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,…

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 –…

Mochar Ghonto (Banana Flower Curry)

Ingredients– 550 gm whole banana flower 100 gm potato 2 tbsp mustard oil 2 dry red chillies 2 bay leaves 2 pieces clove 1 piece cardamom 1 piece cinnamon 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 20 gm grated fresh coconut 4 green chillies 20 gm ginger paste 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 1…

South Indian Dry Potato Curry

Ingredients– 7 medium potatoes, boiled in cooker for 3-4 whistles 3 tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 dry red chillies, broken to bits 2 tsp urad dal 2 tsp chana dal 1 onion, finely chopped 2 green chillies, chopped A sprig of curry leaves Salt to taste Method – Slice the potatoes into medium…

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…

Omita aru Aloor Torkari (Raw Papaya and Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 1 big raw papaya 250 gm potatoes 1 dry red chilli 2 small onions 4-5 cloves garlic 2 green chillies 1” piece ginger 1 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Method – Peel the papaya and potatoes and cut in large pieces Make a coarse paste…

Sour Cream

Ingredients– 1 cup low fat cream 1/4 cup full fat milk 1 tsp lemon juice Method– Transfer the cream in a sterilised glass jar Add lemon juice in milk and keep aside for 5 minutes Add the milk mixture with the cream Mix well Cover the jar and set aside for 24 hours at room…

Kala Chana Masala

Ingredients– 1 cup kala chana, washed and soaked overnight 2 chopped onions 2 chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 dry red chilli 2 bay leaves 3 tbsp…