Category: Potatoes

  • Spicy Pesto 3 Ways – Basil-Mint Pesto Tofu Scramble

    For my third and final Spicy Basil-Mint Pesto dish, I only had about 2 tablespoons of pesto left.  I got a little creative, borrowed some elements from Rajat’s tofu scramble and came up with a hearty breakfast of spicy pesto mixed with scrambled tofu, potatoes, onions and tomatoes topped off with chipotle flavored tostada shells. […]

  • Vegetable Bhaji (Spicy Tempura) with Mint Chutney

    Bhaji is basically Indian tempura – vegetables battered in a spicy flour coating, deep fried and served piping hot straight out of the oil, slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.  In our house, bhaji was the late afternoon snack of particularly lazy Saturday afternoons following a nap.  Bhaji was the pre-dinner […]

  • Aloo Tikki Sandwich

    Earlier this month, I daringly ventured into the Indian breadmaking arena.  In case you missed my Aloo Paratha post, it was a challenge that turned out to be surmountable after all.  My aloo balls for stuffing the paratha must have been a little on the small side though because we had some leftover aloo filling. […]

  • Punjabi Chole with Amchur Crusted Aloo

    Punjabi Chole with Amchur Crusted Aloo is possibly the easiest curry I’ve made in a long time.  The chickpeas are packed with protein and high in fiber, and their buttery, nutty taste mixes well with this heavy on masala curry sauce topped with tangy, roasted potatoes.  In a nutshell, you boil everything in a big stockpot, broil some potatoes […]

  • Aloo Paratha – Spiced Potato Filled Flatbread

    Warm, generously filled parathas (stuffed Indian flatbread) remind me of cold, wintery mornings at my husband�EUR(TM)s family�EUR(TM)s house in Delhi. We wake up to be treated to hot parathas and steaming chai. Despite our �EURoeprotests�EURoe against such a heavy breakfast and �EUR�pleas�EURoe for no butter, we let our plates be filled with hot paratha after […]

  • Palak Channa – Spinach and Chickpeas

    I�EUR(TM)ve been craving the smooth taste of hearty chickpeas ever since reading about Mike�EUR(TM)s channa masala. So, not surprisingly, Sunday�EUR(TM)s lineup included chickpeas. As a healthier alternative to palak paneer, we decided to make palak channa. Soft, buttery chickpeas swimming in pureed fresh spinach made for a fulfilling end to a lazy weekend. You can […]

  • Mumbai Mama, Take Me Home – Vada Pav

     Country roads, take me home, to the place where I belong…John Denver was singing about the mountains of West Virginia but his song resonated with me as I read about prominent Mumbaiites like Suketu Mehta urging the world to run to Mumbai – not away from it in response to the recent terrorist attacks.  I agree with Suketu’s […]

  • Nutella Ricotta Stuffed Pancakes and Roasted Home Fries

    Last night, we met some friends for dinner at Cafe Ino, and I didn’t manage to save any room for their nutella panino.  We woke up this morning to hear what could only have been ginormous raindrops hitting our skylight, and I knew it was a perfect day for a decadent brunch.  We made nutella […]

  • My Secret Dream to be a Sandwich Artist – Aloo Gobi Naanini

    R and I don’t usually don’t have time to really cook dinner on weeknights b/c we get home so late, so on nights like tonight, we rely on heating up leftovers.  I had gotten a little tired of the rice and aloo combo, so I decided to turn my leftover aloo gobi sabji into a […]

  • Simple Sides – Quick Aloo Gobi

    I found this beautiful, oddly yellow colored cauliflower at the   grocery store today and was intrigued to see what it tasted like…I have to say that tasted just like regular cauliflower to us.  Would love to hear from anyone else who has tried these cross bred veggies (which is kind of creepy, no?)… Normally, I like […]