Poha

Poha

Poha

I was totally a poha hater the first time I saw it. Poha is basically just rice flakes, but to me they look a lot like instant potato flakes. I was expecting the poha to turn into the mashed potatoes of my nightmares, but it didn’t. It’s delicious. My husband at this for breakfast in India, but I really find it to be more of a lunch/dinner/snack kind of thing. I’m kind of an eggs-bacon-toast or just-a-coffee sort of breakfast eater. I don’t really branch out much. Continue reading

Cheesy Pizza Dosa Bites

Cheesy Pizza Dosa Bites in Ebelskiver Pan

Cheesy Pizza Dosa Bites in Ebelskiver Pan

As a kid (and shamefully also as an adult), I loved Bagel Bites- tiny pizza bites that are delicious and glutinous and horrible for you. I swore off bagel bites several years ago as I was no longer a starving undergrad and was a bit more health conscious. But recently at my sister-in-law’s, I was reminded of the sweet cheesy bliss that is bagel bites when she made dosa balls in an ebelskiver pan for her son.

 

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Seviyan Kheer (Sweet Vermicelli Pudding)

Seviyan Kheer

Seviyan Kheer

Happy Holi! Before I met my husband, I only knew Holi as a festival of colors where everyone throws colored chalk at each other.  Today, I learned it’s a celebration of winter ending and spring beginning (maybe in India the winter is ending…), and it’s very traditional to make something sweet. So, I made seviyan kheer for the first time. Rice and tapioca puddings have long been a favorite of mine, but my husband recently introduced me to seviyan kheer- a pudding that uses tiny vermicelli noodles in place of rice or tapioca. It’s delicious and worth trying if you love pudding as much as I do! Continue reading

Mung Bean Chaat

Mung Bean Chat

Mung Bean Chaat

When my husband first told me he was making me a sprouted bean for breakfast, I was a little put off. I love beans and sprouts, but I was suspicious about the breakfast part. Of course, it was delicious, and I was dying to know how he made it. However, I was totally right about the breakfast part. This is better as a lunch or a snack in my opinion. Continue reading

Khatti Meethi Amiya (Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle)

aamba khatta

Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle

 

I wanted to try making an easy Indian pickle mostly because everyone kept telling me not to make any pickles due to how difficult they can be. The child in me refuses to be told no, so I of course made it my mission to try pickling. This was my very first recipe, and it is super easy. I actually added way to much water to mine and it still tasted delicious. Continue reading

Aloo Gobi Vindaloo (Potato Cauliflower Vindaloo)

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Aloo Gobi Vindaloo

 

My husband gave me the Plenty cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi for Christmas, and I have been slowly cooking my way through it. Since Vindaloo is an Indian dish, we had to try this recipe though I did change a few things. The dish was a bit sweet for my taste and I adapted the ingredients to match what I could buy in our local grocery store/what I had in the cupboard. Instead of shallots I used onion; instead of red chile I used jalapeño. We thought this dish was pretty banging or to use my new Hindi phrase “dhaasu.” Below is my spin on Ottolenghi’s Vindaloo.   Continue reading