Kathiyawadi Sev Turiya

Turiya known as ridge gourd in English is kind of summer squash. It’s little sweet in taste. In india , it is used in making hair oil with coconut oil. Supposed to be good for grey hair. I have not tried it.

If it’s good to apply on hair , scalp then why not eat. Made this curry in coconut oil.

Will check grey hair tomorrow to see if color changed overnight . Just kidding .


Banana Pepper Fry

Have extra banana pepper ? Or like me they look so nice and green so brought them home not knowing what to do. This quick dish taste very good.

Heat oil and crackle some mustard and/or cumin seeds.

Add chopped banana peppers. Remove seeds.

Add salt, turmeric powder and cumin powder. sauté for a minute .

If you have raw peanuts, crush and add powder so it gets cooked .

It will take 3-4 mins for banana pepper to soften. Sprinkle chickpea flour or any flour you have. I think it should be fine. Oat or coconut or almond flour .

Sprinkle some water , cover and cook for 2 – minutes depending on flour you used.

If you have roasted peanut, crush and add them now. Or any roasted nut powder of your choice .

Add pinch of sugar. That’s it.

Good little side dish.

Enjoy !


Undhiyu- a delicious dish from Surat , gujarat . It is made on 14th Jan celebrated as Makar Sankrati and kids , adults fly kites. Also popular dish in weddings.

It does take time but if you have time and enjoy the whole process of making then it’s fun.

Happy Uttrayan!!!

Good Luck New Year Meal

Corn bread

Black eye peas with collard greens and corn bread is considered to bring good luck , health and wealth in upcoming year in southern USA. So decided I try too. Meal is fun anyways.

Made corn bread from scratch and finally got to use my iron pan. It’s very simple. And You can use less sugar or skip it too. Corn bread turned out very good.

Soup I made little Indian style .

Don’t feel you missed out. You can make this any day.

Happy 2022 !

Almond & coconut flour gravy

Coconut , almonds and other nuts are used in curries so why not use flours if you have it ? Wonder it can be called keto.

First cooked cauliflower in tomato I puréed with some ginger , garlic . If course using Indian seasoning and spices .

Take a spoonful of almond flour and a spoonful of coconut flour and add water to it.

Once cauliflower is cooked , add flour mixture and bring it to 1 boil. Coconut flour absorbs water so it will thicken curry.

Garnish with cilantro.

You can use flour mixed with water to thicken your Chinese curry or any curry.