Chicken Curry with Cashew Powder

Depending on the region, the base for Indian curries is usually onion, tomato and/or yogurt along with combination of poppy seeds, coconut powder and/or nuts. In parts of South and south western regions of India, yogurt is replaced with coconut milk and some mughlai curries have cream. At my place and at husband’s place, the […]

Cauliflower Shorva (Stew)

Shorva or shorba is a stew with chunks of vegetables or meat. I made cauliflower shorva with tomatoes, cauliflower and yogurt. I already posted tomato shorva, bottle gourd shorva, chicken shorva & mutton shorva recipes. I mentioned how shorva is different from a soup and a curry in my chicken shorva post. I planned on […]

Alsande Tonak from Goa

As I mentioned in my last post, I met some of my blogging friends when I was in India this past February. Archana’s gave us a packet of Tonak masala. She also prepared alsande tonak during our meet in Chennai and unfortunately I missed the cooking session as I had to get back to Hyderabad […]

Sarson da Saag & Makki de Roti

Today we move on from Rawalpindi in Punjab, Pakistan to Punjab India. For the third combo of the week, I have one of the most famous food combos from the state of Punjab, sarson ka saag with makki ka roti. This combo is favorite among the locals in Punjab, both in India & Pakistan. Saag […]

Choley for Cooking from Cookbook Challenge

Cooking from Cookbook Challenge is a blog event I try to participate at least twice a month. This a weekly weekend event, where we post recipes prepared from cookbooks, paper clipping and written down recipes. This event has forced me try many new recipes that I wanted to but never got around to do. Today’s […]

Black Eyed Peas Curry

For this week’s cooking from cookbook challenge, I have another legumes curry from Anjum Anand’s New Indian cookbook. In spring and summers whenever I can get hold of some fresh black eyed peas, I add them to vegetable fries and gravies but never used dry or canned black eyed peas in curries. I use dry […]

Sri Lankan Shrimp Curry

Growing up, all I knew about Sri Lanka was it is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, neighbor of India, has a cricket team, Colombo is the capital city, LTTE rebels fighting for a separate state for Sri Lankan Tamils in northern part of the country and King Ravana of Lanka from the Hindu […]

Peru – Garbanzo con Acelga ~ Chickpeas and Swiss Chard Stew

Today we are traveling to western South American country of Peru. Peru is home to ancient cultures and one of the oldest in the world. It was a Spanish colony until it got its independence in 1821. The capital is Lima. Mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing is the main economy of the country. The cuisine […]

Jamaican Chicken Curry

For the 10th alphabet J, we travel to the Caribbean nation of Jamaica. Jamaican cuisine is influenced by Spanish, British, African, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Jamaica was first a Spanish colony and later under British rule. When slave trade was banned, British brought in Indians and Chinese workers. When there are so many nationals in […]

Bangladeshi Rustic Style Chicken Curry

For the second day of around the world in 30 days with ABC cooking, we travel to Bangladesh to taste this rustic chicken curry. Bangladesh was once part of India and the food is similar to Indian food, to be more precise the food is similar to Bengali cuisine. The recipe I chose for this […]

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