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Guava Curry

Most acidic fruits like elephant apples, Indian jujube, green mangoes, Indian olives and star fruits, to name a few, are cooked in a sweet/sour kind of chutney but we have always had guavas without...

Curried French Bean Seeds 0

Curried French Bean Seeds

Although French beans are available throughout the year, the mature seeds are sold only in these cooler months. I picked up some the other day from the market and couldn’t wait to cook this...

Cauliflower Baked Upside Down With A Fish Filling 0

Cauliflower Baked Upside Down With A Fish Filling

Cauliflower baked upside down One of my recent posts had a cauliflower that was baked in white sauce. With cauliflowers in season now, they are made so often. One thing about seasonal delights is...

Curried Cauliflower Stalks & Leaves 0

Curried Cauliflower Stalks & Leaves

With a lot of cauliflower eating sessions, there’s plenty of stalks/stems left over. With the tender leaves, I usually add them to most dishes that have cauliflower in them or to curried potatoes. But...

Baked Cauliflower In White Sauce 0

Baked Cauliflower In White Sauce

The end of the year means cauliflower season. Like most vegetables, the first ones usually go into fish curries. Actually most new vegetables (of the season) usually get cooked this way. Later, other recipes...

Stuffed Chilli Pickle 0

Stuffed Chilli Pickle

Pickle of red chillies stuffed with spices The storm that brewed yesterday in the afternoon had a bark that was worse than its bite! Dark clouds, the roar of  thunder and a strong wind...

Methi Ki Launji/Chutney Made Of Fenugreek Seeds 0

Methi Ki Launji/Chutney Made Of Fenugreek Seeds

This is a first for me. Making a chutney that is sweet and sour out of an ingredient that is known for its bitterness. So far I have only used it in tempering dal,...

Banana Flower Fritters 0

Banana Flower Fritters

After a pretty long gap it’s fritters again but with banana blossoms. I had wanted to post about mini apple pies but they didn’t turn out photogenic. Nevertheless they were consumed with vanilla ice-cream....

Roasted Beetroot Raita 0

Roasted Beetroot Raita

Roasted Beet Raita This raita was on my mind for a while. But it so happens that beetroot does not feature that often in my kitchen. On the occasions that I cook it, it’s...

Eggplant Chutney/Phanthao Shaphinyaba 0

Eggplant Chutney/Phanthao Shaphinyaba

Eggplant chutney with fermented fish & serrated coriander Every year around this time, our newspapers include pictures of grass blooms that herald the onset of autumn. The grass, Saccharum spontaneum, is known as kohua...