Oven Roasted Cauliflower Florets

Quick and Easy Recipe for  Delicious Roasted Caulflower flavoured with Garlic and Lemon as Side dish. 

Preheat – Oven 200°C

Cut- 1 Head Cauliflower –  in florets  Mince – 4-5 cloves Garlic

Drizzle  – 2 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Mix – Handful Parsley – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – Salt and Peper to taste.

Toss – in Roasting Pan – Spread Single Layer  – 25-30 mnts until Slightly Brown.

Serve Hot.

Note – Use Rosemary instead of Parsley. Sprinkle Garam Masala for additional flavour.

Quick and Easy Recipe for  Delicious Roasted Caulflower flavoured with Garlic and Lemon as Side dish.




Vegan Spinach Pancakes

This is Finnish fast food. Not the vegan ones that is, but mine are vegan – my recipe is a vegan version of the Finnish favorite. Spinach pancakes are typically eaten with lingonberry jam. In fact they make a complete meal with mashed potatoes and a salad. Even schools serve it. The shop bought ones […]

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Dhaba Dal – Green Lentil Curry

Chapati Aloo - Indian Flat Bread with Potato Recipe

Dhaba Dal - Green Lentil Curry Recipe

Soak – Cook  – Green gram 1 cup –  5 cups water – soaked over night – cook till soft

Chop –  2 Medium Onions – 5 Garlic cloves  – 1 inch pc Ginger – Few Curry leaves  – 2 tomatoes

Spices – 1 tsp. chilli Powder 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder -1/2 tsp. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.  – 1 tsp. Salt – –  pinch Asafoetida powder

Heat – Pan – 2 tbsp. Ghee – Onion Ginger Garlic – till golden – Add spices – Stir +/- 1 mnt – Tomatoes  -2 mnts
Combine – Add cooked lentil to above –  More water if required – Bring to Boil

Garnish – Coriander leaves –  Twist of Lemon

Serve Delicious Dhaba Dal Hot with Rice or  Naan.

Note – Use Lentil of Choice – Adjust Salt and spices to Taste

Recipe for Green Gram Lentil  with Spices  and masalas for that authentic Dhaba – Style Flavours.  Dhaba  is a roadside restaurant on highways, which serve fresh, hot delicious Punjabi food for very reasonable prices.



Eggless Blueberry Cake

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake - Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Combine – 1/2 Cup Yoghurt –  1/2  Cup Warm Milk – 1/2 Cup Melted Butter (Ghee) – Few Drops  – Vanilla Essence – 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

Mix – 1 Cup fine semolina – 1/2 Cup Dried Grated Coconut – 1 tsp. Baking Soda to Above

Garnish – 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries  – Stir Gently – Pour in Lined Baking Dish

Bake – Preheated oven 180°C – About 25 – 30 mnts

Enjoy Delicious Easy Eggless Blueberry Cake Light Fluffy and Tasty

Note Use Fruit of Choice.   Add  more or less milk depending on Juiciness of Fruit.  

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake – Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Mattanga Parippu – Pumkin Dal Curry

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian-spiced red lentils simmered with chunks of pumpkin .

Chop – Wash – Peel  – Cut in Chunks – 3 cups Pumkin  –  Slice – 3 fresh Red Chilli (mild long)

Spices – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1 tsp. Salt

Cook– 1 cup Red Lentils – 4 cups water – Boil – Skim off and discard  foam –  low flame – 12- 15  mnts – Add Spices  – Pumpkin – cook 6-8 mnts – till Pumpkin is Soft.

Garnish – Heat Pan –  1tbsp. Coconut Oil –  1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.Cumin Seeds -1 tsp.  Crushed Garlic – Handful Curry  Leaves – 1 mnt –  Add to cooked Above. – Done

Enjoy Delicious Mattanga Parippu Curry with Rice or Chapati

Notes : Adjust salt and Spices to taste.  Add more water if required for cooking lentils. Add tsp. of white lentil to Garnish for thicker consistance. 

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian Mildly Spiced Red Lentils Simmered with Chunks of Pumpkin.









Aloo Gobi – Sauted Cauliflower & Potato

Spiced Potatoes with Cauliflower - Aloo Gobi  with Flaxseed.

Chop –  Peel  and chop – 3 Potatoes – 1  Medium Cauliflower – Discard Stem – Seperate Florets – 1 Onion – small pcs.  – 1 Bell Pepper – small Pcs.

Boil – 1 ltr. Water – Bring to Boil – 1 tsp. Salt – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder  – Add Potatos – 3 mnts – Cauliflower 1 mnt – Turn off  Stove – Half cooked – Drain

Spices – 1/2 tsp. Powder of  each – Cumin – Turmeric – Chilli – Garam Masala – Coriander – Ginger  – Salt – Mix well

Saute – Heat Pan – 2 tbsp. Oil – Onions – Bell Pepper – 2 mnts – Add Spices -1 mnt – Drained Cauliflower – Potatoes – stir gently  – Cover and Cook till Soft – 8 -10 mnts low flame

Stir – 1 tbsp. Crushed Flaxseeds – Stir well – 1 mnt –  Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. Amchur Powder  – mix – 1mnt – Turn off stove.

