Aloo Beans [Spiced Potatoes with Green Beans]

Sometime back I read that on an average a person gains around 5 pounds of weight during the holiday season. I don’t know how accurate this is, but I can feel all my jeans and dresses getting tighter. Urghh 🙁 Seriously how easy it is to pile on rounds, if only it was that easy to lose them. I ate way too many desserts, like way too many! It’s time to pull up my socks and hit the gym. YES! How was your weekend? Fun? Relaxing? I just slept and slept some more. This rainy grey weather makes me want to curl up in my bed all the time. I can’t wait for...

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Bhindi Kadhi

    It’s freezing here today, the minimum temperature is -3. I can’t believe how cold it already is and it’s only November. God knows what’s going to happen in December and January. Oh summer how much I miss you already! As the weather gets cooler I feel like eating hot soups and hot chocolate all the time. I bet I am not the only one who is craving for comfort food these days. And when I talk of comfort food, it immediately reminds me of...

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    Baghare Baingan – Eggplant Curry With Coconut & Peanuts

    Baghare Baingan, let me first explain you the literal meaning of these terms. “Baghar” means tempering or tadka and baingan is eggplant so if you combine the two terms this recipe would be of tempered eggplants. I mention the word temper/tadka often in my Indian recipes, so what actually is tempering? In Indian cooking tempering or tadka is the process of heating oil and adding spices and other flavorings to it and then transferring that oil to your...

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    Palak Tofu – Spinach Tofu Curry

      I am not a Tofu fan, in fact I am far from being one. I was kind of repulsed by it in the beginning but now I have warmed up enough to be sharing a recipe on my blog! When I first tasted tofu in India years back, I thought I am never going to eat this again and that’s...

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      Cabbage Poriyal – Cabbage With Coconut

      Before I say anything about this recipe, here’s a disclaimer – my knowledge of South Indian food is limited. Whatever recipes I share from down south are what I have tasted at restaurants or watched on TV. My mom never cooked cabbage with coconut so I don’t know how authentic this recipe of cabbage poriyal is but I have tried to recreate the same flavor that I have observed/tasted in restaurants. So not sure about the...

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      Kadai Chole – Spiced Chickpeas

        Life in India is incomplete without chole (chickpeas). I seriously mean it and you will totally agree with me especially if you are from North India. They are everywhere – weddings, parties, festivals, get-together, road-side etc. If you have invited someone for lunch you are...

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        Cabbage With Green Peas – Patta Gobhi Matar

          I am going to share some simple recipes on my blog from now on especially Indian recipes. I thought it would help people who are new to Indian cooking. I can’t believe I have not posted a single lentil (dal) recipe on my blog when I eat it daily! So get ready for...

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          Potato Dill Stir Fry With Lentil

            Sometimes I get bored of cooking the usual veggies and one of the main reasons for that is that we do not get a lot of variety when it comes to buying vegetables here. Yes you do get all the so called “Indian veggies” at the Indian...

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            Baby Potatoes Curry

              Potato was one vegetable which mom always made when kids refused to eat anything else. I don’t know what is it about potatoes that kids love it in virtually every form be it baked or fried. Personally I never got the obsession around it as I loved my green...

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              Baked Stuffed Green & Red Peppers

                Anyone who knows me knows that pepper particularly green pepper is my favorite vegetable. In India, we have a different name for peppers – it’s called capsicum. Funny how same thing has different names...

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