Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cheesy Chili Mac

Love this recipe from Budget Bytes.  Roshen ate the whole bowl, and Sahana even ate 3 bites!

Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Castella (Katusera) Cake

Castella cake

I followed the recipe exactly (including weighing the ingredients).  It took forever, but the results were amazing!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

I used a little less powdered sugar than the recipe called for, and everyone loved it on cupcakes.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Misir Wot

Misir Wot

1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
1c. red lentils
3 Tb. berbere
4 Tb. veg oil
1 tsp salt
4c. water

Heat pot on high, add the onion and garlic and dry cook for 2 mins.  Add oil and cook another 2 mins.  Add 1/2c. water and cook 2 mins until onions are golden.  Add berbere, 2c. water and cook for 2-3 more mins, then add lentils, salt, and 2c. water and boil on high for 5 mins.  Then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 mins.

Recipe is from the following YouTube video: Misir Wot

Tuesday, April 19, 2016



1/2 c. cooked toor dal (pressure cook 1/4c dal for 5 mins with 3/4c. water and salt)

Combine the following ingredients and boil until veggies are cooked (20 mins or so)
assorted diced veggies (1/2 large tomato, 1/2 large onion, 1 small potato)
2-3 c. water
1 heaping Tbsp sambar powder
2 T. tamarind paste
pinch turmeric

Once veggies are cooked, stir in the dal and boil for a few mins.  Finish with the tempering.


sesame oil
mustard seeds
urad dal
curry leaves

Sambar Powder

Dry roast then powder the following ingredients:

large handful of coriander seeds
handful chana dal
1 tsp peppercorns
1 Tb. urad dal
1 Tb. cumin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek
4 red chilis

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Poori Masala

Potato poori masalaDelish potato masala that goes well with fried poori.