Cuisine: north indian

Healthy Aloo channa chaat recipe

Chaat is a favourite at home. We all enjoy it and I do try to make it quite often with whatever ingredients I have in hand. So there is nothing of a compulsion except for a few ingredients which are readilly available. You can just proceed with whatever you have like puffed rice, store bought chiwda, sev,boondi, peanuts ,spicy dals. Mix them with onion and tomatoes. Pour in some sauces and chutneys and your chaat is ready.

 

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.

 

Maida matri/thattai- diwali snack recipes

Hello to all my lovely loyal readers after a super long time who actually happen to see my blog time to time and enquire with me regarding the updates. I actually wanted to post this before diwali and I started my post almost 20 days back, but could not find time to do it. But now as I am finding some time, I have a few posts in my drafts which I will try to post in the next few days before my upcoming trip to India. I look forward to do some serious blogging next year unlike this year…

 

Baby corn peas masala – quick side dishes for chapatis – easy recipes in pressure cooker

At my place everyone loves baby corn. For several months now, I have been making a quick baked baby corn snack, a recipe given by a friend. My kids loved it and I did not try to make anything else with it. Somehow I never posted that recipe . I will do it sometime soon. I made this side dish for beetroot rice few days back when my son had to stayback in school for some extra classes. During such days, I find it very convinient to make variety rice along with some curry or some stuffed paratha. Its really…

 

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…

 

No onion no garlic chole recipe – channa masala recipe

In tam brahm cooking, onion and garlic is not used generally. Being in Maharashtra thorughout, I had developed a liking for marathi cuisine where onion and garlic is used in abundance. I believed that a food cannot become so flavourful without using these ingredients. Though I am not very particular about not using onions in my cooking, I try my best not to use them during festivals or when we have a religious get together especially not to offend the people who avoid it. I had made a mint pulao without using onion and garlic once for a get together…

 

Stuffed Aloo puri recipe – kids lunchbox recipes

Its definitely a challenge to cook for the kids. Its difficult to please them. But its so satisfying if they eat something so well, especially if we have put a lot of efforts cooking something for them. I have a tough time cooking for my 7 year old. He is my best food critic, definitely a tough job to please him and a happy “me ” if he gives me a thumbs up!! He usually loves the cakes I make, especially if it is chocolate. I often wonder about what to send for his school lunch time. He has his…

 

Broccoli paratha recipe – easy indian bread recipes

I do buy broccoli quite frequently, not because its a favourite at home. But as its quite healthy and we get really good fresh ones here that I am quite tempted to buy it everytime. Then I do wonder how to use it and mostly end up using it in a mix vegetable curry. Sometimes I make broccoli Manchurian or bake them in the oven with some spices coated on it or simply add them in some dal. Nowadays I try making stuffed parathas many times as its one way to sneak the vegetables into the kids food. So this…