Archive for the ‘side dishes’ 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

Potatoes in coriander side dish

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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, […]

Mushrooms and dips

This is for Suman’s son, Pranav, who loves mushrooms! It’s quite basic, the punch is in the dips. I’ll share more soon. I’ve baked these mushrooms, along with potatoes and red peppers, in an oven. You can try baking in a microwave to get the same results. These are similar to the potato wedges recipe, and […]

Red and yellow peppers curry

It doesn’t have to be continental all the way with red and yellow peppers. They make a great side dish for rotis/phulkas. All this curry needs is some Indian spice! The peppers are sweet and the spice is well…spicy, so they work really well together.  It’s so simple and hardly takes any time to make. […]