Hyderabadi Vegetarian Thali — Vegetable Biryani Recipe

BM# 74: Week 3/ Day 3 Theme: Thalis/ Spreads Dish: Hyderabadi Vegetarian Thali For the final day of this week’s BM under Thalis & Spreads, I have a delectable Hyderabadi Vegetarian Thali. This spread is inspired from Vaishali’s Hyderabadi thali, but mine has about 5 dishes less than hers. Vaishali is the queen of creating amazing thalis/…

Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali — Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

BM# 74: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: Thalis/ Spreads Dish: Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali Today I have a simple South Indian vegetarian thali. Coming up with a menu is quite a task — picking dishes that complement each other is an art. So I took the help of my Dakshin cookbook. The author, Chandra Padmanabhan, has…

Xalapa (Mexico) — Vegetarian Mexican Brunch (Huevos Rancheros with Black beans)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: X for Xalapa — Mexico Dish: Vegetarian Mexican Brunch — Black bean Huevos Rancheros, Spicy Home Fries & Sangrita Today we are going to Xalapa, Mexico. Technically ther are no countries starting with X, so as a group it was decided that we pick a place that starts with X and then make a dish from that place or the country it belongs to. ‘X’ is the only alphabet that I didn’t have a country or dish planned. First I decided to a place in Spain, but…

Turkey — Turkish Vegetarian Meal (Recipes)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: T for Turkey Dishes: Bulgur Pilaf, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Zucchini Fritters & Knafeh We are going to Turkey today. One of my girl friend is from Turkey and after tasting their food many times, I knew I have to try those recipes for the BM. I even bothered her on vacation and asked her to suggest some Turkish dishes that I could try. Sweet heart that she is, she sent me links to recipes that I could try. So thanks to my dear friend, I have a…

Sweden — Swedish Vegetarian Meal (Recipes)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: S for SwedenDishes: Swedish Sandwich Cake (Smörgåstårta), Raggmunk (Potato Pancakes), Broccoli Soup & Christmas Porridge We are going to Sweden today.It is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Two of my brothers-in-law live there now. We went to Sweden 5 years ago and had a chance to visitStockholm (Capital of Sweden) and Gothenburg. It is a beautiful country and we had a great time there. Good thing about visiting a new country, not as a tourist but as a guest is that we got a chance to…

Russia — A Simple Vegetarian Russian Meal

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: R for Russia Dishes: Borscht (Russian Beet & Veggie Soup), Tomato & Cucumber Salad, Salad Olivier We are going to Russia today. Russia is a country in northern Eurasia. Russia has over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous people in Russia. Ethnic Russians with their Slavic traditions, Tatars and Bashkirs with their Turkic Muslim culture and so on. My knowledge of Russia was from the Russian folktale books that we used to read as kids. My dad used to buy these books at book exhibitions and we…

A Vegetarian Indian Thali

Blogging Marathon# 40: Week 4/ Day 3 Theme: Bookmarked recipes from BM# 39 Dish: Indian Thali So for the last day of the marathon, I created a thali with some of the recipes that I bookmarked from last month’s mega marathon. Indian thali usually consists of a Bread, Rice dish, a dry curry, a gravy curry, chutney and something sweet to end the meal. Most of the dishes in this thali are from the North Eastern states of India. To be honest, I had no idea about the eating habits or the popular dishes from any of the North Eastern…