Methi Malai Matar

Methi Malai Matar

Methi Malai Matar– a rich creamy curry made with dried fenugreek leaves and green peas. Add paneer or mushroom for that extra flavor! It was only after I moved to Washington DC, I realized that the world is increasingly appreciating the ancient Indian wisdom of 

Odisha kanji – Authentic Odia Recipe

Odisha kanji – Authentic Odia Recipe

  Odisha kanji – Odia dish made with different root vegetables and tubers (pumpkin, radish, brinjal, arbi, leafy vegetables like spinach/ amaranth/drumstick leaves) cooked with fermented rice water called torani, broken rice, peja (leftover starch water) and ambula (dried mango). It is finished with a 

Aam Shrikhand/ Aamrakhand (Mango Shrikhand)

Aam Shrikhand/ Aamrakhand (Mango Shrikhand)

  Aam Shrikhand/ Aamrakhand (Mango Shrikhand)- mango pulp mixed with hung curd and flavored with saffron, elaichi and nuts  गर्मियों की छुट्टियों से आम हमेशा जुड़ा रहेगा, कुछ उसी तरह जैसे फूल पे मधुमक्खी। क्या दिन थे वो – नानी के घर जाने का पूरे 

Odia Soriso Bata Macha/ Maacha Besara (fish cooked in mustard paste)

Odia Soriso Bata Macha/ Maacha Besara (fish cooked in mustard paste)

Odia Soriso bata macha/ maacha besara (fish cooked in mustard paste)– fish curry in mustard and tomato paste, giving you a burst of flavours, redolent of Odisha, its beaches, coconut trees and home In the current crisis situation, I have often wondered what are the 

Dum Aloo – Creamy and Flavorful baby potato dish

Dum Aloo – Creamy and Flavorful baby potato dish

  Dum Aloo – creamy and flavorful baby potato dish made with onion, tomato and yogurt gravy. This creamy dish hails from Punjab and is perfect for meals when you want something special. Make it on weekends or for parties!  Because my blog is all 

Aloo Muniga Bhaja / Sahjan (moringa) Aloo tawa fry in sarson masala

Aloo Muniga Bhaja / Sahjan (moringa) Aloo tawa fry in sarson masala

My Maā (grandmother) was an amazing cook. 12 years after her death, people still talk about the delectable food that she cooked. Every day was a feast at home and every day the kitchen swung into a rhythm after breakfast and before lunch- chopping, frying, 

Dal Dhokli Recipe

Dal Dhokli Recipe

  Dal Dhokli is an emotion at home. From the youngest to the eldest person at home, a mere mention of this name evokes excitement. And I’ve never heard anyone say they are not in a mood for this. And frankly what’s not to love 

Khatti Meethi Dal- sweet and sour lentil- goes very well with Baati/ Bafla

Khatti Meethi Dal- sweet and sour lentil- goes very well with Baati/ Bafla

  This khatti meethi dal is just amazing. I’m blown by the explosion of flavours this humble dal creates each time. And this dal is always made by the husband. There is some magic that he whips up each time, I haven’t cracked the secret 

Dal Bafla Recipe

Dal Bafla Recipe

  Dal bafla – Dal baati’s cousin – whole wheat flour and semolina dough balls boiled and baked to make a soft and delicious bread. Softer than dal baati with a nice texture given by semolina. I had tasted dal baati at several places before 

Som Tam – A Spicy Thai Raw Papaya Salad (Raw mango added)

Som Tam – A Spicy Thai Raw Papaya Salad (Raw mango added)

  Raw papaya is incorporated through different dishes across South Asia and Southeast Asia. But my favorite way of having raw papaya has to be this raw papaya salad. One of the dishes that I look for in every restaurant when I travel to Southeast 

Caramel Custard

Caramel Custard

  Call it Caramel custard, flan, Cremé caramel, egg pudding or caramel pudding, this dish is sure to please the toughest of critiques. Difficult to ruin this one because it’s extremely easy to put together. Caramel pudding invariably makes me think of Goodluck Café. This 

Creamy Coconut Milk Chicken Curry

Creamy Coconut Milk Chicken Curry

A scrumptious one pot curry made with creamy coconut milk and studded with tender chicken pieces! I grew up in a coastal town and it’s no secret that coconut is one of my absolute favorite ingredients for cooking. I love everything about it- the sight,