Dudhi chana nu shaak

Dudhi Channa nu Shaak Recipe

Dudhi channa nu shaak is a staple Gujarati shaak (subzi) made from dudhi, which is a type of squash. Dudhi is known as bottle gourd or opo squash in english, and lauki in Hindi. Dudhi is a type of squash that should be eaten young while the flesh is still soft. It’s called “bottle gourd”… Continue reading Dudhi Channa nu Shaak Recipe

Tindora nu shaak

Tindora nu Shaak

Tindora nu Shaak is an example of a typical Gujarati recipe. This is a simple recipe, the way my mother makes it. The simplicity keeps the emphasis on the tindora and lets the tindora shine. This shaak is sometimes served as part of a Gujarati thali. Tindora is a neat little vegetable, common in India… Continue reading Tindora nu Shaak

Beet Raita

Beet Raita

Beetroot raita must be the prettiest of all raitas. It will add amazing color to any plate. That’s just an added bonus because beet raita also tastes delicious. Beet raita is a yogurt side dish made by mixing shredded beets and a vaghar (tempered spices) with yogurt. Like other raitas, it provides a cooling counterbalance… Continue reading Beet Raita

Quick Savory Semolina Crepes with Potato Curry and Coconut Chutney (Rava Masala Dosa)

Rava Masala Dosa

Savory Semolina Crepes with Potato Curry and Coconut Chutney Traditional dosa are made with a rice and lentil batter that needs to first be soaked overnight, then ground into a batter and then fermented overnight. Rava dosa is simpler because it doesn’t have to be fermented. I love the flavor and how easy they are… Continue reading Rava Masala Dosa

A white bowl of Cucumber Raita with a spoon on the side

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita is one of the quintessential side dishes in Indian cooking. It is ever-present on restaurant menus and equally so in homes across India. There are many variations of raita in Indian cuisine. In general, raita is made up of a combination of yogurt and cucumbers, beets, onion, pineapple, or boondi. But even a… Continue reading Cucumber Raita