Indian Vegetarian

Tofu Mattar / Tofu n’ Peas Gravy

Tofu Mattar / Tofu n’ Peas Gravy

Firstly I would like to wish everyone Ramadan Kareem. Although I am not Muslim, having lived in Dubai for many years now and before this in Kuwait, I can’t help but join in the spirit of the season. So here is wishing everyone a blessed […]

Kappa Vevichathu / Spiced Tapioca

Kappa Vevichathu / Spiced Tapioca

In Kerala, the Red Fish Curry (or Meen Curry – Meen meaning Fish) goes with Kappa / Tapioca almost by default. From Amoomas (grandmothers) at home, to small Kallu shaap (toddy shop) owners on the roadside, all serve a steaming plate of spicy red fish […]

Mixed Pulses Curry / Dal

Mixed Pulses Curry / Dal

We Indians have a fascination for pulses and lentils. Various pulses are consumed in various forms all over India…from the humble sambar to the world famous dal makhani, legume preparations are part of daily diet and eaten with rice or rotis. Like any typical Indian […]

Bhindi Raita / Fried Okra in Yoghurt

Bhindi Raita / Fried Okra in Yoghurt

Trust me when I say, I used to run away from vegetables till a few years back. I was, (and still am) an ardent meat lover. However, now I love to cook and eat all kinds of vegetables. Thanks to my father-in-law who is an […]

Kumblanga Moru Curry/ Winter Melon / Ash Gourd with Yoghurt

Kumblanga Moru Curry/ Winter Melon / Ash Gourd with Yoghurt

The summer heat is rising in Dubai…. And as the temperature goes up, so does the consumption of yoghurt in my house… Moru Curry is simply beaten yoghurt that is tempered. It is an integral part of Kerala cuisine and there are as many varieties […]

Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot pudding

Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot pudding

Rarely do I cook just for myself… Since I have a husband and a kid, I have to think about their tastes and take their likes and dislikes into consideration… But as I was in the mood to cook a camel on Thursday, and I […]

Tomato and Coconut Chutney

Tomato and Coconut Chutney

As I mentioned in the Potato Sabji post, also made Tomato and Coconut chutney to go with the dosas yesterday. Chutneys have a special place in Indian cuisine. They are our equivalent to the West’s dipping sauces. In different parts of India, a varied mix of […]

Potato/ Aloo Sabji

Potato/ Aloo Sabji

Happy Weekend to my Middle East friends! Since yesterday I have been on a cooking spree… The day started with dosas paired with Potato sabzi and Tomato and Coconut Chutney. Although I didn’t get the time to click snaps of the dosas, I did manage […]

Methi Aloo Sabji / Fenugreek Leaves with Potatoes

Methi Aloo Sabji / Fenugreek Leaves with Potatoes

As a child, I used to hate healthy leafy greens, or any vegetables for that matter! As far as I know, most kids don’t like vegetables like Methi/Fenugreek or Palak/ Spinach. Most mothers try to convince, cajole and even force-feed their children to eat these […]

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

There are times when you go grocery shopping and the refrigerator is overstuffed with fresh stock of meat and poultry and fresh vegetables and all sorts of things that you buy in a flash of creative enlightenment (or perhaps it was just the promotional offer!), […]



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