Matar Alu Torkari (Peas and Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 1 cup fresh shelled peas 1 medium potato, cut into small cubes 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 green chillies, chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp grated ginger 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp refined oil Method – Heat oil in a wok Add the cumin seeds Once it sizzles, add…

Bok Choy, Eggplant, Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry

Ingredients– 3 eggplants, chopped into 1” cubes 200 gm button mushrooms, cut in half (I used tinned mushrooms) 1 big bunch, bok choy, trimmed 1 small head of broccoli, cut into thin florets 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 shallots, thinly sliced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp grated ginger Salt to taste Freshly ground black…

Aloo Baingan ki Sabji (Potato Eggplant Stirfry)

Ingredients– 2 medium eggplants, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp oil Method – Add oil to a kadhai When the oil gets hot, add cumin seeds As soon as the seeds sizzle, add potatoes and cover with lid…

Aloo Matar Bhaji (Dry Peas and Potatoes)

Ingredients– 2 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 1/3 cup peas, parboiled and drained if fresh/defrosted if frozen 150 gm potato boiled and diced Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper Directions– Put the oil…

Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Curry)

Ingredients– 500 gm pumpkin 2 tbsp oil A pinch of asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 dry red chilli 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 2 tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder) 1 tsp ginger powder 2 tsp sugar Salt to taste Method…

Omitar Khar (Raw Papaya Khar)

Ingredients– 1 raw papaya A fistful of masoor dal (red lentils) 1” piece of ginger 2-3 green chillies 2 tbsp mustard oil 2-3 cloves of garlic 1/4 tsp soda bicarbonate 1/2 tsp panch phoran 1-2 dry red chilli 2 cups of water Salt to taste Chopped coriander leaves Method– Chop the papaya into small pieces…

Ol Kopir Dalna (Kohlrabi Curry)

Ingredients– Ol Kopi (Kohlrabi) – 400 gm Potato – 2 medium Green chilli – 3, slit Ginger paste – 1 heaped tsp Cumin powder – 1 tbsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Bay leaf – 1 Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Sugar to…

Aloo Bhujia

Ingredients– 1 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1 big clove garlic, grated 1/2” piece ginger, grated A pinch of turmeric powder A pinch of red chilli powder A pinch of amchur powder 1/8 tsp coriander powder 1/8 tsp garam masala powder 4 medium sized peeled and chopped potatoes Salt…

Cabbage Foogath

Ingredients– 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumins seeds 2 onions, sliced 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 dry red Kashmiri chillies 1/2 cabbage, finely shreddef 2 green chillies, chopped optional 1/4 cup freshly grated coconut 1/2 tsp salt A pinch of sugar Method – Heat oil in a pan Add mustard…

Omita aru Aloor Torkari (Raw Papaya and Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 1 big raw papaya 250 gm potatoes 1 dry red chilli 2 small onions 4-5 cloves garlic 2 green chillies 1” piece ginger 1 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Method – Peel the papaya and potatoes and cut in large pieces Make a coarse paste…