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….

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…

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. …

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…

Yellow Daal Tadka

Anyone who has been to Indian or have dinned at Indian restaurants, know this dish.  Though, little anyone knows about the importance of Daal (lentil) as a part of our meals.  For an average Indian Daal comprise of their day to day meal.  It is an essential for a vegetarian to have a bowl of…

Lauki ki Muthiye-Vegan Sausage

BOTTLE GOURD MUTHIYA  I would call it a Vegan Sausage.  A hand made sausage shaped steamed dish, perfect replacement for its meaty version.  You can finish it as a Kebab by grilling it ultimately and I bet it will adorn as a hero of your appetizer platter.  Once I tried giving it a tandoori food…

Puri Bhaji-Indian Brunch

Puri Bhaji is probably the most eaten meal in Northern India upto Central India. The only thing that gives it a challenge is Idli Sambar. It is your safest bet when you are travelling, as this can’t be served stale and you can always be sure that it is fresh and wholesome. Today the Bhaji…