Lima Bean and Kale Soup

Kale is really not my most favorite food but I decided to give it a try.I realized the reason a lot of folks do not appreciate kale is the earthiness and the bitterness in the leaf.So if we offset it with some Acidity it should balance out the dish.I also wanted to add some body... Continue Reading →

Sweet Pepper Soup

On days when you don't feel like eating a lot soups are the best way to go.I had some left over peppers that I wanted to use and so I made this soup which is a simple way to consume a lot of vegetable. Preparation time 25 minutes Serves 2 Serving Size 1/2 recipe Calories... Continue Reading →

Udipi Style Rasam

Udipi is a town in state of Karnataka of India.Udupi Cuisine is vegetarian and does not use onion or garlic and has subtle flavors.This rasam is a lentil and tamarind based stew gently spiced and tempered with a touch of sweetness.Preparation time:40 minutesServes:6Ingredients:3 medium sized ripe Tomatoes1/4 cup Toor dal(pressure cooked in 1 cup of... Continue Reading →

Carrot Ginger Soup

A very healthy and nutritious soup with carrots and warmth of ginger.This meal would be perfect when you want a light and easy to digest dinner with lots of vitamins and energy in it,also when recovering from fever or cold.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:4Ingredients:4 carrots diced1 cup shredded cabbage2 stalks celery diced2 teaspoons finely grated gingersalt to... Continue Reading →

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. It is also an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin E. A simple way to cook this vegetable is to make soup. The soft and creamy texture it has makes it a great soup ingredient without cream or oil etc.Preparation... Continue Reading →

Pachi Pulusu

Pachi Pulusu means raw stew, It started off as a poor man's stew, when the farmers didn't have enough money to buy vegetable they used to have this with rice.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:8Ingredients:2 teaspoons tamarind paste or small lemon sized Tamarind2 Red Chilli3 green chilies minced1 teaspoon urad dal1 teaspoon chana dal1 cup diced onion1 teaspoon... Continue Reading →

Tomato Rasam

Rasam can be prepared in many ways.I love my moms tomato rasam. She makes the tempering with ghee,I think thats the secret of such delicious flavor.Preparation time: 20 minutes Serves: 6Ingredients:4 ripe tomatoes pureed1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste3 cloves of garlic minced1/2  teaspoon cumin seedsdash of black pepper powder6 green chilis minced(or pureed with the tomato)1 teaspoon of ghee1/2 teaspoon mustard seedsA pinch of turmeric... Continue Reading →

Dappalam-Vegetable stew

Dappalam is a famous Andhra Recipe in which vegetables are simmered in a tamarind sauce with jaggery.Preparation time:40 minutesServes:4 Ingredients:1 cup sweet potato cut into 1/2 inch circles1 cup lauki cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 cup egg plant cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 medium Tomato chopped1/2 teaspoon Tamarind paste1 teaspoon Red chilli powder1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powdersalt... Continue Reading →

Sambar-Lentil Stew

Sambar is a south Indian Lentil based stew made with tamarind and vegetables stewed together and tempered with Indian spices,served with Rice or Idli.Preparation: 40 minutesServes: 6 personsIngredients:3/4 cup toor dal10-12 pearl onions (or shallots)2 cups of bottlegourd cubed1/2 cup carrots sliced2 medium tomatoes quarteredpinch of turmeric1 teaspoon tamarind paste(adjust per taste)1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon... Continue Reading →

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