Palak Roti

Ingredients: Spinach (2 cups) Wheat Flour (2 cups) Salt (to taste) Water (as required) Oil (as required) Directions: Rinse the spinach thoroughly. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add some salt. Add the spinach and cook for 2- 3 minutes and then strain out the spinach leaves and put it over an…

Methi Malai Matar (Creamy Fenugreek Green Peas)

Ingredients: Fenugreek Leaves (2 bunches; roughly chopped) Onion (1; cubed) Green Chilies (2; slit into halves) Ginger-Garlic Paste (1 teaspoon) Cashew nuts (1/4 cup; soaked) Heavy cream (1/2 cup) Green Peas (1 cup; if using frozen soak it in warm water for 10 minutes) Cumin seeds (1 teaspoon) Water (1 cup) Gara Masala (1/4 teaspoon)…

Upma

Ingredients Semolina/Rava (2 cups; dry roasted) Carrot (2; diced) Green Beans (6-7; cut into small pieces) Peas (1/2 cup; if using frozen soak it in warm water for 5-10 minutes) Water (4 cups, for every cup of semolina 2 cups of water) Onion (1 medium-sized, finely chopped) Mustard Seeds (1 teaspoon) Green Chilies (2-3, cut…

Kappa Kuzhachathu (Mashed Tapioca)

Ingredients: Tapioca (2-3 pounds; peeled and sliced into small pieces) Coconut (2 cups; shredded) Green Chili (3 chilies) Cumin seeds (2 teaspoons) Garlic cloves (3-4 cloves) Shallots (3; peeled and roughly chopped) Curry leaves (1 spring) Turmeric powder (1-2 tablespoons) Salt (to taste) For tempering: Coconut oil (2 tablespoons) Cumin seeds (1 tablespoon) Dried Red…

Chana Palak Masala

Ingredients: Chickpeas (16 oz, I used canned) Spinach (2 cups) Garlic (6-7, sliced) Black cardamom (1-2) Green cardamom (1-2) Cloves (3-4) Peppercorns (3-4) Bay leaf (2-3) Onion (2 medium finely chopped or you could use onion paste) Tomato paste (2 tablespoons) Green chilies (1-2; sliced into halves) Coriander powder (1 tablespoon) Chili powder (1 tablespoon)…

Pumpkin curry

Ingredients: Pumpkin (2 cups, cut into small cube size pieces) Shallots (10; thinly sliced) Tomato (1 small sized; finely chopped) Green chilies (1-2, slit into halves) Curry Leaves (2 springs) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1 teaspoon) Nutmeg (grated, a pinch) Tamarind (Lime sized piece) Coriander Powder (2 teaspoons) Asafetida (hing; couple of pinches)…

Vegetable Aush

Ingredients: For the soup: Noodles (Any flat noodles will do. If using long noodles, break them in half before adding them to the dish) Onion (1 medium) Tomatoes (2 or 3 medium; coarsely chopped) Garlic (2-3 cloves; finely chopped) Cilantro (use as per preference) Spinach (2 – 3 cups) Kidney beans (1 can; drained and…

Onion Tarte Tatin

Ingredients: Shallots (8-9 shallots; peeled and cut into halves) [I used a 8-inch skillet] Garlic (1 teaspoon; minced) Rosemary (2 teaspoons; chopped) Sage (2 teaspoons; chopped) Thyme (2 teaspoons plus some for garnish) Balsamic Vinegar (2 tablespoons) Port Wine (1 tablespoon) Salt (1/2 tablespoon) Puff Pastry (1 sheet; rolled out to cover your skillet) Sharp…

Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd

As a kid, my grandmom and mom had a tough time with me because I was a very picky eater. They always had to make some sort of meat or seafood for me to have my dinner and vegetables were a huge no-no for me. They would really struggle to make me feed a meal…

Stir Fried Cauliflower Rice

This recipe is more about intuition; you can add anything and everything and it will just always be perfect. I made a vegan version but you can always feel free to add proteins as per your desire. Ingredients: Cauliflower Rice (20 ounces; You can adjust the quantities as per requirement) Beans (A bunch; slice the…