Eggplant & Zucchini

It’s time for a vegetarian curry! I have been getting requests for more vegetarian dishes and this curry is a really tasty and healthy option. Many people aren’t big fans of eggplants but I think they are delicious and so versatile. Back in Kuwait, we have this ‘Falafel Mushakal’ sandwich and you always get this…

Green Beans & Pork

Growing up, one of my favorite vegetables or green foods was the humble green beans. The green beans recipes that I ate as a kid were mostly in the form of a thoran (a coconut based vegetable dish in Kerala with Indian spices and flavors). The beans were sauteed in fresh curry leaves, mustard and…

Snake Gourd Stir Fry

So this post brings out the Mallu (Malayalee – a person from Kerala, South India) in me. Thoran is basically a vegetable dish sautéed with Indian spices and coconut flakes/bits. It is quite frequently eaten in Kerala especially for lunch and is a delicious add on to steamed rice or fresh rotis. As a kid,…

Peas Masala Curry

There’s always peas involved in any scene of a movie where the parents make sure that their kids are eating their veggies. While it is fine to eat it steamed or boiled with some tasty protein as the main course, it is even more delicious when paired with Indian spices and flavors in a curry….

Lentils and Veggies

Recently, I have had a great appreciation for fresh vegetables. Each vegetable has it’s own unique flavor and when combined together, can make a delicious dish. Over the past few weeks, I have been watching ‘Jamie Oliver’s Quick and Easy food’ on Hulu and the way he maximizes flavors from simple ingredients is amazing. This…

Cauliflower Roll

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable which is getting popular by the day. It is similar to broccoli and tastes great when cooked with the right flavors. Back in Kuwait, my family used to grow cauliflowers in the garden and we used to steam and eat them as a side dish along with other veggies. It…

Veggie brunch

Many of us have the misconception that vegetarian food cannot be delicious and is only eaten because it’s good for your health and for many years, I was of the same notion. My parents made sure that I and my siblings always ate our share of the veggies on the table which is a practice…