Rajasthani Dal Bati

Dal Bati -a traditional dish from the state of Rajasthan in India. Hard wheat balls are baked and then eaten a spicy mix of lentils. It’s topped with lots of ghee which makes it extremely flavorful.

India has a very rich culture, that is of course well known all over the world. However I think how rich and diverse our food is not really known. Indian food in the west is synonyms with curry and naan. And that actually is just a fraction of our food. Each state in India has it’s...

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Beetroot Kofta Curry

Want to eat something different for dinner? Then try this Beetroot Kofta Curry! Vegetarian beetroot dumplings served on top of a creamy tomato curry. Great with naan or rice!

How much is too much when it comes to kitchen utensils, appliances and gadgets? I guess this is a difficult question to answer especially when you are a food blogger. If you are a food blogger, then probably it’s never too much. I can’t even begin to list all that I have from pots to juicers to blenders to food processors to...

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Methi Malai Paneer

Want to try something different with paneer? Then try this creamy Methi Malai Paneer. It is a wonderful mix of paneer with fresh fenugreek leaves and tastes great with any Indian bread!

Considering how much Indians love paneer, it’s obvious there are tons of paneer recipes. Some tried and tested, some old favorites while some very modern and innovative. Doesn’t matter which category the dish belongs to, as long as there’s paneer in there trust Indians to gobble it all...

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Gatte Ki Sabzi

An traditional dish from the state of Rajasthan – chickpea flour dumplings are boiled and then simmered in a yogurt based tangy curry. Gatte ki sabzi tastes great with roti or plain rice! A great alternative for those days when you have no veggies in your refrigerator.

I love sharing traditional Indian recipes on my blog. In fact I would like to share more of these since this is the kind of food I make and eat every day but as much as I would...

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Zucchini Chana Dal

Zucchini cooked with chana dal, onion, tomatoes & fresh ginger makes a flavorful dish. This dal is great with roti or with rice. Healthy & vegan!

When I was little, mom would often make Chanal Dal (Split Garbanzo Beans) with Lauki (bottle gourd). Lentils (or dals as we call them) are a part of everyday Indian diet so we ate some or the other lentil every day. Chana dal was made not everyday since it’s little heavy on the stomach compared to other dals like toor/arhar or moong....

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Matar Nimona

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Food has this magical ability to bring back wonderful memories. Matar Nimona reminds me of winters and fresh sweet green peas [green peas=matar in Hindi]. When we were kids, me and my sister would go to grandma’s village every year. Whenever we went there during winters, we would eat lot of matar ka nimona. It is a dish made out of green peas and it’s made in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India during winter months. The reason why it’s made only during...

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Spinach Corn Curry

I think it’s too much of green overdose on my blog these days, just look at the last few posts it’s all green! If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know how much I love my greens. I am veggie-holic (is that a word?), no seriously I am. I usually feel like eating a plate full of only veggies for lunch and dinner. Of course I don’t get to do that often because hubby wants his roti and rice but if left to me, I would happily...

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Red Potatoes with Dill

My family is here guys and I’m so happy and excited 🙂 I spent my whole day yesterday cleaning and cooking. These are the days when I seriously miss being in India, I mean I miss it otherwise too but when you have do everything alone, then you miss it a little more 😉 In India, we would always have domestic help to do the dishes, to wash clothes and to even cook. Now that kind of luxury is obviously not possible here, I am telling you most people miss this the most when the...

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Dhaba Dal

Dals or Lentils for Indians is like potatoes or bacons for Americans. I mean you get my point right? We can’t do without eating lentils almost every day. It doesn’t matter whichever part of the country you are from, if you are from India you will be eating dal in some way or the other. We have such a huge range of lentils in India that are cooked on a regular basis. Red lentils, yellow lentils, green lentils, black lentils and so on. And then every lentil is further classified into ones without skin, with skin, whole lentil and so on. You...

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Pudina Aloo – Minty Potatoes

The weather has been really weird here, I mean I thought it was spring and it was supposed to be warm. But all of a sudden for the last 2 days, it has been really cold, like there’s a chill in the wind like it’s in December or January. Crazy right? I hope things change pretty soon! When the weather is cold, I crave for comfort food and I am sure I am not the only one who feels like this. For me like many other Indians comfort food is rice, dal (lentil) and some potatoes on the side and so I made these ridiculously simple...

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Kadai Mushroom

    Oh my god, the unimaginable has happened, I am sharing a mushroom recipe on my blog! *gasp* Now you must be wondering what’s the big deal in sharing a mushroom recipe? Well it does become a big deal if your husband refuses to eat it and you still manage to make it and share on your blog. And I couldn’t have chosen a better mushroom recipe to start with, Kadai Mushroom, which is mushroom cooked with bell peppers (capsium), onion, tomatoes & yes spices [you knew that was coming, didn’t...

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    Gobi Matar Masala

    Hello guys, how did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Did something special? I made a homemade gift for my hubby and I will be sharing that very soon on my blog! And he gifted me lots of kitchen/baking stuff , it’s so easy to make me happy! 😀 I think we might need to buy a new home just to keep my baking stuff, it’s getting difficult to accommodate all this in the 1 bedroom apartment we currently live in!

    Anyway so now that Valentine’s Day is done with I’m back to sharing my Indian...

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