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

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

Cabbage saute

Sambharo (Cabbage Saute)

Asafoetida is a dried latex powder that comes from the root of an herb plant called ferula. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is considered to be really good for digestion and overall health, often added to beans and lentil dishes to prevent indigestion. I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with asafoetida, or hing as we call… Continue reading Sambharo (Cabbage Saute)

Chopped Okra

Bhinda nu Shaak (Simple Sautéed Okra)

Binda nu Shaak is a sauté of okra. This is a very simple, dry shaak. It has only five ingredients and is easy to make. As much as I love stuffed okra, this is my favorite bhinda nu shaak.

Okra stuffed but not baked

Stuffed Okra (Bharela Bhinda)

There is no vegetable quite like Okra (Bhendi in Hindi, Bhinda in Gujarati, also known as Lady’s Finger in English). My very favorite okra dish is a bharela bhinda nu shaak. Most people have strong opinions about the slimy vegetable – they either love it or hate it. If it isn’t obvious by the fact… Continue reading Stuffed Okra (Bharela Bhinda)