eggplants Archive

  • If music be the food of love, play on. ~William Shakespeare  In the midst of scorching heat, why I am inviting you to the bowl of hot and spicy stir fry ? Should nt I suppose to post few cool and calm smoothies, or salads or margaritas ! Yeah ! I love the last one. Unless my mind stops following the seasons or have some chemical malfunction in my head ! Or it could be that I have recently found an Oriental store […]

    Thai eggplants with cherry tomatoes – a quick stir fry with lots of basil

    If music be the food of love, play on. ~William Shakespeare  In the midst of scorching heat, why I am inviting you to the bowl of hot and spicy stir fry ? Should nt I suppose to post few cool and calm smoothies, or salads or margaritas ! Yeah ! I love the last one. Unless my mind stops following the seasons or have some chemical malfunction in my head ! Or it could be that I have recently found an Oriental store […]

  • It was a long silent winter night with moon shone brightly in the dark sky flirting with zillions of stars, we were on a road trip winding our ways through the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, the central state of India, where the big wild cats occasionally meets and greets you, just like on a wild safari trip, dotted with some tribal villages along its rustic paths, a strong waft of charred eggplants rustles up its way towards us, leaving us […]

    Baingan ka bharta goes Mediterranean

    It was a long silent winter night with moon shone brightly in the dark sky flirting with zillions of stars, we were on a road trip winding our ways through the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, the central state of India, where the big wild cats occasionally meets and greets you, just like on a wild safari trip, dotted with some tribal villages along its rustic paths, a strong waft of charred eggplants rustles up its way towards us, leaving us […]

  • Pickling as we all know is a process of preserving or marinating the fruits or vegetables in a brine or vinegar based solution, but in India which can be easily called as land of pickles, here pickling is not water based but oil based which is infused with lots of aromatic spices and set to maturer for months in large porcelain jars which we called barni. As the culture and tradition in India varies from one region to another, so […]

    achari baingan or baby eggplants in pickling spices

    Pickling as we all know is a process of preserving or marinating the fruits or vegetables in a brine or vinegar based solution, but in India which can be easily called as land of pickles, here pickling is not water based but oil based which is infused with lots of aromatic spices and set to maturer for months in large porcelain jars which we called barni. As the culture and tradition in India varies from one region to another, so […]

  • Of late I am little inclined towards this shiny purple vegetable called eggplant which caught my fascination towards it and it has finally dawned upon me when I realize that this is the most oft-repeated veggie in my kitchen. This may streams from the fact that eggplants are perhaps the most versatile veggie in the market and one can cook it in endless possible ways. You can really go creative with it. Eggplants can be braised, fried, curried, roasted, mashed, […]

    Braised eggplants in tamarind sauce – dakshini style

    Of late I am little inclined towards this shiny purple vegetable called eggplant which caught my fascination towards it and it has finally dawned upon me when I realize that this is the most oft-repeated veggie in my kitchen. This may streams from the fact that eggplants are perhaps the most versatile veggie in the market and one can cook it in endless possible ways. You can really go creative with it. Eggplants can be braised, fried, curried, roasted, mashed, […]

  • Update : This post has been re-edited, re-photographed and re-published. Time and again, life has reconnected me to this city of Nizam in some strange ways. It was almost a decade back when I re traced my journey to Hyderabad, but this time I decided to stay in the city for few years, thus making it my second home. There are lots of memories of this bi-religious city, and most of them are inclined towards food and food only. Quiet […]

    Hyderabadi bagara baingan

    Update : This post has been re-edited, re-photographed and re-published. Time and again, life has reconnected me to this city of Nizam in some strange ways. It was almost a decade back when I re traced my journey to Hyderabad, but this time I decided to stay in the city for few years, thus making it my second home. There are lots of memories of this bi-religious city, and most of them are inclined towards food and food only. Quiet […]