Rasedaar Arbi…..Colosia curry

Arbi/ colocasia/ taro roots,  grows in abundance beside any water body in India.  People are fond of consuming it in many forms. Sweet colocasia of good quality is consumed raw combining with coconut, mustard paste and mustard oil. Its eaten, in boiled form which is very healthy. There are endless recipes from dry, fried, fritters…

Bhagare Baingun…..Stuffed Eggplant with tampering….

Bhagare baingun is a very popular dish of Telegana/Andhra Pradesh in India.  Bhagaar means tampering and baingun is brinjal or eggplant. This is basically a preparation of baby eggplants with stuffing. This is popular because of its unique stuffing ingredients and the tampering part , which plays an important role in adding flavor to this…

Alu Cholia- Green Chickpea curry- Winter Special

In India Fresh green peas are available in winter. Black Chick pea or the Kale Chane as we named in Hindi, is available whole year round. But this chick peas are plucked while green & tender. These are available from late November to end March, sometimes till mid April.  As a child I remember, the…

Shulgum Sabzi- Spicy Turnip- Indian style

  This is one winter vegetable which is hardly liked on table. Name it and children will make faces. But this preparation  is a win win. It is tomato based sabzi, little sweet & sour with tomatoes and amchur powder. Sprinkle of little Bengali toasted Bhaja Moshola and fresh coriander leaves will take it to…

Kale Chane Ka Saag – Makki Roti- Winter Special!!!!

Kala Chana is Black chick pea. It has darker seeds and rough coat. It is mostly grown in India, Pakistan, South Asia, Ethiopia, Mexico & Iran. than leaves. We Indians are fond of greens. Before these plants goes for harvesting, we start using its soft green leaves in our meals. Even the grams when they…

Chichinga…..Chirchinda……Snake Gaurd with coconut

Today I have picked up a vegetable recipe which is not a well known  in the world. Even in India Snake Gaurd is not that popular in all region. But certain cultures are well known to this variety and have been using this unique vegetable in their daily meals for many years. This is a…

Bharwan Karela… Stuffed Bitter Gaurd….Bitter??? Its not….

Karela or Bitter Gaurd comes under category of fruit and also known as bitter melon. It is said that it originated in Indian subcontinent. As in name, it is extremely bitter in taste however has many varieties which differ substantially in shape and bitterness.  In India its cooking method varies from region to region. In…

Mushroom Soup…..winter delight

A dinner that begins with a soup is said to be a perfect meal plan. However, in winters it could be served in breakfast too pairing with some toasted garlic bread. In New Delhi, it is little chili at night, so planned for a soupy dinner. Prepared a  mushrooms soup. Generally I prefer mushroom bites…

Lauki Kofta- Bottle guard Kofta curry

Another one in my Kofta Series: Bottle gaurd…in India it is Lauki, Dudhi or Ghiya, is basically bland in taste. It has numerous health benefits but is not likes by many specially by children. Best way to consume it is by way of Koftas which is most common preparation in Indian household specially in Northern Part…