Sev Burfi (Milk Pudding)

Sev Burfi or Milk Pudding was my favorite Burfi growing up in Lucknow, India.  It is made with khoa, which is cooked down milk and very thin noodles called sev. Some restaurants fry their sev in ghee, giving the burfi the intense ghee fragrance and flavor. Typically, chironji nuts and peeled cantaloupe seeds are added. […]


Aloo Matar for Dosa (Potatoes and Peas for Dosa)

This combination of potatoes and peas has a unique South Indian flavor that goes well with Dosas. This is a classic dish that is served as an option for stuffing Dosas (called Masala), with chutney on the side. I love the taste of crunchy peanuts so I always sprinkle some on mine, but that is […]


Turnip Curry

Turnip is one of those vegetables that most people ignore at the grocery store. We just don’t know what to do with them besides roasting them. Since turnips do not have much flavor, the spices in a curry sauce really boost their taste. My mom would sometimes add them to a meat dish such as […]


Fish Molee (Fish Curry with Coconut Milk)

Fish Molee also called Moilee is a popular dish from Kerala in the Southern part of India. It is a delicate stew-like curry, using local Kerala spices such as cardamom, cloves and peppercorns. The key ingredient is coconut milk which is great for flavoring mild fish such as catfish. Fish Molee is quite easy to […]