Baked baby eggplant topped with onion, habanero mango salsa, goat cheese and basil

I love baby eggplants but in India we always removed the skin and cooked it to a point where it gets mushy and it would drive me nuts when my mom would insist that i eat this mushy eggplant curry with my rotis/bread. I wanted to come up with an eggplant dish that I would … Continue reading

Cooking with 10 year old Anaya on her Birthday

I have been postponing this post now for a long time simply because I wanted to sit down and write about this wonderful cooking experience with a 10 year old girl, Anaya. Anaya is such a sweet, brilliant, creative 10 year old who loves to cook. On her 10 th birthday, her mom Shruti decided to … Continue reading

Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant & Bulgur Wheat

Mango Coconut Soup, yes you heard it right. I loveeeeeeee mangoes and my husband just got me a bagful the other day. Perfect excuse to tell him that the mangoes are going to go bad and have to be used in a “wise” manner so that they don’t get rotten over time 🙂 I learnt … Continue reading

Recipe: Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant and Bulgur Wheat

Ingredients: 1/4 cup Grated coconut(fresh/ frozen) 2 Ripe mangoes or 1/4 cup Mango puree’ 1tbsp cumin seeds 1/4tsp fenugreek seeds(if you have it, this gives such flavor! else u can skip this) 1 Red Chilli 🙂 as per individual spice level(you can take off the seeds if you like less spice) Nandini’s tip: 1 tbsp … Continue reading

Recipe: Eggplant Curry in honor of Ben Starr

Ingredients 1 medium sized eggplant( I used 1/2 a large eggplant) 1 onion 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 green chillies 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves 1 inch piece of fresh ginger(else 1 tsp ginger powder) 2/3 cloves of garlic Baking pan Canola Oil … Continue reading

Eggplant Curry in Honor of Ben Starr!

I am a huge fan of Ben Starr from Master Chef Season 2 and have always cheered for him. I feel like apart from being a wonderful chef, he is such a nice person and has been very encouraging. He has now become one of my good friends and my idol. In our recent conversation, … Continue reading

Home made Plantain Chips with Mango Salsa & Hot Jalapeno

I was born in the state of Kerala in India. Kerala is in the southern part of India and is know for its beautiful backwaters and greenery! There is one another thing Kerala is well known for- Its Plaintain chips!!!! My mom always made these crispy plantain chips that me and brother always kept munching … Continue reading