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
I had written about a green smoothie on my blog in March. Why another one? Because green smoothies are in, and you can never have enough of them. It makes the perfect 2 minute breakfast, starting your day with the high of protein, fiber and healthy goodness. After a night of binge eating (or drinki
As summer comes to a close, there’s the frantic rush to get as much as we can from the mango season. Eat them fresh, freeze them, prepare our favourite dishes, in short, just make the most of them. Mango Lassi is probably the most sold item in most Indian restaurants abroad. The sweet refreshing tas
Is there anyone who does not like hummus? Seriously, it’s one of the very few things in the food universe that is delicious, addictive and yet wont kill you. Protein-rich from the beans and good fats from extra virgin olive oil and tahini, it’s the best snack to dig into with a few crackers or crudites. Adding veggies like carrot, beet or spinach to the hummus ups it’s nutrition quotient further
This is the second of the three recipes that Atiya was generous to share with me. The first one was Badinjan Burani, a Persian dish that traveled to India. This arbi Korma or colocassia curry is one of the other vegetarian dishes popular in Jaunpur. According to Wikipedia, “for about eighty-four yea
Punjabi style Pakora Kadhi made healthier by preparing the onion pakodas in an appam pan. Enjoy this reduced calorie and easier to prepare version of Kadhi Pakodi.
An eggplant dish from Persia that migrated to Jaunpur and became a part of Avadhi cuisine –
Banana Raita/Pazham Pachadi is simple, frugal dish from a Tamil Brahmin kitchen and my favourite way to use overripe bananas. A perfect match to spicy rice dishes or an accompaniment to rotis and curries too.
Green Goddess Smoothie, a step closer to your fitness goals.
Continuing with our Karanataka Cuisine series this month, here’s a really quick cucumber ‘curry’ if you may call it that. It’s my kind of curry in a hurry. Goes perfectly with rice, and the mustard seeds ground into the spice paste give the mild cucumber a really good fiery kick. It is the kind of p
Amla or Indian Gooseberry or Nellikai is an antioxidant and vitamin C rich fruit. Usually used in pickles or eaten raw, this raita is a delicious way to enjoy it in a daily meal.
Fenugreek or methi is one of my favourite greens. In Bombay markets, we would find two varieties – one with the bigger leaves, somewhat milder and ones that were sold in tiny tight bunches, small leaves, more like shoots, and these were intensely flavoured. I don’t seem to find the latter in Bangalore, so I make do with the big leaf variety. Methi greens are bursting with freshness in winter and the aroma wafting through the kitchen is so delicious and warming on a winter day