Coriander Paneer

“There is nothing in this world that can’t be solved without butter paneer masala and paranthas.” Paneer or cottage cheese has a dedicated fan following in India itself and I confess my family too are hard core paneer fans. I guess it’s all about the multiple ways one can make use of this  indispensable protein…

Methi Malai Paneer

In this post we are going to indulge in one of the most popular, versatile and  ever so humble ingredient all of us love – Paneer The bitter hints of methi leaves cooked in a tangy tomato based gravy along with cubes of paneer soaking in the richness of cashewnut paste brings the whole dish…

Curd Rice 

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”     – Leonardo  Da Vinci  Curd rice is also known as yoghurt rice and is a popular dish of South India. We call it ‘ Thayir Saddam.’ To us, South Indians, it’s comfort food and occupies a very prominent place – be it the ‘Thali’ or any festive occasion….

Methi Dal

Dal is a term used in the Indian subcontinent for split pulses. We are blessed with a wide variety- from Moong  to Tur to Masooor to Channa to Urad- dal is an integral part of every Indian meal . Simple or elaborate – it’s your choice but there has to be dal on the table….

Grilled Paneer with Capsicum and Onion

Paneer or cottage cheese is a common protein used in South Asian cuisine. It is usually found in Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Afghani and Bangladeshi cuisines. It is made by curdling hot milk with either lime juice, vinegar or any other food acid. Paneer in addition to being a good protein specially to the vegetarians –…

Coriander Paneer Korma

Learn character from trees, value from roots and change from leaves. – Tasneem Ahmed. ‘Coriander’ also known as cilantro or chinese parsley is a herb that belongs to the Apiaceac family. All parts of the plant are edible but it is the leaves and dried seeds that are used in cooking. Coriander is also used to treat…

Spicy Corn and Mushroom Pulao

  For my grandmother’s generation, the big invention was cake mix, for our mom’s, it was the microwave and for me, it’s the iPhone-and that’s enabled us to do so many different things more efficiently at home. -Brit Morin       A microwave oven is a blessing in disguise to the otherwise busy housewife….

Paneer tikka

“When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.”   –  Alice Water Indian cottage cheese is called paneer and chunks are termed as tikka. Paneer tikka is the vegetarians’ alternative to chicken tikka or fish tikka, for…

Raitas

  I stay in Chennai which is relatively warm all around the year barring perhaps the months of December and January. It’s very difficult to keep your system cool – for the simple fact there is no let down on the spice consumed in the various curries Indian cuisine is so famous for. So to balance…

Pulao

Rice is the staple food for millions all over the world. I’m a happy soul when I get to eat a bowl of rice for lunch after work. It gives that much needed energy. There is a world of difference between Pulao and Biriyani. Somehow to me personally – Pulao is light, mildly spiced and can be made in…

Almond Paneer Korma

If there is Paneer/ Cottage cheese in the kitchen I’m happy. I find Paneer / Cottage cheese to be such a versatile protein. There are so many ways you can incorporate paneer into your daily food – be it in the Indian breads, salad with hung curd, a curry by itself, a tandoori paneer tikka,…