Bhindi Do Pyaza

1 Nov

Bhindi (okra) with a generous mix of onions and Indian spices – a lovely vegetable dish to go with chapatis.

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Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Raita

28 Oct

Raita (yogurt dip), with bottle gourd as its prime ingredient, provides a lovely balance to rich Indian gravies. Bottle gourd and yogurt are bland on their own, but the other ingredients that go with lauki raita give it a suprising tangy twist.

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Methi Parathas: Fenugreek Flatbread

26 Oct

Want to have greens, but methi (fenugreek) is too bitter for you? Try methi parathas – atta (whole wheat flour) balances the bitterness beautifully. The end result is pretty delicious.

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Lauki Aloo: Bottle Gourd and Potato Stew

19 Oct

When you want a simple tasty vegetable curry to be ready without much effort, this stew of bottle gourd, potatoes and tomatoes is your answer. Use a pressure-cooker and you save a lot on time too.

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Buttermilk with Curry Leaves, Ginger and Mint

17 Oct

After a day in the hot sun or with a heavy meal, buttermilk feels like a blessing. Famed for its therapeutic, digestive properties, buttermilk is also delicious.

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Sabudana Khichdi

13 Oct

Sabudana, also called sago, is used as fast food in India. No, not the fast food of the burger-and-fries ilk. Fast food, as in vrat food. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, explanation follows. Others, please bear with me a minute or feel free to skip the next two paras directly to the recipe.

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Beans with Crushed Peanuts and Sesame

9 Oct

This is one of those dishes in which you keep adding this and that, taking tentative bites to check if it tastes good, and end up liking the result enough to make note of it for repetition.

And that, coming from someone rarely enthused about string beans, is saying something.

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