Rice is one of the items that gets leftover most of the times in Indian kitchens, because one can never estimate exactly as to how much to make in the first place. But that’s no problem at all. A whole book can be written on what to do with it! You can make delicious curd rice the next morning, or p
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]