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 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 Middle Eastern Chick Peas Soup. The flavors are very simple and can be made in

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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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3 Ingredients 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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Chettinad Masala Cheeyam / Masala Seeyam Recipe

After a day’s break we are here with our day 3 of A – Z challenge. When choosing recipes with alphabet C, I started out very enthusiastic and had some tough choices. Once I was done making the list, I

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Karamani Subzi – Lobia Subzi – No Onion, No Garlic, No Tomatoes Recipe

‘Gravies without tomato’, how hard that can be, was my first reaction to the theme and I chose that right away. When sitting down to think of recipes, I could not come with any. I referred to cookbooks, my hand-written

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Karamani Kara Kuzhambu – Black Eyed Peas Kuzhambu

I absolutely love making different kinds of kuzhambu. Lately I have been cooking a lot with karamani / black eyed peas. Growing up I only ate a couple of dishes with karamani in it, like the Karadayan Nombu adai and

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Black-Eyed Peas Salad | Black-Eyed Beans Salad

A Nutritious and quick Black-Eyed Peas salad that tastes delicious when served at room temperature or chilled. A great Vegan and Gluten free option for summer picnics.  Until about a year or so ago, I have never cooked with black-eyed

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