Recipe: Coorgi Pork Curry

Found a frighteningly good recipe for Coorgi pork, and cooked the hell out of it this week. Mad props to Shireen Sequeira for posting this gem. The first time I tasted Coorgi Pandi / Pork Curry was when Paro and I had taken a quick weekend trip to Coorg in South India. We’d stayed at…

Recipe: Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan

Baghara Baingan is a Hyderabadi classic. My mum has been cooking it for years, but I somehow never got around to making it myself. Gave it a shot a few days ago, and was pretty happy with the results. Paro said it was the best Baghara Baingan she’d ever eaten in her life. My head swelled…

Recipe: Kurkure Karele / Bitter Gourd Fry

The first sign of actually growing up, is when you stop making a fuss to eat your damn veggies. I eat everything under the sun, but as a chef – I’d say vegetables are more versatile to cook with than meat and should always be a part of a meal. I’ve always loved Bitter Gourd (Karela…

Recipe: Kalakand

Yesterday was Diwali. We had some friends over for drinks, more drinks and dinner and generally had a great time. Diwali is a massive deal back in India, and everyone's kitchen usually produces something sweet. Now if you've been following this blog, you will see that I lean heavily towards non-vegetarian fare. There's the occasional vegetarian…

Recipe: Bacon and Cream Cheese Dip

We threw a little BBQ party the other day but it was on a Friday. Right after work. This meant I couldn’t do much cooking and we had to resort to mostly store bought stuff. It’s not my style, but it was still a lot of fun. Paro poured so much booze into the Long Islands,…

Recipe: Super Simple Curry Leaf Chicken

I am going to overly dramatize this, and describe it as the  time a potted plant saved my life.  I’m really just paying tribute to my curry leaf plant, but just go with it, okay? Now I’ve been on the road for a bit. Boston, San Francisco and then Vegas. Ate a lot of really great stuff but towards…

Recipe: Desi Capsicum Chicken

When you think about impulse purchases, the things that normally come to mind are expensive watches, unusually colored shirts or an impromptu holiday. My case isn’t so glamorous. I went out to buy a carton of milk yesterday and came back with three bell peppers / capsicums. Now I love capsicum, man. I love to chop…