Category Archives: Curries

Nani’s “Chips” Shaak (Dry potato curry)

As many of you know, all of my family (including my Nani) live in England.  And in addition to their weird accents, they use funny names to describe their potatoes.  They refer to potato chips as “crisps,” french fries as … Continue reading

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Pratibha’s Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)

In our family, we all have the one thing we order when we go to an Indian restaurant.  For Meera and I, it’s matar paneer (peas and cheese curry) and a garlic naan to go with it.  Occasionally we will … Continue reading

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Pratibha’s Red Chana Shaak

Pratibha’s red chana shaak is one of Seema’s favorites.  It does require soaking the chana overnight (or for at least 6 hours), so make sure and plan ahead when making it. Servings: 4-6 people Ingredients: 1 cup chana 3 cups … Continue reading

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Nani’s Stuffed Eggplant and Potato Shaak (Curry)

Nani learned this recipe from her mother-in-law Zaverbai Morjaria in Nakuru, Kenya.  She has been making it for her children and grandchildren ever since. Baby eggplants are key to this recipe — the normal, large eggplants just don’t stuff as … Continue reading

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Urmil Aunty’s Punjabi Paalak Paneer

Paalak paneer is a traditional punjabi dish.  I started making it more often in the last 15 years or so — my kids really enjoy it.  It’s easy if you have the paneer ready ahead of time.  And it’s a … Continue reading

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Urmil Aunty’s Homemade Paneer

Lots of people buy paneer, but I still think that homemade paneer tastes the best.   Making paneer from scratch takes time, but it is not labor intensive.  It also involves lots of waiting, so you can get other things … Continue reading

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Corn & Cashew Thai Curry

[courtesy of Chef Venn at Gokulum Park Hotel in Kochi, Kerala] I’ve been searching for the perfect Thai curry and FINALLY found one!  This is a delicious and healthy curry that Mummy and I discovered at our hotel in Kerala. … Continue reading

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