Maa Choliyan Di Dal: Punjabi Style Mixed Lentils


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The creamy, warm and fragrant Maa di Dal has the wholesome nourishing feeling slowly seep into me, with a tingle of beautiful memories: crisp winter air, travels and meals in dhabas.


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Baingan Ka Raita: Eggplant in Seasoned Yogurt


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As the temperature oscillates between extremes, the body is confused: to wrap the fingers around a hearty cup of soup or to sit outdoors under the shade and cool off with a mild salad? This winter definitely seems undecided.


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Begun Posto: Eggplants with Poppy Seeds Paste


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This is another traditional Bengali recipe. Eggplants are  lightly sauteed and then cooked in the creamy poppy seed paste. It is amazingly simple and flavorful. This happens to be one of those dishes where no spices are required.

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Roasted (and Herb Marinated) Garlic


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I am re-posting this from the archives, with some changes. Last weekend we had our home smelling of roasted garlic, olive oil and rosemary.

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Chicken Tikka Naan Pizza


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It needs no describing that this is pretty much an Indian flavored pizza.  Nothing new or original. Naan pizzas are everywhere. Or are they called “Naanizza”?  I came across that recently! They have been creating sensations for a while and it does not seem that they will fall out of trend soon. However how often do you make a pizza with the bold Indian “green chutney” ?

Mint and Coriander chutney, or what I call an Indian Pesto, makes the zesty sauce here. That makes all the difference.

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