Kerala style Fried Chicken Stew

Kerala style Fried Chicken Stew

A light, flavourful coconut milk based chicken stew perfect for breakfast.

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Adzuki Beans and Potatoes in Charmagaz Curry

Adzuki Beans and Potatoes in Charmagaz Curry

‘Charmagaz’ refers to an assortment of four different seeds – watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber and pumpkin (all members of the Cucurbitaceous plants). These seeds are quite popular as delicious and healthy snacks but are extensively used for cooking in the Rajasthani cuisine of India. Just as nuts are used to add texture and creaminess to a [...]

Arbi/ Baby Taro in Spicy Yoghurt Curry (Chembu Moru Curry)

Arbi/ Baby Taro in Spicy Yoghurt Curry (Chembu Moru Curry)

Food spells memories, for all of us. But there are some dishes, the very thought of which opens an overwhelming floodgate of memories. This dish does that to me! I have eaten this baby taro in spicy yogurt curry, (otherwise known as chembu moru curry in my native language) as long as I can remember. [...]

Adzuki Beans Curry with Kadai Spice Blend

Adzuki Beans Curry with Kadai Spice Blend

Adzuki beans are small reddish beans commonly used in Japanese and Chinese cooking. In fact, the name ‘adzuki’ is of Japanese origin. In the East Asian cuisine, these red beans are common in sweets and desserts, often used as a paste or boiled with milk to make a reduction. In India, dishes using adzuki beans [...]

Pork Veenjaali (Indian-style pork curry with a sweet, spicy, aromatic marinade)

Pork Veenjaali (Indian-style pork curry with a sweet, spicy, aromatic marinade)

The hols are over, school term has started and I am back from hibernation. My life feels much more normal, relaxed and disciplined from this week…with a determination to get my commitments back in order. This post was meant to be published later in the week, but since I have a lot of stuff going [...]