A “Fine Cooking” achievement!

18 Nov

I couldn’t come up with a suitable title for this post – should I go about saying that I’m featured in the Fine Cooking magazine.  My recipe made it to the magazine.  You might recognize this magazine if you love to cook and buy or subscribe to some cooking magazine (s). I don’t subscribe to Fine Cooking – and this is not an advertisement for the publishers – I’m not getting any rewards or prizes for posting this here, but received a complimentary copy of this issue, and you bet that I’m holding on to that for a long time to come 🙂

This issue of Fine Cooking is special.  Yes, the editors did think I was passionate about cooking and very graciously chose my recipe for the December 2012/January 2013 issue.  Was it some fancy recipe that required a trip to the grocery store for ingredients?  No, in fact you’ll be surprised (if you get to the bottom of this post) that most of the ingredients might be in your pantry right now.  I say that because Thanksgiving is just days away and Sweet Potatoes – the star of the recipe – might be in many kitchens already waiting to be whipped up in casseroles and pies, breads and more.

So, I guess the picture tells you what I dished up – Sweet Potato Curry.   Curry?  Not a favorite for Thanksgiving I guess, but for those people who are always looking for a tweak on some recipe – here is a very simple and easy recipe. If you are a vegetarian, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. If you like your curry spicy, use more than a pinch of cayenne or chili powder. You could add cubed potatoes to the mix or any other vegetable – but for me this is divine. The color is so vibrant, it just looks so gorgeous and tempting, and can be used with rice, couscous, or with flatbread or pita bread. The sauce is delicious and perfect for dipping a piece of bread. It would also be delicious with idlis and dosas.

Here is the rest of the story….


Posted by on November 18, 2012 in General, Photography, Recipes, Vegetarian


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25 responses to “A “Fine Cooking” achievement!

  1. explodyfull

    November 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Congrats – that’s very exciting! It looks like a nice curry too!

    • Shaanthz

      November 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you for stopping by my blog – I appreciate your comments.

  2. Marion Driessen

    November 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This is very nice, congratulations, Shantha! 😀

    • Shaanthz

      November 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you Marion.

  3. Jayne

    November 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Wow! Congrats! And thanks for popping by my site. Appreciate it very much being a very new blogger. Your blog is beautiful 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      November 19, 2012 at 3:35 am

      Thanks Jayne. Your blog is pretty nice for a new blogger!

  4. Vladimir Brezina

    November 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations! 🙂

  5. lemoncake

    November 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks for liking my blog post! You have a wonderful blog. Congratulations on getting into such a cool magazine 🙂

    • Shaanthz

      November 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you – I loved your post and blog as well.

  6. miss mochi

    November 22, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Wow this is awesome! I love curries, and this looks like a great one for the leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving. Congrats!

    • Shaanthz

      November 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you. I love your blog – have to return to try some recipes.

  7. deepa

    November 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations Shanta! This looks a bit like our aloo-mutter. Never tried it with sweet potatoes. Looks and sounds yummy!!

    • Shaanthz

      November 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks Deepa – yes, similar to our aloo-mutter. I tweaked it by adding chicken broth and coconut milk. The orange-colored sweet potato is what makes this curry look so rich I think.

  8. Indira

    November 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Congrats Shaanthz, Not only looks yummy but simple also. I would like to have few more simple dishes from you. Blessings.

    • Shaanthz

      November 24, 2012 at 2:49 am

      Thank you dear Indira. Yes, I like simple dishes without too much fuss and with ingredients I have at hand. Stay tuned, I hope to blog more often now that I’ve been inspired to cook and blog about it 🙂

  9. traveller2006

    November 24, 2012 at 7:33 am

    It looks delicious but I’ll have to wait until I get to a country where you can buy sweet potatoes before I can try this!

    • Shaanthz

      November 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      True, I hope you do, and look for the orange-colored flesh. I find them much sweeter.

  10. BabyBoomerBakes

    November 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Congratulations! Love this magazine….:)

  11. Shaanthz

    November 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you – yes it is a lovely magazine.

  12. cyclingrandma

    December 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Congrats! Looks great. We love anything with sweet potatoes.
    thanks for liking my High Line post via Jake!

    • Shaanthz

      December 1, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you – I love sweet potatoes any and every way – fries, roasted, pie, savory, the list goes on.


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