January 24, 2018

Tender baby eggplants stuffed with a spicy lentil powder (koora podi). What can I say..... it's a favorite across generations in my family. In fact, my husband's grandfather's love for eggplants was legendary. He was lovingly called "vankaya muchika" because he would d...

March 9, 2017

I love the simplicity of this recipe. As the name suggests, it is eggplant flavored with ginger and green chillies. It is a super quick preparation requiring very few ingredients. It is perfect for days when you need to make a quick no fuss vegetable dish. The clean fl...

March 8, 2017

Here is another traditional Andhra style preparation of eggplant. Vankaya = eggplant, ulli= onion and kaaram= heat. These are pretty much the ingredients used in this preparation. The spice mix consists of lots of onions, dry red chillies and cumin seeds. It is unabash...

March 8, 2017

My love for eggplant is not unknown to my readers. I frequently use it in sandwiches too. This particular preparation is heavily inspired by Caponata ( Sicilian eggplant preparation). I dare not call it a caponata sandwich because it does not have some of the key ingre...

January 25, 2017

Eggplant is a beloved vegetable in our family. There are so many different preparations that are absolutely delicious. We get Indian baby eggplants only once a week at the Indian store. Most of the time they are fresh, and every once in a while they are fresh and small...

December 6, 2016

My dad used to work in a bank that had branches all over the country. My parents are from south India. They lived in many towns in north India over the span of his career. Food habits are very different in different parts of India. South Indians are predominantly rice...

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I'm Sirisha. I cook simple vegetarian food. You will find Indian vegetarian family recipes and will be privy to my experiments. Happy cooking!

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