This oven roasted tomato gravy is an easy hands-off way to make a restaurant style Punjabi gravy dish, with either paneer or vegetables. A rich tomato-flavour, balanced out by sweetness, a smooth texture and the… [Continue Reading]
Yellow split moong dal takes on a delicious avatar in this stove top cooked version flavoured with tomatoes and dried mint. A quick and easy recipe to go with rotis.
Semolina Recipes | Buttermilk Upma with vegetables for breakfast The word Upma evokes strong reactions. Comfort food for some and the stuff nightmares are made of, for others. Funny, isn’t it? My reaction towards upma… [Continue Reading]
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.
All you want to know about Raw Papaya | Green Papaya – Green Papaya Recipes, health benefits, how to cook raw papaya and a whole bunch of other ideas on cooking with green papayas Green… [Continue Reading]
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 :-/