Category Archives: Dry Vegetable Side Dishes

Baked Colocasia (Arbi)

While growing up, I remember my father used to grow an ornamental plant called “elephant ears” or  “keladis” in our garden. I hated the sight of it, just because aesthetically, the huge dark green or purple leaves looked overgrown and … Continue reading

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Baked Eggplant (Begun Bhaja)

Who doesn’t like eggplant? It’s one of those vegetables (like the mighty spud) that is so versatile, that even simply salted and cooked with a couple spices really brings out it’s flavor. This is a very popular dish from West … Continue reading

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Stuffed Bitter Gourd (Bharwa Karela)

“What? Karela??? Ewwww….Not Again!!! I am NOT eating it”. My mother found herself being bombarded with utter resentment every time she announced she made karela, followed by prolonged looks of disgusts if she tried to force us as kids to … Continue reading

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