Dahi wali bhindi


Dahi wali bhindi
(Okra in yogurt gravy with spices)
(Serves 2)

1. Two cups okra washed, dried and chopped
2. One cup yogurt whisked
3. 1 tsp oil
4. 1/2 tsp asafoetida
5. 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
6. 1 tsp turmeric powder
7. 1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
8. 4 tsp coriander powder
9. 1/2 tsp garlic chopped or garlic powder (optional)
10. One medium onion chopped (optional)
11. 1/2 cup water
12. Salt to taste
13. One spring cilantro chopped to garnish (optional)

Heat oil in a wok. Add asafoetida and fenugreek seeds. When the seeds splutter add onions and garlic/garlic powder. Fry till translucent. If you don’t like onion and garlic skip this step and add turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Now add okra, water and salt. If okra is bit hard try giving two whistles in a pressure cooker. Else cook covered till okra is tender. Now add the yogurt and bring to a boil. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Tip:- You can enjoy this with rotis, tortillas, rice, quinoa, couscous, farro or parathas.


Egg curry

Egg curry
(Serves 4)

8 hard boiled eggs (peeled)
1 tsp oil
4 green cardamoms
8-10 cloves
15-16 black peppercorns
One bay leaf
2-3 big cardamoms
One medium onion pulsed
One medium tomato pulsed
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp meat masala
Red chilli powder to taste
2 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
One bell pepper chopped (optional)
2 cups veggie mix (fresh or frozen). Chop if using fresh
1/2 cup water or as needed
Chopped cilantro to garnish (optional)

Heat oil in a non-stick heavy bottomed pan. Add cardamoms, bay leaf, cloves and peppercorns. Toss for a minute. Then add onions, ginger, garlic and the tomatoes. Fry till a bit caramelized. Add spices and mix. Add bell peppers and the other veggies, water and salt. Mix, cover and cook till veggies are tender. Add eggs and mix. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Egg curry can be enjoyed with rice, quinoa, couscous, farro, rotis or tortillas. In the picture is seen tandoori roti with egg curry. Check link for tandoori roti recipe:-


Egg fried rice


Egg fried rice
(Serves 2)

Two cups cooked rice
One medium onion chopped
One tbsp oil
4 eggs
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Maggi vegetable or chicken masala seasoning one or two cubes
One tbsp Chings green chilli sauce
Scallions chopped to garnish

Heat oil in a non-stick heavy bottomed pan. Add onions and fry till translucent. Break eggs into the same pan. Add salt, pepper and Maggi seasoning. Fry till eggs caramelize a bit. Add green chilli sauce and mix in. Add rice and mix together. Garnish with scallions and serve.

Noodles and egg fried rice


Noodles and egg fried rice
(Serves 4)

2 cups cooked rice
One medium onion chopped
2 tsp oil
1/2 tbsp garlic minced or chopped
Noodles cooked (see tip)
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Red chilli powder and paprika powder to taste
Salt to taste
4 cubes Maggi vegetable or chicken seasoning
One cup veggies blanched (see tip). I prefer using beans, carrots and peas
One green bell pepper chopped
2-3 tbsp soya sauce
4 eggs cooked (see tip)
Few springs of cilantro to garnish

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and garlic and cook till onions turn translucent. Add bell pepper and salt. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes. Now add rest of the veggies, rice, noodles, eggs and spices. Mix and add the Maggi seasoning and the balance of salt if needed. Add soya sauce. Toss for about a minute. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Leftover rice is ideal for this dish.
To cook perfect noodles check link:-


To blanch veggies check link:-


To cook eggs check link:-


Those allergic to eggs can omit the eggs and enjoy noodles and veggie fried rice instead.

Egg keema


(This can be enjoyed with rotis or wrapped in tortillas as rolls or filled in bread slices to make sandwiches)
(Serves 4)

1. 10 eggs
2. One tsp oil
3. One onion finely chopped
4. One tbsp ginger garlic paste
5. 1/2 tsp cumin powder
6. 1 tsp coriander powder
7. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
8. One tbsp Shan keema masala
9. Salt to taste
10. About 12 peppercorns
11. Four green cardamoms
12. Four big cardamoms
13. One bay leaf
14. 6-8 cloves
15. Two to three springs of chopped cilantro to garnish
16. 5-6 chopped green chillies for garnishing (optional)

Hard boil eggs. This will take 10-15 mins. Peel and grate. Now in a pan take oil. To the oil add the bay leaf, green cardamoms, big cardamoms, cloves and peppercorns. Toss for a minute. Add the onions followed by ginger garlic paste. Sauté till translucent. Now add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and Shan keema masala. Add the grated eggs. Add salt to taste. Since Shan keema masala also has salt take care not to add too much salt. Fry on high heat for 5-10 mins mixing everything well. Transfer to a bowl. Garnish with cilantro and green chillies (optional). Serve.