by Pallavi Purani

vegan

Clear Soup with Dumplings

Clear Soup with Dumplings

There are times when we look for a soup that is a meal on it own. This vegetable and dumpling soup is a perfect choice for dinner and also for parties at home. The best version of the broth/soup shall be one that is home made. Here are two options of the stock that you can use: Vegetable Stock Beetroot Vegetable Stock I used the first recipe for this soup.

Kobi-Gajar-Jowar na Muthia

Kobi-Gajar-Jowar na Muthia

Muthias come is a lot of forms, deep fried, steamed, steamed or steamed and stir fried. They are a power house of whole grains, vegetables and are sturdy health wise. I have found a super simple way to make a keep muthia’s base ready to use. Once it is available, it takes almost 10 minutes to assemble dinner/snack. I used Moong dal, tuver dal, cracked wheat and chana dal as the base. To this I keep adding flours like jowar, bajra, ragi etc to make the muthias. Keep the lentils and kansaar mix as a ready to use. I always…

Tuvero Dhokli

Tuvero Dhokli

I took sometime to adjust to the idea of dhokli. It was one of the earliest things that my sister in law helped me to learn. Since it is a family pleaser, it was good to learn. 🙂 Tuvero or Pigeon peas are full of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus as well as potassium. It is a widely used grain in Gujarati cuisine- fresh and dry both. The dried version is soaked and then cooked in a cooker. Dhokli is the love of life for the husband. The pillow-y dough is cooked in spiced water which reduced beautifully to a velvet texture.

Bread Upma

Bread Upma

There is a constant war between the bread and the masala while making the bread upma. The masala should not be too wet and bread should not be too fresh. After trial and error I have found a few tricks that help me make the prefect version.

Slow Cooked Jeera Aalu/potato stir fry

Slow Cooked Jeera Aalu/potato stir fry

Jeera Aalu is supposed to a Dhaba comfort food. Low maintenance, super easy to put together and hardly anything can go wring with this one. The version I love, has crispy edges and a pillow-y center. Oh it is to die for.

How to Soak Sabudana Perfectly

How to Soak Sabudana Perfectly

I used to be terrible at handling sago/sabudana. It used to be lumpy mess or oily sticky mess. After following a lot of advise on Chef at large, I found a way to make this work 🙂

Ghiya/Lauki with Chana Daal post a Thailand Trip

Ghiya/Lauki with Chana Daal post a Thailand Trip

A true blue comfort food after eight fabulous days at Thailand. 🙂

Faux pasta

Faux pasta

I have been trying my hands on healthy food at home for a while. It has been a really lovely journey where I am trying to eat clean and portion the meals.

Lauki Methi Koftas

Lauki Methi Koftas

Oh yes yes I cant get enough of that previous Kofta sauce okay. Mom usually makes Lauki kofta in tomato onion sauce, well since I am her offspring I need to make my own changes to it :P.

Lauki chana dal

Lauki chana dal

I often get super super worked up when I have not planned what to make for lunch. Since we both work and I do all the cooking in the house, I wake up early and finish all of it before the pati is up.