Monthly Archive: May 2015

Tinda Curry 0

Tinda Curry

Tinda curry Summer is the season of gourds. The varieties that are available in the market are mind-boggling. One kind that is widely grown in the northern part of our country is tinda. The...

Guacamole 0

Guacamole

It’s not very often that I buy avocados. First of all they are not available in the markets that are closer to our house. And I never go too far for my usual kitchen...

Dal Cooked With Okra/Dal Jang Bhendi 0

Dal Cooked With Okra/Dal Jang Bhendi

Red lentils cooked with okra A wonderful way of cooking seasonal vegetables is to add them to a pot of dal. In smaller portions than what you would usually add to a vegetable curry....

Ricotta & Chocolate Hand Pies 0

Ricotta & Chocolate Hand Pies

Ricotta & chocolate hand pies For years my day started with a cup of tea with milk and sugar. Strong Assam tea and Everyday dairy milk. But seeing my boys switch over to green...

Enchiladas! 0

Enchiladas!

Enchiladas with a filling of chicken & carrots Another recipe that I had kept putting off for later was the very popular Mexican dish, enchilada. But yesterday with some bony bits of chicken going...

Dal With Spinach & Grilled Paneer 0

Dal With Spinach & Grilled Paneer

I was leafing through an old issue of Good Food magazine and came across a recipe that I liked. Looking at the photo I felt that something so simple could still be made with...

Chicken & Baby Corn Pot Pies 0

Chicken & Baby Corn Pot Pies

I started making pot pies fairly recently and I love them! For years I had this thing about pastry. I always felt that it was time-consuming. But thank goodness all that has changed. Partly...

Mozzarella Fritters With Spicy Tomato Chutney 0

Mozzarella Fritters With Spicy Tomato Chutney

I had been wondering how to make the best use of the mozzarella that I still had in the fridge. So it was back to good old Google images and the one about frying...

Anar ka raita/Pomegranate raita 0

Anar ka raita/Pomegranate raita

Anar ka raita/Raita of pomegranate seeds These hot summer days call for more raita. And I used the juiciest pomegranate for this dish. It’s so convenient that the fruit stalls near where my son...

Mugongre/Blumea balsamifera 0

Mugongre/Blumea balsamifera

One species of blumea that I grow is the Blumea balsamifera. Known as mugongre in my mother tongue, its leaves are mainly used for making our wickedly pungent shaphinyaba/chutney. The leaves have a fresh...