Easy Vegan Pesto Sauce

This Pesto Sauce is so delicious and easy to make at home that you won’t rely on store bought pesto sauces in a long time to come!

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Vegan Avocado Brownies

If you are craving for a healthy and delectable dessert, these vegan avocado brownies are your answer.

Check out this easy recipe to make your own batch of delicious and fudgy vegan-avocado brownies.

Vegan Lemon Bars

These tangy and sweet vegan lemon bars are an absolute refreshing summer treat.
Here is a simple and easy way to make these vegan lemon squares without dropping a sweat.

Easy Vegan Banana Bread

This one bowl vegan banana bread recipe will make you feel less guilty about the ripened bananas sitting and starting at you from your kitchen countertop.

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

If you want to celebrate avocados, this quick and delicious baked avocado fry recipe is worth the try!

Scrambled Tofu

This scrambled tofu is a healthy and delicious alternative to scrambled eggs and perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. It’s easy to prepare and goes well with even sandwiches and burritos.

Khaman Dhokla

Looking for something simple and savory? Let’s not forget the classic Dhoklas that are healthy, light, easy and naturally vegan.

Banana and Chocolate Pancakes

It’s Vegan and Oh so Fluffy…. We all love pancakes, don’t we? These are quick and easy to prep and prepare, and besides being great for breakfast, these are also excellent for Brunch specials over the weekends. Since the lockdown began, I think I have tried my best to optimize the bananas in my fruit…

Creamy Spinach And Tofu Curry

One of the most popular vegetarian dishes that have ruled the Indian Cuisine across time unrecorded is the Spinach and the Cottage Cheese Curry, or better known as Palak Paneer. With its origin in Punjab, one of the northern states of the Indian subcontinent, this dish has had a history of fan followers. Like most…

Easy Cauliflower Masala Curry

Do you like Cauliflowers? Well, then the good news is this vegetable is nutritious, versatile and easy to prep. With the trending Keto diet in action, it’s no surprise that cauliflower recipes have overflown throughout the internet. But hold on, this recipe is neither about cauliflower rice or pizza bases but rather an Indian style…

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

I have loved mushrooms ever since I had it on my first pizza in India and you know having a Pizza, 20 years ago in India was kind of a big deal. But I am happy that neither mushrooms nor Pizzas are fancy anymore. Not that they replaceable but yes they are way easier to…

Why these Crispy Sweet Potato Fries are the Best?

With vegan recipes and healthy nutrition on the rise, sweet potatoes seem to be enjoying the spotlight of their lifetime. And while there are many stuffed recipes flooding my Insta page, luring me to try one myself, I couldn’t resist making these crispy fries. I’d be honest, I love munching on french fries but since…

Tofu Fish Fry

There has been quite some buzz about the vegan fish fry recipes and since it’s my comeback to the blog, there was no reason why I would resist experimenting with the “underrated Tofu”. Woohoo!! There are many reasons why this is so worth trying. For starters: It’s a classic dish across most cultures. Even mine,…

Rich & Creamy Fenugreek and Peas Curry ‘aka’ Methi Matar Malai

Being an admirer of Indian cuisine, I have always amused the fact of how for generations, we have known and understood the essence of food and their role in regular healthy lifestyle. Although there are several additions of spices and flavors, the actual purpose of the food in particular never gets missed out. We have grown up…

Spinach and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Pinwheel recipes are things that I have seen on Pinterest a number of times but never had given them a try until I had a dinner at our place and treasure these ‘time to save’ easy recipes for such crucial events. And there are still so many of them to try. I feel I can pretty much put…

Thai Meatless-Meatballs Curry

Yes, vegan Thai curries are my comfort food-to-go and that mood-uplifting food to make. The combination of wonderfully blend Thai spices along with the rich creamy dense coconut milk works magic for me and all those of you who are die-hard fans of this cuisine would agree with me on this one. On my transition route to…

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

The season is getting better each passing day and everyone is literally going crazy with pumpkin recipes and warm pumpkin spices. Of course, we all have the reason here. From color, flavor, spices, and warmth, Fall is officially the feasting season with this cute squash fruit as the superstar and its endless possibilities for being…

Pineapple Chutney or Cold Pineapple Sauce

Welcome to the world of Pineapples! Nope, this is not about Hawaii it’s about Pineapples and their diversity. ❤ We know that pineapple is a very rich and diverse tropical fruit and when taken in moderation, it can work wonders for so many of us. The Bromelain enzyme it helps to nurture a good digestion…

