Candied Plantain Chips | Sharkara Varatti

Candied Plantain Chips | Sharkara Varatti

These thick-cut plantain chips coated in coconut sugar and spices are another important part of any sadhya that can be a hit or a miss. For some, these are the first things they reach for when they sit down in front of the banana leaf, 

Onam

Onam

Today marks the first day of Onam, the largest indigenous festival in Kerala. Legend has it that Mahabali, a beloved king from Kerala who was known for being just and kind, visits his residents during this period every year. A popular folk song we all grew 

Vegan Sicilian Cannoli

Vegan Sicilian Cannoli

During the past couple of months during our quarantine life, I’ve found myself diving head first into vegan cheese making. I made some cashew ricotta recently and all I could think of was cannoli! The first time I made it, I made it using the 

Easy Cashew-Tofu Ricotta

Easy Cashew-Tofu Ricotta

This recipe was born out of my need for an easier, faster and cheaper ricotta. Sometimes an idea or dish pops into your head and you need some ricotta right away! You just don’t have the patience or time to culture and drain it for 

Divine Chocolate Cupcake

Divine Chocolate Cupcake

Get ready to taste the best chocolate cupcake ever! They are super moist and airy with a flavor that’s oh so divine. Be prepared to make more than one batch because these little guys are really addictive. I’ve made these cupcakes with cane sugar, dates puree, banana puree and 

Sesame Seed Brittle (Til Chikki)

Sesame Seed Brittle (Til Chikki)

Ellunda, as it’s called in Kerala, was a staple while I was growing up. It’s not only delicious and easy to make but also has a chock-full of nutrients. It is an excellent source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium,phosphorous, iron, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, vitamin B1, 

Vegan “Beef” Fry

Vegan “Beef” Fry

This is a really easy guilt-free version of the Kerala beef fry. It has zero cholesterol and is significantly lower in fat and calories without causing unnecessary harm or compromising on taste. You can learn more about the perils of consuming red meat here at the 

Super Easy Vegan Jello

Super Easy Vegan Jello

Super easy and healthy vegan jello made with agar agar and sweetened with apple juice. Conventional jello is made with gelatin which is derived from collagen obtained from various animal by-products like the skin, bones, hooves and connective tissues of animals such as cows, chickens, 

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Tofu is extremely versatile and it can be added to almost anything you can think of like smoothies, soups, salads, entrees, sides and  desserts. It can be fried, baked, broiled, stewed, grilled or scrambled and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or  even as 

Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa

Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa

Salsa is extremely versatile and a must have in your refrigerator at all times! It’s a boon when you want to throw together something in a jiffy. You can add it to soups, sandwiches, salads, burritos, tofu scramble, dip, marinade and many more. Ingredients 3