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Banana stem stir fry – side dish for chapatis

My sister had once suggested to try a stir fry with it using onions and all. So when I got the stem last month, I decided to make it this way. It was spicy and delicious and it really tasted great with phulkas. We all enjoyed it and am sure I will making this again and again.

 

Tofu in peanut and coconut gravy

This time decided to use peanuts and a bit of coconut milk for a different flavour. It definitely tasted delicious and went really well with the phulkas I had made for dinner. You can adjust the proportion of peanuts and coconut milk to suit your taste.

 

Mutter paneer recipe – No onion garlic tomato quick dishes

Hope you all(read tamilians) are celebrating the new year in a grand manner. I made a few delicacies too today.It would have been apt to post a payasam I tried today. But I have been working on this post since yesterday and with the little time I got, I thought of posting the same. Uploading and editing the pictures would have taken up a long time and as usual I would not have managed to do any post. A similar recipe was posted by someone in a facebook food group almost a year ago. It sounded too good and I…

 

Matar ka nimona recipe- easy side dish for chapatis

A couple of months ago , I had accidently stumbled upon this recipe. I really liked the recipe. It was something different and had a uniqueness to it. I am always in a lookout for different side dishes for chapatis and this one sounded too good. Actually this is a traditional dish of Uttar Pradesh and is made during the winters as fresh peas is abundantly available that time. Actually, I have lived in northern India many years ago and I remember the beautiful, vibrant and the freshest vegetables available during the winter months. So actually there are lot of…

 

Shahi paneer recipe- easy paneer recipes

Paneer is a favourite at home. My friend had made this during her son’s birthday party. I had always wanted to try it at home after that. Finally I got to make this when we had a guest couple of weeks back. I have seen different recipes for shahi paneer in different cookbooks and sites. I have followed my friends recipe completely. I don’t claim this to be a authentic recipe in case you have had a shahi paneer which tastes and looks different than this one. So do try this one and serve it with naans or rotis and…

 

How to make dal dhokli– Dal dhokli recipe

This is a popular Gujarati delicacy. My sister inspired me to try this one. We always try to keep our dinner light. So I made the delicious dal dhokli for me and my hubby. We enjoyed a bowl of this, which was quite filling , but not too heavy too. While making this one, I was reminded of a similar dish where the wheat dough is seasoned with appropriate ingredients and it actually does not have dal in it. I will post that sometime. Till that I hope you try this one and enjoy it too!! Recipe source- Show me…

 

Coriander paratha- Indian breads – Lunch box recipes

Nothing much of a story about these parathas,except I found the recipe in a tarla dalal cook book . I love coriander and love to add them to all my subjis and my rasam is incomplete without them. I have been making lot of parathas nowadays, especially cheese parathas – my son’s favourite. I made them recently and it tasted quite nice. It goes well with some dal or tomato gravy. I did not find it very appealing with curds because the parathas were mildly spiced and went well with some spicy dal. But its your choice completely. Try them…

 

Home made garam masala

I usually buy a variety of garam masalas (Indian spices) and use them alternatively for a different taste.For instance , I like to use subji masala ,goda masala or kitchen king masala for different dry vegetable curries or maybe tandoori masala for paneer or tofu based gravies. And lately I have started making my own garam masala adding my touch and it really goes well with many dishes. Somehow I love the taste and flavour of home made garam masalas rather than the store bought ones. So here goes my recipe. In case the ingredients are not freshly bought,and you…

 

Dum aloo recipe

I am sure everyone loves potatoes and there are infinite ways of consuming this particular vegetable. How versatile it is!!Whichever way you make it, its always tasty.Infact it makes even boring vegetables edible when combined with them. But believe it or not , potato is something which I don’t use too frequently. I do try to make a veggie , say twice or thrice a month.But I sure am attracted with the baby sized potatoes and buy them whenever I find them. So this time, I made the ever famous dum aloo and everyone just loved them. I served them…