Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

On the fourth day of my Paleo diet, I knew I had to eat something different than eggs for breakfast. I was craving something sweet and it happened to be Valentines Day so I had to cook something special for my husband who was also getting tired of the same old eggs. I played around […]


Egg Curry

Surprise guests, drop-in friends or hungry kids and nothing in the fridge? You can always put together Egg Curry, a great dish to fall back on. Egg Curry was quite popular when I was growing up. My mother made many versions, sometimes with sliced eggs or with whole eggs and with fresh-shelled peas added to […]


Shami Kabab

Growing up in Lucknow, India, Shami Kabab (a Mughlai delicacy) was part of a great meal; served with Rumali Roti (roti as thin as a hankerchief) or Biryani and chutney. It is really very easy to make and you can impress your guests with little effort. Make a double batch and freeze some patties to […]


Whole Moong Daal

Moong beans are very popular in Indian cuisine. They are eaten as Whole Moong Daal, split Moong with or without skin and Moong flour is used in many sweet and savory dishes. Moong Daal Khichdi made with skinless daal and rice is a common dish served to babies. Whole Moong Daal is a wholesome dish […]


Palak Paneer (Spinach with Home Made Cheese)

Palak is spinach in Hindi and Paneer is home made cheese or Farmer’s cheese. Palak Paneer is as popular and familiar as chicken curry and a favorite of vegetarian food lovers. My Palak Paneer recipe is easy to prepare, whether you use fresh or frozen spinach. You can make Paneer by following my recipe or […]


Chana Daal with Squash

Chana Daal with Squash is one of my favorite Daal recipes and I make it often! You can use any one of the many squashes available but I like the taste of Bottle Gourd, also known as Opo squash or Ghiya or Lauki. Because of its mild taste, Lauki lets the Chana Daal flavor come […]


Masoor Daal (Masoor Lentils)

Lentil or Masoor is one of my favorite Daals. Lentil is also used as a snack when soaked and deep fried; a popular ingredient in ‘Daalmoth’. In my blog posting ‘All about Daals‘, I have grouped Lentils in group 2 along with whole and split Green Peas, whole and split Yellow Peas, whole Moong beans, […]


Arhar or Toor Daal

Arhar daal, also known as Toor daal or pigeon pea is the most commonly cooked daal in India. In North-Eastern India Arhar Daal is cooked almost every day for lunch or dinner. My mom would sometimes add a seasonal vegetable to daal such as squash or taro root and season it with raw mango slices […]