Carrot Poriyal (Carrot-Kobbari Kura)

Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy & prosperous New Year — 2015. Hope everyone had a fun filled joyous holiday. Fun means lots of food in my book and I sure had lots and lots of fun for the past couple of weeks. After all the delicious bakes and holiday specials that I posted at the end of the year, I wanted to start the New Year with a healthy & simple dish. I watched this recipe on a Telugu cooking show and loved how simple it was with very few ingredients. My mom makes dry carrot curry with…

Spicy Eggplant Curry (Vankaya Masala kura)

Today’s dish is made by my neighbor aunty and since it is an eggplant curry made in a different way, I had to click to pictures and post the recipe for future reference. One of the perks of living in India is the loving neighbors who share their homemade dishes and recipes. When I signed up for this month’s ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge’, I knew I might have to bother my mom to make some of her signature dishes so that I can share them with you all. But luckily I have more than one source here and thanks to…

Thotakura Thelagapindi Kura (Amaranth Greens-Sesame Curry)

I have a very simple and healthy curry today. I watched it on a Telugu cooking show and made it right away. I made this last month in US when I had a bowl full of fresh amaranth leaves that I harvested before leaving to India on vacation. I think this curry can also be made with other greens like spinach, kale or swiss chard. I didn’t plant too many herbs or flower plants this year for the fear of them dying due to neglect while we are away. With my husband’s busy travel schedule I’ve little hope that he…

Spicy Cabbage dry Curry

There are some vegetables that get treated the same way ALL the time. In our household, cabbage is one of them. I usually make a dry curry with grated ginger and coconut which tastes great but after a while I got bored of cooking it. So I bookmarked this recipe from the ‘India Cookbook’ by Pushpesh Pant. This is a huge cookbook with 1000 recipes (out of which may be 500~600 are vegetarian) and since I’m borrowing it from the library, I don’t have too much time to even go through the recipes in detail. Luckily there are pictures of…

Mashed Potato Poriyal (Urulaikizhangu Podimas/ Mashed Potato Curry)

My husband is a big potato fan and leave it to him, he can eat potatoes in any form for all meals. SO I’m always looking for interesting recipes with potatoes. I’m not sure why it took me this long to make this super simple curry from Dakshin by Chandra Padmanabhan. This is basically mashed potato curry not unlike the one I make for dosas, but the addition of grated coconut at the end is new for me. I think this curry tastes good even with rotis.