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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How to Make Pooris

5 Oct

Puffed and crisp, a poori is the epicure’s delight – a delicious bread to accompany potato curry, chhole or aamras. While chapatis are everyday fare, pooris sit proudly as the "special occasion" treat.

Pooris aren’t so easy to make, though, are they? I say they are, once you’ve learnt the ropes.

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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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