Palak (Spinach) Soup

Last week was a rain filled week. On one such rainy day, I prepared spinach soup. I sat in the veranda relishing a bowl of vibrant green spinach soup, watching the rain and waiting for Nehal to come home from school.

Carrot Methi Pachadi

Am blogging a favorite recipe today. It includes my favorite greens and vegetable – methi and carrot. Love the refreshing colors and flavor combination of carrot and fenugreek in a pachadi avatar. Clean, simple and delicious.

Bachali Kura Pappu ~ Malabar Spinach Dal

Bachala kura Pappu is a high protein, vegan, heart warming dish loaded with nutritious greens – Malabar spinach or Indian Spinach. These protein-rich, vibrant green, glossy leaves are thick with a spongy texture and when cut they ooze a slimy juice similar to okra. We usually cook them with masoor or tur dal or with yam (kanda bachali) and as mustard powder based stew (ava pettina pulusu).

Aloo Palak ~ Potato Spinach Curry

Cooking with fresh produce from the farmer’s market and feeding family with nature’s vegetarian goodness gives such joy to the heart. Simple everyday Indian khana, be it age old classics or contemporary/fusion – our delicate dals, spiced sabjis and vibrant curries bring color to the thali, flavor to the palate and nutrition to the body.

Pudina Pulao – Mint Rice

Light, aromatic and immensely flavorful rice dish that uses very few ingredients. The mint flavor is subtly infused in the rice without being overpowering. Tinted with a light green shade, smelling of warmth and sunshine, pudina pulao makes for an endearing meal to serve family and friends.

Anda Methi ~ Egg curry with Fenugreek leaves

An egg curry with hints of methi and a mild masala flavor. I have kept the recipe light, restraining the use of malai aka cream which yields a creamy rich dish. Play around with spices of your choice. Makes for a quick and flavorful side with rice or rotis.

Methi Matar Pulao

My love for methi has not diminished in spite of having an overdose of them these winter months. I am making optimum use of fresh methi during season since I will not be able to relish it during the summer months. Likewise with season fresh green peas. Fresh methi and matar decided on a date with rice. A match made in heaven.

Methi Murgh ~ Chicken with Fenugreek leaves

I cannot rave enough about today’s recipe. Outright delicious! Chicken and methi complement each other really well and I’m eternally grateful to the origins of this recipe. The key to this recipe is in the caramalized onions that are pureed along with curd forming the base of this creamy dish. An ideal do-ahead lunch/dinner party fare.