Palak Paneer- Spinach With Indian Cottage Cheese

Palak Paneer is one of the most popular paneer dishes.

Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is cooked with spinach and spices in this creamy and flavorful curry.

It pairs well with naan, paratha or jeera rice.

When we were kids, the only way my brothers would eat spinach was if it was cooked with paneer...

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Ajwain Cookies (Ajwain Biscuits)

Whole Wheat cookies flavored with ajwain (carom seeds).

These sweet and salty crispy cookies pair so well with a cup of chai. These are also eggless!

I find baking cookies very therapeutic. It’s one of those things which calms me down when I am anxious.

Sure, I do love to bake the cakes, tarts, bread etc. too but cookies are much more simpler,...

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Samosa Recipe – How to Make Perfect Samosa

Make the perfect flaky and crispy Samosa at home!

All tips and tricks to make the perfect samosa each time! These are filled with a spicy potato filling and are also vegan.

Samosa, does it need any introduction? I don’t think so!

The triangular shaped flaky pastry filled with spicy potato, chicken or lamb filling is a popular snack not only in India but in several countries of the...

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Mushroom Biryani (Instant Pot & Stovetop)

Aromatic and flavorful Mushroom Biryani cooked in the Instant Pot.

This one-pot meal is one of my favorite ways to eat mushrooms. Serve it with a cooling raita.

Like I mentioned in this post, I have been cooking with mushrooms way more these days.

My in-laws are here which means I have company in eating mushrooms, yay!

This Instant Pot...

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Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular Indian sweets.

Made with gram flour, sugar and ghee, this dessert requires only a handful of ingredients but tastes amazing!

Festivals are incomplete without sweets and in India festivals are incomplete without ladoos.

Ladoo, an Indian sweet can be made using various ingredients and...

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Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry

Super easy and flavorful Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry gets done in less than 20 minutes (including the prep time)!

Serve over jasmine rice for a perfect meal.

I have heard from most people that they either hate tofu or love it.

Basically, they don’t enjoy it as such but if it’s spiced or coated with sauce (in...

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Shahi Paneer

Creamy Shahi Paneer in a rich gravy made with onions, nuts and cream!

Shahi means “royal” so this dish is as exotic as it can get! Pairs beautifully with naan.

There are so many ways to cook paneer. Growing up, paneer was not a everyday thing in my house.

It was made on special occasions like birthday parties or on festivals like Diwali,...

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Ragda Patties (Ragda Pattice)

Ragda Patties is popular street food from the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat in India.

Potato patties are served with a spicy white pea curry and garnished with chutneys, cilantro and sev!

The first time I heard about ragda patties was from my friend Deepa who is from Maharashtra.

She made ragda patties for my birthday party when I used to...

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Instant Pot Southwestern Pasta

This Southwestern Pasta is loaded with black beans, corn, onion and is all made in the Instant Pot.

Makes an easy and quick weeknight meal which gets done in 30 minutes or less!

If you love all the Instant Pot vegetarian/vegan recipes that I share on the blog, please join me on this Facebook Group – Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes. The group would feature vegetarian instant pot recipes from all around the...

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Dal Fry

Easy Dal Fry which goes so well with boiled rice or tandoori roti.

I use a mix of toor (pigeon pea lentil) and masoor dal (red lentil) for the dal which is then tempered with onion, tomatoes and lot of ginger, garlic and cilantro!

An Indian can never have enough of dals. And I hope you guys aren’t bored of my dal recipes because they will be here all the time. No escaping!

This Dal Fry recipe is one of my...

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Schezwan Sauce

Spicy Schezwan Sauce is an easy to make hot sauce which can be served as an condiment or used in recipes like Schezwan Fried Rice & Noddles.

This sauce is quite popular in the Indo-Chinese cuisine and also happens to be one of my favorites!

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Mushroom Tikka

Flavorful Mushroom Tikka makes a delightful vegan appetizer!

Mushrooms are coated with a almond milk yogurt based marinade and then roasted in the oven until cooked and little charred.

I have been cooking with mushrooms a lot lately.

The reason is that my in-laws are here and I have some...

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