Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry

Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry

These are the days of snuggling under the covers with a hot cup of tea as the world outside shivers and shakes and freezes up into a block of solid gray.The days of slapping the snooze button on the alarm clock, again, and again, and again, and again. The days of dreaming about spring, when the … [Read more...]

Daalonka Pulao aur Subzi Ka Meetha Stew (Lentil Pilaf and Sweet Vegetable Stew)

Of the cookbooks I love, one of my oldest favorites is a simple, very unpretentious little one called Entertaining Indian Style, by Vimla Patil.Patil's name is a familiar one in India. She was one of the country's first well-known woman journalists, and led the magazine Femina for many years. While … [Read more...]

Chickpea Khichdi and Arbi Kadhi

I like mixing things up a bit, and today's recipes are an example of the irreverential cooking I so love to practice in my experimental kitchen.In Gujarat, on India's west coast, khichdi with kadhi is a popular comfort meal. The khichdi is a blend of rice and lentils, cooked together to mushy … [Read more...]