Punjabi Kadhi

This is one popular recipe from Northern India which ironically I had never heard of before coming to the USA. Even after hearing about it, I was not so much enthu to try that as the two main things required for this curry have two special places in my heart! Yes, the curd batter is something my mom makes back home when she is in a hurry to make curry. And she makes it without making gram flour but again my mother in law back home makes this same curry with gram flour. I mean this is one part of this recipe that I had a habit of eating with steamed rice. And the other part is pakora! Being a typical Mumbaikar, we have pakora with cutting chai whenever it rains in Mumbai. Apart from that, we have pakora as a snack or sometimes just because we crave for it. Who knew that these things will actually make the best combination which will turn out to be one of the best comfort foods for a cloudy weather.

I am sure you will find many versions of this recipe on internet but then I simply wanted to post my version of this recipe and here it is! Read More


Laal Maas (Rajasthani Mutton Curry)

During my internship, I used to have lunch with my Rajasthani friends almost every day.  Since they all were vegetarians, I was fortunate to taste authentic vegetarian Rajasthani dishes. And I realized one thing that despite of its hard-environmental conditions, this Great Indian Desert has variety of delicacies. The search of human beings to make life better has proved its point in this state. Despite of the environmental constraints, this Land of Kings has managed to maintain its royalty in its best way to earn that title. Use of rich wholesome spices with minimum ingredients has made their food equally royal and flavorful.

As the color of this curry suggests, its not for light hearted people. But still if you want to have a taste of it, make up your mind and pour it over hot steaming rice or with a stack of whole wheat Chapatis (Indian Flatbread) and indulge yourself. The aroma of this charcoal infused curry will make you want it more and more and more. Read More


Shrimp Saag

Many of you must have heard of Sarso ka Saag. Until yesterday morning, I too had heard only of that. Then my husband went for a team lunch and had Chicken Saag. I am not a fan of red/white meat but crazy about seafood so I decided to attempt saag with my all time favorite shrimp. Since I haven’t had chicken saag, I had no idea how the flavor of non-vegetarian food is going to work with peppery taste of mustard greens and mineral like taste of spinach. On top of that, my husband simply enjoys his meal and doesn’t go much into analysis of flavors, so asking him was of no use. I wasn’t left with any option but to make an attempt. And I am glad I made it because it turned out great. Read More


Surmai Special

Seafood is the reason that I just can’t turn myself into vegetarian. This one post is dedicated to one of the expensive yet tasty fishes, surmai aka indo-pacific king mackerel.

At my home, while growing up, we ate selective kind of fishes and shellfishes, and god knows for what reason. Whenever I used to ask my Aai or baba in fish market pointing out other variety of seafood “Why don’t we eat that fish?”, the answer has always been vague like. “Yeah, we don’t eat that!” Huhhh, this situation is still the same. But being a staunch seafood lover, I never missed an opportunity to eat different types of seafood at my aunt’s place or neighbor’s place or any feast I attend. Read More


Prawns and raw mango curry(आमखंडी)

Communities that are located at coastal regions, most of the time, are seafood fans by birth ;). So they have variety of recipes to cook seafood and satisfy their taste buds.

There are so many recipes on the internet with this combination of prawns and raw mango since it is being prepared in Goa as well as southern parts of India. I was born and brought up in a coastal region of India, in Palghar district to be specific. In our region too, this combination is very popular. But it was disheartening to see that it has not yet reached out to people. So, I thought why not start it from my blog?

Now you might be wondering, what this hush-hush is all about. Read More


Scrambled Egg Curry

First of all, Happy National Garlic Day to all 🙂

“You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat the New York Times.”

Haha… jokes apart, seriously garlic is the herb on which I count the most. If I am not using garlic in any recipe (except for dessert) then I feel less confident.

For convenience, many people make garlic paste in advance. But I feel it does not give that aroma of freshly chopped and sautéed garlic.

Today I decided to make egg curry for lunch. We had Shakshuka last week, so was definitely not going to repeat that. I generally don’t prefer egg curry with boiled eggs. So I decided to experiment curry with scrambled eggs. And it was super hit in my family. Scrambled eggs get evenly flavored by all the spices unlike boiled eggs. I really don’t think that in the near future I am going to make egg curry with boiled eggs after having this curry. Read More