Baby Potatoes in Yogurt Sauce

1 Oct

Baby potatoes look so adorable they make me want to pop them into my mouth whole. When I can resist that urge, this is one way I like to cook them.

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Masaledar Okra Strips

29 Sep

Is it just me or does a simple change like cutting vegetables in a different shape give a dish a whole new spin?

For dinner last night, before I started chopping up the bhindis (okra) into my usual 1-cm disks, I noticed that some of them were bulging – which means the seeds were big and ripe. I didn’t want those seeds and yet the bhindis were good enough to eat. What could be done?

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Methi Chutney

26 Sep

I must warn you before giving you this recipe – methi chutney (that is, chutney made of fenugreek leaves) is not for everybody. It is bitter, it is fiery hot. If you are like me, you will love it. If you are not, I warned you didn’t I :)

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Thai-Inspired Potatoes With Sesame Seeds

24 Sep

I’ve been trying out different dishes with my new find this year – the vegan, gluten-free red chili paste from Thai Kitchen. This Thai-inspired recipe using potatoes, onions and sesame seeds is one I specially liked.

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Jhatpat Achari Gajar: Pickled Carrots in Minutes!

18 Sep

Achari gajar (pickle-like carrots) takes its inspiration from the taste of traditional Indian pickles.  A side dish to spruce up any Indian meal, this recipe’s USP is its “express” approach. In a departure from the long-drawn process of making conventional pickles, achari gajar is ready in minutes.

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How To Make Roasted Cumin Powder

14 Sep

Cumin (jeera) is a staple in Indian food – it goes into the tadka in dals and vegetables, flavors jeera rice. It is roasted and ground and sprinkled over raitas and salads and dahi vadas and chaats.

You can get roasted ground cumin powder in the market but it does not hold a candle to the flavor of fresh roasted cumin powder made at home.

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Peas Parathas

11 Sep

Parathas stuffed with a spiced peas masala. Peas parathas for a delicious, protein-rich weekend brunch.

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