Shahi Paneer is a very rich and decadent, North Indian curry. Cubes of paneer (Indian Cottage cheese) are simmered in a creamy, nutty and luscious onion-tomato curry, with mild and sweet undertones of whole spices and floral notes of saffron. Shahi paneer is thus Shahi, which simply means Royal in Hindi.
Paneer makhani or paneer makhanwala! What’s in a name? This is one gorgeous, fragrant and delectable North Indian dish with it’s luxurious orange hues dazzling with paneer cubes and cream. This vegetarian counterpart to the renowned butter chicken is equally delicious and a treat for vegetarians. Well I enjoy it too!
Kadhi is a popular Punjabi dish, and also one that falls into the comfort food category for most Indians. It is a dish which consists of deep fried besan (gram flour) fritters which are known as pakoras simmered in a tangy, sour and spiced yogurt-gram flour gravy. The word kadhi is derived from the word ‘Kadhna‘ which simply means to simmer over a long time so the kadhi reduces in quantity and thickens. The fritters are mostly made with onions mixed into the besan batter, but spinach, fenugreek pakoras are just as great. Basically you can add any vegetables you like to the pakoras. But a Punjabi kadhi is incomplete without the pakoras! Rice is the best accompaniment to Punjabi kadhi, though kadhi pairs well with chapati or parathas too, as it is thick in consistency. Continue reading →
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I’d like to share yet another of my favorite North Indian dishes- Methi matar malai, with the addition of paneer here. Like most North Indian dishes this one doesn’t fall short of all the rich ingredients as well. Loads of cream is what makes this dish so rich, but the interesting part is the use of fenugreek leaves. It’s such a well balanced dish despite all it’s glorious, nutty richness. The fenugreek leaves add a distinct bitterness yet palatable flavor, one that is truly addictive and makes this dish so unique. Then there is the sweetness from the green peas which also makes for a great textural element in this ultra creamy dish! The addition of mava/khoya makes it even more luxurious.