Haryali daal tadka…yellow lentil soup with freshly grinded greens

Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped onions, 2 cups washed spinach, 1 cup chopped coriander, 2 – 3 green chillies, ½ cup coconut, 1 cup yellow moong daal, 3 – 4 largely cut garlic… Continue reading

Paneer matter…Traditional Indian cheese in a green pea curry

Ingredients: 25 gms broken cashews, 1 chopped onion, 2 – 3 chopped tomatoes, whole garam masala (or alternatively powdered garam masala), 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, 1 ½ tablespoon ginger garlic paste, 1 –… Continue reading

Bell pepers…Shimla mirch

Fresh, juicy, coloured, tasty and my favourite…bell peppers…always to make a dish more appetising and interesting. Here is what they bring to your plate, other than just colour Bell pepper contains impressive list… Continue reading

The everyday life saver, Potato

It doesn’t matter where you or where you are from, your kitchen will still have its stock of potatoes, piled away in a corner. There, it shall wait patiently, for its turn to… Continue reading

Aloo Jeera…potato snack sizzled with cumin seeds and chillies

An easy-peesy yet delicious potato recipe for my Irish friends, Zoe and Stephen…for good dinner times with potatoes…miss you guys… Ingredients: 3 – 4 medium sized potatoes, 1½ tablespoon cumin seeds, a pinch… Continue reading

Kadhai Bhindi…Okra sizzled in Indian spices

A light crispy version of the traditional Bhindi cooked on the tawa and sizzled with Indian spices Ingredients: Sliced okra (Bhindi), chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped bell pepper (capsicum), ginger garlic paste, curry… Continue reading


Slim and slimy okra… This vegetable is a rich source of dietary fibre. The pods contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoids and anti-oxidants such as beta carotenes, xanthin and lutein. It… Continue reading

Bitter Gourd…Karela

Talk of bitterness and you cant escape thinking of bitter gourd. But as life will teach you, only by enveloping the bitterness can you make a clean start. Here is what the bitter… Continue reading

Essentials of an Indian kitchen

This is for my Indian-by-choice British friend, James Hasson Remember the first time you entered a traditional Indian kitchen. If you are Indian, this memory would have lapsed to such remote corners to… Continue reading

Beetroot crumble patties with sautéd salad

Ingredients: 2 medium grated beetroot, 2 medium peeled and boiled potatoes, one bread slice crushed into breadcrumbs, ½ cup crushed dalia (roasted chana dal), ½ cup crushed peanuts, ½ chopped coriander, 1 tablespoon… Continue reading

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