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…

Vanilla Cake

Ingredients– 325 gm all purpose flour (2.5 cups) 350 gm powdered sugar (1 3/4 cups) 2.5 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 180 gm butter 3 large eggs 3 egg yolks 1 cup milk 2.5 tsp vanilla essence Method – Ensure all the ingredients are at room temperature Preheat the oven to 180°C In a…

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients – 1.5 cups boiled and shredded chicken 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise A few lettuce leaves, torn Salt and pepper to taste 8 slices bread Method – In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients except bread and lettuce Place the mixed ingredients equally…

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Ingredients– 600-700 gm boneless chicken, cut in strips 1/2 cup yogurt 1 onion, pureed 2 tsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp ginger julienned 2 tbsp Cream A small bunch of chopped coriander leaves 4 green chillies 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice Salt to taste 2 tsp black pepper powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1…

Bok Choy, Eggplant, Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry

Ingredients– 3 eggplants, chopped into 1” cubes 200 gm button mushrooms, cut in half (I used tinned mushrooms) 1 big bunch, bok choy, trimmed 1 small head of broccoli, cut into thin florets 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 shallots, thinly sliced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp grated ginger Salt to taste Freshly ground black…

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…

Aloo Baingan ki Sabji (Potato Eggplant Stirfry)

Ingredients– 2 medium eggplants, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp oil Method – Add oil to a kadhai When the oil gets hot, add cumin seeds As soon as the seeds sizzle, add potatoes and cover with lid…

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…