recipes to please….

Month: June 2013

Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot pudding

Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot pudding

Rarely do I cook just for myself… Since I have a husband and a kid, I have to think about their tastes and take their likes and dislikes into consideration… But as I was in the mood to cook a camel on Thursday, and I […]

Crispy Fried Fish

Crispy Fried Fish

The Dosas and Potato Sabji and Chutney were barely digested and I was already onto lunch. Got my hands on some really fresh Pomfret fish the previous day and I couldn’t wait to cook them. I make fish curry a lot but I absolutely love […]

Tomato and Coconut Chutney

Tomato and Coconut Chutney

As I mentioned in the Potato Sabji post, also made Tomato and Coconut chutney to go with the dosas yesterday. Chutneys have a special place in Indian cuisine. They are our equivalent to the West’s dipping sauces. In different parts of India, a varied mix of […]

Potato/ Aloo Sabji

Potato/ Aloo Sabji

Happy Weekend to my Middle East friends! Since yesterday I have been on a cooking spree… The day started with dosas paired with Potato sabzi and Tomato and Coconut Chutney. Although I didn’t get the time to click snaps of the dosas, I did manage […]

Methi Aloo Sabji / Fenugreek Leaves with Potatoes

Methi Aloo Sabji / Fenugreek Leaves with Potatoes

As a child, I used to hate healthy leafy greens, or any vegetables for that matter! As far as I know, most kids don’t like vegetables like Methi/Fenugreek or Palak/ Spinach. Most mothers try to convince, cajole and even force-feed their children to eat these […]

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

There are times when you go grocery shopping and the refrigerator is overstuffed with fresh stock of meat and poultry and fresh vegetables and all sorts of things that you buy in a flash of creative enlightenment (or perhaps it was just the promotional offer!), […]

Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables in White Sauce

Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables in White Sauce

My first encounter with pasta was strangely in Kuwait. I moved there after my wedding and lived there for a brief period, during which I tried a number of cuisines for the very first time in my life! Honestly I never kept a count… There […]

Travel Notes – Exploring Flavors

Travel Notes – Exploring Flavors

For a food lover, travelling can open up a whole new world of taste, aromas and mouth-watering sights. My first trip to Germany to meet cousins (who I am very close to and who will popularly feature in future posts as the German cousins), was […]

Kerala Fish Curry with Coconut Milk and Mango

Kerala Fish Curry with Coconut Milk and Mango

I was born and brought up in Pune. Being a city kid, going to Kerala for summer holidays meant small adventures with the native cousins, going back to nature and a lot of delicious traditional food.  Everyday, there was something new and fun to try […]

Simple Fried Okra / Bhindi / Vendakya

Simple Fried Okra / Bhindi / Vendakya

Okras are extremely common in most Middle Eastern and Far Eastern regions. They are a popular part of Indian cuisine. Unlike western and Middle Eastern countries, where okras are typically cooked along-with meat; in India they mostly constitute a vegetarian meal. Whether stir-fried, cooked in […]