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Commonly known as Matki मटकी in India, Mutt मठ (in Gujarati), Moth beans in English, these tiny beans are packed with flavour & texture, a delight to cook with. Get the recipe for Matki chi Usal – a simple curry made using these sprouts.
Recipe for Mint Rasam / Pudina Rasam / Pudina Shorba – a uniquely flavoured rasam, with a refreshing flavour. A summer special!
Recipe for Gujarati Kadhi – A yogurt based soup, thickened with besan (chickpea flour) and flavoured with a select few spices, best had with Khichdi, Pulao or Steamed Rice.
Kachumber is a quintessentially Parsi salad or salsa that is served along with a main dish like dhansak and rice. A super refreshing condiment that goes well with any Indian meal
Thechwani is a rustic curry from Uttarakhand, made using smashed potatoes and/or radishes. Try out my version of potato-black eyed peas, prepared Thechwani style!
This rasam variant from Telugu Cuisine, with pumpkin, is a perfect match with rice or even a soup to whet your appetite. Do give it a try!
What’s the best way to jazz up an Indian meal? I’d say “condiments”. Chutneys, pickles, podis, kachumber added to a couple of vegetables, dal, rotis and rice can turn your dish into a full fledged Indian thaali. Goodness, my mouth waters even as I type out these words! Sigh, there’s no hope for me :-/
Ginger tea or Adrak chai is a favourite in many Indian households. The cup that wakes us up in the morning & energises us from the afternoon slump. Get the recipe for the authentic chai recipe with the extra strong kick of ginger.