Zucchini Kofta’s In Creamy Coconut Curry

Zucchini (American )  or Courgette  (British)  is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15 to 25 cm. In the British Isles, a fully grown zucchini is referred to as a marrow. Botanically, Zucchinis are fruits, a type of botanical berry called a “pepo”, being the swollen…

Vendakai/Okra Puli Kuzhambu

It’s Navaratri time, if you have grown up in South India and settled elsewhere now, nostalgia strikes you big at this time of the year, all the “Pattu Mami’s” (South Indian Brahmin ladies are affectionately called so) come floating in your dreams with their amazing silks,Bommai Golu’s/Doll festival’s, yummy dishes and sweets that goes without…

Punjabi Lobia Masala/ Black Eyed Beans Curry

The First day of Spring, a new beginning ,a fresh start in life…..it almost feels like I had hibernated for the Winter, everything had slowed down during the dark cold months, come LIGHT a new energy infuses my very cells,feeling energized to try new recipes. Spring is a season when little buds are sprouting on…

CAULIFLOWER KOOTU

Cauliflower Koottu Have you ever experienced a zen kind of meditation while cleaning out you refrigerator ? Well, I have ! Slowly as I Feng shui’d my refrigerator, y’day a kind of peace settled within me.This week, I have time for myself, no early morning rush to work, dropping kid at day care at dawn,…

KEERAI KOOTU ( Spinach & Lentil Curry)

Keerai Kootu (Spinach and Lentil Curry) “Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” It’s a cold,cold winter day, what better than to seek the comfort of a creamy, rich, healthy home made curry/soup to…

KADAI MUSHROOM

KADAI MUSHROOM The weather is getting colder & it’s only natural for one to get more bolder with the spices in the kitchen….nothing like a hot spicy dish to calm the winter blues which seems to be fast approaching.Talk about winter preparedness (or is it still Fall??) I hunted down the Fresh market aisles to…

METHI BAINGAN (FENUGREEK WITH EGGPLANT) CURRY

Methi-Baingan (Fenugreek with Eggplant) curry A cold blustery wind was blowing the beautiful leaves off the trees, with hunger pangs roaring mightier than the wind,I walked into home after work, only to hear the gentle hum of the refrigerator….there are days when you wish the “genie” sat inside the refrigerator & Lo & behold when…

SMOKED EGGPLANT CURRY

Smoked Eggplant Curry What comes to mind when I think of eggplants? Nightshade,my grand mom’s peculiar taste for that color in a sari, the color purple,the yummy goodness of having them stuffed with spices…yes the list is endless . The eggplant is a very versatile vegetable in that, it plays a very good supporting role…

KADHAI MUSHROOM CURRY

‘Kadhai’ Mushroom Curry ‘Kadhai’ is a thick and heavy bottomed traditional iron wok, used in Indian cooking.A kadhai wok is deeper and narrower than the familiar Japanese or Chinese woks. Using very little, or more often, no water, the idea is to cook all the ingredients together in a tomato-based sauce with a savory mixture…

KADHAI MUSHROOM CURRY/ STIR FRY

Kadhai’ Mushroom curry ‘Kadhai’ is a thick and heavy bottomed traditional iron wok, used in Indian cooking.A kadhai wok is deeper and narrower than the familiar Japanese or Chinese woks. Using very little, or more often, no water, the idea is to cook all the ingredients together in a tomato-based sauce with a savory mixture…

SMOKED EGGPLANT CURRY

Smoked Eggplant Curry While at the fresh market, I spotted these giant Eggplants/Brinjals, which I bet if you could aim right & spin at someone, it would knock him of his feet…. without further thought I placed it in my cart, along with the other vegetables, to stack my refrigerator, before the major snow hits…