Cabbage Poriyal πŸ₯¬

Kickstarting meatless Monday with a simple Cabbage Poriyal. Simple ingredients, healthy and quick to cook. This South Indian dish goes well with dal rice and pickle or a couple of hot chapatis. I personally eat it with a bowl of steamed rice, papadum and curd. 🍚🀀 The base ingredients of this dish is a typical…… Continue reading Cabbage Poriyal πŸ₯¬

Pumpkin Erissery πŸŽƒ

Got a super quick, healthy & delicious pumpkin dish on the onset of Halloween. A lovely pumpkin dish from Kerala, Pumpkin Erissery is served as part of an Onam sadya. A very common side dish served up with steamed rice and dal. Recipe: Ingredients: β€’ 300 grams of Pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch…… Continue reading Pumpkin Erissery πŸŽƒ

Goan okra(& prawn) curry πŸ›

Starting off this chapter with a vegetarian dish for my vegetarian friends. The curiosity for the Goan vegetarian cuisine came up during our trip where as non-vegetarians, we were naturally drawn to all the delicious (non-vegetarian) dishes that the place had to offer. And I have to say, it’s quite a variety! It’s familiar, with…… Continue reading Goan okra(& prawn) curry πŸ›

Sindhi methi aloo palya πŸ₯”πŸƒ

Started the day off with an extremely simple Methi aloo Palya. Methi/fenugreek leaves are extremely nutritious, fighting cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Not to mention adding a fantastic flavour to dals, fish and other meats and in this case, palya. Paired with potatoes/Aloo, this dish is one of the most common household dishes in India.…… Continue reading Sindhi methi aloo palya πŸ₯”πŸƒ

Goan chorizo pulao πŸ›

I have been eating Goan chorizo all my life- as a marinade for a chicken, sautΓ©ed with vegetables or in a gravy, accompanied with a pao or even dal and rice. But i was only recently introduced to the chorizo pulao!! There are a good number of pulao recipes that were passed down to me,…… Continue reading Goan chorizo pulao πŸ›

Oh Goa, I miss your beef croquettes! πŸŒ΄

My last trip to Goa was filled with exploring new beaches and eating good food. And one thing I will take back from my trip is the croquettes we ate at the tiny bakeries across the city. Fresh and hot, they’re made with either beef, chicken or fish. We parcelled a couple in a brown…… Continue reading Oh Goa, I miss your beef croquettes! πŸŒ΄

Homemade snacks: Chaat

Chaat: a savoury snack served from food stalls in India. Chaat contains a little bit of everything, fresh vegetables, sweet, spicy & tangy sauces, fresh yogurt and a whole lotta crunch! The monsoons have struck with full effect and so I decided to stay in and make this chaat with a couple of basic ingredients.…… Continue reading Homemade snacks: Chaat

Chicken Sorpotel πŸ₯˜

Originally made with pork but all I had was chicken tonight. This dish is cooked in the coastal Konkan region of India, primarily Goa, Mangalore and East Indians of Mumbai. The meats/organs are first parboiled, then diced and sauteed before being cooked in a spicy and vinegary masala. Chicken Sorpotel Recipe: For the Sorpotel Masala:-…… Continue reading Chicken Sorpotel πŸ₯˜

Tomato Gojju: The South Indian Salsa

I love looking for connections in cuisines from around the world. It helps me understand that although we are different, we underlying fundamentals are the same. One such connect is noticed was in the Mexican salsa and our South Indian Tomato Gojju. The fundamental base being tomatoes, onions, lemon and cilantro. This beautiful condiment is…… Continue reading Tomato Gojju: The South Indian Salsa

Mangalorean prawn curry πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

Back to the roots with one of my favourite curries. Mangalorean prawn curry recipe: β€’ Prawns, deveined and washed. β€’ Lightly toast mustard and fenugreek seeds. β€’ Add chopped onions and garlic and fry until golden brown. β€’ Add finely chopped tomato to form a paste. β€’ Add slit green chilli, tumeric powder and salt…… Continue reading Mangalorean prawn curry πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€