The word "khana" in Indian Khana Made Easy means food. So come on, let's explore and cook some easy Indian food together including gluten-free and vegan dishes.


May 20, 2013

Happy Monday, I Mean Birthday To Me!

My philosophy on birthdays is that regardless of how old you are, you should always celebrate them:
1) You only live once.
2) It's day the world was graced by you.
3) It's an excuse to have something sweet (halwa, rasmalai, pie, ice cream or cake). If you're on a diet, cheat! It's your birthday for God's sake.

Today is my birthday and instead of getting down on myself that it fell on a Monday, I'm happy. My workday has been pleasant and the day isn't over yet...SMILING :)

Tonight my mom is making gourmet Eggplant Bharta sandwiches with sliced baguettes. Oh goody! I love the flavor combination of the melted cheese with sweet and spicy bharta.

If you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

4) And there's no shame in tooting your own horn, it's your right to be happy!

May 17, 2013

Soothing Dishes For the Soul

It's Friday night! What are you up to? I kicked off my weekend attending my favorite gym class, Zumba with Elizabeth and now I'm chilling on the couch, watching Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom. No matter how many times I watch this movie, I still love it. Every gory scene with the creepy crawlers in the dark tunnels, the eyeball soup, chilled monkey brains for dessert, and roasted beetles. This movie has something for everyone; drama, action, romance, and adventure.
I don't know about you but I like my soup bug free and without eyeballs. The soups I enjoy soothe the soul.

Here are some of my favorites that you may enjoy as well:

Tomato and Coconut Rasam

Easy Dal Makhani

Potato and Spinach Kadhi

I'm also recovering from the flu, so besides soups, I am keeping well with dishes that fill me up with nutrients, protein and of course probiotics: yogurt rice and pongali. Try them sometime!

Have a nice weekend and be healthy during this Spring season. Don't let the allergies get you down!