Restaurant style Vegetable Biryani

Nothing like a good plate of aromatic biryani! This Vegetable Biryani hits all the right spots with its wonderful aroma and exotic flavors!

Loaded with veggies, crunchy cashews, warm spices like saffron, herbs like cilantro and mint, this biryani is a delight to the taste buds in every bite!

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My go-to Idli Dosa Batter

My go-to Idli Dosa Batter! This batter makes soft and spongy idlis and crispy dosa.

The batter is made in a high speed blender like blendtec and fermented in the Instant Pot.

I have been meaning to share this post for so long, like really long.

Few weeks back, I shared the entire process of making Idli Dosa batter on my Instagram...

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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 in palak...

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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...

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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...

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Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji – scrambled Indian cottage cheese with onion, tomatoes and spices!

This is an easy and quick recipe that gets done in less than 30 minutes.

Paneer bhurji pairs well with flat breads like roti and paratha.

Paneer is an integral part of Indian cuisine. We cook it in so many ways.

One of the easiest ways you can...

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Paneer Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani)

Creamy Restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala is easy to make at home.

This creamy curry is made with onion, tomatoes, cashews, cream and butter (of course!).

It has a mild sweet taste and pairs beautifully with garlic naan or jeera rice.

You can never have enough of paneer. Can...

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How to Make Paneer

Step by step instructions on how to make Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) at home!

Making paneer at home is easier than you think!

 

Paneer, the most famous Indian vegetable which actually is not a vegetable yet 5 out of the 10 options on the vegetarian menu in an Indian restaurant will have paneer on...

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Sambar – How to make Sambar

Sambar – south Indian lentil stew made with vegetables, lentils and a special blend of spices.

It’s best enjoyed with rice, idli or dosa. Don’t let the list of ingredients intimidate you, it’s actually easy to put together!

When we eat South Indian food in restaurants, my focus is always more on the sambar and...

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Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Baby potatoes curry spiced with fennel, ginger and whole spices, Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a delicious way to enjoy potatoes in a new flavor!

If you are tired of eating the same old potato curry, then give this recipe a try! Pairs well with rice or any flatbread.

Dum aloo is a spicy curry usually made with baby potatoes and widely popular in India. Now there are many ways to make it but one of the most famous one is “Kashmiri Dum Aloo” originating from the state of Jammu & Kashmir and hence...

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Moong Dal Tadka

Simple and comforting Moong Dal Tadka.

This is one of the simplest Indian dals made with split petite yellow lentils.

A tempering (tadka) of cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves makes this a flavorful & comforting dish!

Of all the dals that I grew up eating at home on a regular basis, moong dal was probably everyone’s least favorite.

Most people consider it as bland and in fact we used to eat...

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