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Sahjan Ajwaini: Drumstick Curry with Carom Seeds

4 Oct

Drumstick Tomato Curry

Do you use ajwain in your cooking? My long-standing ritual has been to include ajwain in parathas – I put in a few seeds while kneading the dough and let it work its magic in the finished flatbread. Nowadays I’m feeling an extra fondness for this thyme-like spice and am exploring more ways of incorporating it in my food. I’m happy to report on a few super-successful experiments – sahjan ajwaini is one of them.

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Pumpkin Kala Chana, Bengali Style

20 Sep

Pumpkin Black Chickpea Curry

A pumpkin kala chana (black chickpea) preparation infused with the Bengali flavors of panch phoron and mustard oil. Dried bay leaves lend a subtle aromatic base to the curry, jaggery brings out the pumpkin’s sweetness, raw mango powder gives it tang. (more…)

Brown Rice with Basil Walnut Pesto

11 Sep

Basil Walnut Pesto Rice

Lightly fried brown rice with basil walnut pesto made fresh at home. A filling and nutritious one-pot meal.

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Mooli Fry: Masala-Coated Fried Radish

7 Sep

Mooli Fry Sabzi

"Cannot handle the pungency of radish" – is that your rationale for staying away from radish-based curries? I know how you feel. Once upon a time, I was you. Till I discovered tricks to tame the mighty mooli. May I gently recommend to you my mooli fry recipe. With steps calculated to reduce the sharpness of radish, mooli fry presents to you this root veggie in its mildest form.

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Aloo Sahjan: Potato Drumstick Curry

24 Aug

Aloo Sahjan ki Sabzi

A Bihar-style potato drumstick curry (aloo sahjan), in which the fiery flavors of mustard and garlic giving company to drumstick.

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Zucchini Cherry Tomato with Mustard

10 Aug

Zucchini Cherry Tomato

Packed with the zing of mustard, garlic and paprika, this zucchini cherry tomato curry is lip-smacking delicious.

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