Dum Aloo Uttar Pradesh Style


Another great recipe by Veg Recipes of India, these baby potatoes are super yummy and skip the onion giving them a totally different flavor. We had these with green beans w/ panch phoran which I will post soon.

8-10 baby potatoes
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 cloves
2 cardamon pods peeled
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons ginger minced
2 green chilis slice lengthwise
2 tomatoes blended (in a food processor or blender)
1/3 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons half and half
1-2 cups water

  1. Boil baby potatoes until tender, then peel.
  2. Toast cumin seeds, fennel, cloves, cardamon and fenugreek until lightly brown. Coarsely grind in a spice or coffee grinder with the turmeric, chili powder, and coriander powder (I add the powdered spices at this point just to give more volume to the spices, it makes them grind better).
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan and add the ginger and green chilis, then add all the spices and pureed tomatoes. Cook until the tomato is no longer raw, then add the yogurt and cook down to a paste.
  4. Add the potatoes, water and salt and cook until the potatoes absorb the flavors.

Champinon Saltado (Peruvian Mushroom Stirfry)

champinones saltado

  This recipe has been sitting waiting to be posted! We just got back from Chile where Peruvian food is really popular so I thought it was a perfect time to post 🙂 ______________________________________________________________ A very popular dish in Peru … Continue reading 

Scrumptious Pumpkin French Toast w/ Pumpkin Butter


Oh my. That’s all I really need to say. Pumpkin Butter 1/4 cup butter room temperature (1/2 stick) 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin 2 tablespoons maple syrup Dash of vanilla Pinch of cinnamon Pumpkin French Toast 3 eggs 2 tablespoons half & … Continue reading 

Simple Soba Noodle Soup

Soba Noodle Soup

I have a confession. I’m really loving The Organic Gourmet Vegetable Bouillon cubes lately! The ingredient list doesn’t seem too bad, but it definitely has that salty msg taste. Anyways, they are easy when you don’t have any vegetable stock on hand and I … Continue reading 

Apricot Jam Quesadillas

Apricot Jam Quesadillas

Oh my these apricot jam quesadillas are delicious! The apricot jam really kicks the quesadilla to new levels. The recipe was inspired by this post for Apricot Salsa Quesadillas on Top with Cinnamon. 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small onion chopped … Continue reading