Baby Potato Medley with mixed vegetables

Sauté onions and baby bell peppers with fresh cilantro and chillies. Add baby boiled potatoes and diced tomatoes. A few mint leaves and a cup of water and cook covered for ten minutes. Juice of one lime and salt to taste. Serve with rotis, cucumber and mango raita . A good cabernet goes well with … Continue reading

My daughter loves Adai and I make it almost every week now, thanks to the recipe given by my friends RC and Vijaya and the wet grinder schlepped all the way from India by Subra and Revathi. There are many many recipes and techniques for making Adai and I have gotten it down to one … Continue reading

There are as many soups to make as there are colors in the spectrum. The combination and endless variety of vegetables, legumes and herbs and spices is a starting point. The. Texture, puréed or textured or clear and proportions of ingredient. No two soups are ever the same. A cold front came through last night … Continue reading

Saraswathi Varadarajan of New Mumbai has contributed a wonderful recipe for making sambar. I share it here again in case any of you missed it. Sambar powder as I make. You may change the quantity of red chillies as per your spice limit. 1 tbsp methi seeds 1cm cube hing block 1 cup approx 150 … Continue reading

I am taking a big risk with this but my friend Andy has asked for a rasam powered recipe. Many of you have family recipes and would scoff at this simple recipe. Please share your variations. It would be wonderful have have 5 or 6 or even a dozen different rasam powder recipe. As a … Continue reading

In a large saute pan grill green peppers, cubed potatoes and mushrooms with a little butter and canola oil. Add some thyme and crushed chili pepper flakes. In a blender add 1 cup of Greek yoghurt along with 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, 1 ripe roma or two cherry tomatoes, a bunch of fresh cilantro and … Continue reading

Potato Curry (boiled)

Cut golden potatoes roughly into 1″ cubes and boil or steam them till tender. Strain use the potato stock in  soup or sambar. Heat canola oil and splutter mustard and urad and 1/3 cup of peanuts, add turmeric, chili powder and rasam powder and some hing. Add the potatoes and stir and sauté over low … Continue reading

Quick Quick Sundal

Two cans of garbanzo beans rinsed and drained. 1 can of kidney beans or any other canned beans. Toss in a bowl gently within juice of 2 limes or lemons, 1/2 cup finely minced onions(optional), 6 to 8 minces curry leaves, 1 cup of finely chopped unripe mango, 1/2 cup of finely chopped cucumber and … Continue reading