Rajma. Kidney Beans in a Curry Sauce. Vegan. http://holycowvegan.net

Rajma. Kidney Beans in a Curry Sauce

Yes, yes, I know. You haven’t been waiting with bated breath for me to post my Rajma recipe. Or have you? It’s incredible that after nearly seven and a half years of food-blogging– mostly about Indian food — I wake up and find that I never got around to posting this really popular Indian restaurant…

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Sprouted Mung Bean Burgers #vegan #glutenfree

Sprouted Mung Bean Burger with Mint-Cilantro Chutney

It’s hard to be prepared for summer in Washington, no matter how long you’ve waited for it through the cold, dark days of winter. The days can be so humid and sticky, I am almost reminded of being back in Bombay– almost. Opie — looking rather puppy-like in his summer haircut — sits around the…

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Baked Keema Samosas, vegan meat pies, Indian-style. #vegan

Baked Keema Samosas (Indian-Style Meat Pies)

These Keema Samosas are not just crispy and savory and all of those other good things that make the tastebuds scream, gimme more! They’re also comforting and soul-satisfying and kid- and adult-pleasing. There’s hardly anyone in the world today who does not know a samosa, or love one. It’s the perfect snack, crunchy on the…

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Tofu Egg Biryani, vegan

Egg Biryani, with no eggs

There is so much that’s wrong with eggs today. I am not going to bash egg-eaters here: I have two in my home, despite my best efforts, because there’s something about eggs that some people seem to just love. Jay came to us rather addicted to eggs which he calls his favorite food, and Desi…

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Mango Kulfi

Mango Kulfi

Summers in Bombay are a delicious time to enjoy one of the city’s most beloved street foods: an ice cream that goes by the rather cute name of Kulfi. Kulfi can be found nearly anywhere in the city, and most often on its beaches. When I lived in Bombay, the kulfi would be sold by vendors wandering the…

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Chana Masala Veggie Burger

Chana Masala Veggie Burger With Mint Chutney Mayo

If you’re looking for THE veggie burger recipe to make your summer sizzle and swelter all the more — in a good way — you need look no more. Because I have for you my favorite veggie burger recipe ever, and that’s saying a lot, given all the burgers I make (and devour). My Chana…

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Cabbage Thoran, a Kerala-style side of cabbage with coconuts and a few simple spices

Cabbage Thoran

Take a peek into my refrigerator on any day, and you’ll probably find some things you expected (like tofu, chipotle chilies, and an embarrassing quantity of Indian pickles), some you didn’t (like Opie’s not-vegan homecooked meal), and some you’ll wish you’d never seen (like the month-old lasagna that everyone but the mold forgot).  And amidst the assortment…

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Tofu Egg Curry, an Indian style curry

Tofu Egg Curry

In my childhood home, egg curry was a perennial favorite. My father, whose family hails from India’s Konkan coast, had a very special and flavorful recipe he’d make for us occasionally, and I can still remember its rich, deep flavor. He’d add to it some onions, a few spices and lots of coconut — an ingredient…

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Methi Tomato Rice, an easy and tasty pilaf

Methi Tomato Rice

Here’s a quick weeknight recipe that’s healthy and sure to delight just about anyone, especially if that anyone likes methi or fenugreek leaves: My Methi Tomato Rice. If you think methi is too exotic, or have never tried it for whatever reason, I am about to evangelize you. Methi leaves are quite easily available here…

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Kaju Rava Laddu, an Indian sweet

Kaju Rava Laddu

True story. In my sweet obsessed home, a laddu has always been something of a pariah. Desi, who can eat a whole carton of ice cream in one sitting, and half a box of kaju katli in another, will turn up his nose when I so much as talk about laddus. “They’re so boring,” is his explanation….

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Vegan Tibetan Momos

Momos with Artichoke Hearts

High on the roof of the world, where they were born, Momos are fat little dumplings stuffed with yak meat and vegetables. But today, for you, I have a seasonal — and vegan — version with one of my most favorite flavors in the world: artichoke hearts. My memories of eating great Momos are tied with Ladakh, an…

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Vegetable Balti

Vegetable Balti

So what would you rather hear first: how to make this tantalizing recipe for Vegetable Balti, or the story of the day I was stood up by Britain’s curry king? Okay, well, I know it’s the Balti you want, but I’d rather tell you the other one. Early in my career, while still working in India, I…

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Tofu Paneer Do Pyaza

Tofu Paneer Do Pyaza

Onions. Gorgeous, golden, sweet onions.  They add their deep, rich flavor to soups, sauces, gravies and then they recede to the background, letting the vegetables, the lentils, or the meat steal the show. Just how nice is that? But humble as they are, onions are, without a doubt, stars in their own right. I can…

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Gobi Achari

Gobi Achari | Cauliflower With Five Spices

Gobi Achari, or Cauliflower With Five Spices, is one of those dishes that reminds you just why the food of India is a hit nearly anywhere in the world. In my last post, I asked you all what it is about Indian food that you love. I loved reading what you had to say, all of it so…

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