{Garden to Plate Series}Veggie Burger with Aloo-Beetroot Patty

I’m a burger lover, I LOVE LOVE burgers with veggie patty of course. It’s a sad thing that there are very less options for us vegetarians in US when it comes to burger. I have eaten black bean burger which is vegetarian but it just doesn’t cut it for me. I love me some potato patty in my burger so I make my own and here’s how I make. It’s worth the effort guys and homemade burgers are the best! Try it! image1-45 Read More …

{Garden to Plate Series}Channa Masala in Instant Pot

What is that one food item that you don’t mind eating all day everyday, apart from pizza of course? Let me know in the comments. If you ask me, I would say anything that’s made out of lentils.. Channa/rajma/black channa/green gram masala, patties, ¬†hummus, sundal- I love them all!! channa_masala I used homegrown onions, tomatoes and green chilies in this recipe.I had to say it. ūüėõ Check out my other gardentoplate recipes.I made this channa masala in my Instant pot and it turned out so good!! If you don’t have an instant pot, you can follow the same recipe in your good ol’ pressure cooker. Here’s how I made it. Check out my other InstantPot recipes. Read More …

Lasagne with homemade marinara sauce

lasagna Lasagne and ravioli are my favorite kind of pasta, what’s yours? It’s so tough to find meat-free lasagne in US, even if I find one it tastes so weird. ¬†I had some homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese lying ¬†in my refrigerator, all I needed is some pasta sheets.¬†So, I bought these oven-ready lasagne sheets and whipped up some delicious lasagne at home. You can also add some veggies to this but I din’t add any. Here’s how I make it. Read More …

{Garden To Plate Series} Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes

bruschetta There’s a tomato flood happening in my backyard and we are running out of recipes. Not really. There’s so much we can do with tomatoes, Isn’t it? Planning to use up fresh as much as I can and gonna freeze the excess for later use. I have been making a lot of tomato based gravies, marinara sauce, sambar and rasam. I planned to make some bruschetta and caprese salad to go with the spaghetti pasta for dinner last night, but we loved bruschetta so much that we ODed on it and skipped the pasta. There’s something about cooking and consuming fresh veggies especially tomatoes. This bruschetta tasted much much flavorful¬†than the ones I have had before at the restaurants(#humblebrag). ¬†Here’s how I made it. Read More …

{Garden To Plate Series} Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

We have been harvesting a lot lately and I have been cooking ¬†a lot too but the bad news is I couldn’t take pictures. I somehow managed to take pictures of this and here’s the blogpost. ¬†At our home, there’s nothing like too many tomatoes. IMG_3886 And when we have too many tomatoes, we make sauce out of it and enjoy it later. I love this pizza sauce that I made last year and this time I made this delicious marinara sauce. Although it’s not garden to ‘plate’ oh well, I’m gonna add this recipe to the series.¬†Here’s how I made it. Read More …

{Garden To Plate Series} Peas and Corn Pulao.

IMG_3812 My dad was an avid gardener and I have acquired this hobby from him I guess. I love how it is helping me beat anxiety and depression. I do miss my dad a lot especially his tips and suggestions but for the most part it brings beautiful memories and relieves stress. To be honest, the only positive thing happening in my life right now is seeing these veggies grow. Growing your own veggies and fruits and cooking with those fresh produce is so much joyful. I’m lucky that the hubster is an avid gardener too. We enjoy gardening together and consider ourselves lucky to be sharing the same hobby.¬†Read More …

{Garden to Plate Series}Homemade Pizza Sauce

pizza_sauce I don’t remember the last time I bought tomatoes at the super market.. Before you go ¬†WHAT?, let me tell you why. We have been blessed with bounty of tomatoes this year from our backyard garden. My refrigerator is flooded with tomatoes and I’m loving it. I pureed most of it¬†and dumped in the freezer and rest made its way to sauceland. Recently I made this yummy pizza sauce which was oh so¬†good and the aroma ¬†was intoxicating. I almost finished quarter of it in the name of taste-testing. homemade_pizzasauce  

Here’s how I made it.

You’ll need:

  1. Tomato puree-  2 cups  noteРyou can use canned tomatoes/ tomato ketchup
  2. Italian seasoning- 2 tsp or to taste
  3. salt & pepper- to taste
Directions
  1. In a saucepan, pour the tomato puree and the remaining ingredients; Mix well.
  2. Stir often and wait for it to boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low ; cover and let it simmer for 45 mins to 1 hour.
  4. Stir occasionally and let it cool.
  5. Use it to spread over pizza dough or freeze it in a mason jar.
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