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...

October 5, 2017

Every region of India has it's own variation of this dish. Kadi as is it commonly known is a comforting dish made with sour yogurt and it is thickened with chickpea flour to prevent curdling when yogurt is cooked. It is a great way of using up yogurt that has gone sour...

June 5, 2017

If you love tomatoes you will love this curry. I got perfectly ripe tomatoes from the farmer's market this week. I knew I was in for a treat the moment I cut those tomatoes. The aroma of perfectly sun ripened tomatoes was divine. I felt that I should not let these beau...

May 25, 2017

I love bagels and cream cheese. Nothing like biting into a soft chewy bagel that is slathered with creamy cream cheese. Yumm! I am glad I blissfully enjoyed these while I was still young and did not have to count carbs and calories. While pregnant I had to count carbs...

May 17, 2017

Assorted veggies are mixed with whole wheat flour and spices to create these wholesome soft chewy flatbreads. They are wonderful for a weekend breakfast/lunch. If you eat them with some yogurt or dal, they are pretty nutritious too. It's a good way to use up bits and p...

April 25, 2017

When Asparagus is as fresh as it gets in Spring, I prefer to let it shine in its own right. Simply blanched and lightly tossed in ghee (clarified butter), coarsely crushed black pepper and cumin seeds. It retains its crunch and bright color. Toasting black pepper and c...

April 3, 2017

I used to love ordering these beauties at Indian Chinese restaurants. For those of you who are not familiar with Indian Chinese food, it is a different cuisine all together. I realized this after moving to the United States. We happily add paneer ( Indian cheese) and a...

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

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...

March 3, 2017

Once you spend a significant amount of time in any place, it stays with you wherever you go. I spent a significant amount of my childhood in Bombay, yes, I belong to the era when it was called Bombay, I use the word Mumbai now, but there is a certain emotional attachme...

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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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