Veggie Bean Burger

Simple veggie bean burgers made with kidney beans. You can use any bean of your choice of course.

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I’ve been kind of obsessed with Mexican cuisine a lot these days! Bean burgers, pico de gallo, stuffed peppers, vegetarian chilli, nachos.. you name it and I’ve been cooking + eating all of them! You can expect a lot of Mexican food coming up on this blog soon! ūüôā

This veggie bean burger was one of my earliest attempts at making vegetarian Mexican food. It can be as healthy as you want it to be. If you have access to canned beans, this recipe will take you 30 minutes or less to make. But if you cook your beans, then I do suggest you plan¬†and cook the beans ahead of time. The patties mixture can also be made and frozen for up to 3 days.¬†If you’re not a fan of kidney beans, use whichever legume you like! This recipe really is forgiving and adaptable! ¬†¬† (more…)

Vegetable Manchurian

Chinese-inspired Vegetable Manchurian recipe with a detailed step by step pictorial

Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | Indo-Chinese Veg Manchurian

25 years ago, my mom kept a recipe journal. In it, she documented culinary experiments unfamiliar to her. Over the years, she got comfortable in the kitchen and developed her own style of cooking. The recipe journal lay forgotten, collecting dust in one of  the store rooms. Miraculously, she has never gotten rid of the journal. She took it with her every time we moved houses.

Fast forward to¬†January 2016. I discovered the journal¬†whilst cleaning my closet and immediately took to reading her recipes. (Side note: Oh, the cleaning session was forgotten). What excited me was that my mom’s¬†energy and enthusiasm about food burned¬†through every¬†page. It felt nice to know that my passion for good food comes from her. Sure, I take the passion to¬†a crazy new level in the family. But basically, what I’m tying to say is, my Ma is a great cook and I’d probably spend a lifetime trying to become as amazing as she is.

Anyway – this recipe journal has an ingenious¬†recipe for Vegetable Manchurian. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to give it a try. Incidentally, veg manchurian has also been one highly requested recipe on this blog. Here, I bring you a step by step pictorial of what I believe is a delicious homemade version of this popular recipe. ¬†¬† (more…)

Paneer Burger

Spicy Indian-inspired Paneer Burger with veggies. A favorite among veggie lovers!

Indian Paneer Burger Recipe with step by step pictures | Learn how to make spicy paneer burgers | Veggie Burgers | Foodomania.com

There comes a point in every Indian¬†vegetarian’s life when he or she stops to wonder –¬†¬†Is Paneer the only substitute for meat? The answer is – mostly – Yes. Most of the fabulous¬†recipes which use meat can be suitably modified to create healthy and tasty vegetarian dishes. And instead of the meat component, Paneer is¬†used.

With around 18 grams of protein per 100 grams of Paneer, it is also widely accepted as an excellent protein source for vegetarians. Of course, there are many more faux meat substitutes available in the market these days. And then there is Tofu. But none of these substitutes come close to the flavor and flexibility offered by Paneer РIMO.

I created this burger recipe with leftover paneer. After having enjoyed¬†a¬†rich meal of¬†Paneer Pasanda¬†and Naan the previous day, I was in no mood for another royal meal. I wanted something light, fresh and healthy – and most importantly – I wanted to use up all the leftover paneer and grilled veggies. This burger¬†is as healthy as it is delicious. And it hardly takes 15-20 minutes from start to finish. If you’re looking for a nice Indian-inspired veggie burger – this is a great recipe! ¬† (more…)

Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice

Chinese-inspired Vegetable Fried Rice Рa quick and tasty meal for the busy weekdays!

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Let us all acknowledge the truth about Chinese food.¬†They are simple, delicious and overly adapted to suit each one’s taste.

I don’t think I’ve ever had “authentic” Chinese food. Growing up in Mumbai, I had access to all kinds Chinese-inspired dishes – all of which hold a special place in my heart. You’d find a Chinese food corner in almost every street in Mumbai. Chinese food to me means veggies stir frying (or rather – sizzling ) in a hot wok and then a delicious¬†sauce (most certainly prepared with a little bit of vinegar and soy sauce) to finish them up, coupled with rice or noodles or one of the many fusion dishes.

This Vegetable Fried Rice is a quick one-pot meal. It maybe isn’t how the Chinese make it, but it is delicious and easy to make. And this is how it is¬†served in India. Serve it with some Paneer Chilli or Vegetable Manchurian and your Indo-Chinese craving is sorted! ¬† (more…)