Creamy Tomato Coconut Curry

Tomato-Coconut Curry

One of the dishes that I cook over and over again is this decadent-tasting but healthy Tomato Coconut Cream Curry.It is an ideal recipe for someone who is new to cooking Indian food -- or just new to cooking -- because of its sheer simplicity. There's no grinding, complicated spice mixes and … [Read more...]

Vegan Venn Pongal with Eggplant-Green-Pepper Gotsu

Venn Pongal

This week, one half of my family (Desi's side) celebrated Pongal, the beginning of the new year for people from the state of Tamil Nadu. Like all Indian festivals, this is an occasion to guzzle down plate after plate of lovingly prepared luscious, delicious vegetarian food.There are some very … [Read more...]

Golden Winter Squash Soup

Butternut soup

Lazy, comfortable Sunday evenings often put me into a soup mood. A creamy soup mood. When I first became vegan, I stayed away from recipes that called for the addition of cream. But eventually, I started experimenting with coconut milk (Whole Foods has a great store-brand light coconut milk) and … [Read more...]

Dal with Greens, Brown Rice Pilaf and Oven-roasted Sweet Potatoes

Dal with greens

A friend, Navami, recently asked me to post some Indian vegan recipes that are quick and easy to make. One of the first dishes that jumped to my mind was an old standby that I cook very often, especially when I find a bunch of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves, in the market.Methi leaves, like the … [Read more...]