On India’s southwestern coast, the sun bejewels a sea washing tropical shores fragrant with flowering spices. Can somewhere as lavishly endowed with vibrant vistas, aromas and colors produce anything other than an exuberant cuisine? Definitely, the state of Kerala does, and one of its favorite creations, Chemmeen Moilee, Curried Shrimp and Coconut Soup, headlines today.… Continue reading Malabar Coast
Wrong pronunciation of “ghee,” but a more proper intonation would ruin a not-so-clever attempt at a Minnesota accent, wouldn’t it? Leaving aside the regrettable (and regretted) “humor,” ghee – clarified butter – is an indispensable part of the latest entry, Curry-Stand Chicken Tikka Masala. After finding inspiration in the August/September 2018 AllRecipes magazine, an attempt… Continue reading Oh Ghee, You Betcha!
Mulligatawny started its windings in southern India, where it is a refreshing stew of peppers, onions and fruit, seasoned with curry powder and stewed with rice. When the British were in the subcontinent they became as keen on the soup as were the locals. Naturally, the Brits brought the recipe home with them and made… Continue reading A Soup’s Journey