October 30, 2011


Well, not really Indian or Mexican but home made! The best place to get dough is Trader Joe's, they have nice bags! Spread out on an oven pan (grease it with some Pam or other non-stick otherwise hard to remove!)

Chop your fresh veggies, mushroom and anything else! Mushrooms, onions, peppers and tomatoes for us.

Grate some mozzarella. You can also use fresh mozzarella.

Try different varieties. Top off with cilantro or basil.



October 22, 2011

Arbi - Taro roots

Wash and cover with cling wrap and cook in microwave for 7-9mins. The roots are full cooked at this time. All you need is now fry in some oiland spices.

Peel the skin and chop into pieces.

Add some oil and fry some cumin first. Give it a more than a few seconds to allow the essence into the oil.

Add the roots, salt, chili and haldi.

October 15, 2011

Toor Dal

Start with Toor dal and wash it. You don't have to use a pressure cooker but it will dramatically cut your cooking time!

Add salt and haldi and then set to cook. Once the pressure builds up turn the heat down to low and allow to cook for 5mins. Then let it slowly cool down with the stove off. (atleast 15mins).

Prepare the tadka with some cumin in oil. Add chili and heeng (asafoetida).

Stir and serve with rice!

October 6, 2011

Tamarind water

Even as summer is ending some freshly made tamarind water is always refreshing! Start with tamarind ofcourse, remove the shell and soak in water for about an hour.

Strain through a sieve to get the pulp. Add some sugar, water and ice. Ready to serve!