Category: Indian Recipes

Vangi Bhaath – Spicy Brinjal Rice

Vangi Bhaath – Spicy Brinjal Rice

This is one of my favourites from my mother-in-law’s South Indian kitchen. This recipe is her version of vangi bhaath. Its basically spicy rice made with brinjals – long green ones, not the usual plump purple eggplants. Definitely worth your kitchen time. Ingredients: 2 long […]

Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi bele bath is a famous dish from Karnataka’s traditional cuisine. It is a combination of dal, rice, and vegetables, and is very healthy and tasty. The downside is that preparing bisi bele bath is time- consuming and requires effort. The upside is that the […]

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

Well, here it is! Biryani goes veg! Here is an amazing vegetable biryani recipe infused with the soft fragrance of saffron and star anise. Veg biryani is one of the delightful vegetarian recipes to make. At first, this may not sound as one of those […]

Dum Pukht Biryani

Dum Pukht Biryani

Ingredients: Chicken 1 k.g Basmati rice 2 cups Melon seeds ( chaar maghaz) 1 tbsp Poppy seeds 1 tbsp Coconut powder 2 tbsp Cashew nuts 6-7 Saffron 15-16 strands Tomatoes 2-3 (blended) Nutmeg, Mace powder 1/2 tsp Whole spice powder 1 tsp Bay leaves 2 […]

Raw Mango Chutney

Raw Mango Chutney

Ingredients: 1/2 kg raw mangoes 200 gms sugar 2 1/2 cup water 3 – 4 tb.sp white vinegar 1 cup jaggery 1 tbsp ginger grated 1 tbsp garlic grated 1 tsp red chili powder 1 small piece cinnamon stick, 2-3 pepper corns and 1-2 cloves […]

Vegetable Seekh Kebab

Vegetable Seekh Kebab

Who says seekh kebabs can’t be vegetarian? Vegetarians can enjoy a delicious version of veg-seekh kebabs. Grill on coal fire gives it the authentic seekh kebab touch. Ingredients: 250 gms french beans, chopped 250 gms carrots, chopped 150 gms paneer, crumbled 2 boiled potatoes, mashed […]

Lazeez Lauki – Stuffed Bottle Gourd

Lazeez Lauki – Stuffed Bottle Gourd

Here is an exotic recipe from the Awadhi cuisine. The bottle gourd or lauki is not a particular favorite of many I know, but this lauki recipe turns the vegetable into a deliciously rich dish. Lauki is one of the recommended vegetables in the summer […]

Dahi Masala Bhindi

Dahi Masala Bhindi

Bhindi, or okra, is one of those vegetables that make cooking ‘easy’. A delicious bhindi sabzi is ready within minutes – onions, tomatoes, potatoes, spices, and okra. Likewise, there are a variety of bhindi recipes that are a must-try. My personal favourite is stuffed bhindi […]

Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry

Apart from seafood, pumpkin curry was one of the many delicacies I enjoyed during my visit to Sri Lanka. Pumpkin curry may be an unusual dish in many countries, but a popular vegetable in Sri Lanka. From what I had, the Sri Lankan pumpkin curry […]

Mango Pickle/Mango Thokku

Mango Pickle/Mango Thokku

Nothing like making mango pickle at home. The flavour is much better than the pickles available in the market. Here is a simple mango pickle recipe called the mango thokku. Mango thokku is quite popular in West and South India. Making pickles at home always […]