Konkani Style Fish Curry (Alle Piyava Ghashi)

Does the aroma or the taste of certain food take you back in time? This Konkani style fish curry brings back childhood memories every single time I make it.

Konkani Style Fish Curry Alle Piyava Ghashi-19

As I prep the ingredients, I’m immediately transported to our home in Bangalore where we lived for about 14 years. I picture Mom in the kitchen, rubbing salt on fresh fish. I’m reminded of the aroma of fried fish and fish curry.

Konkani Style Fish Curry Alle Piyava Ghashi

What are some of your food memories?

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Spicy Tomato Pulao

As much as I love cooking, I don’t like spending a whole lot of time in the kitchen. I’m always looking for simple meals that take under 30 – 40 minutes to make. Spicy tomato pulao is one such recipe.

spicy tomato pulao

I think I get that trait from Mom. Barring a few elaborate items, she’s always stuck to making simple, yet delicious dishes. This spicy tomato pulao is also her recipe.

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Methi Pulao (Fenugreek leaves pulao)

Today’s recipe is for one of my favorite dishes – methi pulao or fenugreek leaves pulao. I know some people are turned off by the bitterness of these leafy greens, but they are super healthy. They are used to make a variety of dishes like theplas, methi chicken, aloo methi and of course, methi pulao.

Methi Pulao or Fenugreek leaves pulao

I’m a sucker for fresh methi, so I buy them frequently from the Indian grocery store. I remove the leaves from the stems and store them in air tight containers lined with paper towels. This way, they last at least a week or two.

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Karate Phodi (Karela/Bitter Gourd Fry)

Hello! My parents are staying with us for a couple of months this summer.  So obviously we are being pampered with lots of home cooked meals, especially Konkani meals. Today’s recipe is also a popular Konkani side dish – karate phodi, or bitter gourd (karela) fry.

Karate Phodi Karela Fry

Going to the Indian stores here is always fun, because you see vegetables that you normally wouldn’t see in regular grocery stores. I get very excited to see fresh methi, karela, bhindi, tindora, and in the summer, raw mangoes – slurp!

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