Garnish – Chopped Coriander leaves

Serve delicious Aloo Gobi with Rice or Chapati.  Enjoy

Note : Adjust Salt and Spices to taste.  Use Crushed nuts instead of Flaxseed if preferred.

Spiced Potatoes with Cauliflower – Aloo Gobi  packed with Flavors,  Comforting, Simple and Easy Vegan Recipe garnished with Flaxseed.

Eggplant Roll Ups Recipe

Easy Recipe for Eggplant or  Aubergine rolls.   Dramatic healthy veggie bites.

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Platter of eggplant rollups with yogurt dip. Photos by da-AL

Happiness for the eyes and tummy is a platter of these easy and dramatic healthy veggie bites …

Eggplants – 2 large

Olive oil – 4 tablespoons

Soy sauce – 4 tablespoons

Persian cucumbers – 6 small

Carrots – 2 large

Walnuts – 1/4 cup

Yogurt – 2 cups

Slice each eggplant lengthwise to about 3/8” to 1/2” (or 6 to 8 slices).

Spread half the olive oil in a large oven pan over its entire surface.

Place the eggplant slices in the pan and bake in 400°F oven for 20 minutes. Turn them over and bake them for another 20 minutes or until browned on both sides, using the remaining olive oil.

Remove them from the oven and sprinkle the soy sauce evenly over the eggplants.

Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Julienned cucumbers and carrots with roasted eggplant slice. Ready to roll!

Meanwhile, julienne the cucumbers and carrots, and divide them evenly…

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Quinoa Chia Bread

Recipe for Gluten Free Sugar Free Eggless Bread. Delicious and Healthy All in One!!  I call it the Healthy Healing Bread!!

Soak  – 1 cups quinoa –  ¼ cup chia seeds – 1¼ Cup Water  overnight

Mix  – Soaked items – ¼  Cup Olive Oil – ½ tsp Baking Soda  – ½ tsp Salt – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice –  (Or Quick Blend – thick coarse batter) +/- extra water if needed.

Pour – Batter  – Baking Pan – Mix and Garnish – Handful Sunflower seeds – Pumpkin Seeds.

Bake –   Preheat oven –  160 C – 90 minutes.

Cool – Before slicing.

Note : Lemon Juice is important to activate the baking soda. Add Ghee instead of Olive Oil.

Recipe for Gluten Free Sugar Free Eggless Bread. Delicious and Healthy All in One!!  I call it the Healthy Healing Bread!!

Cabbage Thoran – Spiced Sautéed cabbage

Recipe for Cabbage Thoran a favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. A Stir Fry with Cabbage and Grated Coconut


cabbage-thoran-2Garnishes play an important role in food presentation. It can be defined as “Food items placed around or on top of a principal dish for a relish”. A careful selection of garnishes that have flavour, colour, and eye appeal is appreciated and is accepted as a finished dish.

In this post we are doing cabbage thoran/ mild spiced sautéed cabbage in an arc shape. Arcs add fluidity and a sense of motion to a presentation.

Cabbage Thoran is one of the favourite side dish of Kerala Cuisine. Any Kerala Sadhya is incomplete without Cabbage Thoran. Cabbage Thoran is a stir fry made using cabbage and coconut.

Serves: 3 – 4

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes


Cabbage : 500 gm finely chopped
Grated coconut : 1cup
Green chillies : to taste
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig

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Mambazha Pulissery – Sweet and Sour Mango Curry

Sweet and Sour Mango Sauce Indian Recipe
Cut –  Peel  and Chop – 1 Half Ripe Mango in pcs.
Heat – 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil  – 1 tsp. Mustard seeds – tsp. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Urad Dal –  Splutter
Add – 3-4 Green Chilli (or  red)   – 5 Cloves Garlic  – Handful Curry Leaves – 1/2 tsp. Chilli powder  1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – Mix well
Cook – 2 – 3 cups water – Mango pcs – Salt to Taste  – Bring to Boil  – 1/2 Cup Dry Grated Coconut (almost Powder ) – Cook till Mango Soft – turn off stove
Blend – 1 Cup Creamy Yogurt – 1/2 Cup water –  Mix in above – Stir and bring  to  boil on very very  low Flame  – Done
Delicious Side dish for a Barebeque or with rice or Couscous.
Note : Use Sour raw mango instead of Half ripe if preferred.
Last weekend I made this for side dish.   Our guests loved it so much,  and requested for the recipe.   Fr. Nevin you have already received the recipe by email the same evening.  Hope you enjoy making it too.

Recipe for Sweet, spicy and sour Mango Curry a Kerala classic and favorite. Simple to make and packed with a great depth of flavor.  Perfect dish for seasonal mangoes that are slightly underripe to enjoy with Rice or Fried meats.