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…da masala Asparagus Mezhukuputatti/Asparagus stir fry  Mirchi Zunka/Bell peppers sauteed with chickpea flour and spices  Vazha Koombu thoran/ Banana blossom flower stir fry with coconut  Gobi aur mattar sabji/ Cauliflower and green peas curry Spicy Mushroom Fry  Amamrakai thoran/ Guar beans cooked with  coconut and spices Muthira thoran/ Horse Gram stir fry with coconut and spices Roasted Sweet potatoes with  Honey and spices Tofu Stir Fry:Indo…

Garam Masala/ Indian Spice Blend

Punjabi garam masala

…ery country has its own signature spice blend, whether it is  garam masala( Indian spice blend)  or Chinese five spices, Thai curry mix, American barbeque sauce or Cajun spice. Most of these spices are based on the regions age old traditions. I am a masala/spice blend fanatic, who loves to try all the various kinds. I was not like that when I was in India; at that time cooking was an alien thing to me. I started cooking as a necessity, which then…

Achaari Dahi Bhindi/ Okra Cooked With Yogurt And Pickle Spices

…ch I read about. I know okra goes really well with yogurt from our own vendakka kichadi. I tried okra with other spices to make Rajasthani Bhindi.  When I looked at the recipe for achaari  dahi bhindi, it has most pungent spices  mixed with  yogurt and it came from favorite Punjabi cuisine. While googling, I found this recipe by Tarla Dalal . I liked the recipe however the spice amount she used in not suitable to our palate. If I used 2 teasp…

Taking a Culinary Travel to Gods Own Country: Kerala, South India

…speed of light anywhere else in world, where in Kerala it is slow, moving leisurely.  It is also the land of spices.  Kerala has a long history of trade in the spices, with the Dutch, Portuguese and British coming to India attracted by spices from Kerala, especially black pepper. It is also one of rare state in India where all the 3 major religions (Hinduism, Christianity and Islam) being practiced by approx 30%. It is also the state where St…

Shahi Paneer/ Indian Cottage cheese cooked with yogurt, tomato and spices

…give shahi paneer a try.  Shahi paneer is a restaurant favorite, and is rich in cream, nuts, paneer, tomato and spices or simple version with yogurt, cashew nuts, paneer, tomato and spices. I tried yogurt version. Shahi means royal, and was usually found in royal kitchen (Especially of Mughal emperors’). Last time when I visited Noida, I found they add paneer in everything as variety of vegetables are scare in Northern part of India as compared…

Red White and Blue Fruit Salad with Spices (Chaat)

While growing up, fruit salad meant cutting all kinds of available fruits in the house and addition of custard milk to it and to make it into a creamy stuff. It is more like custard than fruit salad. Mom used to make it every other week for us. She would include all the seasonal fruit available there. There is also a version of eating fruits In India and Pakistan, wherein they make fruit chaat with seasonal fruits and off course it has spice…

Ammarakai Thoran /Cheeni Avarakkai Poriyal / Cluster beans/ Guar Beans Stir-fry with Coconut and Spices: A multimillionaire in disguise.

 One evening after coming back from the work my hubby asked me if I knew that guar gum it is one of the important components in fluids used for oil drilling. He is a Scientist working in Oil Industry. I know that guar gum is used in Gluten free baking, but didn’t realize these innocent looking Ammarakai/ Guar beans are base of multimillion dollar industry.  Guar gum is made from removing the beans inside the pod, splitting them and then extr…

Spicy pasta with stir fried vegetables

…mommy and daddy doing something which sparked her vocal skills.  Nowadays I make pasta with addition of Indian spices like garam masala, chili powder and cumin powder along with some pasta sauce. In order to get more vegetables into the little tummy I make stir fried vegetables and then mix with spices. Stir fried vegetables and spices makes wonderful combo, and to this the addition of pasta sauce will be like cherry on the top of ice cream. I…

Hearth and Soul blog hop: Cooking with spices Edition 5/19/14

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Hearty Welcome to the another edition of Hearth and soul blog hop with cooking with spices edition. We are looking forward to a delicious, healthy, recipes as all as health related information which helps to energize our body.Here few recipes from last week. 1 Cheesecake with homemade cheese from Winnie’s blog 2 Mediterranean dip from gluten freescand veggie 3.Chocolate beet cake from Couscous and consciousness 4. Okra theeyal from…

Semiya upma/ Vermicelli noodles cooked with Vegetables and Spices

Sometime just like morning time, evening time also is crazy with two kids, one is running around pulling everything and other one crying at his highest volume testing the strength of vocal cords. Hubby comes home tired and gets ready to go to sleep as early as possible. Irony is that we are not able to go to bed until midnight or later.  From morning I will be thinking what’s for dinner, and plan elaborate meal, but end up making an easy d…

Tawa pulao/ Tava pulao: Mumbai street food: Rice cooked with spices and vegetables

Like any Asian country, India has a large rice eating population, and even though one can see several rice based dishes as street food, rarely will you find rice dish as main one. The one exception is the tawa pulao, rice with spices and vegetables. This is one of the famous street foods from Mumbai, the economic capital of India. Mumbai is famous for its various street foods such as Pav bhaji, Vada pav, Bhel puri, Pani puri etc. This fiery r…

Kappa Vevichathu / Kappa Masala/ Yuca/ Cassava Root cooked with Spices and Coconut

In my hometown, the classic combo dishes other than rice and curries is Yuca/cassava root and fish curry. I think our ancestors know that cassava or Kappa as we call it in Malayalam is rich in carbohydrates, however poor in protein content. So they develop this combo of fish which is rich and cheap source of protein with this high carbohydrate cassava root. However vegetarians don’t follow this combo and they tend to eat cassava with a hot…

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