Steamed Edamame

For one thing we order starters in a restaurant is to give time for dinner to arrive. One of our favorite starters in a Thai restaurant is edamame. Edamame is a Japanese name for young pods of soybean. They can be simmered, boiled, sauteed, microwaved. My family prefers steamed one and it is very refreshing…

Tamatillo Chutney

Tomatillos are Mexican husk green tomatoes. Call it salsa if you eat tortillas and chips or call it chutney if you are eating Indian cuisine. Without chutney, yesterday’s dinner wouldn’t have been a zing one. Tomatillos are sour and you won’t need lime or tamarind juice to make your chutney tangy. Sour and hot chilies…

Avial- Eat as salad or soup

In today’s world of special diets and loads of options on the internet, we almost forget to cook basic traditional foods which are  commonly eaten in some regions. Any vegetarian feast is incomplete with out avial especially in southern Indian state of Kerala where it is commonly cooked.  Avial means cooked in water. Commonly used…

Kesar Paneer Payasam

One of my first murals was on a bare mud pot and Krishna was my first one! As if sleepless nights were not enough with a 5 month old daughter at home, I took 9 months to complete this mural which still adores our house in India. Sculpting was my soul food!    Although I…