Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.

What I was up to other than here:

  • I have been DYING to share this news!!! I am going to Arunachal Pradesh on a trip with Holiday Scout. NE India is a permit only zone and they got my permit for me as well. I’ll be going on Monday for 10 days. A little bit about it: It’s NE of Bangladesh and Bhutan and also borders Tibet and Burma. It’s a tribal area and I’ll be eating a lot of momos! This is a place I’ve always wanted to go and to see the Himalayas from this side of the world in November will be great! I was in Manali (the west side of the Himalayas) in November three years ago, but hear it’s going to be even colder. I have one pair of jeans that fit and a leather jacket… so I should be warm enough ;)
  • Ben will be in Goa sad that I’m always leaving him, but pre-occupied with his dogs that are a pain in the ass. He’ll probably cook them a stew because they are all best friends.
  • On the blog: I wrote a little bit about Goa for Expat Edna’s blog: I Love My Neighborhood: Anjuna, Goa & really fun news, TripAdvisor put me in their 20 bloggers list where we gave some solo travel advice.

Now your story,

I’m going to share another recipe from the class I took, Leelu’s cooking class, in Kochi (you can email to join a class at bookings@leeluhomestay.com). It seems you guys really liked that last time!

Today I’ll share a veggie curry, you choose the veg.

what you need:

  • 1 onion chopped
  • your veg: eggplant, carrot, okra, mushroom or potato
  • 2  chopped green chilis
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed only if you choose eggplant

Simply put some coconut oil in a pan and sautee uncovered everything if you chose the eggplant, eggplant, or mushroom.

If you chose the carrot or potato, simply add water to cover it and cook it covered.

So, this curry is probably the least complicated one I’ve seen cooked and has the fewest ingredients. It would be a great one to start with! You’ll notice there is actually no “curry powder” or “garum masala” making this a bit plainer than most Indian curries.

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