Spicy Chickpea Potato

Spicy Chickpea Potato

It has been raining incessantly the whole week. It’s wet and cold but I love this weather and the only thing I really want to do is snuggle under the blanket with a mug of coffee and a good book. But miles and miles – oops sorry, chores and chores to be done before I [...]

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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 [...]

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 stew with veggies

Lamb stew with veggies

Stews are popular in countries which witness harsh winters. Curled and snuggled up under your favourite blanket with a bowl of hot, heartwarming, rich, meaty stew – life is beautiful! The best thing about stews is that these are easy to prepare, have an equal mix of veggies and meat and are often one-pot recipes [...]

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 [...]