Indian Summer Cooking Class

Today’s cooking class took a turn towards a new combination. My guest from Belgium wanted to do some of her favorites Moong Daal Chilla Palak Paneer Bhindi Masala Aam Pana We always do a complete Thali in our Cooking Classes which will have a Daal, a seasonal vegetable, a Masala curry dish, Rice and Chapati….

Potato -Cheese Nuggets

Summer Holidays in India has begun and of course all the mummies need to be ready with many many recipes in hand to feed the kids. As kids staying at home all the time means, lots of play and lot of munching. So lets try this simple yet delectable snack for the entire family. The…

Kaashifal ki Sabji-Pumpkin Bhaji

  Kashifal Ki Sabji Kashifal -the sweet golden pumpkins of India are of two types, first being raw and second fully riped,  both types of kashifal is prepared  exactly by same method. If you are preparing the raw one then be careful with salt as well as no water is required, as the raw one…

Onion-Mint Parantha

A quick way of making Parantha – the flat bread of India.   Consumed every day in every home and always cooked fresh from the scratch makes it the best meal.  The variation for making paranthas is un-countable.  As many people-as many varieties of paranthas can be made. This is my favorite and even a favorite…

Carrots Potato Green Peas Bhaaji – Aloo Gajar Matar

Carrot Pea Potato Masala  A favorite vegetable recipe of Winters in India which becomes popular in the months of November after the arrival of Red Indian carrots. It is quick- fresh- colorful and with loads of flavors. Ingredients 4 medium sized Red Indian Carrots (or regular orange carrots) round shaped pieces ½ cup of green…

Plantain Kofta Curry-Kele ke Kofte

Kele ki Kofte ki Tarkari Raw banana kofta simmered with whole spices curry.  This is an inspiration from the cookbook my grandmother used to follow.  Though I used to make it with a different Base curry sauce but that is a choice and I have mentioned an alternate base sauce for the same dish.  This…

Mathri -the Indian Cookies

Just sharing what we did when an unannounced guest arrived for home visit. Well, in India you can’t let your guest go without serving any meals. So afternoon called for a chai and hot snacks. The quickest thing is Mathri. I will share a recipe soon. But believe me it is super duper Easy.😁 Small…

Stuffed Aubergine Okra -Bharwan Bhindi aur Baingan

This is a favorite of our  Cooking Classes guests during the months from March to September when Okra and baby aubergines are abundant in the market.  It is an easy recipe, looks spectacular and tastes yum.  I love serving it with aYellow Daal (like moong or masoor) and Rice.  It adorns beautifully in a thali.  So…

Kathhal Lababdaar- Curried Jackfruit

The season of Jackfruit is here.  Summers bring this unique vegetable to the markets in the northern India.   Though it is a household tree in the southern India, but it is a delicacy for North Indian kitchens. Very unusual plant, as it is a fruit as well as a vegetable and can be cooked easily. …

Chukandar ki bhaji -Beetroot with Peas

Let’s try a very beautiful and colorful dish.   I admit I started admiring this simple dish quite late in my life.  Infact, its been very recent that I have started cooking it myself.  My mom used to do this colorful dish in winters using lovely seasonal beetroot and fresh green peas.   And I cooked it…

Dahi ke Chawal-Curd Rice

Feeling super lazy.. but didn’t want to break my promise to myself to post everyday.. So here is what I did for today’s lunch. Curd Rice Ingredients (for just yourself) Boiled Rice 1 big cup Curd Half a cup Cold Milk quarter of a cup Salt To taste Ginger (finely diced)  1 inch piece Green…

Omelette Curry

This sounded interesting to me when I saw it in a menu.  Anyone who loves omelet in breakfast, this is a wonderful main course dish as well.  Probably it was invented in the hotel kitchens when there were quite a few Omelet left after the breakfast service..!!  Well doesn’t matter.   Let’s try it anyways. Its…