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Aaloo Tikki

Aloo (Potato) Tikki (Croquette) is a typical afternoon snack that’s served with Indian chai. There is probably a variation of crispy potato patties in every cuisine, and this version is a … Continue reading

03/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Cauliflower and Chickpeas in a Coconut Cilantro Curry

Apart from being a tongue twister of a name, this dish is an ideal combination of textures and flavors. The aromatic cilantro with creamy coconut and warm spices make this a … Continue reading

03/15/2015 · Leave a comment

Ivy Gourd Stir Fry (Kovakka Curry)

Gourds in general are often under appreciated and possibly even unknown in some parts of the world. The incredible versatile ivy gourd is one of my favorites.  It takes only … Continue reading

02/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Karamani Masala (Black Eyed Peas Curry)

This is a simple, easy to make recipe without compromising on flavor. Black eyed peas stewed with ginger, garlic, tomatoes and warm spices makes a perfect meal served with rice, … Continue reading

02/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Vegetable Pilaf with Tomato Mint Gravy

Fight off winter blues with this spicy vegetable pilaf filled with everything that reads comfort about Indian spices. Continuing the ‘stick to your ribs’ theme, this is one of my favorites. … Continue reading

02/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Indian Spiced Noodles

This is a perfect “warm your belly” spicy bowl of noodles with flavors from a typical Indian kitchen. It doesn’t get better than this in terms comfort food. Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

01/23/2015 · Leave a comment

Stir Fried Garlic Tofu Noodles

Some of my favorite weeknight dinners are simple stir fried dishes. This version came about simply with ingredients I had in my fridge, combined with my love for singapore noodles. … Continue reading

06/02/2011 · 2 Comments

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Green Lentil Soup

This is a soup recipe adapted from BHG. The original recipe called for pumpkin, red lentils and chickpeas, but with sweet potatoes, green lentils (french puy lentils) and chickpeas in … Continue reading

04/21/2010 · 2 Comments

Coconut Chayote Squash Masala

This kind of Squash, a prominent vegetable in Indian cooking, is known as Chayote squash in markets in the US. The local name we know and call it by is Chow Chow, which certainly … Continue reading

04/02/2010 · 2 Comments

Spicy Beetroot and Peas Curry

Ingredients 3 medium beets, washed, peeled and diced 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 cup frozen green peas,thawed to room temperature 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 … Continue reading

04/19/2009 · 6 Comments

Fried Tomato and Onion Rice

I call this the South Indian risotto. It has the same comfort and warmth to it. On a cold day, this is one of my favorite things that I look … Continue reading

01/26/2009 · 5 Comments

Chickpeas and Methi leaf Curry

Methi(aka Fenugreek) Leaves and Seeds are common ingredients in Indian cooking. They have a slightly bitter but intensely nutty and savory flavor. Added to any gravy or vegetable curries, it … Continue reading

12/30/2008 · 18 Comments

Urad-Onion-Methi Vadai

Vadai is a common south Indian appetizer/snack dish. You could classify it as a flour-based dumpling or a fritter( sorta!). The main ingredients in this dish are Urad dal and … Continue reading

12/07/2008 · 1 Comment

Stir Fried Pasta Potato and Peas

Here is something that I make as a quick meal. It’s simple and delicious. One of my readers PhilRamble had mentioned this as his favorite things to cook in a comment … Continue reading

12/04/2008 · 3 Comments

Cauliflower and Potato Curry

This is a simple and typical south indian way of cooking vegetables. The combination of cauliflower and potatoes stir fried and slightly crisped makes one delicious meal served with hot rice, chapati … Continue reading

11/19/2008 · 4 Comments

Spinach-Ginger Patties with Tomato Relish

I love the combination of spinach and ginger. One of my favorite South Indian side dish is mashed spinach with ginger and mustard seeds. I wanted to take those flavors … Continue reading

11/09/2008 · Leave a comment

South Indian Potato Curry

4 large all purpose potatoes, washed well, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp urad dal( split black gram … Continue reading

10/12/2008 · 11 Comments

Paneer Burji

A quick, 20 minute recipe of scrambled paneer that’s scrumptious. 1 block of paneer, cubed into 1 inch pieces ( about 2 cups) 2 tbsp butter 1 tsp cumin seeds 2″ … Continue reading

09/12/2008 · Leave a comment

Aaloo Curry (South Indian version)

Here is one of my all time favorite side dishes to serve with Pooris or any Indian bread. This was a standard Sunday feast my mum used to make when I … Continue reading

03/29/2008 · Leave a comment

South Indian Egg Curry

Here is a recipe I came up with as great way of using eggs in South Indian food. The combination of onions, curry leaves and hot chillies are intoxicating! Makes … Continue reading

11/10/2007 · 8 Comments

Indian Style Sautee`d Cabbage, Peas and Carrots

Here’s a simple recipe with cabbage. It’s quick and easy to make yet flavorful and delicious! 1 head of medium cabbage, finely chopped 1 cup peas ( I use frozen, … Continue reading

11/09/2007 · 2 Comments

Daikon Radish Curry

Daikon Radish is an often used ingredient in Southern Indian (State of Tamilnadu) cuisine. Here is a great side dish using this delicious juicy vegetable. It goes great with rice … Continue reading

11/06/2007 · 6 Comments




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