Gobi Stuffed Paratha

Gobi Paratha is a North Indian spicy flatbread stuffed with shredded cauliflower ( Gobi in Hindi ). It makes for a flavorful, filling breakfast , teamed with chilled yogurt and mango pickle.

Soya Chunks Veggie Pulav

A fragrant rice preparation , loaded with Soya chunks and veggies ! Perfect for weeknight dinners or a quick lunch. Just team it up with some curd , raita and some chutney or mango pickle . It is one healthy , nutritious , filling and tasty bowl of rice. For most of us living a modern Indian lifestyle , weekdays are the most difficult. Its easy to give in to packaged ready-to-eat stuff , just to reduce the stress of weeknight dinners. Recipes like pulav and khichdi are on the top of our weeknight chartbusters , right? Moreover if you…

Kala Chana Masala – Black Chickpeas in spicy tomato gravy.

Kala Chana Masala is a North Indian preparation of black chickpeas with a spicy tomato based gravy. Its relished as a heavy breakfast along with poori , tandoori roti or plain rice in North India. There are a few days when the Nortn Indian within me starts craving those flavours and those aromas. Yesterday was just that kind of a day. So I planned on making spicy and flavorful kala chana masala for lunch. Luckily everyone in the family loves it too and quickly agreed upon the menu plan. And I guess , everyone wanted a break from that regular…

Dal Makhani

DAL MAKHANI Whenever we go out for dinner , there are only 2 options basically in the dal section – dal tadka and dal makhani. And as most of my family likes dal tadka , dal tadka it is…… EVERYTIME . And I , being the most North Indian person in my family , just love dal makhani . So I thought of making the awesome Ma ki Dal ( as its commonly known) at home , for myself! Dal makhani is a North Indian delicacy with its velvety texture and rich creamy taste. Its best enjoyed with tandoori roti…

Aloo Ragda Recipe

Eat Breakfast like a King , lunch like a Prince and dinner like a Pauper ! That was pretty much my story last weekend . Heavy breakfast , where I just hogged , as if there wont be any meal next. And then a light lunch n dinner , as there wasn’t any scope for anything else. All this, Just because I made one of my favorite Aloo Ragda , and parathas! Aloo Ragda or potato in tomato curry , is one of the basic everyday recipes in North India. ‘Ragda’ refers to the process of mashing up the boiled…

Rajma Masala Recipe

Rajma and Jeera Rice is a pair made in heaven . And its surely one of the most favourite foods for all North Indian food lovers . It is so popular that you can see it on pretty much every menu card in North India ! Rajma rice used to be one of my favorite lunch options , during my college days . Having had a full day college for both my grad and post grad studies , standing in the labs for almost 4-6 hrs everyday, we all used to be so drained, tired and yes Hungry , almost…

Paneer Pulav Recipe

My hubby’s side of the family has always been a big fan of North Indian cuisine. So every now and then when we all feel like having something different , we turn to the North Indian options. And I being a little more of a North Indian than the others in the family , end up creating them! Paneer Pulav was one of the very first dishes I tried on my In-laws.Yes, I tried it on them , as even I was testing their palate. Being a vegetarian family, Paneer is like the king of all food. They instantly took…

Punjabi chchole masala

Some days the North Indian within me wakes up, and I start craving some Punjabi Masala curry. It is but human to want change , isn’t it! As far as food is concerned I would love to have change everyday! My North Indian self becomes overpowering especially when I am the only one I need to feed. So only my choice matters! I am fond of almost all Punjabi combinations…. Be it rajma chawal, paneer butter masala , chchole bhature or absolutely anything Punjabi! Today I happen to have some pre-soaked Bengal gram ( chchole/ kabuli chana), so I am…