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

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer bhurji is a delicious North Indian dish. Despite the base being paneer, a common Indian cheese, it actually has a texture and richness similar to scrambled eggs. You can make this with homemade paneer, or buy it from the store. I make an egg version of this dish, called Egg bhurji, which is very… Continue reading Paneer Bhurji

Egg curry

Egg Curry (Anda Curry)

Egg curry, or anda masala, is a a curry eaten all across India. It is a Dhaba food, that is, inexpensive food commonly found in roadside stalls — India’s version of takeout. There is something amazing that happens when you mix a spicy tomato gravy with a simple boiled egg. The yolk adds a creamy… Continue reading Egg Curry (Anda Curry)

Mushroom masala

Mushroom Masala

Mushrooms are an unusual ingredient in Indian cuisine. That is because most of the climate in India is arid and dry, while mushrooms need moisture to grow. Until recent times, the only mushrooms that were significant as food in India were a regional food of the Kashmiri foothills, where a type of morel mushroom grows.… Continue reading Mushroom Masala

Papdi nu shaak

Papdi nu Shaak Recipe

Papdi is not a common ingredient in Europe, but it is found in dishes throughout India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa. The plant is originally from East Africa. It is an important ingredient in many Gujarati dishes. Papdi is a lentil, it is also called hyacinth bean, or lablab. Each pod contains 2-4 beans, which… Continue reading Papdi nu Shaak Recipe