This is a classic Andhra dish consisting of roasted eggplant (brinjal) in a sweet and sour stew. The sweetness is from jaggery and the sourness is from tamarind. This pulusu is an excellent accompaniment to patholi, or mudda pappu (plain hard-cooked dal). I also like it just by itself with plain rice and ghee.
This is my closest approximation to one of my favourite dishes when I eat out. I hope you will like it.
This is a classic Punjabi sabji. I have eaten aloo gobhi in many homes and restaurants, and like most homey dishes, I have never eaten two versions that taste the same. This is my recipe for making aloo gobhi.
Bright green spinach and golden apricots add rich colour and flavour to this easy grain, nuts and vegetable dish. Serve it instead of rice, with dishes that have plenty of sauce.
This Catalan way of cooking pasta in a thick, fresh tomato sauce makes a rich side dish with meat or fish dishes.
This is a great dish for dinner!
This is an easy curry. It's rich, creamy, mildly spiced and extremely flavourful. Serve with naan and rice.
This is a yummy dal. For variation, add coconut milk towards the end of cooking. Freezes well.
I love Gujarati style kadhi. It is more watery than Punjabi kadhi and I particularly like the sweet-sourness that is typical of Gujarati cooking. This kadhi is great with plain rice or khichdi.
This is a very easy recipe to make and tastes good especially if you like tomatoes! I picked it up from an Aunt and enjoy it by itself or with rice.
This is one of my favourite recipes which I learnt from my mother a couple years ago.
A sweet curry prepared with ripe mangoes. Very widely used in Kerala during the mango season.
Crunchy dosa made with rice and variety of lentils.
This is my family's favourite raita and is made in a couple of minutes!
This is one of my favourite childhood foods to eat. It tastes good with rice or roti!
I learnt this recipe from one of my cousins who was visiting me from India and I love it!
This is my mothers’ recipe for aloo kofta. I have made this at many parties and there are never any leftovers. I have had many requests for the recipe. So here goes.
This is a very tasty dish that originates from Maharashtra. Serve this hot with some hot masala chai, and your guests will be delighted.
This is a very simple yet delicious sabji. I love eating this with some rasam and rice on the side. You can use other vegetables such as plaintains or sweet potatoes too.
There are probably many recipes for tomato rice. This is a south Indian recipe for tomato rice (bhath) that I really like. Serve with papadams and yoghurt.