Monthly Archive: April 2013

Tiny Potatoes 0

Tiny Potatoes

These tiny potatoes are a hot favourite in our house. Making an appearance in the local markets during the winter months we can get to buy them till  summer. Washed, halved, and fried is...

Okra With Eggs/Bhendi Yaoyaba Daodi Jang 0

Okra With Eggs/Bhendi Yaoyaba Daodi Jang

The beginning of summer sees the markets flooded with the tender okra. In our region early sowing starts from February and continues till the end of June. So throughout summer this is a vegetable...

Hand Pies With A Sweet Coconut Filling 0

Hand Pies With A Sweet Coconut Filling

                             Since I still have some more coconuts lying around my kitchen I thought coconut hand pies for tea would be...

Baked…In Banana Leaves 1

Baked…In Banana Leaves

Baked fish on the left and leafy veggies on the right It had rained and the temperature came down by several degrees. Lighting a fire outside didn’t seem like self-inflicted torture.:) And since some...

Jackfruit Curry 0

Jackfruit Curry

Ingredients for the curry It’s jackfruit season in our region now. The tender ones are usually made into curry or pickled during this time of the year. Mid-summer is when they ripen and till...

judima dimasa rice wine 4

Judima, the Dimasa Rice Wine

Judima brewed by yours truly Every ceremony among the Dimasas, whether joyous or sad, is incomplete without the brew that is known as judima. It’s sweet and potent and well-made judima can taste somewhat...

Coffee Cake With Caramel Sauce 5

Coffee Cake With Caramel Sauce

Although I love to bake cakes, they are of the simplest kinds. What I add to them depends on what I have in my kitchen at that moment of time. A coffee cake was...

Bean & Pork Salad With Sesame Seeds 2

Bean & Pork Salad With Sesame Seeds

I’ve had a pretty good harvest of French beans this year. A fresh batch picked this morning went into making this salad. Since I had some boiled pork in the fridge, I took out...

Creme Caramel With Coconut Milk 2

Creme Caramel With Coconut Milk

Half a dozen coconuts that came from my mother’s garden went into making  popular sweets like laddoos and gujias and that lovely Malaysian curry called rendang. Although I use packaged coconut milk at times,...

Tomato Chutney & Two Rustic Pies 3

Tomato Chutney & Two Rustic Pies

A bag of tomatoes and baby carrots came from my sister’s garden. She’s an avid gardener and produce from her garden is always welcome. We like to add tomatoes in everything and one tomato...