Archive for the ‘vegetables’ Category

Chillis and peppers

The second recipe on the table, after the chocolate cake of last week. Which is saying something, considering it has been about 6 months since I logged in to this site. Jamie Oliver..though I find him and his ever-so-cavalier shows..starts up an itch to try fresh fresh fresh ingredients. So finding these super sized chillis […]

Mushroom and red chilli stir fry

This is one of those dishes that happen when you’re unhappy with whatever you’ve already decided for the lunch menu and have to try your hand at some serendipitous cooking. In spite of having a red and green peppers curry all ready I had to chop up those fresh mushrooms and some luscious fresh red […]

Grilled potatoes

I’ve never tried marinating and grilling. You know, one of those things you feel you’ll never get right. Even after years of getting an oven and grill. But enough drooling over the kababs in restaurants I told myself. Get going already! So these were a first attempt and they’re just marinated and grilled potatoes and […]

Great big green chillies in a curry

They’re most commonly found on rainy, chilly evenings in steaming street carts in India, doused in batter and so very deep fried, that it is hard to recognize them hobnobbing with other staple vegetables on a plate at lunch. I’m talking about the great big green chilli. Waving it once in front of my younger […]

Couscous and a vegetable stew

There’s absolutely nothing better than spending a loooong afternoon with friends, food and of course, wine. A lot of chit chat, quite a few laughs, and basically..chilling. Here’s what went down in the ‘food’ part of our lovely afternoon yesterday… couscous and a veggie stew. The basic recipe for the stew comes from The Veggie […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Almonds

If like me you never tire of cauliflower as a side or even as a snack, if you think you’ll like it mildly spiced, crunchy and a bit browned from roasting, say with toasted almonds to top it off, then this one is for you. See recipe here

Roasted Vegetable Kurma

A kurma can range from being mildly spicy and a little sweet to pretty fiery. This is my takes on a basic vegetable kurma that still is a staple at my parents’ table. What I like about this way of making it is the flavor that pre-roasting each vegetable adds to the kurma and the […]

Potatoes in coriander side dish

potatoes and coriander 2

Love the size and and ‘manageability’, if I can call it that, of baby potatoes! This one is from Haima.

Drumstick ‘palya’

The drumstick (or nuggekai, in Kannada) is quite the underdog of vegetables. It’s almost never served in restaurants and is used only in sambar in most south indian households. But it’s quite a versatile veggie. If you go by what my mom says, it can be cooked as a ‘koora’ (in telugu, ‘palya’ in Kannada, […]

Peppers stuffed with zucchini/brinjal

This one’s from an old cookbook I have. Modified, a little bit as always, to suit the local flavours. The original recipe has brinjals (aubergines) in the stuffing. But I had quite a lot of zucchini from my organic produce drop off, so I tried with those instead, with great results. Hubs is working from home […]