Known in India as the "bitter gourd" or "bitter melon". This unusual looking vegetable is regarded highly as an aid to digestion and its ability to cure a wide range of common ailments. It looks like a very knobbly gherkin and has a taste and texture somewhere between a cooked courgette and a cucumber with crunchy edible seeds. A distinctive vegetable side dish .
Tadka Dal is a preparation of lentils tempered with Indian spices. A speciality of North India, this scrumptious preparation can be savoured with either freshly made hot Indian bread, naan or rice. Order Online from JustHaat The Asian Grocery Store & avail Free Home Delivery.
These round wafers, also known as pappadums, consist of urad flour. They are rolled paper-thin, and dried out in the sun. In North India, papads are flame-roasted by placing it on a metal rack, a few inches above a burner. Once exposed to the heat, they will expand. Move the papad around quickly and evenly so it won't burn. Repeat to other side. In the South, they are deep fried in oil. Once in hot oil, they will expand and sizzle. Remove with tongs and place on paper towel to remove excess oil. Papads are served as an appetizer with coriander chutney, or served as an accompaniment to biryanis, pulaos and curries. A staple in every indian's home.