Tag Archives: Indian

Roasted Vegetable Biryani

Oh, BBC Good Food — everything you tell me to make is delicious, so I love you.  I first discovered you when Louise made your Gluten-free Chilli Cornbread… and ohhhhh that’s a delicious cornbread.  Now, anytime I need new recipes (especially as I’m learning to cook meaty meals for the first time), I come to […]

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Spicy Red Lentils | kitchenoperas.com

Spicy Red Lentils

Mmmm, red lentils. They have become a staple around here, as they contain a good boost of protein, taste delicious, and cost so little! I made these red lentils on the same day as my Roasted Squash with Tahini and Lemons, so that I’d have a protein course along with my veggies.   I served them […]

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Chickpea & Collard Green Coconut Curry | kitchenoperas.com

Chickpea & Collard Greens Coconut Curry

One of my favourite ways to spend an evening with my dear friend Pem is in the kitchen.  We have had cooking dates since we first became friends in high school, trying this recipe of her mum’s for a party, or that recipe in a cookbook that got one of us really excited.  It’s the […]

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Vegetarian Thali | kitchenoperas.com

Thali on a Train

I have the most amazing adventure to share with you: while we were in India, we took a 6-day train journey through the state of Karnataka in South India (from Bangalore to Goa).  It was magical, life-changing, spiritual, educational, and full of delicious things to eat. Traveling by train on the Golden Chariot was like […]

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Introducing Mr. and Mrs. KitchenOperas!

Well now that everything is said and done, it’s officially official: Mr. KitchenOperas and I are married!! The wedding was absolutely everything we could have dreamed of — we wouldn’t have changed a single thing! And now that we’re back from honeymooning, we are happily settling into our new married lives together, and just loving […]

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Sister Socca with Indian Spices & Sister Socca Pizza

Guess who’s back? Back again. Heather’s back. Tell a friend. Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Heather’s back! And we decided to have another experimenting sister-date in the kitchen. This time, we were playing around with socca — a chickpea pancake from Nice of gluten-free proteiny deliciousness. [Heather says: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.] […]

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India: Spice Plantations in Goa & Periyar

One very last India post for you — and this is one of my favourite recaps! We were lucky to go to two different spice plantations when we were in South India: one in Goa, and one in Periyar (Kerala).  The pictures in this post are from both spots. We had two lovely guides, both […]

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India: Udaipur and BIG NEWS!!!

Our final stop on our India trip was up in the north of India, in a place we discovered last year: Udaipur. And we have big news…

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India: Kochi, Kerala

Kathakali is the traditional dance of India, and tells the stories of the epics.  Usually Kathakali dances last all night, and take place at the temples for religious festivals.  The cultural centre has set up a show perfect for tourists: you get to see the dancers put on their makeup, they explain the traditions, give a little demo, and then do excerpts of a dance.

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India: Thanjavur, Karaikudy & Chettinad Food

After our stay with the carvings in Mahabalipuram, we ventured on through our tour of South India.  In Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore), we visited the Brihadisvara Temple.  The temple is one of the Chola Temples, which as a group make up a World Heritage Site, and tell you the history of the Chola kings who have […]

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