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Lauki Paratha: Bottle Gourd Flatbread

11 Feb

Lauki Paratha - Bottle Gourd Paratha

Bottle gourd decks up in style in lauki paratha, balancing its natural simplicity with a host of heftier flavors. When grated and kneaded into dough, this unassuming gourd lends its feel and texture to the paratha without making its presence stand out.

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Aloo Pyaz ki Bhujiya: Potato Onion Dry Sabzi

15 Jan

Aloo Pyaz ki Bhujiya

Staple, durable veggies – potatoes and onions – join forces to give us this easy dry sabzi: aloo pyaz ki bhujiya. It’s vegan and very light on spices, just right for the lunchbox or a shared picnic basket.

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Potato Pumpkin Masala

6 Jan

Potato Pumpkin Masala

Potato pumpkin masala is a testament to the power of "slow and steady". Potato and pumpkin cubes simmer gently with tomatoes and aromatic spices to produce this winner of a dish.

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Express Mooli Sambar: Radish Lentil Stew

2 Jan

Mooli Sambar

A quick method of making mooli sambar: everything in the pot, pressure-cooked, topped with a tadka. Ideal for days when you don’t have too much time for the kitchen.

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Bathua Ka Raita

15 Dec

Green Raita - Bathua Raita

Roadside vendors around me are selling mounds of lush green bathua leaves…yes, winter has truly arrived. Bathua is in season for only a short while each year, and when it is, it is abundant and inexpensive. Make the most of it while it lasts – and if this wonder vegetable is new to you, kick off your acquaintance by making this popular north Indian side dish: bathua ka raita.

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Pumpkin Masoor Dal with Chili Garlic Relish

4 Dec

Pumpkin Masoor Dal

The orange and pink of pumpkin and red lentil, steeped in the gold of turmeric: happy-hued pumpkin masoor dal is just what you need for warmth and cheer this season.

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