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North Indian Recipes

Mutton Korma

This is one of the tastiest Mutton dishes we have ever tasted. It was love at first bite. I got the recipe from the TV program Highway On My Plate. You could prepare this dish with any meat of your choice. Mutton Korma Source : Highway on my plate

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Tree of Life (Fried Cauliflower Tree on a Bed of Gravy)

Those of you, who are regular at watching the TV program ‘MasterChef India’, must be familiar with Chef Vikas Khanna. Though I don’t follow the program much, I have heard a lot about him and his signature dish, ‘The Tree of Life’. My search for the recipe landed me at Martha Stewart’s site, but I wa

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Kadai Choley (Chick Peas Curry)

I have always loved Choley aka Chick Pea. But after marriage, I was in for a shock when J told me that he dislikes Choley-Bhature. My heart literally sank. So, the only time I got to devour Choley was either during parties or when J was away for work. Over the years, I realised that he didn’t have a

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Kale Moti Biryani (Bengal Gram Biryani)

Yesterday I was in a mood to try out something new and so I started flipping through my diary in search of some interesting long lost recipes. That was when I came across the recipe of Kale MotiBiryani, written down in my diary long back. Though I am not a great fan of Bengal gram, I decided to try

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Chicken Kathi Rolls

Coming up with something different as evening snacks, almost on a daily basis, when D comes back after his play is one of my constant worries during the day. The boy would be all tired n hungry and if I don’t put something worthwhile on the table, he might even eat me up. I am sure this dilemma is f

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Panchmel Dal (Five Lentils Curry)

In my previous post, I had promised to share the recipe of Panchmel Dal. So here it goes…… Panchmel Dal is a typical Rajasthani dish with a thick gravy. As the name suggests, five types of dals/lentils are used to prepare the dish. Yet another easy and tasty dish. I got the recipe from Mharo Raj

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Sabz Jaipuri

Last Sunday, I was pepped up and all set to turn my kitchen into a lab. The ‘Mirchi ka Kutta’ pickle, which I made the other day, has probably let in the Rajasthani bug into me and so I decided to prepare a Rajasthani fare for lunch. After considering the availability of ingredients, I decided to pr

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Cashew Chicken

Cooking was the last thing on my mind when we embarked on the Dubai trip. But when my cousins, with whom we were staying, indicated their eagerness to taste one of my creations, I decided to take time off, in the midst of our hectic trip. The biggest challenge, when cooking in somebody else’s kitche

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Guava Chutney

When I go for my badminton sessions in the evening,I have to pass by the market, where roadside vendors sell fresh vegetables and fruits on their trolleys. So the other day, I saw vendors with huge piles of Guavas. The first thing that crossed my mind was “Guava Chutney”. The first time I tasted thi

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Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese with Capsicum in Tomato Gravy)

Till about 12 years back, I was under the impression that Kadai Paner was one of those exotic dishes, which could be whipped up only by those highly experienced cooks/chefs. Only when I came across this recipe and when I tried it out myself did I realise how wrong I was. This recipe calls for basic

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Badaami Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Almond based Gravy)

Almonds are very good sources of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. No, I am not talking about mining these minerals for industrial use. 😉 These minerals in trace amounts are required by our body to remain healthy. Though almonds are considered fatty,

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Green Chilli Pickle

The first time we had tasted Whole Chilli Pickle was some years back, at J’s colleague’s house and it was love at first bite :-P. The best part was that contrary to our belief, it wasn’t hot at all. Once home, it took me  sometime to zero in on one recipe on the net. This pickle is made very often a

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Makhmali Paneer

Makhmali Paneer is one dish I tried for the first time and fell in love with. What’s best about this recipe is that it doesn’t call for any fancy ingredients, is supereasy to prepare and tastes yummmmm This is yet another Tarla Dalal special… 🙂

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Masala Chai (Spiced Tea)

Last week, while I was down with fever, my household help offered to make some “Masala Chai” for me to relieve my throat ache. Though I always prefer tea without any additives, I reluctantly gave in as I wanted some relief to my pain. My apprehensions had more to do with the taste of this Tea than i

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Rawa/Sooji Laddoos (Sweet Semolina Balls)

With the festival of lights right at the doorstep I was totally upbeat and in high spirits. What better way to welcome Diwali than to make some homemade desi sweets. The search for the sweet of my choice zeroed onto Semolina/Rawa/Sooji Laddoo, the recipe of which I found at ‘Wining and Dining the In

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Apple Sandesh

Usually I like to laze around and take it easy on Sundays and Holidays. But today was an exception…. Why so??? ‘Cos I was back on my feet after a bout of viral fever. Moreover, I was feeling lonely, as J was out of station and D was having a sleepover at his friend’s place. So what do you do then

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Achaari Baingan (Pickle flavoured Eggplant/Brinjal)

    Couple of days back, while I was pondering over the menu for the guests coming for dinner, I received an unexpected bunch of homegrown brinjals from a very dear friend of mine. The …

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Aloo-Phali Sabji (Potato-Long beans Stir fry)

Travelling all over the country and getting to taste a wide variety of different Indian cuisines has been one of the best things of being married to someone with a transferable job. With so much of variety you couldn’t ask for more.Aloo Phali Sabji is one easy to make sabji I caught on along the way

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