Let’s get cozy…not in the literal sense, but with a bowl of piping hot winter soup Hot and Sour soup. Popular and will know as an Indo Chinese soup and ordered almost every time in restaurants. Super easy to make and very healthy as well. Make it at home from scratch; make your own clear and tasty vegetable stock with leftover vegetables and then make the flavorsome vegetables shine with some Indian red chili and spices, few commonly available sauces and there you have it. A comfort soup to die for. This smooth and tasty soup will keep you warm during the cold winter night, do try.
After a long week of festivity and over indulgence of sweets and mouthwatering dishes, it’s time to mellow down and eat something healthy which is packed with nutrients. Today’s recipe is just that, we are making Veg Soya Kheema or Queema, the key ingredients used is obviously Soya. If you want to give it an authentic kheema feel then you have got to use Soya granules. Soak the soya until soft and then cook them in a thick tomato and onion gravy, enhance the flavor by using homemade masala, add to the richness by adding paneer and then use little bit of more butter or ghee…totally optional. Slow cooked Veg Soya Kheema is ready to be served. Do try this recipe and enjoy!
Indian curries are worldwide famous. Almost every country in the world has Indian restaurants cropping up by the day. But somewhere in the entire hustle bustle the authentic taste of all signature dishes is lost. So if you are looking to get the authentic dhaba style paneer recipe, then let’s get back to the basic and begin from here, today’s recipe is of Paneer Masala. Soft marinated paneer, tossed and slightly warmed, slow cooked with aromatic blend of spices in rich tomato based gravy. Try making this dhaba style paneer dish and bring back the Magic.
Litti chokha is a traditional delicacy mainly eaten in Bihar. It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with roasted sattu or commonly known as chickpea flour, mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted over coal. Served with garlic chutney and chokha which is a potato filling, made with fresh herbs and spices. This dish is often confused with a commonly know dish called Baati, but it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation. Litti chokha is a complete meal as you can serve this at lunch and dinner. Very easy to make and mouthwatering to eat. Do try making it.
If you have heard the word Bruschetta then the immediate thought comes to your mind is Italian food. What if we tell you that we can make the traditional and classic dish with a little bit of our own Indian twist then would you belief…Well then watch and learn. The Italian style is very summery and fresh and the Indian style is more bread pizza inspired. Nevertheless both styles will tempt you to make them at every party and get together. Prepare a fresh topping with tomatoes, onions and fresh basil, char one tomato for the smoky flavor and then toss everything with a slight drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Prepare the Baguette slices by brushing olive oil; grilling it and then rubbing the slices with garlic…a very important step do not skip it. Top the prepared slices with the toppings or simply bake them with cheese in an oven and you’re set for the party. If you are a fan of pizzas or focaccia bread then you’ll love this. Happy Cooking!!
When we talk about comfort food in India, I bet it will be Rajma Chawal, hands down. It is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Main. Available in most of the restaurants, households and dhabas in North India. Tender soft red kidney beans cooked in onion and tomatoes base gravy and array of spices. Slow simmered and cooked with love and care. Very popular hearty rustic meals with a rich gravy.
Shahi Paneer recipe is one of the popular paneer dishes ever made. It’s treated as a royal dish as the name suggests. Made with cubes of paneer lightly cooked in mildly spiced rich gravy of onions, tomatoes, aromatic spices and dry fruits. Its deep yellow colour and silky texture will surely build up your appetite and make you wanting for more.
Paneer Parcha, a dish close to paneer pasanda though quite different.
This restaurant style paneer recipe, is a perfect one to dish out to serve with rotis, parathas, naans, steamed rice, pulao, basically any side dish.
A mild flavored rich birista-cashew-yogurt based gravy along with a slice of paneer which has been sandwiched with veggies and grilled. Try it out now!
Step 1: Add Plain flour to a mixing bowl.
Little high on the fats, but this paneer parcha tastes divine. Much better than the one I tasted at the restaurant. Why not try this and share a virtual treat with me? That’s all for today, keep cooking & stay fantastic!
Deepawali or Diwali, the brightest festival of the year is here and this time around, we’ve curated two recipes for you to stir up, serve & impress your guests!
The best part? Both of these recipes are damn easy to make and are as scrumptious to the palate.. Why delay? Let’s get started.
Puri Chaat, a distance cousin of Raj Kachori. Easier to make, easier to impress your guests. I mean literally who can say no to a chaat. I can’t. Ofcourse, I’m a chatora. 😛
A crisp puri with bubbling hot vatana, ice cold sweet yogurt, tangy tamarind chutney, zingy coriander chutney, spices, sev, onions is this.
That’s easy ain’t it? Make it & Enjoy 🙂
This recipe was inspired by my relative Manisha Bhabhi, her mom makes a slight different version of this. She calls it Bhar ke Puri and she recently started blogging at www.foodnspoons.com. She shared her mom’s recipe for Bhar ke Puri with me years back, and since then I’ve been making it every now and then with different variations and it comes out great all the time 🙂 Check out her version here.
That’s all for today, one more diwali special recipe to come very soon! 🙂
Navratri, a festival filled with joy, happiness, positivity is all here! It’s the time when we fast for 9 days, pray to god, play garba-dandia.. Talking about the fast, people follow different rituals for it, Some eat food once a day, some eat only falhari food once a day, some eat food with no salt, some with only sendha/rock salt, some eat only fruits, some only drink water or milk, some eat only satvik food.. Many other rituals are there, all families follow different things but what brings them together is the God & the energy & positivity God gives us while fasting!
My family follows to eat Satvik Food Once a day in the festival. So, today is the Day 1 of the Nine Day Festival, and here’s the Satvik thali I made for today 🙂