Mains

STUFFED EGGPLANT- ANDHRA STYLE

STUFFED EGGPLANT- ANDHRA STYLE

Having been married into an Andhra family has enriched my cooking knowledge with a whole amazing world of tastes and techniques. My father in law has been my mentor and this recipe has been developed with his help. In fact the plating of this dish , has been designed...

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QUINOA PASTA IN PESTO AND WHITE SAUCE

QUINOA PASTA IN PESTO AND WHITE SAUCE

Today I had some left over basil pesto sauce in my refrigerator but it wasn’t enough to make a whole pasta dish. I then put my thinking caps on and decided to mix a white cheese sauce with the basil pesto . The end result was a yummy creamy pesto pasta. This is a good...

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WHOLE WHEAT RAVIOLI STUFFED WITH BAKED BEANS

WHOLE WHEAT RAVIOLI STUFFED WITH BAKED BEANS

I’ve tried to make this variation of ravioli because we all love baked beans and so I thought of combining it with ravioli . In this recipe I have used the tinned beans but it would be good to make the beans at home. The extra virgin olive oil adds to the flavour of...

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STUFFED POTATOES IN ALMOND GRAVY

STUFFED POTATOES IN ALMOND GRAVY

Last week I had family over and I wanted to make something different for them, than the usual Indian food . I decided to give dum Aaloo or stuffed potatoes a makeover. Though this dish is a bit time consuming but everything can be prepared a day before and just baked...

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CAULIFLOWER AND POTATOES IN YOGHURT GRAVY

CAULIFLOWER AND POTATOES IN YOGHURT GRAVY

My son who was visiting us yesterday, felt like having a home cooked simple Indian meal. I had come across this cauliflower curry typically made in the hilly states of the north of India and I was inspired to create something on those lines. I have altered the recipe...

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PAKODAS IN TOMATO GRAVY WITH VEGETABLE PULAO

PAKODAS IN TOMATO GRAVY WITH VEGETABLE PULAO

Pakodas or fried lentil balls in gravy is a very authentic dish made in the North Indian households but , surprisingly , not seen on the menus of Indian restaurants. Generally it is eaten with chapatis , but here I have tried it with a fragrant vegetable pulao and it...

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RAW BANANA IN COCONUT GRAVY

RAW BANANA IN COCONUT GRAVY

Recently I was looking to make a curry with raw bananas and during my research was inspired by a few mangalorean dishes. I realised that banana in a coconut based gravy should work well and so I combined a few recipes and came up with this tangy and spicy curry. The...

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MUSHROOM RICE

MUSHROOM RICE

It’s been a busy holiday season for me , with all the travel and also the wedding season in India. During weddings the food gets too overwhelming and when you are done with it, you want to just eat something nice yet simple and light. Last evening I had mushrooms...

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PANEER KOFTAS OR COTTAGE CHEESE BALLS IN TOMATO GRAVY

PANEER KOFTAS OR COTTAGE CHEESE BALLS IN TOMATO GRAVY

This is a very popular dish in the North Indian cuisine. Koftas are actually very versatile and can be made with so many different ingredients and gravies , though this particular kofta is by far the most popular one. Here I’ve used home made cottage cheese made from...

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