{Quick Recipe} Baby Brinjals with Ginger and Kalonji

I did a column recently for the newspaper I write for, emphasizing that most beginners in the kitchen shy away from Indian cooking on a weeknight because we think it is complicated, uses too many ingredients and is a multi step process. While this is true for elaborate recipes, there are an astounding number of dishes that can … Continue reading {Quick Recipe} Baby Brinjals with Ginger and Kalonji

{Vegan MoFo 2013} Quick Schezwan Style Cauliflower Recipe (with ready made bottled sauces)

I love cauliflower in most forms. The first reason being, the vegetable lends itself beautifully to any recipe and absorbs flavours and spices very well. It can also be chopped into any size large or small and takes very little time to cook. A lot of Indian style preparations, overcook cauliflower and make it mushy. … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Quick Schezwan Style Cauliflower Recipe (with ready made bottled sauces)

{Vegan MoFo 2013} Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry) ~ Andhra Style Recipe

In my maternal home, we always had a variety of greens growing in the yard. It was uncommon for us to buy any greens for the table, but for spinach which didn't grow. We had tonnes of Amaranth, atleast 5-6 varieties of it, Malabar Spinach (three kinds), drumstick leaves, night shade spinach and some other … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry) ~ Andhra Style Recipe

Baked and Grilled Vegetables with Taco Seasoning Recipe (Step by Step Pictures)

I made this for lunch yesterday. My friend A was to come over and she always enjoys what I make. Unfortunately there was a mishap and her darling pooch Happy was injured and had to be rushed to the hospital and she couldn't come. Happy has had a fracture and will undergo surgery on the … Continue reading Baked and Grilled Vegetables with Taco Seasoning Recipe (Step by Step Pictures)

Mangalore Style Potato Sukke

I made this for the weekly recipes I write for Hans India. It turned out fabulous even if I say so myself! I took inspiration from my dear namesake's recipe. Who by the way, visited me last month from Singapore, baby A and husband in tow. We spent the whole day together, talking, shopping, talking, … Continue reading Mangalore Style Potato Sukke

Quick Cooking ~ Garlic Infused Green Beans

I prefer my vegetables cooked but still retaining a crunch and as much natural colour as possible. It was a tough task to reach middle ground with K, he comes from a family where their vegetables are cooked to a mush. Oh, and they are cut into miniscule shreds before said cooking. Here's a fusion vegetable preparation. … Continue reading Quick Cooking ~ Garlic Infused Green Beans

How to Make Stuffed Bhindi with Store Bought Spices

this has been sitting in my drafts for a few months now... but better late than never.... Ever since Nupur called for looking into your pantry, i have been so inspired that i shall be continuing to post recipes here that have been the result of forcing myself to look into the inner recesses of … Continue reading How to Make Stuffed Bhindi with Store Bought Spices