Day 1 ~ Brown Rice Salad ~ Blogging Marathon

My comfort food is rice. When I have nothing else to cook with, no vegetables, no mood, no time, unexpected guests... basically anything to give me an excuse to eat rice will be taken! The fact that I hate getting flour under my nails is one of the main reasons I love rice.   I … Continue reading Day 1 ~ Brown Rice Salad ~ Blogging Marathon

The Quintessential Sundal ~ Double Beans Sundal Recipe

My friend Siri and I met on monday for a bloggers meet in Hyderabad. While the talk we attended per se was not much to talk about, it was a chance for us to meet many bloggers we had been reading or following but had never met, and for the two of us to meet … Continue reading The Quintessential Sundal ~ Double Beans Sundal Recipe

{Vegan MoFo 2013} Sweet Potato Pattice ~ Faraali Pattice

The Escapades household is quite fond of sweet potatoes and prefers them curried, in baked wedges or as part of a medley. The most popular way to eat them in my part of the world, is boiled or charred over coals. Sweet Potatoes are rich in Vitamins B6, D, C and iron and magnesium. Which … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Sweet Potato Pattice ~ Faraali Pattice

{Vegan MoFo 2013} Quick Schezwan Style Cauliflower Recipe (with ready made bottled sauces)

I love cauliflower in most forms. The first reason being, the vegetable lends itself beautifully to any recipe and absorbs flavours and spices very well. It can also be chopped into any size large or small and takes very little time to cook. A lot of Indian style preparations, overcook cauliflower and make it mushy. … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Quick Schezwan Style Cauliflower Recipe (with ready made bottled sauces)

{Vegan MoFo 2013} Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry) ~ Andhra Style Recipe

In my maternal home, we always had a variety of greens growing in the yard. It was uncommon for us to buy any greens for the table, but for spinach which didn't grow. We had tonnes of Amaranth, atleast 5-6 varieties of it, Malabar Spinach (three kinds), drumstick leaves, night shade spinach and some other … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry) ~ Andhra Style Recipe

{Vegan MoFo 2013} ~ Semia/ Vermicelli Pulav Recipe

I am attempting something very brave this month, cooking and posting Vegan recipes all this month for the Vegan Month of Food where bloggers around the world will post vegan recipes all this month. Wish me luck dear readers as I do not fare very well with rules and schedules. the only other time I … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} ~ Semia/ Vermicelli Pulav Recipe

Paneer Kathi Rolls ~ Or how to use extra rotis

Stuck with extra rotis and don't know what to do? Or tired of eating sabzi roti for a packed lunch? Here is an easy no fuss way to make Kathi rolls at home. I have deliberatedly omitted adding raw onions as a courtesy to a working lunch! but feel free to add them in the … Continue reading Paneer Kathi Rolls ~ Or how to use extra rotis