Pav Bhaji

A meal in itself… 1.5 pounds potatoes, cooked and chopped fine5 carrots, cooked and chopped fine1 cup peas2 large onions3 tbsp butter4 green chillies, chopped fine1 tbsp ginger, finely minced1 tbsp garlic, finely minced2 cups chopped tomatoes1 tsp lemon juice1 small bunch cilantro, chopped1 tbsp garam masala Heat the butter in a pan. Add green…

Cilantro Peas

Here’s something I make very often – its easy and tasty and is great as a quick fix vegetable for any meal. Grind together about 2 cups of cilantro leaves, 2-3 green chillies and 2 tsp of cumin seeds. Saute the ground mixture with a little asafetida. When the fresh smell disappears, add 2 cups…

Green Buttermilk

In this 115 degree F heat, nothing really helps as much as cold liquids – in any form – be it refreshments or baths or pools or just cold water splashed on your face. Chennai is so HOT that clothes left out to dry will be done in a matter of an hour anytime between…

Vegetable Kurma

Kurma is traditionally eaten with phulkas or rotis, but this is quite nice with rice as well. About 2 cups mixed vegetables (I used beans, carrots, potatoes and peas)1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves3 green chillies1 tsp ginger1 tsp garlic1/2 tsp cinnamon powder1 tsp coriander powder1 cardamom6 small pearl onions1/2 large onion, chopped1 tomato2 tbsp coconut…