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.
Before the mango season says its final goodbyes for 2015, I want want want you to try this Gujarati Kadhi called Fajeto. I’m a big fan of Guju food (and I don’t mean the Rajdhani type thaalis). Basic homemade dal-bhaath-shaak-rotli, like they call it, meaning dal-rice-veggies-roti, is such a delight to the tastebuds. I love the mild sweetness in the dishes that comes from adding some sugar or jaggery, in the cuisine from some parts of Gujarat. It is said that it is used to balance the slight bitter taste from the hard water in these parts