IVY GOURD CHUTNEY | DONDAKAYA PACHADI

Ivy Gourd Chutney,this recipe uses a member of quash family. Can be tried with any other vegetable.
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Ivy gourd chutney is not only delicious but also a very healthy side that can be served with bread or rice of your choice. Mostly serve with dosa (Indian crepes), chutney tends to be rich in calories but this ivy gourd chutney recipe eliminates that and provides a base to be substituted with any other vegetable making this a SUPER RECIPE (one recipe, many forms)! Continue reading

BOMBAY SANDWICH | MOM’S CHUTNEY SANDWICH

Bombay Sandwich for teatime
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Bombay sandwich from the good ol’ days before grilled cheese-s, Paninis and subs; just how mom made it with a generous application of creamy homemade butter, minty green chutney and fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. Did your face just break into a smile? Yes! Mine did as I was typing it too! 🙂 Have you ever made up ridiculous stories about true facts? Like this one; long, long ago, when my dad was driving our reliable Maruti Omni (popularly known as the Maruti van), my brother and I were proudly occupying the rear seat.  Proud? But, of course!  We were in… Continue reading

BAKED HASSELBACK ZUCCHINI WITH GARLIC

Baked Hasselback Zucchini
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Baked Hasselback Zucchini was my tweak this Memorial Day weekend on the traditional Swedish hasselback potatoes. The food photos spread out over the internet for the weekend were mostly of barbecues, salads and potatoes. Not being a great fan of mashed potatoes, I decided to feed my desire for potatoes and fancy food with baked hasselback zucchini. The garlic topping with the fresh herbs…. Ooo La la! Confession time again! While this foodilicious picture and description of my inspiration for the weekend makes it look like I had a super-productive weekend, it was quite the opposite. Not that I am claiming any… Continue reading

KURKURE TINDORA | IVY GOURD & POTATO CRISPS

Tindora | Ivy Gourd
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Gourds are never appealing to the eye. It generally reminds you of food your mom would force you to finish. Tindora | Ivy Gourd is no exception to this but….. (There is always a but. You should by now that I would never call a vegetable ugly :P) I believe that a good recipe brings out the flavor of any inedible-looking veggie. For example: Don’t the crisps look yum? Now, look at this picture of Tindora/Ivy Gourd. Changed perspective? Not yet? It shall. Once you try this and taste it. Remember, it has your ever favorite French fries hidden in it…. Continue reading