Category: Main Dish Recipes

  • Toasted Coconut Lentils

    Because I get excited about odd things, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about this salty, nutty mixture of coconut, crunchy spices, little nuggets of garlic and strands of spicy ginger. Simple ways to create comfort food with that perfect balance of salt and spice and nutty-hug-yourself goodness. It’s one of my favorite […]

  • Kale Sprouts with Spices and Lemon

    Kale and Brussels Sprouts. Kale Sprouts. What miracle of heaven occurred to bring two of my favorite vegetables together? I don’t want to know. I just want to eat as many of them as possible as quickly as possible. There could be worse things…I think (see above that I don’t want to know how this […]

  • Lemon Spiced Lentils (Lemon Rasam)

      Rasam is spicy, tangy South Indian lentils. When I hear it called ‘soup’ or described as being served in a shot glass, the snarky part of me shudders. We ate rasam and rice plus a side of a green sautéed veggie basically every night growing up. It’s hard core basic South Indian food. And it’s […]

  • Sweet Corn Curry

    This dish is so easy to make, so delicious to eat, so fragrant to smell and so pretty to look at that you have to make it. Trust me. Mouthfuls of sweet crunchy corn in a creamy mildly spiced coconut broth. It�EUR(TM)s equal parts curl up on your sofa in sweatpants and lay in a […]

  • Crunchy. Soft. Red Bell Pepper and Black Bean Tacos

      There’s not a lot of culinary genius behind this idea for Red Bell Pepper and Black Bean Tacos. Except that was easy. Tasted good. Surya loved them. Healthy. These Red Bell Pepper and Black Bean Tacos are genius! They are easy, delicious, healthy and (maybe) will even win over your toddler. Hard shelled tacos are […]

  • Matar Tofu – Curried Peas and Tofu Triangles

    Peas – my family can’t seem to get enough of them. Here’s yet another rendition of Mattar Paneer, this time with chewy triangles of pan fried tofu. For other variations, try Matar Mushroom (Peas and Shitake Mushrooms) and Matar Paneer with Grilled Paneer (Peas and Grilled Paneer, a Farmer’s Cheese). To get chewy triangles of tofu […]

  • Zucchini Koftas in Tomato Sauce

    Shredded green zucchini koftas mixed with besan flour (chickpea flour or gram flour), minced green chili peppers and cilantro, red chili powder and salt then shallow fried until golden and tossed in a mild tomato masala sauce.

  • Holy Hot Avocados & Weeknight Dinners

    Holy hot avocados. Until this summer, I hated avocados (and guacamole). After a taste of my friend Christina‘s guac (just to be polite) this summer, I’ve converted.  Especially when they are hot. I toss cubed handfuls into eggs with cheddar cheese (green eggs no ham) and into stir fries. The few friends I’ve shared this […]

  • Baked Tofu – An Easy Weeknight Protein

    We almost always eat dinner together. Rajat and I have done that since we first got married. Even if one of us is working late, we wait for the other. Eating together as a family became even more of a priority after Surya started eating real food. It gives us a chance to sit down […]

  • Semolina Dosa

    I’ve confessed that I cheat a little right? You’ve realized I’m not Martha right? We’re clear on this right? We’ve reached that point in our relationship where we discard with niceties right? Ok. It’s settled. Either you already figured it out or I’m telling you now. I like shortcuts. I love traditional Indian cooking. But […]