Monday, August 24, 2015

Easy home-made Fried Rice-Manchurian Combo

This is the story of an Accidental Indian Chinese Menu for dinner at our place. Just the other day my mother-in-law was planning to make Kofta curry (dumplings made from gram flour and cabbage served with tomato gravy). Now my sis-in-law and I are not the biggest fans of this curry. While we were still exploring other options for dinner my sis-in-law suggested that we make Chinese since the kofta dumpling was more or less like Manchurian belonging to the Chinese cuisine both in terms of appearance and taste.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Masala Khichdi

There are certain days in a month when we are simply too lazy to cook something lavish. And then there are days when we want plain comfort food. Just the other day, these two types of days coincided at our place.

My dear husband’s stomach had been acting funny (thanks to the momos he had the other day). So I decided to cook him masala khichdi. Khichdi is a dish cooked with lentils and rice. Unlike plain khichdi which is cooked with a heeng-jeera (asafoetida-cumin) tempering, masala khichdi is slightly more interesting (though I love the plain tempered khichdi too).