Kashmiri Harisa….and a Blessed Christmas to all of you.

Kashmiri Harisa….and a Blessed Christmas to all of you.

Transcending cultural barriers through food…..a topic so close to my heart! And that is exactly what I am sharing today. No traditional Christmassy recipe; instead a traditional lamb dish from Kashmir, a breathtakingly beautiful land conflicted by petty religious and geographical differences. Harissa, the North African spice blend is quite famous but do not confuse [...]

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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 [...]

Lamb with Okra

Lamb with Okra

Lamb and potatoes – for many years, I thought that was the only combination that would work in terms of taste and texture. After my marriage into a Tamil Christian household, I realized that lamb can be ‘quite successfully’ teamed up with many vegetables like okra (lady’s finger, drumstick, white radish etc.) And recently, I [...]