Sub Sandwich

If you get good sub roll, home made sandwich will taste so good. You can make it the way you like and can add lot of treasures in it . I know Sub picture is upside down.

Veg pho is restaurant left over . Soup and sandwich made a good lunch on foggy day and after yoga quick lunch.

Recently I learned that lot of ppl learned music during quarantine. Some ppl taught themselves new music instruments , or started playing /learning instrument they had for years. Good use of time. I also got back to my music last year and still continuing.


Peanut Yogurt Kadhi

Made peanut yogurt at home. There are you tube videos on it. Soak peanuts, make milk and add chili tops to make yogurt. Yogurt didn’t turn out as thick as in video but that’s ok. It tasted just like peanuts.

But when I made kadhi which is a Gujarati soup made with milk yogurt, no peanut taste. We add all kind of spices in it so peanut taste took back seat.

It’s a good option for ppl who can’t eat dairy or avoiding dairy. Peanuts are cheap and 1 cup of peanuts made lot of yogurt. If you are on budget, this will not break bank.

In picture, eggplant bharta and millet roti called Dhebra in Gujarati. This is a classic kathiyawadi meal.


Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup made in Instant pot. Add everything to instant pot when you have 5-10 minutes and then go back to work. Few tips:

  • Freeze some beans when you cook them for other recipes.
  • Use small pasta so it gets cooked in instant pot with everything.
  • I like to add a piece of ginger.
  • Had trader’s joe’s bread to go with soup.
  • Simple , quick meal that you can feed to crowd if you have hungry crowd at home .
  • Nice cold, cloudy day here that called for some hot soup.
  • Now I better I get back to work.
  • Enjoy!

9 Mixed Bean Sprouts – Nori Nem Special

In India , there are lot of festivals , fasting days and you eat something special on that day for 1 time . Nori nem is 1 of those days and it was 2 days back I think.

This dish is specially made on that day and you eat for lunch and no food after that .

Sprout 9 different beans and it’s cooked only with chopped ginger , green chilies. So little bland for Indian taste buds . Drizzle little oil before eating. This is ancient way and now we have those 9 grain breads. May be 9 is special.

I used whatever beans I had mung, mooth, masoor, dry peas, black Chana and sprouted them.

I added chopped onion, ginger , red chili powder , turmeric and salt. Also added little oil while cooking.

Turned out very yummy.

I don’t know the reason behind nori nem but it’s a healthy , nutritious, filling dish and i will eat any day , any day of the year.

Recipe , ideas were given by my “kaki” who is a wonderful cook . She is 1 of those who cooked from magazine recipes in those times and baked a cake in cooker .