Lobia Subzi – Karamani Subzi – Black Eyed Peas Subzi

Lobia or karamani is my new found favorite among the many legumes we use. Couple of years back I used karamani also known as cow peas or black eyes peas for making the Karadayan Nombu adai or the sweet karamani

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Cabbage and Paneer Kofta Curry

Kofta curry is my son’s favorite any time of the year. The minute I ask him for suggestion to make a subzi, he comes up with malai kofta without fail. I have the malai kofta recipe and another kofta recipe

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Carrot Curry with Coconut – Carrot Poriyal

For the last of day of South meal dishes, I have a simple carrot curry. Usually there are 2-3 different kinds of curry/poriyal served in a meal. One is a stir fried kind of curry/poriyal that does not have coconut

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Navaratna Kaaju Kurma – Navarathan Cashew Korma

We have been following a traditional in my family that we eat in the house on special occasions. We would eat out sometime that specific week for the special occasion and on the day of the occasion, be it birthday

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Malai Kofta – A Popular Indian Side Dish

Malai Kofta is one of the dishes that we order almost every time we are at the Indian restaurants. It is my family’s favorite because of it rich and creamy texture and flavorful koftas. I have a kofta recipe already

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Mango Tuvar Dal / Raw Mangoes and lentils

Writing all these recipes as a part of my Uttar Pradesh Thaali is bringing so many memories of the years, we lived in Kanpur and Lucknow. The richness of the food and warmth in the people was more than enough

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Benarasi Aloo Matar / Rasedar Aloo Matar – No Onion, No Garlic Recipe

This is a subzi from Uttar Pradesh that is very close to my heart. I lived about 6 years of my life in Kanpur and I was exposed to many North Indian recipes because of that. My mother who is

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Besan Ki Masala Roti with Gajar Methi Subzi

Haryana is a state is Northern India, which was separated out from the state of Punjab on the basis of language in the year 1966. It is bordered by Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Delhi. Chandigarh is

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Kofta Noor Jahani – Vegetable and Paneer Koftas in Creamy Gravy

This week we are beginning our usual three day marathon with a specific theme each week. My theme for the week is cooking recipes of my Favorite Celebrity chef. All three days it has to be a different chef. It

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Vellarikkai Kootu / Cucumber Stew

This was yet another year with a very good yield of cucumbers from our backyard. My husband came up with this wonderful idea of building a trellis for the cucumbers and ever since then the fruits are straight instead of

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