Arachu Vitta Sambar

Mixed lentils with drumsticks, coconut, tamarind and spices. This sambar recipe is made with urad dal, tur dal and a little channa dal. Ingredients 2 tomatoes – chopped 1 cup yellow lentil (tur dal) 1/2 cup of drumsticks 1 onion – chopped 1/2 cup tamarind extract A pinch of turmeric powder Salt – to taste…

Curried Hummus with Avocado Rolls

Ingredients 250 gms boiled chickpeas 4 garlic cloves 1 tsp tahini 2 lemons 1 tsp curry powder 1 red cabbage 1 cucumber 2 onion 2 tomatoes 1 avocado 250 gms wheat flour 1 tsp dry methi leaves 1 tsp jeera 1 tsp desi ghee Method Blend boiled chickpeas along with garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice,…

Sweet Potato Puffs

Ingredients 2 pastry sheets For the masala: 300 gms sweet potato 1 1/2 cup mixed vegetables 1 1/2 onions (chopped) 2 tomatoes ( thinly sliced) 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 Tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped) 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2 tsp garlic Method Wash and cook sweet potato with salt,  mash…

Mixed Sprouts Corn Chaat

Ingredients 15g mixed sprouts, boiled 15g corn, boiled 1 tomato, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 Tbsp coriander chutney 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder or paprika Salt to taste A handful pomegranate seeds, to garnish A handful freshly chopped coriander leaves, to garnish Method Soak the sprouts overnight and next…

Green Tomato Pie

1-1/2 cups sugar 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch salt 3 cups thinly sliced green tomatoes (about 4 to 5 medium) 1 tablespoon cider vinegar Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches) 1 tablespoon butter In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add tomatoes and vinegar; toss to coat. 2….

Grilled Summer Squash, Za’atar & Cherry Tomato Confit

INGREDIENTS Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish 1 lb (455 g) mixed summer squash, cut into 3/4-in-thick slices 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil + Kosher salt + freshly ground black pepper 2 T California Za’atar 1/2 C (100 g) CHERRY TOMATO CONFIT 2 T red wine vinegar 1/4 cup (7 g)…