Lasooni/Lehsuni (Garlic) Dal Tadka with Step-by-Step Pictures

Hello all! πŸ˜€ Lasooni Dal is one of my most frequently made recipes of all time. This goes really well with a plate of hot, plain basmati rice and of course, ghee on top! πŸ˜‰ Its simplicity is what makes it taste so amazing; eat it with some pickle on the side and add some…

Gobi Mutter Masala – Gravy style (without tomato)

Cauliflower belongs to the cruciferous vegetables family. It has really significant detox, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which are of great value to your health. I hated Cauliflower when I was young. I was completely disgusted by the critters and worms that would pop out of the vegetable while cleaning it. I would refuse to touch…

Quick and Easy Methi Mutter Pulao with Paneer Capsicum Curry

Methi and Mutter are made for each other in the culinary world πŸ˜€ This pulao comes together in about 10 minutes flat if you have pre-cooked rice on hand. If you combine rice-cooking time, it takes an extra 10 mins. However, the flavor is just superb. The aroma of the methi combined with the sweetness…

Baby Potatoes and Green Peas Curry – Gravy style

Most of the curry gravies I make are tomato-based. That I love all things tomato is no secret. DH, on the other hand, does not really love it like I do. The only tomato dish he will happily eat is the tomato chutney. Anything else has β€˜too much tomato’ for him. Humph. As if there…

Methi Paneer Paratha – Step by Step

Paratha is a very versatile Indian flatbread that can be made plain, or with a variety of stuffing. The range of stuffing includes lentils, greens, beetroot, carrot, radish, potato & peas, mixed veggies etc. Parathas are tasty & very filling since they are quite thick. Just one or two of these parathas with some pickle…

Mixed Vegetable Rice with Mint – Cucumber Raita

This is an extremely easy and tasty dish – especially quick to put together if you have leftover steamed white Basmati rice (or even ordinary white rice) sitting in the fridge.Β  I had fresh cut vegetables and mint sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. The mint was particularly fresh and aromatic, so I…

Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese Curry with Bell Peppers)

It is surprising how quick this dish is to put together; yet the end result does not at all look like it has come together in a matter of minutes. Kadai Paneer is an aromatic, colorful and delicious curry. IMHO, although the main ingredient is cottage cheese, the hero of this dish is (surprisingly again)…

Aloo Mutter Samosa (Samosa with Potato and Peas)

It’s the time of Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai, and yesterday it was raining torrents in the evening . DH was stuck in traffic and he was going to take sometime to reach home. I remembered that the store near our house sells really hot and fresh samosas; we generally pick it up from the…

Creamy Mutter Paneer

I love Paneer in any form – as bhurji, in sweets, in parathas, gravies, samosas, bread rolls etc. I add it aleast once a week to the menu at home. This is one of the simplest yet tastiest among Paneer curries that I enjoy making and serving. So I thought, why not start off my…