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02 Oct 2009

Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Before moving to the U.S. nine years ago, I’d eaten Mexican food only once or twice; it just wasn’t that big in India at the time (I have no idea if it’s different now). Chinese, Thai, Continental, yes, but not Mexican. Perhaps that’s not surprising in in a country that has such a rich culinary heritage of its own.

Nine years down the road, I love Mexican food. There are several spices that are similar to those used frequently in Indian cooking, albeit in different combinations. It’s up there with dosas […]

25 Sep 2009

In-a-Flash Aloo Gobhi

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

I don’t know about you, but to me, the best way to enjoy vegetables is not to steam or boil them until they’re mush, but to temper and cook them with just the right amount and mix of seasonings – sometimes not very many – so that you can really experience the inherent goodness of the vegetable.

In that spirit, here is my recipe for Aloo Gobhi, or potato and cauliflower curry, one of the best ways (IMNSHO) to eat cauliflower. It’s a staple in Indian homes, and fast becoming a favorite in […]