Aakha Ringan Bateta nu Shak | Gujarati Eggplant and Potato Curry

Aakha Ringan Bateta nu Shak is a deliciously rich concoction of a tomato based curry, flavored delicately with garlic, peanuts and roasted gram flour. This curry is spiced with daily Indian ground spices with notes of cinnamon and clove powder. There are so many versions of Ringan Bateta nu Shaak in Gujarat. Every city has…

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Gujarati Dal | Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal | My Mom’s Recipe

This dal takes me back to my mom’s kitchen every time I make it. It is one of those precious recipes that is very close to my heart and I have been cherishing it since I took my first bite probably. So, when I say that my mom’s Gujarati Dal recipe is famous, it is…

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Rajwadi Dhokli Nu Shak | Spiced Chickpea Flour Dumplings in Yogurt Curry

I have very fond memories of enjoying this delicious Rajwadi Dhokli nu Shak with my dad. My dad and I absolutely love this curry, it is one of our favorites and I am sure you won’t be surprised if I tell you, that I bond with everyone close to me in my life over food.…

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Lauki Kofta Curry | Dudhi na Kofta

Late anniversary celebrations ringed in today with Lauki Koftas. These Koftas are packed with flavor from fresh and ground spices, deep fried and dunked into a tomato curry with nuttiness of gram flour, it makes a very easy and delightful curry on the table. The kofta curry is usually served with piping hot variety of…

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Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Curry)

Rajma Chawal brings a bright shiny twinkle in my eyes. The smell of Rajma smearing in the onion tomato gravy with whole spices lures me deeply to dive in my plate of Jeera Rice soaked in Rajma Masala! And this happens to me every single time I think of Rajma Chawal. Rajma’s are beautiful Red…

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Khatta Mag (Spiced Moong in Yogurt Curry)- With Vegan Option

Every Wednesday, when I returned from school, guessing lunch was a no brainer. It always used to be khatta mag and rice, with rotli and a vegetable stir fry. Do you follow any such traditions? I come from a joint family, so when 10 people want 10 different things on the menu, I think that…

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Black Eyed Peas in Coconut Curry

It is a pure bliss to get introduced to such beautiful and delicious South-Indian cooking. Growing up, all I knew about South Indian Cuisine was Dosa, Idlis, Vadas, Uthappam , Sambhar and Chutneys. As a kid and a teenager dosas used to be my favourite. I wasn’t much of a fast food person. But the…

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Creamy Dal Makhani (Healthy Home Made Creamy Dal Makhani)

The soft aroma of the most beautiful combination of Indian Tadka splashes in my kadai after so long, the smell lures me deep into the feeling of diving into fond memories of taking a bite into Kali Dal from Mirch Masala or on the roadside restaurants in Punjab long back when I was on the…

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Dhansak Recipe| No Dhansaak Masala Required

Dhansak is a popular curry from Parsi community from India. Most popularly cooked with chicken or lamb, it is a delight to enjoy the vegetarian version of this amazing concoction too. My mom’s very good friend Krupali Aunty, made this Dhansak for a few get togethers, and my mom absolutely loved it. Since mom is…

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Chana Bateta – Black Chickpeas and Potato Curry – A Family Recipe

My grandma’s kitchen is inspired with a lot of recipes from East Africa, as she was born and brought up there. When she moved to India after marrying my grandpa, she continued making everyone fall in love with her cooking. She likes her recipes easy, healthy and delicious. Chana Bateta is one of those recipes.…

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