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Dark Chocolate and Walnuts

Finally, Fall is here and it is time to whip up the warm spices, festive flavors and whisk some pumpkin puree into my favorite recipes. I am honest when I tell you that this is the first time that I have experimented with “the pumpkin puree factor’ and I have been thrilled with the experience and…

Cheddar and Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Tinsy and tiny cabbage like green buds, taking its name from Brussel, in Belgium is one of the greens that I hadn’t tried before..ever. So, this time while I was on my grocery trip, I decided to pick some of this cute miniature cabbages, go home and scan the web and try making a recipe with…

Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Crescent Rolls

Spinach has been the most talked-about salad green in the world since almost the 14th century until Kale gained its popularity and they both joined the march of healthy and clean eating. Believed to have originated in Ancient Persia, Spinach has traveled the world impressing us with its versatility and immense health benefits and has…

Crispy Baked Beetroot Chips

Cultivated first by the Romans, with distinct flavors and an unending list of health benefits, is the one root produce that is so hard to beat. Beetroots belong to the same family as of the spinach and while its leaves taste bitter, its root is naturally sweet can be eaten raw, cooked or even pickled….

Potato and Tofu Curry~ Matar Tofu

As the name explains for itself, this Tofu recipe is a pure inspiration from the popular Indian Matar Paneer ( peas and Indian cottage cheese in a creamy tomato gravy). I have to admit that the more I explore with tofu now, the more I fall in love with the diverse ways it can be…

Moist Lemon Pound Cake

“When in doubt,  Bake a Cake!” And this time it’s a Lemon Cake.♥ A slice of lemon cake is just so perfect to change your taste buds from the classic chocolate,  especially when we are transitioning from the cold winters to the welcoming spring. This was my first attempt to bake a lemon cake in a…

Kale Cutlets ~the Queen of the Greens

When, “where do you get your nutrition from?” is the most popular questions for vegetarians and vegans alike these days, nature seems to have thrown the answer to us, just in time and that too in abundance ~ KALE. Kale is topping the charts in terms of whole food nutrition and pretty much flooding the greengrocery…

Roasted Beetroot Salad

I haven’t had the inclination to explore much with this rich red colored vegetable apart from just having them party boiled or by making cutlets which of course is wonderfully flavored but most definitely not the most healthy thing to binge on a regular basis. So finally as the guilt cord struck me, I thought…

Stuffed Spinach & Corn Mushrooms

I have an extreme fondness for mushrooms especially the brown Baby Bella mushrooms. Not that I am particularly choosy, I also do love the white button mushrooms as well. 🙂 While I seldom feel that mushrooms have been taken over casually just to be considered as an optional or customary pizza topping, Mushrooms can, in…

Carrot Pudding ~ Gajar ka Halwa

“Gajar ka Halwal” or the carrot pudding is the one of those most popular Indian dessert infused with clarified butter, pistachios, cashews, raisins and cardamom soaked and cooked in milk that hardly any Indian I know of, would choose to deny a second helping. Prepared mostly during the winter months, when the long & slender…

Hot, Creamy & Healthy Tomato Soup ~ my mom’s way

The cold strong breeze has struck and the chill has set in. Admist all of this, what strikes me most is wanting to spend fewer hours in the kitchen and prepare a meal that is warm, delicious and of course a healthy one. This creamy homemade tomato soup is my Mother’s recipe. I fondly remember…

Hot & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies~ Delightfully Vegan

When I sit with a warm cup of my favorite black coffee, defrosting my hands and relieving my stress I cannot stop thinking what a great addition some freshly great brownies would make. And what follows next is the motivation to bake them right away. ♥ Ingredients that need from your pantry: 1 cup all purpose flour 1…

Poppy seed Fritters ~ with onions and grated coconut

“Poppy Seeds” or popularly known in Bengali Cuisine culture as” Posto”, is a very fascinating ingredient  rather spice, that makes itself as a ‘must-be’ in most of the special Bengali culinary events. Well of course here, they are not used as sedative purpose but its mild flavors and nutty texture is what almost most of…

Savoury & Crunchy Peanut Sago ~ Quick Breakfast Fix

Sago or the Sabudana is a very popular food ingredient in India and there are so many interesting ways of preparing them, that I still have a long way to go as I have just begun exploring it. They serve as an excellent source of food nutrition for kids, aged people or those who are on…

Simple Tofu Tikka Masala

This vegan side is an inspiration from the typical and popular Indian Paneer Tikka Masala recipe.  Paneer or the Indian Cottage Cheese is such a popular vegetarian ingredient that it’s probably the first protein providing item that strikes every possible mind when it comes to vegetarian eating. I am so glad that additional to plant…

