Homely and comforting, an everyday staple in many households, home style dal tadka
05/19/2018 4:15:06 PM vindhyadesai
Any day a simple dal is comforting and soothing. Dal tadka is the most commonly made type of dal in most households. Different states in India have different ways of making dal tadka. Each one is unique and really tasty. This dal tadka recipe is a simple home style recipe with all basic ingredients found at home!
Usually togari bele/toor dal also known as arhar dal or pigeon pea dal is used to make dal tadka. It has a super sweet taste and cooks very well and melts in your mouth. It blends with all masala really well and it can be made very quickly. Pressure cook dal, meanwhile make the masala and then do the honours by adding an aromatic tadka on top. ... “Dal Tadka | Tadka Dal | Dal Recipes”
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”
Easy peasy, peas pulao, a staple with pop-in-the-mouth peas
05/15/2018 12:22:55 PM vindhyadesai
A simple dal-chawal can sometimes be very boring. But if you can bring some life into your chawal by adding some fresh/frozen green peas and cooked till the peas/matar turn soft and bright green. The peas just pop-in-the-mouth and they make a boring dish spring back into life. So here it is a simple dish from FOI, peas pulao or matar ke chawal.
Peas pulao can be made literally at the last minute. Quickly make some dal in your pressure cooker, wash basmati rice set it aside. Mix cool cucumber into beaten yogurt/curd. Lastly cook basmati rice and throw in some fresh/frozen green peas when the rice is half done. ... “Peas Pulao | Matar Pulao | Pulao Recipes”
Favourite leftover rajma gravy made into delicious street style rajma sandwich
05/04/2018 11:44:55 AM vindhyadesai
Rajma masala was one of the first recipes I had posted 2 years ago when I started FOI. A super yummy gravy recipe that goes well with roti or chawal. Usually I tend to make extra rajma so I can eat it with both roti and chawal. But sometimes we do get bored of roti and chawal. The answer to that boredom is this street style rajma sandwich with leftover rajma masala.
Last year when I was travelling, in my flight lunch box I had rajma masala and some bread on the side. That’s where the idea of this street style rajma sandwich dawned upon me. No fears when Street style rajma sandwich recipe is soon yours, cheeky eh 😛 ... “Street Style Rajma Sandwich | Sandwich with rajma masala | Sandwich 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 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”
Nutty, delicious, fudgy, special kaju pista rolls
02/28/2018 9:21:32 PM vindhyadesai
Sweets made of any kind of nuts or any milk sweets are considered special and rich. Indeed they are, special and rich and made on occasions like Holi, Deepavali or marriages. Kaju pista rolls definitely fall into that category. They are rich and nutty and a sure shot favourite amongst kids and adults.
Making kaju pista rolls involves a few steps but they do not require a lot of ingredients. Once you get the consistency right, making kaju pista rolls will then be a matter of just rolling them up 🙂 Nuts within nuts, who will not like them, these are fun to eat. ... “Kaju Pista Rolls | Sweet Recipes | Diwali Recipes”
Spicy, mouth watering, homemade green chilli pickle
02/19/2018 9:49:49 PM vindhyadesai
Years ago when I first bought a jar of green chilli pickle home everyone had loved it. I always wanted to make green chilli pickle, so, here it is, a brand new spicy pickle recipe from FOI. The beautiful yellow mustard with fresh green chillies pickled with lime juice and a dash of vinegar, absolutely mouth watering.
Here I have used less spicy, long fat green chillies. You can use any kind of green chillies you want. Or you can even ask your vegetable vendor for the best variety to make green chilli pickle. While making pickles there are a few things to keep in mind. A clean, dry kitchen counter, sterilized glass jars to store pickles. Of course you also need loads of patience, you will need to visit this green chilli pickle once every few days. ... “Green Chilli Pickle | Hasimenasinakayi Uppinakayi | Pickle Recipes”
Tangy, spicy, perfect side dish for many snacks – easy pudina chutney
02/06/2018 9:40:25 PM vindhyadesai
Some dishes like tangy chutneys are ignored and not given much importance. They are kept in small containers but without getting highlighted they impart all the taste. It is these side dishes which make the main dishes stand out. One such side dish is this tangy and spicy pudina chutney.
After glorifying this pudina chutney one has to mention its umpteen uses. Pudina chutney is used for sandwiches such as this Bombay Sandwich, chaats, as a dip or to smear onto tasty kathi rolls (which is the recipe coming up next). ... “Pudina Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Comforting and tasty, loaded with nutrition, home style dal palak
02/04/2018 5:52:51 PM vindhyadesai
Be it any day, a comforting bowl of dal is always the answer to feed a hungry stomach. It is not spicy nor is it too bland, it is like a gravy to eat with rotis/chapathis or just mix with plain old rice. It is full of proteins and loaded with nutrients if you add greens or vegetables like in this dal palak.
I love lapping up dal palak with chapathis or tawa parathas, such an easy yet filling dish for lunch or for dinner. Enjoy the goodness of palak and the mellowness of dal, surely a great combo in the form of dal palak. ... “Dal Palak | Home style palak dal | Dal Recipes”