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,…