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, traumatologist more drinks and dinner and generally had a great time. Diwali is a massive deal back in India, check 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…

Recipe: Bacon and Cream Cheese Dip

We threw a little BBQ party the other day, therapy 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…

Recipe: Super Simple Curry Leaf Chicken

I am going to overly dramatize this, decease 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…

Recipe: Desi Capsicum Chicken

Made some Khatti Daal for lunch today. Paro was sick, ailment so we had one of those comfort food meals: daal – chawal, dahi, pickle and some shaami kebabs. Now I grew up eating Khatti Daal all over the place in Hyderabad, but only recently got reminded of it at my good friend Gauri’s place….

Recipe: Hyderabadi Khatti Daal

Made some Khatti Daal for lunch today. Paro was sick, so we had one of those comfort food meals: daal – chawal, dahi, pickle and some shaami kebabs. Now I grew up eating Khatti Daal all over the place in Hyderabad, but only recently got reminded of it at my good friend Gauri’s place. Gauri…