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Veggie Platter · 16h ago

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

These pancakes are literally based on the filling from left over pumpkin pie I had. My son bought a large sized pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving and left to his university soon after, leaving about 2/3rds of it unfinished. The rest of us found it to...
Veggie Platter · 5d ago

Pongala Payasam

Google introduced me recently to the 'Ponkala' or 'Pongala' festival when I was trying to compile a list of Indian festivals celebrated during this month. It turns out that it has nothing to do with the 'Pongal' festival of Tamil nadu though it s...
Veggie Platter · 1w ago

Beerakaaya Bajji / Ridgegourd Fritters

  Bajji / Bhujiya are the spicy, Indian chickpea flour based vegetable fritters and today's version uses ridge gourd slices. This mouthwatering treat sans onion can be a part of either a festival platter or an accompaniment to evening tea / coffee. ...
Veggie Platter · 1W ago

A Tamilnadu Thaali

Today's thaali comes from the south Indian state of Tamil nadu which involves around rice. The side dishes, curries and lentil based dishes are eaten along with rice and a dollop of ghee.  Here's what on this vegetarian menu is: Mango pickle  B...
Veggie Platter · 1W ago

A Simple Gujarati Thaali

  Today's spread comes from the western state of India, Gujarat. I have a simple thaali from the region and most of the dishes are simple and quick preparations. Dishes that are on the menu today: A simple salad of cucumber and carrot Kakdi nu sh...
Veggie Platter · 2W ago

A Festival Thaali from Karnataka - Habbada Aduge

Here is a simple festive meal from the south Indian state of Karnataka. Like it's neighboring states, rice takes precedence and is the center of any festive meal here. All the spicy side dishes are to be eaten with rice and a tiny dollop of ghee....
Veggie Platter · 2W ago

Apple, Banana & Cashew Custard

  After the breakfast puddings I posted these past two days, I thought of going with a quick and lovely dessert option for today which happens to be an easy preparation. Though it falls under the dessert category, I wouldn't mind if a bowl of yum...
Veggie Platter · 2W ago

Griessbrei - German Semolina Pudding

I gather the humble semolina pudding is common to many cultures around the world albeit prepared with minor variations. Semolina pudding would qualify as either a breakfast or dessert depending upon how sweeter it is, I guess. Today's version of ...
Veggie Platter · 2W ago

Chia Seed Pudding

I have been noticing the health buzz that is going on about chia seeds for years now and decided only recently to join the band wagon. I had stuck mostly to breakfast puddings or shakes using chia seeds until now and decided to post today one of t...
Veggie Platter · 1M ago

Double Chocolate Banana Cake (No Eggs and No Butter / Oil Recipe)

I came across this moist and yummy cake when I was looking for something that included both chocolate and banana. The person who posted this baked it in a 8x8 pan but I halved the recipe and baked in a 6 inch loaf pan since I was baking this ...