Bangla Aloo Sem – Bengali green beans and potatoes smothered in mustard oil

If you’ve never tried mustard oil, go out and buy some right now! You can buy it at an Indian food store for not very much. It’s tangy and complex. I can’t wait to try more recipes with it. This is a great, simple side dish that I think would go well as a side… Continue reading Bangla Aloo Sem – Bengali green beans and potatoes smothered in mustard oil

Gobhi Masallam – Stuffed cauliflower with tomato-cilantro sauce

I have another delicious Indian food post for you from the awesome book, Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Sahni. Of the dishes I’ve made, this is probably my favorite. It’s a whole cauliflower, lightly steamed, covered in this delicious crust made of almonds, onions, garlic and jalapeños that is baked to perfection.… Continue reading Gobhi Masallam – Stuffed cauliflower with tomato-cilantro sauce

Pumpkin and split peas with camphor basil (Lau Dal)

This spring, my lovely Mother bought me an excellent cook book, Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Sahni. I’ve been wanting to learn how to cook Indian food for a while, but needed a book that explained the ingredients, techniques and cookware. This book is all of those things! I’ve been cooking my way… Continue reading Pumpkin and split peas with camphor basil (Lau Dal)