This is another such recipe that turned out accidentally. I buy half a kilo of peanuts at one time. Due to the humid Indian weather, they have to be either stored in the fridge or roasted and stored in air tight containers, in order to protect them from fungus and other pests. Coarsely crushed roast
Recipe for Gobhi-Mutter – Indian Cauliflower and peas curry
When Rihanna of Garlic Breath from France wrote to me about her totally Indian Thanksgiving menu , I was so thrilled. Just like how excited we are to hear someone else speak our mother tongue, it is exactly that elation I experience when I see Americans, Europeans and so many others take an avid interest in Indian cuisine. Barbara, Emma and Susan, are some of those wonderful people who aren’t afraid of the variety of Indian spices. On the contrary, go all out and embrace the various colours, flavours and textures of the great Indian food fabric. Food blogs have made it so convenient to get straight into the kitchens of the world and take a page out of their family traditions of food
Fussili with 3 peppers and spinach
A simple pasta dish with 3 colours of bell peppers – a one dish dinner!
Fattoush, Baba Ganouj and Lebanese food
I love cooking. But thinking of what to make each day is quite a chore. I generally get out some vegetables from the fridge and make them into anything that comes to my mind. It’s like following my instincts and the ingredients are always throw as you go. That was the main reason for me to start blogging and maintaining a record of recipes which otherwise I would never be able to recreate. Unable to recreate a recipe especially if it turned out wonderfully good the first time is a frustration that I’d experienced several times in the past. But not any longer!
Spicy Khajas & Nankhatai in Diwali Blogging – Part I
Continuing from here Cleaning is half-way through and home is already looking beautiful. For most Hindus, Diwali is a wonderful excuse to spruce up the house, discard old unused stuff, bring in new little ideas and ofcourse make delicious food to share with loved ones. I truly believe that old unuse
Veg Dhansak / Vegetarian Parsi Dhansak
Dhansak is a delicious Parsi dish made using a mix of lentils (dhan) and vegetables (sakh). My vegetarian version comes with the stamp of approval from my Parsi friends 🙂 You must try this!
Spicy Indian Hummus in Methi paratha pockets
Guess the main ingredient in the above dish. Also guess the kitchen gadget that I have used for this recipe
2-Minute Cucumber Salad with a Spunky Dressing
Super easy, 2 minute cucumber salad with a spunky dressing! Vegan if you substitute the honey with agave nectar or date syrup.
Bitter-Gourd with Ripe Mango- an Ayurvedic curry
Weekend Breakfast Blogging Update
Childhood memories and a fat-free snack
Bhel_ was the ultimate treat in school days. There used to be this bhel wala with his cart and a glass box mounted on top of the cart. He used to serve bhel puri, sev puri and pani puri like any other bhel wala. This ‘bhaiyya’ used to stand right opposite my balcony in Wadala, and that wouldn’t make life easier for me. My grandparents wouldn’t allow me to eat street food and it required many many days of excellent behaviour to convince them to let me indulge in that tangy treat
Upma Kozhakattai with Thenga Thogayal
Upma, in its various forms, is a mainstay breakfast or tiffin item in most South Indian homes and Kozhakattai is something that Tamilians prepare during festivals. Upma Kozhakattai is none of these My grandma used to make this one, once in 3 months or so- making it one of my favourite tiffins. (You
Recipe: Cooking a simple curry with spring onions
Spring onions, usually used a garnish, can also be made into a delicious curry along with besan (chickpea flour) that tastes really good with rotis. Try this healthy recipe with just 1 tsp oil!