Wendie’s Focaccia Bread

I posted this recipe and reposting it now. This was my friend, Wendie’s recipe. Wendie passed away recently and this is in her honor. I found her handwritten recipe which you can see below. When she was in India for 5 years, she made this often, especially when she had people over or for a…

Vietnamese Inspired Salad

A friend on Facebook has been posting pictures of pho with the whole process. It takes time but I can only imagine how good it tastes. We were going to the neighboring city which had a Vietnamese restaurant and had great reviews. I was so looking forward to the pho but it was of meat…

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…

Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

On a cold, snowy day, a hot bowl of steamy spicy soup is just what I need. This soup is one of my favorite soups. I make it lactose-free and have add ons like cheese or sour cream for the vegetarians. If you add avocado, you get the creamy feeling without the cream. I sometimes…

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….

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…