Podalangai / Pudalangai kootu or Snake Gourd with lentils is a simple Tamil Brahmin preparation. An everyday simple dish that is eaten with rice and ghee. One of the best ways to eat this gourd!
I had some cute little visitors in my Chinese Bamboo pot a few days ago and now they are flourishing
There are some vegetables that never make it to our favourites’ list. Most gourds, especially the bitter gourd for obvious reasons, and also the bottle gourd for being so tasteless. DH is absolutely a non-fussy eater but gourds deter him too. When I tried out an experiment with the bottle gourd for
A simple spinach mash prepared in Tamil Brahmin Cuisine, totally healthy and vegan too – Keerai Masiyal.
Potato wedges – a global favourite | Recipe coming up soon Regulars on Saffron Trail would have realised that I have been unfair to the global favourite – the potato by never having openly expressed my love for this humble vegetable. To clear a few things, I too like all others, love this vegetable
Dip, dip ,dip! Sometimes, you just want something light to nibble for dinner. While I’ve labelled this recipe under Party Starters, you need not necessarily have a party to enjoy this kind of finger food. This is perfect stuff to share with your partner while watching your favourite movie on a Frida
A Parsi style omelette with onions, peas, ginger, garlic and other spices – stunning to look at and delicious to eat! A perfect breakfast with some toast and kadak chai!
Tomato Salsa made in a Mortar-Pestle is a quick 5 minute condiment that will add zing to any meal. Get the mouth watering!
I started to bake some bread after I came back home late from a conversations over coffee with my friend. Before turning in for the night, I mixed up the flour, yeast and other ingredients and left it to rise overnight. The first thing I went to check in the morning was the bowl of dough. It had ris
This simple and subtle cauliflower soup proves that in cooking, mostly, less is more. I don’t like the thought of adding all spices in all dishes, which is what happens in overly experimental Indian cooking. All that the Cauliflower soup is flavoured with, is garlic and dried basil. And a head of fr
It is very simple to prepare Marinara sauce from scratch, so simple that it doesn’t even need a recipe! Full of flavour from fresh ripe tomatoes, garlic and herbs, I haven’t met a person who… [Continue Reading]
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