and is gluten free. Cooking Video: Save Print Cauliflower Fritters Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Appetiser Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  35 mins   Ingredients...