Malai Paneer Starters

Velvety soft cottage cheese cubes smeared with an aromatic and creamy sauce! Sounds awesome ,right? Trust me it is ! Malai paneer makes for a delicious starter or an equally amazing vegetarian side. Paneer is generally at the top of the list of favourite foods for any vegetarian ( or non-vegetarians) in India. At my house too, Paneer is the hot favorite. Recently I started making Paneer at home. I just Loved the soft velvety texture and fresh taste of paneer , that one can make at home easily. As opposed to the rubbery chewy Paneer that we get in…

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…

Potato in a blanket – Aloo bombs recipe!

A spicy potato based filling inside a blanket of perfectly crispy bread crust. A recipe that can easily make a weekend breakfast or a weekday snack , tad bit more special. Just team it up with lightly toasted bread , dip of your choice and ketchup. And ,how can I forget … ginger tea! Its OK to give in to the cravings sometimes , right? Specially when its drizzling outside , signaling that the monsoons are finally here, and they are here to stay! We had a nice leisurely breakfast yesterday at the sit-out, enjoying the rains . Doesn’t the…

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…

Veg Patty Burger

Veg Patty Burger – home style Burgers at home ! That was the surprise for the kids this weekend for breakfast ! Home-made and made to order! We had a great time creating different burgers , as per everyone”s taste ! Just kept all the ingredients on the table and let the kids choose what they wanted to have. In my family, some don’t want onions , others don’t take tomatoes lightly , and for some no meal is complete without some cheese ! So this weekend we had a great breakfast with lots of choices ! I would love…

Mix Veg Sandwich !

If you have kids in the house, you must have experienced the state of “constant hunger “,they are in . More than the full meals , they are interested in small snacks every now and then. And so I saw the saying , “ Necessity is the mother of all Inventions” , beginning to come true in my kitchen . sandwiches are the easiest snack to get together fast. And its one of those thing that gives u a free hand at experimenting. Depending on the preferences of your kids , you can make a different sandwich everyday! Here is…

Misal Pav / Usal Recipe

Every now and then I find myself looking for something different to make . Specially in summers, as there are very few vegetables available . And it feels like everyday I am making either cabbage, beans or eggplants. This is when legumes and pulses save the day! They are healthy, tasty and easy to make. The only thing that is needed, is a little pre-planning. There is soaking and in some cases sprouting, involved in the preparation . But if you have the sprouts ready , it takes no time to put together a nice meal! A preparation on the…