Brinjal with Nigella Seeds ~ Kalonji Baingan Recipe

if I were to categorize most of what I post here, it would more or less fall into the category of  what my mother used to call “no nonsense cooking”…. my cooking, as is very evident, is biased towards easy and quick, not to mention very simple food…. and I tend to agree….. The last thing…

Recipe for Quick Potlakaya (Snakegourd) Stir Fry

potlakaai or snake gourd is a hot favourite at out table…. its soft sweetish flesh is not just versatile in the way it can be adapted to many kinds of preparationsand it is easy to cook. the longish snake like look of this vegetable is a put off to many i know. the outer skin…

Potatoes and Carrot with Leeks and Dill Recipe

Dill leaves…. i havent too many recollections of eating them….their slightly bitterish taste makes them one of those ingredients that you need to develop a taste for…..atleast i did…. but once i took to it…. i kept adding it in almost anything….. added to chappati dough for a nice twist on regular phulkas, to curries,…

Crisp Breaded Pan Fried Brinjal Recipe

While i wondered about what to put in the title of the post…..baingan fry came to my mind, but it was too  unbecoming of this dish…..and pretentious though it sounds, i am glad i settled on something else!! Poor baingan for bharta was sitting in the fridge, sad and looking for something to be a…

Tindora (Dondakaya) Stir Fry Recipe

This was a veggie we didn’t eat very often as kids….not because it wasn’t tasty, but amma thought it was “a waste of time and energy, not to mention precious oil and gas”….infact her exact words used to be “chaar anna ke bandhar ke liye, barah anna ka rassi” which when literally translated means the…