Bread Upma

Ingredients– 400 gm sliced bread, each slice cut into 4 squares 6-7 large onions, finely chopped 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped 1 tsp mustard seeds A sprig of curry leaves 2 green chillies, chopped 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tsp turmeric Salt to taste 3 tbsp vegetable oil Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing Method –…

Instant Upma Mix

Ingredients– 3 cups coarse semolina 1 tbsp chana dal 1 tbsp urad dal 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds A big pinch of asafoetida powder 5-6 dry red chillies 2-3 green chillies, chopped 4-5 tbsp cashew nuts (can add more or less) 3-4 tbsp peanuts (optional) 4 tbsp ghee/oil Salt to taste Method…

Aloo Raswala (Potatoes in Gravy)

Ingredients– 500 gm boiled potatoes 1 tbsp refined oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds A big pinch of asafoetida powder 3-4 whole dry red chillies 1 tbsp ginger green chilli paste 300 gm chopped tomatoes 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp amchur powder A small bunch of…

Shahi Tukda

Ingredients– 4 cups full fat milk 1/2 cup condensed milk 6-8 saffron threads 2 tbsp milk powder 1/4 tsp cardamom powder 6 bread slices 3-4 tbsp ghee for shallow frying 1-2 tbsp chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios) Method – Mix milk, condensed milk, sugar and saffron threads in a thick bottomed pan and bring it…

Chicken Pulao

Ingredients– For Marinating the Chicken- 500-700 gm chicken, leg and breast pieces 3 tbsp yogurt 2 tbsp onion paste 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp green chilli paste Salt to taste A dash of black pepper For Pulao Masala – 3” cinnamon stick 3 green cardamoms 6 cloves 1 black cardamom…

Nankhatai (Indian Cookies)

Ingredients– 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup gram flour (besan) 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp sooji (semolina) 1/8 tsp nutmeg powder 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup ghee at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar powdered 1/2 tbsp yogurt 1-3 tbsp milk Method – Cream the ghee and powdered sugar…

Palak Alu Tomato Sabji (Spinach, Tomato and Potato Stir Fry)

Ingredients– 500 gm spinach, cleaned and chopped 4-5 baby potatoes, sliced in half 1 medium onion finely chopped 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 1 tomato chopped 1 green chilli, slit 1/2 tsp turmeric powder A pinch of asafoetida powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp mustard oil Method – Heat oil in a pan Add onion,…

Bhindi Masala (Stir fried Okra)

Ingredients– 500 gm bhindi, washed, dried and cut into small pieces 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp amchur powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp cumin seeds Salt to taste 2-3 tbsp oil Method – Heat oil in a pan Add cumin seeds and onions and…

Vermicelli Pudding

Ingredients– 1 tbsp ghee 60 gm fine vermicelli, broken up into 3” pieces 5 cups full fat milk 1/4 cup blanched and slivered almonds 2/3 cup sugar 8 green cardamom pods 2 tbsp sultanas Method – Heat the ghee in a wok on medium heat Add the vermicelli and stir fry till golden This will…

Vermicelli Pudding (Seviyan Kheer)

Ingredients– 2 litres milk 1/4 cup ghee 2 tbsp cashew nuts, halved 1 tbsp seedless raisins 1 cup vermicelli 1/2 cup sugar 4 green cardamoms, crushed 1/2 tsp saffron threads Method – Boil the milk till it reduces to three quarters Heat the ghee and fry the cashews and raisins. Drain and set aside In…