Quirky foods

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” — George Bernard Shaw.

This week the Wednesday challenge here on partner Susan and my site is QUIRKY FOODS.


People from different parts of the world have different tastes and preferences.

Our culture and food are pretty similar to Indian cuisine and culture as we lived together for centuries. In our part of the world, people like spicy food, deep fried and calorie rich!

Okra ( Bhindi)is a very popular vegetable in summer. We fry cut okra and put it in a gravy made with fried onions, tomatoes and yogurt. It’s full of spices and very tasty. Similarly, bitter gourd ( karela) is also a summer vegetable, thought to be beneficial. It is very bitter on its own so we boil it or fry it first before we make a curry out of it.

Bhindi masala
Karela masala

Another unique dish is made with fried chickpeas flour dumplings, cooked in yogurt sauce. It’s called “karhi and can be eaten with boiled rice or roti! We also fry our fish coated in chickpeas flour batter( baisin wali machli ), spicy and crispy. A usual accompaniment to this fish is hard-boiled eggs and green chilies fried in the same chickpea batter, all this is served with naan.

Baisin wali machli

These are some of our quirky dishes. 😋


Written for; Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Quirky Foods, hosted by Sue W and GC



101 thoughts on “Quirky foods

  1. Divine dishes… Brings back memories of my granny… Her bhindi and karela dishes were delicious and she would always serve dhall as a side dish. I really enjoyed reading this post Sadje 🤍🙏

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          1. i will, Sadje. i’ll be cooking chicken curry in an hour, something yellow 😄. it’s a Pinoy recipe so it’s way simplified. happy Sunday, Sadje.

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  2. We have an Indian Restaurant on the next block to us. We actually had some of their food for dinner last night … lamb and lentil curry.

    I’ve never tried okra, but I need to experiment with it when it’s available in the local ethic grocers.

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