Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Ingredients: 4 small potatoes 4 small eggplants 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion strand of curry leaves  ½ teaspoon coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 3 cloves garlic ½ inch piece of ginger 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies Salt to taste Method: Bring water to boil in… Continue reading Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Shredded stir-fried Carrot

Ingredients: 4 Medium carrots 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder salt to taste 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed 1 small red onion 3-4 dried red chili broken into 2-3 pieces few curry leaves Method: Peel and wash carrots shred them using a shredder with smaller holes… Continue reading Shredded stir-fried Carrot

Spicy String Bean Curry

Ingredients: ½ lb string beans ½ cup red onions thinly sliced 2-3 cloves garlic chopped into small pieces 2 small tomatoes chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon curry powder 1 ½ cups water 4 dried red chilies broken into 2pieces Strand of curry leaves Method: Wash and cut string beans into one-inch pieces. In… Continue reading Spicy String Bean Curry

Okra in Yogurt Gravy

Ingredients: 1 lb frozen cut okra 1 teaspoon canola oil 3-4 shallots 2 green chilies slit lengthwise 3-4 dried red chilies broken into 2 pieces (each) 1 strand of curry leaves ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder 1-2 teaspoons chili powder ½ cup water ½ cup thick yogurt Salt to taste Method: If… Continue reading Okra in Yogurt Gravy

Curry Leaves Powder (Kariveppilai Podi)

Ingredients: 1½ cups curry leaves 2 tablespoons Urad dhal (Black gram dhal) 4 tablespoons Channa dhal (bengal gram dhal) 2 dried red chilies a pinch of hing salt to taste Method: Wash curry leaves and dry in paper towel Dry roast the curry leaves until leaves are dry and crisp but still retain the green… Continue reading Curry Leaves Powder (Kariveppilai Podi)