I think this is a Thai recipe and years ago I got a packet of the mix and made the soup. it was delicious and warming. I have tried to come up with a simple variation without the chemicals and preservatives and have taken a few liberties. Extract the fruit of small lime size ball … Continue reading

Tomato Lentil Soup

Saute onions in olive oil and butter. Add carrots, zukini and red pepper and saute for 10 min. add thyme, marjoram, sage and curry leaves. 1/2 tsp of turmeric and 1/2 tsp ground cumin. Add 1/4 cup toor dal and 1/4 cup moong dal. Add 10 cups of water and bring to a boil and … Continue reading

During my middle school days I would come home ravenous. If my mother was not home I would sneak into the kitchen and make this potato stew that was vey filling and would tide me over to dinner. Splutter mustard, cumin and urad dal. Add a couple of dry chillies and hing, turmeric and a … Continue reading

Boil 1/2 cup of mixed your and masoor dal in 6 cups of water. Sauté onions and bell peppers adding some fresh ground pepper and turmeric some fresh mint and oregano. Add chopped celery carrots and 2 potatoes and a few ripe tomatoes. Add the cooked lentils and water. Bring to a boil and cover … Continue reading

Rasam is perhaps the soul food of South Indians. We crave it when we are well and we long for it when we are not well. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of eating rasam and rice with one’s favorite vegetable, dry appalaam; even pickles. There are as as many variations to making rasam … Continue reading

My mother used to make this stew/soup when the kitchen was a bit bare. As a school boy I began to enjoy it and have improvised a number of variations over the years for the American kitchen. Cook a few vegetables in an inch of water with a spoon of rasam powder and some turmeric. … Continue reading