Matar paneer


Matar paneer is a popular North Indian dish , loved by one and all.  Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and green peas are cooked in a onion tomato based gravy seasoned with aromatic spices. To add to it’s richness, cashew nut paste and cream are usually added, however I skipped the cream and just added the cashew nut paste. This dish is mildly spiced with a hint of sweetness. Continue reading →

Nargisi kofta curry


Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely Easter 🙂

Coming to today’s post, it’s yet another challenge post for the month of March. This month  Lina challenged us with some North Indian curries. I happily picked 2 out of the lot, because this is one cuisine that I absolutely love and relish. Thanks so much Lina, for coming up with these challenges for us! They have been amazing, I’ve enjoyed reading and meeting new bloggers! Continue reading →

Chicken Galouti kebabs ( Rare recipe challenge)


Hello folks!

Today’s post is interesting as it’s a rare recipe challenge post initiated by Lina@Lin’s recipes. Click here to read more about it. Lina has listed about 10 rare dishes and challenged us to pick one and try them out , and write our experience about it. Continue reading →

Palak paneer


Palak paneer, another popular north Indian dish, is a luscious spinach gravy adorned with melt in the mouth paneer cheese.
There are so many ways of preparing this , but I love to make it the way I’ve learnt from my mum. It’s involves a simple preparation of blanching ,pureeing and then cooking the spinach to make an exquisite gravy. There are no spice powders used here, the cumin seeds and the humble onion add enough flavor, along with the ginger and garlic. Onions should always be sauteed on a low heat, this breaks down the natural sugar present in onions, making it sweet. The heavy cream definitely adds to a rich finish, but it can be avoided . For a vegan version, you can substitute paneer with tofu. Continue reading →

Paneer malai kofta curry ( Indian curry with cottage cheese dumplings)


I first had this heavenly treat as a kid at a restaurant in my neighborhood and it was probably the best vegetarian dish I have ever savored. I still remember biting into that cottage cheese dumpling, with the nuts and raisins and finally that smooth creamy gravy to finish that delicious bite. Layers of goodness, I say 🙂 Continue reading →

Hot and sweet red kidney beans


Red kidney beans , known as Rajma in Hindi , has a popular place in the North Indian cuisine as Rajma chawal. I wanted to try something different from the regular Rajma chawal, searched the web for some interesting recipes . I came across this hot and sweet Kidney beans recipe by Simply Reem, and it looked very appetizing . The most appealing thing about this dish is its flavour profile , the two flavours ‘hot’ & ‘ sweet’ which are the kind of flavours I prefer in my food, some sweetness with a little heat. Continue reading →

Instant Shahi Rabdi


Shahi Rabdi is a rich, creamy , thickened, sweetened milk dessert, popular in North India. Ideally it is made by the continuous simmering and reducing of milk in wide thick bottomed pan,whilst collecting the layers of cream which form at the sides of the pan. Now this process can take at least 2 hours, depending on the quantity of milk, which is quite laborious. (I’ve still got to try this method.) Continue reading →

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