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…

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…

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…

Sardine Salad Sandwich

Ingredients– 200 gm oil packed skinless, boneless sardines, drained 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 slices multi grain bread, toasted Lettuce, tomato, cucumber for topping Method – Combine the sardines with all ingredients and mash well with…

Palak Rice (Spinach Rice)

Ingredients– 1 cup leftover rice 1 cup spinach leaves, chopped finely (can be puréed too) 1 small onion, finely chopped 5-6 cashews Salt to taste 3 pods garlic, sliced thinly A pinch of mustard seeds 1/4 tsp chana dal 1/4 tsp urad dal 1/2” piece cinnamon 1/8 tsp turmeric powder A pinch of asafoetida powder…

Ghila Pitha

Ingredients– 500 gm sticky rice (bora saul) 250 ml liquid jaggery 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1/2 tsp baking soda Mustard oil to deep fry Method – Wash the rice. Drain the water completely and leave it to dry completely on a tray lined with muslin cloth Once dry, grind it to a fine powder in…

Egg in a Hole

Ingredients– 2 slices of bread 2 eggs 2 tsp butter Salt and pepper to taste 1 cube Amul cheese Method – Use a small round cookie cutter and cut holes in the middle of the bread slices Melt butter in a skillet Place the bread on the skillet and cook till golden on one side….

Mutton Curry

Ingredients– 750 gm mutton 2 tbsp curd 4 large onions, chopped 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 2 medium potatoes, cut in halves 1 black cardamom 1” stick cinnamon 3-4 cloves 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp coriander powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 2 tbsp chopped…

Cabbage Bhaji

Ingredients– 1 medium cabbage chopped finely 1 potato, diced into cubes 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/3 cup green peas 1 tsp ginger paste 1 bay leaf 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp cumin powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp oil…