We love chutney. Of course, we have to! We’re Indians. It’s one of the must-have food items that we grew up with. And there are so many forms of chutney, red, green, yellow, white, brown! And chutneys made of tomato, coriander, garlic, coconut, dates, and so much more. One of the stape chutneys in our … Read more Mom’s Green Pista Chutney recipe
The East Indian Tomato Kusondi is a much lovelier version of the regular Maharastrian tamtar kusandi; using almost the same ingredients, but with a lot more zing. It’s the perfect accompaniment for lunch or dinner, and can also go well with just bread, chappatis or toast. Mom’s version of the tomato kusondi has found it’s … Read more East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe
Who cares if the love apples aren’t originally from India? We love them anyway, in any form. Most of us have grown up with love apple trees nearby. Me and my siblings; we used to climb the tree at our grandparents place and get the juicy and crisp fresh ones to eat. They’re always the … Read more Spicy Love Apple Pickle
The house stinks! That’s what my sister says every time mom makes a bombil pickle. And it actually does. The East Indian Lonchey or East Indian Dry Bombil Pickle stinks when you put it together, but it tastes amazing! What’s a Bombay Duck? By the way, did you know that the Bombil fish in English … Read more East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)
Being brought up in India, we’ve grown up on lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sometimes, although rarely, the traditional East Indian mango chutney lasts through the monsoon and into a bit of winter. It’s a version of the Gujarati murabba and chunda, but not exactly. Or the Russian and Eastern European varenye. What is … Read more East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe
Summers comes around and you know it’s time for Kadmat or Cuchumber. Nope not cucumber, Cuchumber! It’s the traditional East Indian salad that dad makes as soon as the raw mangoes start coming around in April. And we can’t get enough of it. I mean who wouldn’t? Every East Indian makes Cuchumber as often as … Read more East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber Salad Recipe
East Indians? My community is disappearing. What once was a thriving community in the heart of Bombay is now vanishing; and with it, all our traditions and culture. In a city of 22 million people, there are hardly 5 lakh East Indians left. Or was that 5 lakh across the globe? The salt on the … Read more Of Vajri Curries and Trotters Khudi: East Indians?