Category Indian

Crab Cakes, Southern India Style

It has been two months since we woke up at sunrise to experience the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day on the Cochin shoreline of Southern India.  The majestic Chinese fishing nets already at rest for the day while the lots were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Local folk who own food […]

Mango Lassi

Namaskar and greetings, my friends. I have just returned from a glorious three week culinary tour of Southern India. A trip of a lifetime. Every morsel of food, whether a hotel meal, cooking class or street food was a taste sensation.  We had a marvelous travelling group and an amusing and informative tour guide. I […]

Butter Chickpeas

Well, I broke down recently and bought the kitchen appliance of the year — the Instant Pot.  At first I was taken aback by a pressure cooker-slow cooker-sauté machine plus dozen of other functions-cooker, but I was curious and wanted the challenge.  There are so many dedicated websites and blogs with recipes about the Instant […]

Coconut Milk Fish Curry with Tamarind

There are two ways I prepare for dinner.  The first is, choose a recipe, buy the ingredients and make the meal.  The second is, check what I have in my freezer or pantry and refrigerator and find a recipe that suits the ingredients.  Today I chose the latter, as I had some frozen haddock that […]

Indian Seasoned Fish Cakes

When I found this Bonnie Stern Recipe inspired by a Vij Vikram recipe, owner of Vij’s modern Indian restaurant in Vancouver, I couldn’t resist trying it out.  I was at Vij’s in June, 2013 and I was so excited to have the chance to eat there.  In her book Friday Night Dinners Bonnie Stern shares […]

My Amazing Vegetarian Indian Experience

I am trying to increase the non-animal protein component in my diet for health, and my cholesterol levels.  Because I love Indian cuisine and I love Madhur Jaffrey’s cooking (two of her recipes on previous posts: her garam masala spice blend and Lentil Soup, a Lovely Soup), what could be better than to delve into […]

Rainforest Nut Coconut Curry

Sometimes I get my inspiration to try a new recipe in the strangest places.  I was at Whole Foods sampling some Rainforest Nut Butter with Coconut (made by Proudly Canadian, Nuts to You Nut Butter Inc.), made with Brazil nuts, cashews and coconut pieces.  There was a recipe handout on the sample table which looked […]