Mutton vindaloo

Mutton vindaloo

The ‘vindaloo’ is a famous traditional Goan dish usually prepared using pork meat. Culinary history has it that this dish was inspired by a Portugese dish which used meat, wine and garlic. When the Portugese left, the Anglo-Indian settlers of the region re-created that dish using local ingredients like vinegar to bring about the same [...]

Olan

This dish is an inevitable part of every Onam sadhya (feast) and is made traditionally using white gourd or winter melon (kumblanga). But in spite of frantically searching in the farmer’s market or Indian stores, I couldn’t find this vegetable anywhere. So I decided to use native Australian cucumbers which had no physical resemblance to [...]

Velluli Karam Pachadi (Spicy Garlic Chutney)

Velluli Karam Pachadi (Spicy Garlic Chutney)

India is the ‘land of chutneys’; there are so many varieties and types varying from state to state. While the coconut based chutneys of the southern region are to die for, the mint-coriander chutney, Bombay chutney, tamarind chutney etc…are the more popular ones of the Northern regions. But this is just a broad way of [...]