Pumpkin Rice for Thanksgiving (Arroz con Calabaza — Vegan Recipe)

Blogging Marthon# 46: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: Festival Special — Thanksgiving Dish: Pumpkin Rice/ Arroz con Calabaza We are starting a new edition of Blogging Marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Festival Special. Since it’s November and we are only few weeks away from Thanksgiving, I decided to make some easy Vegetarian dishes for the occasion. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday that is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the United States. It is the day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. The holiday’s history in North…

Quick Paneer Pulao (Pressure Cooker Method)

We are celebrating Sapana’s Virtual Baby Shower’ today. Welcoming a new bundle of joy into the family is a very exciting time for the whole family and especially to the mom. So Sapana, here’s wishing you ‘All the very best for the new arrival’. So our BM group decided to cook from Sapana to celebrate her Virtual Baby Shower. I picked a simple one-pot dish, Paneer Pulao from Sapana’s blog. This dish was a hit with my family. I made minor changes to the original recipe to suit for taste preference. Recipe adapted from Sapana’s blog here:

Sprouts Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Today’s recipe is from a Telugu cooking show and I have made it a number of times since I watched the show. It is a healthy and delicious dish with sprouts, mixed vegetables and spicy masala paste. This is a great way to use sprouts and with the addition of mixed vegetables, it is a balanced dish to serve for lunch or dinner. It also reheats really well making it perfect for lunchboxes.

An Ayurvedic Meal (Thali)

With the ongoing BM mega marathon, thalis have become quite popular among our BM group. I wish I had more time to make thalis for some of the states. But it is what it is, so I decided to make a thali for Cooking from Cookbook Challenge instead. Today’s thali is an Ayurvedic Thali from Sukham Ayu. These are the dishes from the thali: All the above recipes in the book are very basic and can easily customized with the choice of veggies. All the dishes are simple to make, cooked with ghee, powdered rock salt and are very tasty….

Iranian Jeweled Rice (Vegan recipe)

For this month’s International Cooking Challenge, our host Savitha Ramesh @ Savitha’s Kitchen has taken us on a culinary tour of Persia/ Iran. Iranian cuisine or Persian cuisine refers to the traditional and modern styles of cooking related to Iran. Situated in the Middle East, the Iranian culinary style is unique to Iran, but it has been influenced by Iran’s neighbouring regions at various stages throughout its history. Many foods famously associated with Middle Eastern, and indeed World cuisine have their origins in Iran, such as kebab and ice cream. Fresh green herbs are frequently used along with fruits such…

Cabbage-Pudina Pulao (Cabbage Mint Pilaf)

Can’t believe there’s only 10 days left for Christmas. But the weather here has been sending quite a few signals that it is almost winter and holiday season is just around the corner. We had 2 snow storms this week and the temperatures are below freezing. Can’t wait for winter to end even before it started 🙂 After that brief weather report, here’s what’s cooking in my house. I made this quick and easy (almost) 1 pot dish for one of our meals last week. Recipe is from a Telugu cooking show. I already have 2 cabbagerice recipes on the…

Corn & Rajma (Kidney beans) Pulao (Pilaf)

Blogging Marathon# 35: Week 1/ Day 3 Theme: Cooking with Corn Dish: Corn & Kidney beans Pulao After using sweet corn in this uggani and baby corn in this masala curry, I’m combining both of these corns in a rice dish today. Recipe idea is from a Telugu cooking show. Original recipe used baby corn and rajma (red kidney beans), but I put some sweet corn that I had in the fridge.