Vaal Dahl (hyacinth bean, lima beans, Fava beans) in Instant Pot

The split val beans make a nice curry which is rich in protein.  Val ni dall has a slightly stronger lentil taste than mung dall.  Another quick dish made in the Instant Pot (IP).  The  Instant  Pot Read More …

Vegan & Veggie Pizza using Jus Rol Sour Dough Pizza Base

Have you tried the new Jus-Rol Sourdough Pizza base?  I hadn’t until my son bought it to for me to try.  It’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans.  What I liked about it that it’s ready Read More …

Vegan wraps with potato and cheese filling (Vegan Aloo Cheese Frankie)

Frankies are a popular street food in Mumbai where they make soft chappatis and fill them likea wrap using a spicy potato filling. I used the Mumbai recipe for the potato stuffing and used normal Read More …

Vegan Wellington for Christmas

I used to make this vegetable and nut wellington for Christmas but now the family is slowly adopting a vegan lifestyle.  In fact the number of people who are embracing the vegan lifestyle or opting Read More …

Samosini II – Panini with Samosas

Do you remember my last samosini recipe?  It’s still one of my favourite quick snacks.  This time I had left over samosas so decide to add them to my panini and called it samosini II.   You Read More …

Visit to a Chilli Farm Review

My husband treated me to an Afternoon Tea for Two Gift Experience voucher.  The places we could use the voucher within driving distance of our home were limited.  We chose to go to Edible Ornaments Read More …

Sweet Potato and Green Bean Curry in a coconut sauce

Recently our offices moved to a new venue and we learnt that the building has been used in one of Harry Potter’s movies.   The inside of the building is not open to public  but you Read More …

Coriander, chili and apple chutney

Green chutney is one of the most popular freshley made chutneys in India.  It is usually made with fresh coriander and green chilies.  Ginger, garlic and something sour like mango or lemon is also added Read More …

Apple Chundo (Fiery Hot Apple Preserve)

Raw mango chundo is a popular condiment used with Indian meals.  It’s usually hot as well as sweet and sour and adds flavour to any curry.  It’s great to use as a sandwich filling too – Read More …

Patra bhajia (spicy steamed colocasia or arbi leaves) in Instant Pot

Bhajias or pakoras are one of the most popular snacks around the World.  And Gujaratis will make bhajias out of most vegetables.    Every one loves making the popular Maru bhajias  and chili bhajias as Read More …