Pumpkin soup with fresh herbs

I was at the India grocery store last week and I asked the storekeeper for pumpkin. He helpfully went in the back and cut me a fresh two pund slice of a yellow sweet variety! Yikes!  What I had wanted was the white ash pumpkin.  I has said “pooshinikkai” and he insisted that this was … Continue reading

I had a wonderfully flavored, spicy cauliflower curry at a friend’s house yesterday. I was invited for a pongal-new year lunch that included vadai and koottu and okra sambar.  Everything was delicious but this cauliflower surprised me. It was bursting with flavor and quite spicy.  I had to try and replicate something similar.  The key … Continue reading