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)…

Cauliflower-Potato Koftas

This is a main dish for any Indian Meal as we serve Sauce based dishes with either Chapati or Naan or Rice preparations Alternatively, it can be served as a side dish to your home dinners.   It is completely Vegan as well as Gluten Free (if you replace Ghee with Oil).  It is quick, fool-proof…

Cooling Rice Pheerni – Rice Pudding

Today’s recipe Pheerni is a contribution by a little budding food enthusiast Navya.  A twelve years old, she takes keen interest in trying  recipes on her own.  This is her signature recipe and she holds lot of pride in telling about it.   This is an easy way to make this beautiful, delicate dessert.  Super easy…

Mix Vegetables in Cashew Sauce

The dish is fondly called Navratan Khorma in Indian Restaurant Menus.  Navratan literally means Nine Jewels.  Number nine because 9 Base Ingredients made the dish.  Different vegetables like Cauliflowers, potatoes, green peas, beans, carrots,  Paneer, cashew nuts, raisins, and Cream/milk/coconut milk.  It is simple, apart from prep time it will be cooked in no time.  Best…

Palak Paneer – Paneer in Spinach sauce

Palak Paneer Palak paneer is one of the simplest yet surprisingly beautiful recipe.  With lovely color combination and texture blend–this is just the perfect dish to impress your guest. Ingredients For Spinach puree 500 grams palak / spinach  ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 medium to large tej patta (Indian bay leaf) 1 medium onion…

Veggie Delight Home Burger

Today, my kids got up and said they want to have burgers. And when the order comes from home-bound kids, all you have as a choice is, to say YES!! Well I looked up and found no fancy veggies in the fridge. So, all I could promise was a veggie delight and here it is….

Cooking Ridged Gourd and its benefits

Ridged gourd or Torai as its called in India is very popular as a summer vegetable. It has lot of health benefits as again it’s a cooling vegetable and keeps the digestive system intact in unbearable heat of India. In Ayurveda it is one of the components that reduces Pitta dosha too.  So it is advised…