Tag Archives: stir-fry

Laal Saag: Easy Red Spinach Stir Fry

24 Sep

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Laal saag (red spinach), with its delightful color, adds sparkle to any meal it is served with. This Bihar-style easy red spinach stir fry is one of my favorites ways to have this veggie.

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Easy Peasy Curried Peas

4 Oct

Gorge on this gorgeous green dish that fills you up with protein goodness, and is so simple to put together a kitchen newbie can master it. Curried peas pair well with any meal – on the side with toast for breakfast, as a curry with lunch or dinner, or as a tea-time snack garnished with Bikaneri bhujiya.

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Khatta Meetha Papeeta: Sweet and Sour Green Papaya

2 Jan

What do you do when you peel a papaya and find that a lot of it is hard and green?

Try out my papaya rescue recipe – khatta-meetha papeeta, a light and flavorful accompaniment for an Indian meal. You could make khatta-meetha papeeta using green papaya or parts of a semi-ripe papaya.

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Cabbage and Peanuts Stir Fry

25 Oct

A crunchy, nutty, leafy side dish for an Indian meal – cabbage and peanuts stir fry. This is just right for the day after gorging on pooja delicacies, when your tummy says "no more" to pooris and dum aloo. I had today cabbage and peanuts stir fry with a simple meal of tomato toor dal, mint raita and boiled rice.

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Cabbage and Peas Stir Fry with Honey Soy Dressing

25 May

I often do a dry stir fry of cabbage, peas and onions with Indian spices, to accompany plain parathas in my office lunch box. This time I looked towards pan-Asian cuisine for inspiration, putting in honey and soy sauce in place of cumin and coriander.

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Red Pumpkin Mangodi Curry

12 Apr

Doesn’t food acquire an exotic sheen when described in language alien to its roots? Mangodi sounds like something grandmas from my native place would add to curries simmering in earthen pots. Sundried lentil dumplings? That’s like stuff my hostel-residing cousins in Bangalore would cook on a rare Sunday, as they do pasta and bruschetta.

But there you have it. Mangodi = sundried lentil dumplings. Choose the name you like. Made of ground moong dal with a hint of salt and spices, mangodi globules are sun-dried for 2-3 days before they are ready to use in curries.

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Gobi Masala: Cauliflower in Onion Gravy

11 Dec

A party favorite also considerate to the weight-watchers – what more could one ask for? This recipe for gobi masala (cauliflower cooked in an onion-based gravy) with minimal oil is a sure hit.

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