Category Archives: Inspired by the farmers markets

Recipes inspired by produce in local farmers markets in Seattle

From the garden – Radish seed pods and potatoes (सेंगड़ी आलू की सब्जी)

I have been experimenting with growing some vegetables in my garden this summer. In the beginning of the summer, I had planted some radish seeds and also planted potatoes in two pots in the front yard. I was able to pick most of the radish but had left couple of plants to flower. Yesterday, i was out in the garden and noticed the flowering plants had produced radish seed pods also called mongre or sengri in north India (read here for description). I was able to harvest…

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Zucchini spiced with fenugreek seeds, garlic and chilies

There you have it;  the ingredients list for this simply amazing zucchini preparation is part of the title of this post. You do have to add oil and salt but that is it. I have been making this recipe for a decade and I am still surprised by how addition of 3 other simple ingredients can turn zucchini to taste so sublime. The natural sweetness of zucchini is drawn out due to slow roasting and is perfectly balanced by the bitter fenugreek seeds and hot dried red chilies in this recipe.…

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“Mixture” was the name given to the stew like mixed vegetables mummy prepared when root vegetables are in season. I must confess that I did not like this as a kid but grew up to appreciate the simpicity of the dish and the natural flavours of the vegetables it highlighted. The combinations of the vegetables work very well together, providing different textures, flavors and color to the dish. This was also one or Papa’s favorite thing. The success of this recipe is dependent on finding…

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