Paneer Bhurji (Scrambled Cottage Cheese)

Ingredients– 250 gm paneer, grated 1/2 cup green peas 1/2 cup capsicum, finely chopped 1/2 cup tomato, finely chopped 1-2 tbsp oil 2-3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp coriander powder Salt as per taste 1/2” ginger grated 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1 green chilli,…

Lemon Coriander Soup

Ingredients– 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp garlic 1 tbsp ginger 1 green chilli (optional) 1/4 of a small cabbage 1 small carrot 1 small onion 3-4 mushrooms 4 cups water 1 tsp black pepper powder Salt to taste 3 tbsp cornflour and required water for slurry A bunch of fresh coriander leaves A few spring…

Chicken Fingers

Ingredients– 250 gm chicken 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp paprika powder 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tsp garlic powder 1 egg 1/4 cup thick buttermilk Salt and pepper to taste Corn flakes Oil for deep frying Method – Crush the cornflakes roughly and set aside Cut the chicken into thin strips Mix the…

Fish Croquette

Ingredients– 500 gm big pieces of fish, preferably Rohu or Catla 2-3 medium sized boiled potatoes 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 2 tsp Bhaja moshla 1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste 2 medium sized onions, finely chopped 3 tbsp…

Red Coconut Chutney

Ingredients– 2 cups freshly grated coconut 3-4 dry red chillies 1 small lemon sized ball of tamarind, soaked in water, just enough to dip it 1/4 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste For Seasoning– 1 tsp urad dal (split gram dal) 1/2 tsp mustard seeds A pinch of asafoetida powder 2 tsp oil Method –…

Paneer and Corn Salad (Cottage Cheese and Corn Salad)

Ingredients– 1 cup paneer cubes 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels, boiled and drained 2 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tbsp oil 1/2 cup boiled potato cubes 1/2 cup chopped spring onion whites and greens 1 cup deseeded chopped tomatoes 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies 1-2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves Salt…

Chicken Soup

Ingredients– 500 gm chicken pieces with bones 1 onion, chopped 6 black peppercorns 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp black pepper powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp oil Finely chopped coriander leaves Method – Heat oil in the pressure cooker Add the peppercorns and the onions Sauté till the onions are light brown Add…

Bhopali Chicken Rezala

Ingredients– 1/2 cup cashew nuts 4 medium onions, sliced 2 big bunches of coriander leaves 1/2 cup mint leaves 4 green chillies 2 bay leaves 6 green cardamoms 1” cinnamon 1” ginger, chopped 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped 1 kg chicken 1 heaped tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp…

Mutton Curry

Ingredients– For Marination – 2 kg mutton 8 tbsp curd 4 tbsp ginger garlic paste 4 tsp green chilli paste 2 tsp turmeric powder 4 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp cumin powder 2 tsp coriander powder 4 tsp lemon juice 8-10 tbsp mustard oil Salt to taste For the Gravy – 4 medium…

Masoor Dailor Bota (Red Lentil Chutney)

Ingredients– 1/2 cup red lentils 1/4 cup mint leaves 3-4 cloves of garlic 2 green chillies 1/2 tsp mustard oil Salt to taste Method – Soak the dal in water for 30 minutes Drain the water from the dal Grind the dal along with salt, garlic, mint leaves and chillies in a stone grinder or…