Cooking Class in Pyongyang, North Korea

It’s been a little over two months since we came back from North Korea – the most mysterious country Paro and I have ever set foot in. If you’ve been following my ramblings on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll know that I try to do a cooking class in every country I travel to. For me…

Boring Indian Vegetable Curry

Heat 3 tbsp oil and throw in 1 small piece of cinnamon, and 1 bay leaf Add a cup of finely chopped onion and cook till light brown. You can do this on high heat, but be careful not to burn them, okay? Add 2 heaped teaspoons of fresh ginger & garlic paste + 2…

Boring Indian Chicken Curry

Heat 2 tbsp vegetable / canola / sunflower oil Throw in a bayleaf and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (optional) Add 1 cup chopped onion and cook till brown Add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and 3 tbsp water. Cook for 1 min. Chuck in a cup of chopped tomato. Canned tomato works. At a pinch, ketchup…

Bindu’s Kurnool Style Peanut Chutney

Once in a while, people who come for a class with me, leave things behind. Sometimes it’s a USB cable. Sometimes it’s a kickass recipe for Peanut Chutney. I’ve been running my Boring Indian Food Workshop™? for like a year & a half now. One of the most fun things about my side gig, is…

Sukha (Dry) Aloo Gobhi

I once ran a cross country race when I was in school. I was a notoriously slow runner & participated only because it was compulsory. There were 35 other kids in the race – ALL better at this shit than me, but that Friday something was different. We started running, & I soon saw other…

Aloo Gobhi Masaledaar

Heat 1 tbsp mustard oil Throw in 1 tsp cumin seeds, a bayleaf and a little piece of mace and let everything crackle. Add a chopped onion and cook till brown Add 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste and a splash of water. Cook for 2 min on high. Chuck in a chopped tomato and cook till…

Mixed Nut Chikki

In a pan, toast 1.5 tbsp of white sesame seeds till they start to pop. Take off heat, and set aside Toast 1 cup of mixed nuts – equal quantities of cashews, pistachios and almonds in a pan for 5 min. Slice the almonds and cashews in half or they’ll be a little too chunky….

Chitti’s Keema Cutlets

Heat 1 tbsp oil Throw in 1 tsp mace, 1 black cardamom & 1 bayleaf. Cook for 30 seconds. Add one chopped onion and cook till brown Add 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste and a splash of water and cook for 1 min on high Chuck in one chopped tomato and cook the mixture till…

Palakura Pappu

Palakura Pappu from Andhra Pradesh – loaded with spinach and just so many flavours! By far, one of my favourite ways to cook lentils. Cook 1 cup of Toor Dal (Pigeon Peas) in a pressure cooker. If you don’t have a cooker, soak the peas for a hour in warm water and then cook on…