Desi Paleo

One Pot Meal : A Spicy Brinjal Rice dish : Vangi Bhaat

Posted by in One Pot Meal, Vegan, Vegetables

Aubergine or eggplant is known as baingan in Hindi. Apparently a king, bored with the vegetable called it be-gun or without any properties of its own. I disagree, I find it a very versatile vegetable. My kitchen garden has gifted me with a huge crop of the eggplant. It is a very popular dish and there are many variations. This is the recipe my mother used and it turns out very tasty. First of all one has to make the vangi bhaat masala   Of course you can buy this…read more

Grilled Vegetables

Posted by in Healthy Living, Side Dish

I love vegetables, lightly spiced and grilled.  When Blogadda shipped me the Hamilton Beach Indoor Grill and Panini Press, my first thought was to experiment how to grill food in it.  A ridged non-stick bottom plate, a heavy lid with a ridged non stick sandwich plate to close and cook both sides evenly.  I just had to try it.   I actually love the colour grilled vegetables add to any main dish, expecially the yellow, green and red peppers. Simply lovely and healthy  

Winter greens and sarson ka saag

Posted by in Dinner, Healthy Living, Lunch, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetables

All good things come to those who wait.  I think this saying must have been coined by a cook.  I keep reminding myself of this when I am cleaning winter greens for sarson ka saag.  It is such a time consuming process.  Literally translated sarson ka saag means mustard greens.  They are beautiful, dark leafy greens which have a slightly peppery flavour to them.  They predominantly flavour the dish, but they are not the only ingredient.  Traditionally bathua or chenopodium, spinach and some fenugreek (methi leaves) are added.  I add…read more