All posts tagged: breadandcury

Chicken in many ways

Alasande Gassi| Udupi Style Black-Eyed Peas Gravy

An Udupi-style gravy made using cowpeas. Alasande Gassi| Udupi Style Black-Eyed Peas Gravy What a great find. Black eyed pea is always one of my favorite things to cook with! Can’t wait to try this

Lentil and Squash Soup

Lentils are the hype and is a really good source of complex carbs, proteins and trace nutrients if you are trying to add more plant-based foods into your diet. Eating more plant-based foods is evidently good for preventing those not so good blood glucose spikes and keep the cravings at curb. Lentils will also make flavorful soup and curry base and carry array of other vegetables into next level. It also tastes divine with coconut cream and spices like cinnamon, cardamom. But mostly I like it because it was and is my favorite food growing up. Yellow lentil curry and rice with ensemble of three or more curries that my mom makes is always a dream meal for me. And my kids are following the suite when it comes to lentil curry. Having said that with two young kids and homeschool routines making my dream meal or getting them to eat it is not always an easy thing. So, what does this mom do?  she combines her two favorite curries and elevate it into a …

Warm up with this quick butternut squash soup

This is comforting, thick, creamy, vegetarian soup that is perfect for this time of year. It’s also quick to prep and cook using butternut squash already cut into cubes. Cut cubes can be found in the produce section of the market. You can, also, use butternut squash spirals if cubes aren’t available. I use shallots for the soup. They are a mild-flavored member of the onion family. Shallots break down as they cook, making a smoother sauce than their onion cousins. Gala or honey crisp apples are used. They’re sweet and do not turn brown when cut. Helpful Hints: • White or any sweet onion can be used instead of shallots. • If butternut squash cubes or spirals are not available, peel a whole squash and cut into 1-inch cubes. They may take longer to cook. • 4 crushed garlic cloves can be used instead of bottled minced garlic. • If using other apples, cut them just before adding them to the soup to prevent them from turning brown. Butternut Squash Soup 2 teaspoons olive …

Golden Mixed Vegetable Curry

Gone are the long days of happy summer and we are now in cold January weather. Specially being a day with snow bearing down we all were craving for a something comforting for our dinners. It also feels like an ideal accompaniment for the 100% whole wheat sourdough loaf that we baked in the morning. what would be better than fragrant golden mixed vegetable curry and sourdough loaf on a cold wet January day is there? This one is also a favorite from my mother in law’s cookbook. So here is what you need   Your veggies and things 1 cup of raw peanuts 1 small carrot cut into bite sized pieces Red and green bell peppers Handful of green beans or a can of green beans if that is what in your pantry Half a head of cabbage   Half a cup of green peas Seasoning base 1 teaspoon mustard seeds three cloves of garlic crushed 1 to 1 1/2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 1 to 2 hot chili peppers A sprig …