Aloo Gobi Sabzi (Spiced Potato Cauliflower)

Happy New Year! This is a perfect dish to make after all the feasting. On days when you want a quick side for rice or bread/roti/naan, Aloo Gobi is a quick and easy dish to make. It is a common dish in most Indian restaurants. This is also a dish made in most Indian homes….

Potato Karakari (Spicy Potato Fry)

This is a quick and easy recipe, especially if you have boiled potatoes. You will find this dish at most tamil wedding lunches. It is also made on occasions when onions and garlic are not used. It goes well with steamed rice, sambar and rasam or curd (yogurt) rice. It can be eaten as a…

Malabar Spinach Curry

Basale Soppu Saaru- Karnataka Style Basale Soppu Malabar spinach (Basella Alba)is a type of spinach and is a creeper. It grows like a weed in South India. The leaves are is high in Vitamin A, C, Iron, and Calcium. I bought and planted the plant in a planter and it grew quite well. It likes warm…

Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! As the temperature goes down, a steaming hot bowl of spicy noodles is perfect for a week-night dinner. Take a walk down a street in India and you will find corner carts making Hakka noodles and Gobi Manchurian. Some of the best noodles I ate were in Kolkata….

The Indian Spice Box – Masala Dabba

When you think of Indian Cuisine, what do you think of first? Spices, I hope! If the word curry came to your mind, curry is just a medley of ground spices. Though voyagers have sailed the sea for centuries looking for India and taking back spices (and gold and other things!) with them, Indian food,…

All Roads Lead to Darshinis

Only in Namma Bengaluru (Bangalore) – Morning Walks which lead to Breakfast I recently made a short visit to Bangalore to visit my parents. Almost every morning, I walked to a darshini and had breakfast. These are some pictures of my walk and breakfast. Here is a nice article about darshinis which are common in…

Khandari Milagai Pickle (Bird’s Eye Chilli Pickle)

My Sister-in-law Sudha’s recipe. I am reposting this as my sister in law sent me pictures and a video of her making it. She added 5 tbsp black mustard to 250 gms chillies. I changed my recipe to increase the mustard seeds. I went overboard this year growing chilli peppers. I grew 3 varieties this…

Green Goddess Dressing

I was introduced to this dressing this year and with all the herbs in my garden I thought this was the perfect time to make it. I used it as a dressing for a quinoa bowl. It can used as a dressing for anything. It is so tasty, you can eat it by itself; I…

Chimichurri Sauce

I was introduced to two sauces this year; chimichurri and green goddess dressing. Posting chimichurri and will post Green Goddess soon. Both are easy to make with fresh herbs. Chimichurri uses parsley and cilantro. You can use this on meat or vegetables as a side. Ingredients 1 cup cilantro 1 cup parsley 2 scallions or…

Tomato Jam

Recently, I had tomato jam, part of a charcuterie board, served with bread and different cheeses. At a different restaurant, I saw that tomato jam was served on a burger. With tomato season upon us, I decided to try making this. I looked up many recipes including Mark Bittman’s recipe and have adapted it to…