Soft paneer in a velvety smooth cream based masala, ever famous paneer butter masala
05/17/2018 10:24:49 AM vindhyadesai
Paneer butter masala or PBM is one of the most loved paneer dishes. There was a time when we used to always order paneer butter masala by default. What’s not to like, soft golden paneer cubes in a buttery creamy tomato based gravy. Loads of butter and some of cream to finish off the gravy, now how can that taste bad!
Paneer butter masala can be served with roti, phulka, naan or kulcha. I served it with a simple dal tadka, peas pulao, pudina raitha and some phulka. It’s the perfect combination. Cashews make the gravy rich and extra creamy. Do not feel daunted while making paneer butter masala. Get all the ingredients ready and make the gravy easily. ... “Paneer Butter Masala | Paneer Recipes | Gravy Recipes”
Chatpata sev puri chaat for a rainy evening, crunchy, savoury puris topped with sev
05/11/2018 9:08:27 PM vindhyadesai
It is a fact that most people love chaats be it South or North India. Like so many varieties in different kinds of dishes all over India, chaats are also prepared and eaten in various ways. It is savoured by everyone and making it, in itself is a big celebration amongst many households. Even parties take place featuring chaat as the main theme. This sev puri chaat is a featured item on most menus.
Sev puri chaat has crisp papdis or flattened pani puri’ puris. Of course the main feature of any chaat is the sweet and spicy chutneys. They make chaats really tangy and all the lipsmacking goodness comes from there.
Sev puri chaat is then topped with boiled and roughly chopped potatoes. All the masala settles on this potato and the crunchy puri makes it the entire package. To finish off lots of sev and chopped coriander are added on top with dollops of thick sweet curd/yogurt if desired. ... “Sev Puri Chaat | Sev Puri | Chaat Recipes”
Beautiful burgundy colour, tangy, bubbly and cooling, cherry lemonade
04/29/2018 7:52:21 PM vindhyadesai
With the soaring temperatures you feel like drinking a chilled juice or ice water. Lemonade always does come to the rescue, it’s easy to make and quenches your thirst in a jiffy. So why not try a variation of the regular lemonade and make a cherry lemonade.
A super chilled and bright coloured cherry lemonade will re-energize you. When I made eggless black forest cake I had some cherry syrup leftover. So I tried this cherry lemonade and I have made it a few times after that. Just boil few cherries with a little sugar and set it aside to chill. ... “Cherry Lemonade | Summer Recipes | Beverage Recipes”
Yummy, delicious and a favourite starter, paneer tikka
03/26/2018 10:36:33 PM vindhyadesai
Making starters/appetizers for parties or for gatherings is always a challenge. We can easily make gravies for rotis and any kind of rice dishes but starters uh huh! Always difficult to choose and prepare. We have to carefully assemble them and also make them look pretty. But how about a foolproof recipe for making paneer tikka.
You can make these in advance and leave them in the marinade. And get some help in skewering them and you are all set. Tasty and delicious paneer tikka can then be roasted off in the oven in bulk. The paneer tikka leftovers make a super delicious pulao as well. ... “Paneer Tikka | Paneer Tikka In Oven | Starter Recipes”
Rich, nutty, delicious, Ugadi special obbattu, dry nuts holige
03/14/2018 10:24:30 PM vindhyadesai
A rich and delicious treat is the best way to celebrate grand festivals like Ugadi and Deepavali. What better dish than dry nuts holige or obbattu for such festivals. Dry nuts holige has a rich dry nuts filling inside a thinly rolled out whole wheat dough then roasted with homemade ghee.
For dry nuts holige you can basically add any kind of dry nuts like pistachios, cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans all unsalted and unroasted of course. The dry mixture consists of dry nuts obviously and some subtle spices like elaichi and javitri (mace). It’s made into a nice soft filling and then rolled out just like a paratha. ... “Dry Nuts Holige | Dry Nuts Obbattu | Ugadi Recipes”
Rich in protein and the goodness of spinach, creamy restaurant style palak paneer
03/12/2018 9:34:18 PM vindhyadesai
Palak paneer was one of the very first paneer dishes I tried years ago. I liked the idea of palak with its nutrients and protein rich lightly golden fried paneer pieces. A perfect marriage of ingredients resulting in the best restaurant style palak paneer.
Ensure you have fresh paneer and palak to make restaurant style palak paneer. It has some nice spices along with julienne’d ginger and some aromatic kasuri methi to finish on top. I also have a rustic home style palak paneer recipe where I do not grind the palak and leave the masala ingedients with a texture. Of course, restaurant style palak paneer has some fresh cream to finish which brings out the best flavours and creaminess. ... “Restaurant Style Palak Paneer | Palak Paneer | Paneer Recipes”
Crisp, flaky, light and fun to eat Holi special, matar kachori
02/26/2018 9:51:46 PM vindhyadesai
Matar/peas is a very useful ingredient in the kitchen. It gives a sweet flavour to any dish and it’s fun when they pop in the mouth. Again like potatoes or tomatoes they often get ignored. But here’s a fun recipe made from matar, matar kachori, authentic and delicious!
Kachoris like samosas are very famous in North India especially in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Khasta Kachoris are made with many different kinds of fillings. Urad dal, mung dal and here’s one with peas, matar kachori. Make these tasty snacks for this Holi! ... “Matar Kachori | Peas Kachori | Snack Recipes”
Easy finger foods for parties or for picnics, ever popular cucumber cheese sandwich
02/21/2018 9:25:26 PM vindhyadesai
One of the foods I was fascinated with as a kid was plain cucumber cheese sandwich. Cool cucumber slices and salty cheese slices between soft bread, a tasty combination. One more kid friendly recipe from FOI.
Cucumber cheese sandwich can be made with both brown and white bread. I very rarely make or use white bread but cucumber cheese sandwich is one of the few snacks I like to make with white bread. Peel and de-seed cucumber if you want. ... “Cucumber Cheese Sandwich | Cucumber Sandwich | Sandwich Recipes”
Hot, spicy, best snack to munch on in winters, mirchi bajji
01/22/2018 9:31:33 PM vindhyadesai
When it’s raining or in the cold winter months there is always a need of a nice snack to munch on. Along with your favourite hot beverage like chai or coffee, imagine eating spicy mirchi bajji. Makes you drool, isn’t it? Unlike many other recipes this takes only a few minutes to prepare. A few mirchi (fat green chillies) is all you need. Other ingredients are basic and you can find them on your shelf.
All you have to do is, de-seed the chillies, quickly make the batter, dip and fry. A plateful of hot mirchi bajji gets ready in almost a jiffy. I sometimes wonder if making tea or coffee takes longer:). But ensure to de-seed the chillies especially if children are eating. Along with these mirchi bajji I like to make a few aloo bajji as well to counter the heat of the mirchi bajji. ... “Mirchi Bajji | Menasinakayi Bajji | Snack Recipes”
Rich and nutty, with a beautiful sunshine yellow colour, badam halwa
01/01/2018 8:08:24 PM vindhyadesai
A rich and nutty halwa is the order of the day! Welcoming the new year with a gorgeous yellow coloured traditional sweet, badam halwa. Halwas are very popular all over India. Carrot halwa, lauki halwa are amongst the most favourite and common ones.
Badam halwa is a rich and decadent halwa made purely with almonds, sugar and fragrant saffron (kesar). Indeed it is a very rich sweet but so tasty that you will want to gorge on more than one. ... “Badam Halwa | Sweet Recipes | Festival Recipes”