Sorakaya Kurma ~ Bottlegourd Kurma Recipe

Bottle gourd or Sorakaya as it is called in telugu is a vegetable I am very indifferent to. For the most part, I thought I hated it…. but as my namesake said in this post, I actually meant I don’t like it….i always thought it was an insipid vegetable and despite its size and all,…

Classical Love – Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas) Recipe

Aloo matar is like a classical duet….or a symbole of eternal togetherness…. like the laila majnu or romeo and juliet of the vegetable world…i’ve seen this with abiding regularity on all menus serving indian food….its comfort food at its best and great for when you want home style at a restaurant. K hates peas, and…

Easy Recipe for Malai Kofta

K’s love for koftas is only second to his love for books….. I am very passive to koftas and gladly give up my share for the gravy of the dish. it’s a must when we eat indian food out or order in. I haven’t made it too many times purely because of intimidation, but a…

Avial Recipe ~ Palakkad Avial ~ Bringing Back Wonderful Memories

This classic dish of vegetables cooked in buttermilk and coconut, is a hot favourite and made across Kerala and tamil nadu….. the blend of flavours, of the vegetables and coconut, is something that is unmatched…I fell in love with avial while a student in PSG at Coimbatore. Many afternoon lunches as Sri Aryaas meant that…

Jhat phat fatafat – Paneer Makhni

A cousin of my mother’s and her daughter paid us a visit a few days ago….they were meeting after 37 years …so this is the first time I met this cousin of mine….she’s a doctor of the medical kind and we got along like a house on fire!!……..I am always thinking of ways in which…