Aloo Palak: Spinach Potato Curry

14 Nov

A simple no-onion-no-garlic spinach potato curry, uniquely flavored with asafoetida and yogurt. I’ll place this right up with my most-loved comfort foods.

(more…)

Quick Tasty Onion Fry

7 Nov

This side dish of quick tasty onion fry is perfectly suited for a work-night meal. It uses few ingredients, doesn’t need much cooking time and, with its delicate honey soy dressing, is so flavorful you’d hardly believe it can be put together so effortlessly.

(more…)

Bittersweet Baingan: Green Eggplant with Cashews and Jaggery

25 Oct

Bittersweet Baingan

Before I moved to south India, baingan (eggplant) was strongly linked in my mind with baingani – the color purple. Imagine my surprise when I first discovered that baingan could be green. Since then, my relationship with the green baingan has gone from misgivings to experimentation to understanding. I have discovered that this variety of eggplant takes a slightly shorter time to cook than its purple sibling, and that certain ingredients complement the green eggplant better.

(more…)

Mushroom Kasoori Methi

13 Oct

I was planning to make a simple dry mushroom dish today when sudden inspiration struck me and I added some kasoori methi to it. What a difference one surprise ingredient can make. This recipe of mushroom kasoori methi is the kind your guests will take a mouthful of and exclaim: "Amazing! What masala have you put in it?"

(more…)

Ridge Gourd Potato Curry with Poppy Seed Paste

28 Sep

My first attempt at cooking with poppy seed paste. This ridge gourd potato curry recipe is courtesy a Bengali friend, who tells me the cuisine of that area uses poppy seeds abundantly. Given how well this curry turned out, I know this spice is going to become a regular in my pantry.

(more…)

Crispy Spicy Plantain Fry

23 Sep

Crispy Spicy Plantain Fry

In the mood for a crispy spicy side dish with your simple roti and dal? Here comes the perfect recipe for you – (raw banana) plantain fry. (more…)

Page 53 of 53« First...102030...4950515253