Aloo Chutneywala (Potatoes in Mint-Coriander Chutney)

Aloo Chutneywala (Potatoes in Mint-Coriander Chutney)

A simple, delicious Aloo Chutneywala. Also on the thali – chappathis, cumin pappad, beetroot sabzi and my signature zucchini pachadi.

Potato Bell-Pepper Sabzi – an Indian Stir-Fry

It is the last day of 2013 and by this time tomorrow, we will all have entered a new year – one that all of us want to be filled with peace, love and happiness. And as always, we hope and look forward to a year of goodness not just for our families but for [...]

Potato ishtew (stew)

Another classic, traditional dish that enjoys its quiet spot on the Onam sadhya spread. For decades, like most Mallus, I called this dish potato ishtew (well, that’s how this dish is known everywhere in Kerala!) Finally, it dawned on me that its stew and ‘ishtew’ was just another example of how Mallus would copy something [...]

Batata Harra (Spicy Lebanese Potatoes)

Batata Harra (Spicy Lebanese Potatoes)

When in doubt, cook potatoes! Every time, I am confused as to what to cook or want a simple accompaniment for a typical Indian meal, I always end up using potatoes. These tubers are so versatile and there are a million ways that you could cook it. The same can be said for this spicy [...]