Monday, April 28, 2014

Andhra Style Brinjal Peanut Curry

I am not fond of brinjals! The ones that are available here in US, kinda have a thick, chewy skin which makes it even the more difficult for me to like them. Sometimes I like the smoked ones.. but that’s about it..  
But I like almost all the curries that is made for brinjals. That’s why I always bring brinjal every time I go for a grocery trip; and I always lookout for new ways of using it (as though I like it!).. 
I think to compensate for the blandness of brinjal, various cuisines have incorporated a very masala-dhaar curry to go with it. This one is no exception.. the curry is awesome! 

I’m a big fan of Andhra Cuisine.. My body literally cannot tolerate the heat of Andhra food, but I still love to have them all the time! But of course, when cooking at home, I reduce the spiciness to suit my capacity.. 

Since there is peanut in the curry, this curry has a strong North Karnataka flavor. It tastes more like ennegayi, but has no extra work that goes for the stuffing of ennegayi. 

Do try!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spinach Kichadi

Who says you need an awful lot of time to cook delicious food? Not me :)

I for one, like easy dishes... And I want tasty, filling food too. I cannot eat salads or bland food just because they are supposed to be healthy. 

For a long time, I was under the impression that you need to put lot of effort to cook tasty food. But fortunately, I am proven wrong again and again and again :) I am coming across one after another easy, yet tasty, yet healthy dishes to make. 

This is one such recipe. The moment I laid my eyes on it, I knew it was made for me! 

Spinach Kichadi - the name itself has a healthy ring to it. 

It came out unbelievably tasty. 

This is a perfect one-pot healthy and filling rice-bath which is very simple as well as fancy to serve to your guests.