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….

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…

Chana Daal Khichdi

Chane ki Daal Ki Khichdi Split Chickpeas and Basmati long grain rice simmered together with whole spices.  This version of Khichdi is inspired from an old cookbook of my maternal grandmother.  The original process was quite cumbersome and the amount of spices was way to much for today’s taste.   The recipe is vegan and complete…

Vegetable Pulav

Veg Pulav-Spiced Rice with mix veggies  A foolproof-quick recipe. You will always achieve a great result.  Ingredients 1 cup of long grain basmati rice. 1 medium sized carrot (diced) ½ cup of diced cauliflower ½ cup of green peas 1 small potato diced 1 large onion, thinly sliced ½ inch ginger finely chopped(optional). 1 ½…