Saag Chana (Spinach Black Chickpeas Curry)

Ingredients– 400 gm chopped spinach 2 cups black gram (desi chana) soaked overnight and boiled 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 1 finely chopped onion 1 finely chopped tomato 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 2-3 dry red chillies, roughly torn 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder…

Smoked Pork and Potato Curry

Ingredients – 500 gm smoked pork 4 potatoes, cut into halves 1 finely chopped medium onion 2 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2 bay leaves Salt to taste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 5-6 slit green chillies Finely chopped coriander leaved for garnishing 2 tbsp mustard oil Method – Heat the mustard oil in…

Ou Tenga Masor Jhul (Fish Curry with Elephant Apple)

Ingredients– 5 pieces Rohu fish 1 potato, boiled and chopped into medium pieces and lightly mashed 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 ou Tenga (elephant apple lightly pounded), boiled in 2 cups of water for 2 whistles 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 2 green chillies, slit 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder (optional) 1 tsp…

Green Pea Rice

Ingredients– 1 cup rice A marble sized tamarind ball 1 cup shelled green peas 1 small potato, peeled and chopped fine 2 small aubergines , chopped fine 1 capsicum, chopped fine 1 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Spice Paste – 2 tsp oil 3 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp urad dal 3 tbsp Bengal…

Palak Kadhi

Ingredients– 250 gm spinach, cleaned and chopped 1.5 cup curd 1/2 cup besan (Gramflour) 2 tbsp oil 1/2 pinch asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp ginger paste 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 2 finely chopped green chillies Salt to taste Method – Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan…

Mutton Biryani

Ingredients– For the Korma – 1 kg mutton on the bone, cut into 2” cubes 1 1/4 cups oil 5 cloves 5 green cardamom pods 4 pieces of 1/2” cinnamon sticks 3 large onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped mint leaves 1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves 4 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp…

Shrimp and Bok Choy Stir Fried Noodles

Ingredients– 75 gm egg noodles 2 tbsp sesame oil 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, sliced 1 cup cabbage, shredded roughly 1 cup Bok Choy, torn roughly 1 medium carrot, julienned 1 cup shrimps, cleaned and drained 1 tsp light soy sauce 1/2 tsp fish sauce 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper Salt to…

Moong Dal Tadka

Ingredients– 1 cup moong dal (yellow lentils) 3 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste For the Tempering– 1 tbsp ghee 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds A pinch of asafoetida powder 5-6 large garlic cloves, sliced 1-2 dry red chillies 6-7 curry leaves 1 tsp lemon…

Goan Prawn Curry

Ingredients– 500 gm prawns 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 1 tbsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp pepper powder 4 garlic cloves 2+3 green chillies 1 cup scraped coconut 1/2 cup shallots, sliced 2 tbsp ginger, sliced 1.5 cups coconut milk 1/2 cup tamarind water from a ball of…

Green Fish Curry

Ingredients– 4 pieces fish Salt to taste 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 2 small onions, grated 3 green chillies 1/2” piece of ginger 5-6 cloves of garlic 1 medium tomato A big handful of coriander leaves 1/4 cup mint leaves 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 3 tbsp mustard oil Method…