Blog Posts - Easy Vegetarian Dish



The One Where You Deliberately Burn The Food. Eggplant and Peas Char.

   This year has been a record year for eggplant at out house. This Spring we put in 4 different varieties and all of them have been putting on quite the show since Summer kicked into gear. Japanese Eggplant, Classic Globes, Thai, and India...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Aug 23, 2016

Quick and Easy: Spicy Summer Eggplant Poriyal A Simple Vegan Lunch.

     Our garden here in Sonoma is bursting at the seams with all the stuff we planted earlier in the year. I am starting to get overwhelmed with eggplants. I suppose that's what happens when one plants 4 different varieties of the...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Aug 9, 2016

Full of Beans! Slow and Easy, Rancho Gordo Royal Coronas Go Masala.

      I love fresh beans. They're versatile, inexpensive, and they feed a whole passel of people easily. What I don't like about beans is whenever I want beans it requires planning... and by planning I mean a long soaking. Th...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on May 12, 2016

Sweet, Spicy and Fragrant, Corn and Tamarind Curry.

      Today we started this year's planting for our garden. Actually lats week we put in the Yukon gold potatoes but this week we got down to the serious stuff, chilies of several varieties, 4 different types of eggplant, tom...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Apr 18, 2016

Take Advantage of A Spring Treat With This Fresh Chickpea Masala.

      I've cooked a lot of beans and lentils in my day. I've eaten even more beans, starting in childhood with one of the favorite foods of Italians, the ceci bean. I don't think my mother ever served a meal where ceci beans...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Apr 4, 2016

A Fresh Spring Dish, An Indian Classic : Cauliflower and Potato

   Spring is one of my favorite times of year here in Sonoma.The Farmers Markets are filled with the delicacies one doesn't get the rest of the year and at our place, planning has begun for this year's crops. But first, the last of the Wint...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Mar 23, 2016

Introducing "The Chaunk", Our Store is Live, And Our Indian Spice Kit Now Available Online.

   When I served an Indian lunch last fall to Steve Sando, Paula Wolfert, and Alice Medrich  at our house in Sonoma, the last thing Alan and I ever expected was to get into the Indian spice business. We earn our living as screenwriters...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Mar 17, 2016

Fast and Easy, Kerala Style Eggplant, Vegan and Gluten Free.

   It's been very busy around here which is why I've had a bit of time between posts. It's not that I haven't been cooking, I have been. It's more like what I've been cooking.  What's been coming out of the kitchen lately is a lot of v...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Jan 26, 2016

19 Eggplants And Counting... Japanese Eggplant in Red Miso.

       When we planted eggplant this spring, we planted a wide variety. We planted the small Indian globe eggplant, the large Italian eggplant, and of course Japanese eggplant. I had no idea we'd have such a proliferation!!!!
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Aug 30, 2015

South Indian Style Stuffed Chiles, There is Nothing Faster Than This!!

      I have a whole mess of stuff coming up in my garden, almost faster than we can eat it, or give it to friends. Some things get canned or dried or somehow or other preserved, but there's nothing like the kick one gets fro...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Aug 12, 2015

Fast Food For Hot Days, Watermelon Feta Salad With Balsamic Glaze.

   The last few days up here in Sonoma we've been enjoying marine layers (fog) every morning, mild daytime temperatures, and then chilly evenings. However, a couple of days before that we had some scorchers and the temperatures were up into...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on May 4, 2015

Great Flavor, Extra Protein, and Vegetarian! Eggplant and Lobia Makhani for Meatless Monday.

   There are days when one is looking for an answer to the question "what to cook?" That doesn't happen all too often around our house but when it does, I go trolling to some of my favorite friends' sites to see what they've been up to look...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Mar 28, 2015

Something Green for St. Paddy's Day...Broccomole!

    As a native Californian I grew up eating and loving  avocados. I know there are people out there who don't see things that way. There are actually people who can't stand the taste or feel of avocado, and I've even seen them wo...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Mar 17, 2015

A Keeper For Summer Weekends, Roasted Pepper Salad With Peanut Dressing.

         We're still in the midst of our house renovation here in Sonoma, target date for completion is mid July, and I'm nearing the tipping point. Most days finds me Googling plumbing and lighting info or wor...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Jun 8, 2014

Coming Down From Holiday Feasting Cold Turkey With Hot Cauliflower

           Just putting it out there straight up, the last month and a half has been a time of plain unadulterated piggery. Parties, holidays, anniversaries and I haven't even gotten to New Years Eve/...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Dec 28, 2013


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