Category: Indian

  • Pongali – Rice with Moong dal

    In honor of Diwali we made this tonight.

  • Eggplant with Tomatoes

  • Raita

    Our simple, fast raita recipe.

  • Mujaddara (Rice & lentils)

    A great way to use up caramelized onions. If you already have the caramelized onions, the rest of this comes together super quickly. Paired well with the sauteed beets from Five Spices, Fifty Dishes and Ben’s magic green beans (caramelized garlic + green beans = yum).

  • thalipeeth

    Tasty and quick. A new favorite for Michelle. This is from the 5 spices, 50 dishes cookbook.

  • Orange Lentil Dal

    This is an interesting sounding dish, especially for it’s ease. The fact that she mentions Smitten Kitchen is the winner in my book. 🙂 She took out the butter. I added it back in.

  • Green beans

    I love green beans. I would marry them if I could, and move to Utah. These are really super quick and a quite tasty Indian side dish. I made it on a whim for Michelle the other night, then made them again the following day with lunch since they were so quick and good.

  • Green Beans Masala over Coconut Rice

    This is quick (under 30 minute) dish to prepare. The rice cooks while the veggies are taken care of. I think the longest amount of attention is in chopping the onion and green beans. It is tasty and is low-cost and uses only 2 dishes.

  • Fried Rice (South Indian style)

    An excellent, low-fat dish that my friend Santoash made for us the other day that goes very, very well with curried-veggies-eggs.

  • Gobi Manchuri (Manchurian)

    An interesting dish as it is a Chinese-Indian dish. I fell in love with the mashup of Chinese and Indian cuisine when I was in Bangalore. I ate it every day for lunch the week that I was there.