Sarson Kaa Saag

The favorite dish of Winters is Sarson Ka Saag, at least in Northern India where Mustard grows abundantly in winters. It is a crop that gives us the aromatic seed of Black Mustard and our native seed oil –Mustard Oil / Sarson Ka Tail. But it is not only that it is popular for, it…

Ayurveda – A way of Life Part 2

Today lets see a beautiful excerpt from a wonderful Vegetarian Indian Cookbook that  I follow very closely.   I didn’t wish to just put one write up about Ayurveda and its benefits, it is too vast to discuss and explain.  That’s why time to time I will share more things to show you the aspect about…

Samosa

Sharing today the most favorite street food of India ‘ Samosa’. This is not some quick snack, or easy recipes but it is one of the delicacies and need time as well as patience. So they say ‘ “What BAKING is to the Western World (in terms of culinary arts), FRYING is to India.” The chefs or cooks…

Bhindi Masala-Okra

Lady Finger – Okra – Bhindi One of the most simplest vegetable, yet the least understood vegetarian ingredients of the world.   A vegetable rich in Vitamins, minerals and a good source of Calcium, it is used widely in Indian Cuisine.   There are at least 20 different documented recipes I could find in India.  It is…

Lauki Ke Kofte

A long delayed recipe is Lauki Ke Kofte.  This a regular preparation in our Classes, it won’t be wrong to say that this is one of the most cooked dishes of our Jaipur Home Cooking Sessions.  So lets gather the ingredients.   This dish is a great Vegetarian  / Vegan substitute for any meat kofta. …

Naan Bread with Chandni Paneer

Masala Base with onions, whole spices, cashew and coconut milk With every dish I cook in our cooking sessions I emphasize on learning the base sauces.  Indian cooking has never been taught in Culinary Schools, it is taught by our families confined to the home kitchens, hence it has not been documented in terms of…

Stir Fry Veggies with Desiccated Coconut

Past few years I have had the chance of visiting South of India quite a many times, and with every visit I am becoming a bigger fan of the neat flavors of my country’s southern region.  Easy to do, rich in nutrients, light on your stomach and always Yum! What more to ask from food…

Chana Daal Tadka – Bengal Gram lentils

 “Eating lentils is not only good for your body, but also healthy for the environment.  Farmers can replace the lost nitrogen of the soil by growing lentils in rotation.  Lentils take nitrogen from the environment and give it back to the soil, which will help the next crop to give a better yield.”  Chana Daal-…

Tonight’s Dinner

Had few to none ingredients in the refrigerator. And honestly it’s too too hot outside, and I am too lazy to fetch food material from market So did some mix n match Made grilled paneer, Mushroom in white sauce and penne arrabbiata. Grilled Paneer Ingredients ( for 4 ) Paneer 800 gms Hung curd (Yoghurt)…