Friday, June 24, 2016

Yard Long Beans Curry

When it comes to vegetables, I often feel stuck using the same vegetables again and again in different dishes. There are so many choices in Indian stores these days, and I don’t know what to do with most of them. Like for example there are so many variety of greens, and I only use spinach and methi. And there are these other vegetables I haven’t ever seen in my life. Well, I speak as though I handled a lot of vegetables growing up.. I didn’t. I was one of those I-will-not-enter-the-kitchen types. Anyways, I digress. 

Yard long beans is one of those vegetables which I had no clue... I am not sure what it is called in kannada. It tastes close to alasande. But I’m really not sure. 

When I googled for recipes, I came across this interesting one. The taste came out very good. Very unique. Very simple to make. My daughter loved it too... What more can I ask!

It goes very well with chapathi. I make it as a side dish along with some rice bath; they go well together too. 

Do try!



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Quinoa Pulav

My pulav is not as disastrous as it used to be. Somehow something seems to have clicked. One thing I’m avoiding is cooking-everything-directly-in-the-cooker altogether. Now I cook rice first and then mix it separately with the masala. That could be the reason for better taste. 

Coming to quinoa. Many in my friends circle have cut down on rice and have switched to quinoa. My husband also prefers quinoa. I’ve started substituting rice with quinoa in my rice baths. The way I cooked quinoa before made it somewhat bitter and chewy, and I was also not particularly impressed with the way these baths turned out. But then I came to know(from showmethecurry) that I was cooking it completely wrong. Washing and soaking quinoa is a very important step, never to be missed. It takes the bitterness away. 
With the new technique quinoa turned out very soft and pulav came out very tasty. 

Do try!



Friday, May 20, 2016

Easy Cauliflower Curry

Okay, I’m out of my cooking slump. I must’ve tried at least 10 new dishes in the last month. All came out well. Hopefully this cooking “josh” continues. 

I came across this recipe online and was very impressed with the simplicity of this dish. It tastes good and can be made in no time at all, well almost. It goes well with rice and chapathi. 
Do try! 



Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tawa Pulao

Tawa pulao, or Pav Bhaji Pulao. This is another recipe from my drafts. Had tried it long time back. This recipe is from Tarla Dalal. I love her easy to follow short videos on youtube. 

I had never heard of this dish before. I was intrigued how pav bhaji masala would taste with rice. I didn’t think they would go well together. But it tasted good. Different than other rice baths for sure. 

If you are having a pav bhaji party or chat party, this(along with some raita) could serve as an additional dish to go with the theme. 

Do try!



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Corn Capsicum Curry

Life’s become busy... doing what? can’t tell for sure :) There is nothing in particular I can account for, just busy running errands, daily chores, being a soccer mom, setting up a routine for daughter’s homework and MAKING SURE SHE FOLLOWS IT!!  
A spring break thrown in the middle didn’t help much either. It’s funny how children when home = all your free time spent on them. Blogging has taken a back seat. I am not trying out many new recipes lately. Whatever little I try, I am not finding the time nor energy to set up and wait for the pictures to be taken by hubby. Anyways break is over and we are slowly crawling back to our routine.

I was digging out my drafts to see if I can post some of the old dishes I tried. I found this capsicum corn masala. Even though the masala used is pretty common among many north indian curries, addition of corn makes it taste slightly different. And corn makes it likable by kids too. It goes really well with Chapathis and fried rice. Do try!



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easy Mango Custard

Aah.. Welcome Spring! Days are longer, weather is warming up, summer is almost right around the corner, mangoes are going to be there.. :) Not that this recipe needs any fresh mangoes, canned mangoes does the job and it is available all year round. But yeah, fresh mango pulp will definitely make a difference.


This is a super easy recipe, which tastes really good. Perfect for dinner parties and potlucks. Make this for your next party and impress your friends and family. Don’t count the calories :)


Do try!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Enchilada

Tried this Enchilada recipe(with minor modifications) sometime back. It came out really good. Capsicum-red kidney beans-corn-cheese filling, rolled in whole wheat tortillas, topped with cheese and baked to perfection... every bite bursts with flavor and makes you want for more..


It is very filling. Perfect for potlucks and a total crowd pleaser. Do try!