Tandoori Mushrooms & a Tribute to Tarla Dalal

Last Wednesday I woke to the news that Tarla Dalal was no more. Tarla Dalal is India’s Julia Childs in vegetarian cooking. She started her career conducting cooking class from her apartment in Mumbai in mid 1960’s and published her first cook in 1974. She went on to write many cook books since then. I […]

Shahi Gobhi

My curry in a hurry for today, day 2 of the BM#5 is shahi gobhi.  In my house, we like gravies a lot and prefer gravy curries to dry curries.  Whenever I am in a hurry, I make tomato shorva and sometimes I add veggies such as cauliflower, bottle gourd or potato to the shorva.  […]

Cucumber Yogurt Rice

I am back with another cucumber treat from Tarla Dalal, Cucumber Yogurt Rice. I don’t like plain yogurt rice and don’t eat it everyday, which is very uncommon for a south indian. Whenever I am on a guilt trip that I am not getting enough calcium from my diet, I make cucumber raita, spinach raita, […]

Cucumber Watermelon Cooler

This recipe is from Tarla Dalal. When I saw the recipe, the list of ingredients raised by eyebrow, melon and cucumber??  Since I like cucumbers, I wanted to try it. The recipe called for musk melon or cantaloupe and I used watermelon instead.  It tasted just like watermelon juice. Last 3-4 days, it felt like […]

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