Side dish

Pachrangi Sabzi

“Maan-manuhaar (meaning hospitality) is very important. We love it when all our near and dear ones come over for a meal. We have large family and friend circles. Festivals are an occasion to celebrate together,” says Lalitha Bhandari. Pachrangi Sabzi […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More...

Vegetarian Recipes

This recipe of plantain peel curry is from the villages of Bangladesh, says Smt. Gauri Karmakar, a great granny from Kolkata. Known as Kanchkolar Khoshar Ghonto in that region, it is a phrase that took me a little time to […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More...

Bliss – a book about the power of non-possessiveness; cultivating contentment.

Known as Kuvalyacho Pollav in Konkani, Pumpkin Curry is a typical dish in Mangalore where coconut is used generously. This is a family recipe shared by Henrietta Colaco, a great-granny residing in Bangalore. Like most grandmother recipes, this one also […]

{ 1 comment }

Read More...

Batata Sasam

A SARASWAT recipe, Saasam, meaning mustard seeds in konkani, is a side-dish with many variations prepared by tossing vegetables, and also fruits, in a coconut-mustard dressing. This is a popular dish of the Saraswat cuisine.   Ingredients: Potatoes – ¼ […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More...

Maange Curry

In the hills of Coorg, a delicious curry is made with wild mangoes. Unlike the hybrid commercial cultivars, these are generally smaller in size, have fibrous pulp and pack a punch in terms of flavour. Some of the smallest varieties […]

{ 1 comment }

Read More...

Avial

A favourite in Smt. Subbulakshmi’s home, Aviyal is a healthy, practical and tasty side-dishes popular in the Tamilnadu and Kerala states of South India. Simple to cook and festive in taste, this can be prepared whenever one has an assortment […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More...

Methi bhaji - Kela nu Shaak

Continued from the interview with Gita & Deepak Banker. Walking up to a shelf of books, Deepak pulls out an old note book. He opens each page fondly, gently moving his palm over his mother’s withered hand writing in Gujarati. […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More...

Gatte ki sabzi - Soulfood recipes

  When one mentions Rajasthan, images of deserts, camels and havelis conjure in the mind along with its specialty cuisine. Among the vegetarian dishes, Baati, Ker Sangri & Gatta are definitely some top favourites. Gatte is a term used for […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More...

Aloo pyaz subzi

A perfect homemaker, a lovely hostess and a beautiful woman, there was much to learn from Mrs. Neeta Lodha. She also shared with us some of her favourite Rajasthani recipes while we enjoyed a wholesome meal at her Haveli in […]

{ 1 comment }

Read More...

Saibhaji

A popular Sindhi VEGETABLE dish that is easy to prepare & flexible since many of the ingredients are optional and can be easily substituted. In many Sindhi homes, this is often prepared during weekends since it is a good way […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More...

Page 1 of 212