Spicy Vegetable soup with penne

This dish should really be called vegetable rasam and it’s a perfect one pot dinner for a small family.  I am not sure why I made it last night. I think it was because I was craving some spicy rasam flavors but didnt feel like making rice and a vegetable separately. I also had a … Continue reading

Readers must know by now that I enjoy both making and eating soups and usually make them with whatever vegetables I have available. I use fresh herbs when available and any combination of spices that I think will work well together. It means that my soups never taste the same and there is some risk of … Continue reading

Winter is for soup.  Who doesn’t feel embraced and cared for when served a steaming mug of soup bursting with flavors. The best soups have some depth and complexity of flavor.  But that doesn’t make them difficult to make. It is all about ingredients and combinations.  Feel free to experiment with what you have available … Continue reading

  Whenever my regrigerator fills up with vegetables a little voice inside my head cries out “soup”. Summer or winter, I find soup a satisfying cooking and culinary experince when served with good bread and cheeses or salads. Last week I had group of musicians visiting from India. One of them, the young singer, softly … Continue reading

Vegetarian chili

This is a terriffic vegetarian chili recipe from Ranga Seshadri. He brought some to share when he came to dinner and  I stashed it away for myself and I am glad I did. It was delicious and  I was able to make two more meals out of it that week.  I plan to experiment with … Continue reading

This is a soup that will get you adopted if you make and take it to your neigbors’ for dinner.  I have loved leek and potato soup since the first time I had it as a young boy stdying in England. It stuck to your ribs and warmed you up. The only times I ever … Continue reading

Leek and carrot soup

This is an easy and heart warming soup that will stick to your ribs on a winter night. Like most soups, its quite easy to make with what you have in the fridge.  Except for the leeks, everything else is optional and can be substituted out. I was cooking in a big hurry for a … Continue reading

October is when there is a clear drop in the temperature, when the day starts to get a little short and the night starts to get a little long. The cold evenings make me lazy and I would rather spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Soups make for a quick and perfect … Continue reading

An early fall Sunday. The air is wet with rain and the birds a screaming with joy in the yard. The weather begins to cool and I start to think soup.  I have some squash and assorted color carrots and potatoes. Fresh herbs and tomatoes form the garden are still plentiful.  Soup sort of cooks … Continue reading