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How to Boil Shelled Peanuts

17 Jun

Boiled Peanuts, Strained

Raw unsalted shelled peanuts, when boiled, acquire a rich softness, quite a departure from the taste and texture of roasted peanuts. While the crunch of roasted peanuts sits well with chutneys and in jhalmuri, boiled peanuts are great in salads.

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Dal with Amaranth Leaves and Gooseberries

30 Apr

Amla Chaulai Dal

This dal recipe combines the goodness of amaranth leaves and gooseberries in a protein-packed dish. It is quicker to put together than the classic chaulai dal, producing a thinner, tangier broth thanks to gooseberries (amla).

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Tomato Pickle in Mustard Oil and Vinegar

12 Oct

Tamatar ka Achar: Tomato Pickle

This sharp and tangy tomato pickle works beautifully as a dip for stuffed parathas.

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Microwaved Tomato Salsa, Desi Style

23 Feb

Microwaved Tomato Salsa Recipe

The microwave in my kitchen is usually relegated to the role of reheater – rarely is it called upon to participate in the *making* of a dish. This microwaved tomato salsa recipe dodges the norm!

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Bhuni Hari Mirch: Green Chili Fry

19 Jan

Green Chili Fry - Bhuni Hari Mirch

Like hot spicy food? Green chili fry (bhuni hari mirch) is a star in that genre โ€“ coated with spices, quickly cooked in mustard oil, a bit of green chili fry on the side with an Indian meal will give your taste buds a delightful fiery kick.

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Ole Chutney: Yam Chutney from Bihar

25 Jul

Ole Chutney - Yam Chutney

Mustard-flavored chutney with yam (Hindi: suran/jimikand or ole) as its base โ€“ that’s ole chutney, a recipe traditionally made in Bihari homes.

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