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 :)


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.


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.


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.


Peas Parathas

11 Sep

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


Imli Chutney: Tamarind Jaggery Chutney

2 Sep

A sweet and sour chutney, made of tamarind (imli) and jaggery. Drizzle tamarind jaggery chutney over dahi vadas and chaats, dip your samosas and kachoris into it or have it on the side with any Indian meal.


Peas and Cashew Fried Rice

28 Aug

A one-dish rich rice meal bulging with flavors -whole garam masala, the heat and crunch of peppercorns, peas and cashew nuts, fried onions and ghee. On a Sunday afternoon at home, what more could I ask for?


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