I love the fragrance of mint, especially fresh mint leaves. And there’s nothing like having a small potted plant of mint in your kitchen garden. The evening breeze brings a lovely waft of that wonderfully fresh fragrance. The Jasmine does put up some fierce competition to that though!
It’s nearing end Jan and finally we winter-starved Bombayites are finally feeling some cool. Afternoons are still hot. The tiled flooring does turn cold though. The cold water in the wash-basin gives me a little jolt as I sleepily open it early in the morning, reminding me that – Hey girl, enjoy this while it lasts
Bhindi masala – A popular Indian curry made using Bhindi (lady’s finger / okra), onions and tomato, using common Indian spices. Best served with roti or dal & rice. Get the simple recipe here.
Easy microwave steamed broccoli is a recipe that is ready in less than 7 minutes. Having peeled garlic in your refrigerator makes this even quicker. This broccoli side can be served by itself or used… [Continue Reading]
This spicy paneer curry is a good accompaniment to rotis or parathas. Use either fresh homemade paneer or a block of storebought paneer for a quick Indian side dish. Paneer is one ingredient, which if… [Continue Reading]
White beans recipes | White Beans Sundal – South Indian style snack with spices and coconut In South Indian homes, sundal is the mainstay of prasad offered during Navratri festival days. This prasad is served… [Continue Reading]
Recipe for Spicy Cabbage Sabzi | Cabbage curry for Rotis / Chapathis | Spicy Cabbage Curry Cabbage is an incredibly useful vegetable for those aiming for a low-cal or low-carb diet. Being quite a bland… [Continue Reading]
Bengali Khichuri | Bhaja Muger Dal Khichuri | Bhoger Khichuri Driving back home from a meeting at 2 pm, I saw the skies go through a Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde transformation. Bright and sunny… [Continue Reading]
Recipe for Soya chunks curry – a protein rich vegetarian curry In a recent survey, the Indian Dietetic Association revealed that 73% of Indians consume a protein deficient diet which is a matter for concern…. [Continue Reading]
Gongura Pappu is an Andhra style dal cooked with local greens – gongura leaves. The end result is a sour and spicy dal that is perfect with steamed rice. The first time I tasted gongura… [Continue Reading]
Recipe for Bendekai Gojju, a Karnataka style Okra Curry made using seasonal fresh okra If there’s one vegetable that flourishes in these daring-to-melt-you hot summers, it is okra (Lady’s finger / Bhindi / Bendekai… [Continue Reading]
Raw Papaya Poha is a variety of the ever popular kanda poha, that I came up with to use the bounty of green papayas from my kitchen garden. Just another way to use this super… [Continue Reading]