Category Archives: Indian Food

Kootu with green beans. Lentil and Green Beans Stew

Kootu is a popular lentil stew cooked in South Indian homes made with a variety of vegetables and spices. Kootu is a wonderful way to get the goodness of veggies and lentil protein all in a one pot dish. Have it over rice and you even have starch covered.

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Val Val. Konkani Pumpkin Veggie Stew with Coconut Cashew Gravy

This is a lovely veggie stew called val val made with a variety of mixed vegetables, coconut milk and cashews, all lightly seasoned with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fragrant ghee. For those of you who like a mildly spiced stew that still gives you those aromatic Indian flavors this is the dish to try.

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Saffron Mango and Cream

Necessity really is the mother of invention, at least that’s how I look at the creation of this recipe which I created when I wanted to serve something dessertish but didn’t have the energy on a warm summer day to make something.  What I had were ripe mangoes and cream in the fridge and decided to create a variation of the extremely popular summer dessert berries and cream, but with an exotic twist. Continue reading Saffron Mango and Cream

Kichdi. Gujarati Rice and Lentil Pilaf

Kichdi is an Indian rice dish made with rice and lentils lightly seasoned with turmeric and salt and then cooked until tender.  Between the energy boosting rice and the protein rich lentils, kichdi is considered a very healthy vegetarian dish. Continue reading Kichdi. Gujarati Rice and Lentil Pilaf

Araicha Kootu. South Indian Squash Stew with Coconut Paste

Kootu is a type of vegetable stew that is made often in South Indian homes and is a great way to combine lentils and vegetables in a one pot dish.  Kootu is made with vegetables, lentils and fresh coconut that are all delicately flavored with spices and is served over steaming white rice. Continue reading Araicha Kootu. South Indian Squash Stew with Coconut Paste

Chili Mint Paneer

Today I would like to share a recipe from a lunch I hosted a while back – months before our Shelter in Place took place. Let’s call this a Throwback Thursday type of post.  A recipe for a chili mint paneer that I had at a lunch with friends. Continue reading Chili Mint Paneer

Indian Style Eggs & Parisian Style Sandwich

Good Thursday everyone. How is your week so far?  Quiet and calm? Our week started with everyone working from home and online schooling.  The kids are in a routine with their remote learning, although they did grumble that they didn’t like it. They miss school.  You know, the silver lining with this stay at home order is that now kids appreciate school a lot more 😀.  Even Hitesh had a few sighs of how he misses the social aspect and human touch that work provides.  Nonetheless we are staying put at home to ride this out. Continue reading Indian Style Eggs & Parisian Style Sandwich