Recipe: Mangalorean-Style Mutton Curry (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Recipe: Mangalorean-Style Mutton Curry (first appeared in iDiva.com) If your lucky stars have aligned in your culinary house, you will get very fresh and succulent mutton in the market. In Mumbai, it is exceedingly rare to find such mutton and in Mangalore, the government has ruled out its sale and it isn’t ‘openly’ available. So,…

Traditional Kebab Curry (First appeared in iDiva.com)

Traditional Kebab Curry (First appeared in iDiva.com) This weekend was special, because I wanted to cook a meal for my friends. I had invited some old schoolmates for lunch. With a toddler at home there’s little time for an elaborate meal, yet I wanted to treat my friends to a lunch that they would never…

Desi Style chicken stew (first appeared in iDiva.com)

Desi Style chicken stew (first appeared in iDiva.com) Desi-style chicken stew is an easy dish suitable for days when you cannot spare more than 30 – 45 minutes in the kitchen slogging in the sweltering heat. All you got to do is grind the masala, boil the chicken and veggies, mix the two and allow…

Ash Gourd and mutton curry (first appeared on idiva.com)

  Ash Gourd and mutton curry (first appeared on idiva.com) This ash gourd and mutton curry is a Mangalorean delicacy that is mostly prepared at weddings in Mangalore. Although known as the winter melon, ash gourd is found all through the year. It is paired with mutton or fish and taste extremely good with both. Not only…

Pumpkin and prawn curry (first appeared in iDiva.com)

  Pumpkin and prawn curry (first appeared in iDiva.com) When I am too tired to cook a fish curry and a vegetable for dinner, but yearn to eat both, this is the ideal dish to prepare. It especially comes in handy when you have to eat that mandatory vegetable in your food for a balanced…

Kori Rotty (article that first appeared on iDiva.com)

Kori Rotty (article that first appeared on iDiva.com) In traditional Mangalorean cuisine, coconut is almost always the main ingredient and is used even more for festivals and special celebrations. Coconut gives any food a distinct coastal feel, a kind of sweetness that brings out the flavour of the region and a reminder of the sea….

Celine’s chicken curry (article that first appeared on iDiva.com)

Celine’s chicken curry (article that first appeared on iDiva.com) My grandmother Celine D’Souza was quite a feisty woman. She raised eight children, along with grandfather who was with the Indian navy (Lt Cdr Mark D’Souza, VSM, Indian Navy), and was practically a single mother when my grandfather was serving the country. A disciplinarian matching my…

Fishing for compliments

Fishing for compliments My article that first appeared in iDiva today. Recipe: Delectable Mangalorean Fish Curry I hail from Mangalore, a coastal city in Karnataka – the very mention of which reminds you of the sea breeze, sands and coastal food. Mangalore reminds me of love, home cooked food, the comfort of my parents’ retirement…