French Green Lentil Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

French Green Lentil Salad with Balsamic Vinegar dressing – A flavorful meal on its own! This week is super exciting as I got to work with three ingredients that were mailed to me by Varada; a fellow blogger who blogs

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Refried Bean Cakes

Appetizers can be time consuming when making for a crowd and I do not like standing in the kitchen for hours frying appetizers when I am expecting company. I always look for make-ahead appetizers or even better cold appetizers that

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Middle Eastern Chick Peas Soup – Vegan Middle Eastern Garbanzo Beans Soup

My family loves Lentil Soup. So thinking on the same lines, I wanted to make something different and that is how I landed on this Chick peas soup. The flavors are very simple and can be made in less than

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Hara Cholia Paneer Subzi – Fresh Garbanzo Beans and Paneer Subzi – Haryana Special Green Chana Subzi

Blogging marathon gives an amazing opportunity to cook with ingredients that I have never used before. The recipe I made today is something very new to me and I have never tasted it before. I have peeled a lot of

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Mercimek Koftesi – Turkish Red Lentil and Bulgur Kofte – Vegan Kofte

This recipe totally took me by surprise as it was so simple to make and absolutely delicious. When the name of the recipe says kofte, you would assume that it is a deep fried recipe. I did exactly the same

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3 Ingredients Bean Dip – Refried Beans Dip

I love entertaining and most of the times I struggle with choosing what to make for appetizer/starter. I don’t want to always make fried appetizers and sometimes prefer more engaging starters. This 3 ingredients bean dip is perfect for such

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V for Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Masala Vadai – Lentil Fritters with Banana Flower

Making vazhaipoo vadai has been my long time wish and finally this mega marathon gave me a chance to make it. Living in US, we don’t get many opportunities as in India to cook with this vegetable. Whenever I get

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U for Ukkarai – Okkarai – Diwali Special Recipe

Ukkarai or Okkarai is a traditional sweet made during the festival of Deepavali / Diwali. Growing up I have never eaten this as it is not in our tradition, but after coming to the blogging world, I have seen this

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O for Oothappam – Onion Oothappam – Onion Uthappam

My husband always orders oothappam/Uthappam when eating out at an Indian restaurant. I am more of a rava dosai person and that is what I end up ordering most of the time. Oothappam can be made with idli / dosai

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Ezhu kari kuzhumbu/Ericha Kuzhumbu (Thiruvadharai Kuzhumbu)

27th Jan, 2015 This recipe is a combination for Thiruvadharai Kali. Thiruvadharai or Aarudhra darshanam is celebrated in the month of margazhi. This kuzhumbu is made of seven vegetables. When I was talking to my mother this morning, she was

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