Stir Fried Pumpkin Leaves (Sitaphal Patta ka Subzi)

Ever eaten the vine and leaves that the pumpkin grows on? In India this is rather common in the Northern parts and is really delicious and healthy. Here is how we make this dish in my mother’s kitchen.

 

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Nepalese Aloo ka Achar (Potato)

This recipe is another example of the spicy side dishes called “achars” which are prevalent in Nepalese cuisine. This version is eaten over boiled potatoes but one can substitute the potato for any vegetables cooked or raw, such as cucumbers, radish, steamed asparagus – even tofu and so on.

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Stir Fried Curried Cauliflower (Gobhi)

Cauliflower is such a wonderful vegetable which can be cooked in so many ways. “Gobhi” as its called in Hindi, is a staple on our table and is one of the simplest vegetables to make. Here is a recipe one of the ways we make gobhi in our home.

 

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Maggi’s Trinidadian Tomato Chokha

Tomato chokha is a roasted/ spicy version of a Trinidadian salsa. It is really easy to make and tasted great with roasted tomatoes but you can even use overripe regular tomatoes if you don’t have time to roast them.

Here is Maggi’s recipe for her chokha.

 

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Atsuko’s Potato Salad

My mother-in-law makes the best potato salad ever!

It is chock-full of vegetables and really super tasty. Here is her simple recipe.

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Stir Fried Sesame Cabbage and Bean Sprouts

A dish does not get easier than this. This quick stir-fry is my go to anytime dish. I use cabbage and onions as a base and then add in any crunchy green vegetables I have lying around.

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Herb Roasted Potatoes

One of the easiest ways of cooking potatoes is roasting them. All you do is slather them with some kind of flavoring, put them in an oven and voila – you have a delicious side dish to go with any meal.

I always have some kind of pesto handy in my fridge – my favorite one being a parsley pesto. You can use a store bought one or click on this link to use my recipe.

I prefer to roast the potatoes a little longer as I like them crispy but you can adjust this recipe to your taste.

 

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