Bihari Parwal Masala (Pointed Gourd Stir Fry)

Parwal (pointed gourd) was not one of my favourite vegetables when I first moved to Delhi in 1984. As usual, I bought it stoically once every 3 months – just to assuage my guilt that I am not eating seasonal and local. It was only when Hari came into my employ in 1997 that I…

Dondakaya Ulli Kura Karam (Ivy Gourd Stir Fry)

I have posted a couple of ivy gourd recipes before. This one is a little different, from the states of Andhra Pradesh/Telengana in the south of India. I seem to have an affinity for Andhra recipes. I do enjoy the bold taste of their dishes. And ivy gourd in a vegetable that is cooked at…

Vankaya Vepudu (Eggplant Stir Fry)

The humble eggplant is one of the most versatile vegetables that I know. There are literally hundreds of recipes in each of the different states of India. And there are several varieties of eggplants – long, small-round, large-round, green, white, striped… I reserve specific varieties for different dishes. For example, the Palakkad preparation of eggplant…