Gobi Manchurian – Perfect for your Super Bowl Party

Gobi Manchurian is a favorite snack eaten all over India. You will see this being made by street vendors to restaurants. The aroma when you walk past is so enticing! This is the Indian version of wings – perfect with beer while watching a game. It is a desi (Indian) Chinese dish, fusion at its…

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….

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,…

Food Memories: Pudina Chutney (Mint Chutney)

Food is all about memories. It transports you to a different time and place. Different foods take me back to different places and people around the world and today when travel is difficult, I travel back in time with food. Memories of food are not about the food alone, but the people you shared it…

Ven Pongal with Kathrikai Gothsu (Khara Pongal with Eggplant Curry)

Reposting this post: Happy Pongal/ Sankranthi! Pongal is a holiday celebrated in Tamil Nadu on the 14th of January. It is a harvest festival; celebrated all over the country and in Karnataka and other parts it is called Sankranthi. In Karnataka, a snack made of roasted gram, dried coconut pieces (kopra), peanuts, jaggery pieces mixed…

The Humble Rasam, Elevated

Seasoned Rice Balls served in a Tangy Tamarind Rasam Broth with a Smattering of Stir Fried Carrots and Beans I love Ottolenghi’s recipes and I recently bought two of his books, Plenty and Flavors. His books are wonderful, filled with vegetarian dishes and uses a variety of vegetables and spices which elevate simple ingredients to…

South Indian Beetroot STIR FRY (Thoran/Poriyal/Palya)

Somedays you crave for something simple. A bowl of steaming hot rice with a dollop of ghee and some beetroot stir fry; a papad or crisps with that would be great; some rasam or curds/yogurt even better. With all good intentions I had bought some beetroots to make dal. They were languishing at the back…

Sandya’s Sunday Lunch

JEERA RASAM, PARAPU USILI AND MOR KOOTAN Sandya, my niece sent me some more recipes. this would be sunday lunch at her home. Serve with steamed rice and some papadum. I make a different version of jeera rasam; I tried this after she sent me the recipe.The only change was that I added 4-5 cloves…

Breakfast and dinner- Recipes by danya

Maharashtrian Poha (Beaten Rice) and Punjabi Dal When I started asking recipes from family, Danya was one of the excited nieces who sent me recipes. I remember visiting her in Mysore and showing her how to bake banana bread years ago. I heard she makes a really good banana bread. Her husband raves about her…