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…

Palak Chawal

This is a recipe which I had my doubts about, but wanted to try it anyways as the combination is very interesting.  It has both of my favorite ingredients Spinach and Rice.  So I gave it a go and honestly I am surprised by its beautiful togetherness.  It is a perfect blend.  And it can…

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)…

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…

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….

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…

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…