Monday 30 June 2014

Potato Onion Seeded Bread - Vegan Option

Bread baking has become a weekly ritual at home. We all love the aroma of freshly baked bread. I think I may have told you this before. Earlier, I used to bake/buy bread to go with all the soups that I make. These days, I have a feeling that I make soups to go with all the awesome breads that I bake.

With so many varieties of breads to bake and soup to make, I will be doing this for years to come. My Friday dinners are sorted out :-)

Friday 20 June 2014

Quinoa and Summer Vegetable Soup - Vegan

Summer is a wonderful time when the vegetables and fruits are available in plenty. When I had a bunch of vegetables on hand, I decided to try this soup and totally loved it. Makes a complete meal.

If you are wondering what that bread is, just hang on for a couple of days. I will post the recipe for an awesome Potato Onion Seeded Bread.


Onion 1
Garlic 4 pods
Celery 4 ribs
Carrots 3
Potato 3 small
Peas 1/2 cup
Sweet Corn 1/4 cup
Zucchini 1

Tomato 1 can

Quinoa 1 cup dry (about 3 cooked cups)
Water 6 cups (or use broth)

Basil leaves a few

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and garlic. Saute till it starts to brown.

2. Add chopped celery, carrots, potatoes, peas and corn. Saute for a minute.

3. Add 3-4 cups of water (or broth) along with the can of tomato and salt.

4. Bring to boil and simmer till the veggies are nearly cooked. Add the zucchini at the end.

5. In the meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water to boil. Add the quinoa. Simmer and cook till all the water is evaporated and the quinoa is cooked.

6. When the soup is nearly ready, add the cooked quinoa and basil. Stir well. Boil for 2-3 min.

Serve with some crusty bread. 

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Tiffin Sambar with Pumpkin - Pumpkin Sambar

Sambar is a side dish prepared almost every day in South India. It works as a side dish for rice and vegetables. Another wonderful use of Sambar is as a side dish for Idli and Sambar. Recipe varies slightly when making as a side for Idli/Dosa.

I have a huge variety of sambar dishes in my blog. Each one has its own speciality. Try it all and tell me which one you like best. This one has the awesome flavours imparted from Pumpkin.