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  • Writer's pictureVaishali A. Patel


Updated: Feb 25, 2022

Growing up in a Desi family, cooking is at the core of our being and of our family and every gathering we have...including every meal every day!

Many of our family gatherings center around the kitchen and food. Everyone distributes theirs tasks and helps out and the task frequently assigned to me is chopping and prep. 😂 (It's not ALL I do!)

We all just love food and I'm pretty sure you do too!

Every Friday on my Instagram I feature an amazing recipe in collaboration with a food blogger who cooks the way I like to eat. Here is where you can get the full recipe.

Please enjoy and definitely share with me here in the comments or on Instagram what you like and any variations you make that would be of interest to us.

Happy eating!



Vegan Panang Curry with Tofu & Vegetables

February 25th, 2022

Panang Curry is a rich, creamy curry, that has both sweet and spicy flavors, with the addition of peanuts and coconut milk. This recipe from @pipingpotcurry is vegetarian and has the perfect mixture of sweet and spicy flavors. ⁠


Mysore Pak

February 18th, 2022

With less than 5 minutes of active cooking time, you can easily make this yummy vegan mysore pak from @vidhyasvegetariankitchen

Get the recipe here:

Methi Ghavan

February 11th, 2022

Methi Ghavan is a delicious Indian gluten-free crepes recipe! This dish by by @cookilicious is vegan and gluten-free - as it's a rice crepe / pancake recipe are made with no egg.

I love it because it's an instant snack that can literally be made in 20 minutes!

Get the recipe here:

Crispy Dosas

January 27th, 2022

What a perfect lunch should look like!! Crisp dosas, fluffy idlis with piping hot sambar and chutney🙌

@culinarychaser made the batter with brown rice and whole urad dal, and it turned out superb.


Surati Ratalu Pettis Vada and Bataka Vada with Champakali gathiya, Marcha and Chutney!

January 21st, 2022

This is famous Gujarati Street Farsan you will find in Surat and is a must to have on Sunday mornings as brunch! This recipe from is super easy to make and yet delicious when made at home!


Peshwari Naan

January, 14th, 2022

Between the layers of this tender naan is a sweet coconut, almond and pistachio filling! The concept of rich bread filled with nuts and spices is heavily influenced by the Indo-Persian cuisine of the Mughal Empire and its’ famously elaborate dishes.⁠

This version made by @sanjana.feasts tastes so good you won't believe it was made at home and not in a restaurant.⁠

Recipe here:

Dabeli Bruschetta

January, 7th, 2022

If you love dabeli, you will definitely love this recipe by @365daysofeating! Dabeli is a street food from Kutch. The best dabeli is made from kutchhi dabeli masala.

Recipe here:

Eggless Vanilla Cranberry Cupcakes

December 24th, 2021

This is literally Christmas in a cupcake! It’s a soft eggless vanilla cupcake filled with a cranberry sauce and topped with vanilla buttercream. Decorating them with sugared cranberries and rosemary gives it the perfect holiday look! The cranberry filling can also be switched out for strawberry if needed.

Make sure to follow the creator of this recipe @theglobalvegetarian on Instagram!


Vegan Taco Boats

December 17th, 2021

Are you a big fan of Mexican food and trying new recipes? This is a great recipe you can make with common super market ingredients. Plus, the shape of these makes them super easy to eat. Priya Lakshminarayan, the creator of this recipe, is a south asian recipe blogger and cookbook author. You can keep up with her recipes by following her Instagram here.


Spring Rolls

December 10th, 2021

These Szechuan paneer spring rolls are stuffed with vermicelli, paneer, and vegetables. All seasoned with chilli oil and ground Szechuan peppercorns, and fried to a yummy crisp!

Follow @dishbyrish for more food shared with a smile.

Recipe here:

Dahi Vada

December 3rd, 2021

This favorite Dahi Vada / Dahi Bhalla recipe by @pipingpotcurry has the softest lentil fritters drenched in creamy yogurt and topped with sweet and spicy chutney's. This popular Indian street food is loved by all and is a perfect inclusion to any festive menu!

Recipe here:

Corn Flake Tart

November 26th, 2021

This nostalgic school pudding is super easy to make with just 4 ingredients.

Follow @hey_renu for more yummy everday recipes!