Raw papaya curry, made Bengali style – Kancha Peper Ghonto is raw papaya cooked with potatoes in mustard oil and flavoured with panch phoron and chillies I love Bengali vegetarian cooking. Yes! Contrary to popular… [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]
Methi Dal is a simple dish of yellow lentils (tur dal) and fresh methi (fenugreek leaves), gently spiced with fresh ginger, garlic and garam masala powder. A bowl of methi dal with steaming hot rice… [Continue Reading]
￼ Recipe for Kerala Beetroot Pachadi | Onam recipe for Beet Pachadi | Beets with coconut and yogurt
￼ Recipe for Kerala Parippu Curry | Yellow moong dal with coconut | Onam Parippu recipe – One recipe that is a MUST have in an Onam Sadya, a simple flavourful moong dal recipe
￼ Recipe for Kerala Style Plantain Stir Fry | Raw Banana Stir Fry | Kaya Mezhukkupuratti | Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti ￼ – a most delicious preparation using raw bananas, a must have in the Onam Sadya spread.
￼ Egg Pepper Fry, a popular dish served in dive bars in Bangalore, is a hard boiled egg tossed in pepper and other spices. I have replicated this one to rave reviews from an egg pepper fry connoisseur ie. the husband.
A modified, easier and healthier version of Capsicums stuffed with besan – a Simla Mirch & Besan subzi to have with rotis. A Rajasthani / Gujarati inspired curry.
A spicy sour and sweet curry made using cherry tomatoes, a delicious accompaniment to plain rice. A perfect recipe for a lazy day!
The first time I had a pumpkin raita, it was at a Maharashtrian friend’s place along with Masale Bhaath (Rice with spices). The mild sweetness of the pumpkin was a perfect pairing with the medley of spices in the rice dish. While the idea is borrowed from the friend, I have stuck to the traditional
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!
This Egg and Potato Salad with Bengali flavours, cuts down all the heaviness and calories from mayo. Allowing it to sit for a couple of hours in the refrigerator, ensures that the salad absorbs all the flavours from the spices.