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 Aloo Cheese Frankie ( vegan wrap with potato and cheese filling)

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 …

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

Patra bhajias are made using Colocasia or arbi leaves which are layered with a sweet and sour spicy batter.  You could use spinach leaves but the texture will be different as spinach leaves are a Read More …