Yellow Peas Curry ~ light, healthy & vegan

In my homely food lingo, I call the yellow peas as the younger sibling of the marginally larger sized chickpeas. 🙂 These yellow peas are quite popular in Indian households and in many parts of India, one can find a very simple yet spicy preparation of it being sold as an on-the-go street food. Like…

Zesty Nachos ~ Delightfully Vegan

It had been quite some time away from my food blog so I thought I could try and make yet another spicy and lip smacking treat that can also be such a good match, now that the weather has started setting into the winter mode. 🙂 Zesty Nachos is not something I will claim as my…

Vegan Malai Tofu Kofta Curry

‘Malai Kofta Curry’ is a very popular Indian vegetarian dish and also one of the most popular items to be ordered while in any Indian restaurant. Cutlets or Koftas made with seasoned & mashed cottage cheese/paneer and soaked in a rich creamy gravy of tomatoes, onions blended in aromatic spices, enhanced with rich cashew paste…

Black Forest Cake

I am so thrilled to share this blog since  the Black Forest Cake is sincerely one of my old and evergreen favorites and to be able to make a vegan one is so very rewarding. I will be honest that I did look up a lot of videos, read through the web and also took…

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Suffering from a sweet tooth craving? If you have some avocados stocked up, half the marathon is won. :)There are absolutely some enjoyable discoveries to make and devour when you are a happy foodie. It’s needless to say how much I love desserts and yes I also do love avocados too. But what I did…

Beetroot & Carrot Cutlets (Falafels)

Falafels or popularly known as cutlets or chops in India, is a very popular dish, as a snack or a even as starters. I have always seen my Mom, making these with almost any leftover veggies or specially brought veggie to please guests coming over, in the chilling winter months, a rainy day or to…

Mandarin Crispy Veggie Chick’n

I love Gardein Products. I have to admit that I have loved each one of those that i have tried so far and literally can’t wait for the others. I have been an occasional chicken  consumer in the past but these products are a such a good alternative in terms of health, taste and food investment….

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I love Pancakes. They make weekend breakfasts exciting and when it’s some of those evenings, when I do not wish to put much labor for snack cravings, I choose to whip up some quick easy fluffy pancakes. Out of the few things I had tried earlier, I realized I hadn’t tried one with some chocolate…

Golden Peach Upside Down Cake

When the weekend hits so does the dessert craving and am so helplessly happy. 😀 That made me look into my refrigerator and what I found is some lovely peaches and am almost ready to bake my next cake. I admit that I googled some recipes as I wasn’t very sure to carry out this…

Stir Fry Veggie Hot Dogs

Trying to innovate with vegan food is a bliss with these no meat alternatives thankfully available in the stores these days. It just makes me feel happier with a thought that may be- the world is changing for good. Also, with members and friends who have always led a diet that includes non-vegetarian food, this…

Double Chocolate & Vanilla-Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love to have these little snack packs whenever we are set for a road trip and there are more than one reason that I can think of to love these little bites. Not only are they easy to make and a time savior but also a rescue when you are in the middle of…

Sweet & Sour Tofu with Vegetables

Going back to my love for Chinese meal preparations, especially with an Indian touch, I remember loving the flavor of the the sweet and sour vegetables and so it is while remembering this flavor, is what inspired me to cook this lip-smacking side dish. And so glad I nailed it. 😀 This preparation is simple,…

Scrambled Tofu & Veggies

Running short on time or have you had a busy day or is it one of those when you really do not want to spend much time thinking about cooking or in fact- cook. I am in this position a couple of times in a week and I worship my mother thinking as to how…

Walnut & Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

There are those many days in my life when I have a ‘cake calling’. But you know how hard it is to resist the temptation when the craving of sweet tooth attacks. 🙂 I honestly, resist eating too much cake. In fact, my sister and my sister-in-law both have taken up this job of repeatedly reminding…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

A ‘Wow’ and  a ‘Yay’ 🙂 and this is a wonderful feeling. A big ‘Thank you’ to Priya, the creative and compassionate cook & author of Masala Vegan, for nominating me for my first ever blogger award. It is so delightful and exciting to know that I have been appreciated for my passion to cook and to blog and…

15 Foods That are Surprisingly Vegan

When I first started my vegan journey, I was as confused as anyone else. All I knew at that time was my options were just limited to fruits and vegetables, non-dairy milk, jams, and ketchup. I was disappointed and to speak, worried about even making this shift in my lifestyle. However, thanks to the abundant…