The Basic Daal

A very basic daal recipe that builds flavors in two stages. Take boiled lentils, cook them in an onions base and finally temper with desi ghee. Stage 1: Soak in water for 30mins, one cup of mixed lentils. I use 50% Toor, 25% Masoor and 25% Mung daal. Drain and discard the water. Put theContinue reading “The Basic Daal”

Keto Chicken and Spinach

A great weeknight dinner. Light and yummy with a good load of protein in it. Chicken breast, marinated in vinegar, paprika, turmeric and salt. Preferably use a cast iron pan. Heat a little oil and place the chicken on it. Let it cook for about 4 minutes on one side and then flip it over.Continue reading “Keto Chicken and Spinach”

Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils

This is one of my goto vegetable dishes. It needs a lentil, I used yellow Mung beans. a gourd, I used bottle gourd. a sturdy vegetable, I used beetroot. aromatics, I used onions, garlic, chilly and so on. a healthy fat, everyone must use ghee. some spices like cumin, fennel etc. Soak the lentils inContinue reading “Beetroot and Bottle gourd with Lentils”

Garlicky Pomfret Fish Fry

I find people who don’t like fish as being very fishy…in other words, my cat does not like them. Take a whole garlic. Remove all the pods. Pulse them in a mixie and you have this wet paste that smells awesome. But you can’t really fry anything in it. So we start a balancing act.Continue reading “Garlicky Pomfret Fish Fry”

Red Mullet Grilled

Fishes come in all colors and shapes. But one of the prettiest fishes is the Red Mullet. Its called Nagarai Meen in Tamil. It has a lovely color and soft white meat. It does have quite a few bones but they are manageable. With fishes that have such delicate flavors, I prefer using minimal spices.Continue reading “Red Mullet Grilled”