Paneer in Coconut Milk Curry

Paneer in Coconut Milk Curry

I love Paneer in any form, size, shape and type. Well what's not to love in it is a bigger question. Anyways I had some paneer lying in my fridge and coconut milk and thought of combining the two and the end result was this amazing creamy dish with bunch of flavours.     I paired it with cashew rice. For that I simply sauted some cashews in a pan with 1 tbsp ghee and salt. Then added washed Basmati Rice and allowed it to boil till the rice was cooked. This curry can be accompanied with rotis/naan or even parathas.     If you fancy an easy Indian curry for a weeknight meal do give this a try and don't forget to let me know how you found it.   ...
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Plain Kulcha – Using gas top (no oven required)

Plain Kulcha – Using gas top (no oven required)

Restaurant style Indian Breads are the easiest and go really well with any North Indian curry. You can make plain kulcha or even stuffed kulcha like Aloo Paratha In Delhi one of the most famous street food is Kulcha Chole and that's what we had for one of our weekend meals at home.   Do give this recipe a try. Atleast since I have moved to the Netherlands I miss restaurant style food here a lot, and making these at home look as the best option to us. Happy Cooking! :)   ...
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Black Pepper Chicken Curry (The real Spicy kind)

Black Pepper Chicken Curry (The real Spicy kind)

Have you ever tried a super simple Chicken Curry but ofcourse something which really activates your brain cells, taste buds and sweat glands? Then you really haven't tried this curry. We had it the other day for our lunch and both my husband and I didn't speak to each other during the meal as the spice levels were so invigorating throughout. Haha!     And as I have crazy Bengali genes + because I am also a bit lazy I made the curry a bit extra to be eaten the next day but with Neer Dosa this time. You can check the recipe for that here - Recipe for Neer Dosa     You can also have this with some Malabar Parotha or regular roti but I am sure you will enjoy this curry however you like to pair it. Do give it a try and let me know if you think it had the same effect on you as it did on me?    ...
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Carrot and Beans Thoran

It is a Kerala style recipe which is served along with rice and sambar or any other curry.  Thoran is a vegetable based stir fry which contains finely chopped vegetables with grated coconut. It makes use of very few ingredients the main ones being finely chopped vegetables, curry leaves and coconut. Thoran makes use of very less oil which makes it a very healthy side dish for rice. It can be made with a bunch of other vegetables like cabbage or green peas or beetroots. I always love this one as I always end up having carrots and beans at home in excess. What's your favourite thoran? Can you think of any other veggie which we could be used for making thoran? Here I have a lot of other food items as well. Starting from R-L: Carrot & Beans Thoran Dry Eggplant Sabji Rotis Daal Fry Pudina Rice Aamras (Mango Pulp)     Happy Cooking! :)     ...
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Sambar / Sambhar (Vegan & Glutenfree)

Sambar is one of the best form of vegan source from a mixture of lentils and vegetables giving a depth of umami flavor. It can be paired with idli, dosa, uttapams or just with rice. It even tastes great with quinoa too. Makes it a perfect weeknight meal which can be prepped in advance by chopping the veggies and storing them in an air-tight container. There are various types of sambar that could be made, this one is a mix veg one. What's your favourite sambar?   Do give this a try! Happy Cooking :)   ...
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Chicken Chettinad (Spicy Indian South Indian Curry)

Chicken Chettinad (Spicy Indian South Indian Curry)

  Chicken Chettinad is a very common South Indian Chicken Curry originating from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nasy (South of India). The Chettinad cuisine is known for their spicy food. They use a variety of spices and the dishes are made with fresh ground masalas. Chettiars also use a variety of sun dried meats and salted vegetables, reflecting the dry environment of the region. Most of the dishes are eaten with rice and rice based accompaniments such as dosa, appams, idiyappams, adais and idlis. The Chettiars through their mercantile contacts with Burma, learnt to prepare a type of rice pudding made with sticky red rice. Chettinad cuisine offers a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Some of the popular vegetarian dishes include idiyappam, paniyaram, vellai paniyaram, karuppatti paniyaram, paal paniyaram, kuzhi paniyaram, kozhakattai, masala paniyaram, adikoozh, kandharappam, seeyam, masala seeyam, kavuni arisi and athirasam. This is the most well known curry that was a part of my weekend meal with a lot of...
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Creamy Sweet Potato with Lentils (100% Vegan)

Creamy Sweet Potato with Lentils (100% Vegan)

  Another kitchen experiment successful with this 100% vegan, plant-based meal of Creamy Sweet Potatoes with Lentils Curry. I started this with an idea of making a sweet and spicy curry but in the process this turned out perfect meal. . Let me tell you all the goodness in there: Sweet Potatoes, Red Lentils, Spinach, Peanuts, Coconut Milk and topped with Kaffir Lime. I had it with rice, but you can have it just as soup with bread or pair it with couscous, quinoa or even brown rice. Why not give it a try this winter and have a warm dinner/supper with fam?     Let me know if you give this curry a try! Happy Cooking :)     ...
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Mughlai Vegetable Korma (without Coconut Milk)

Mughlai Vegetable Korma (without Coconut Milk)

YUM! is the word for this! There is a huge influence of the Middle East on Indian Cuisine, thanks to the Afghani and other Middle Eastern rulers who brought in their cuisine to India. This dish is inspired by them with the use of spices and nuts making it a rich curry but makes this a great non-spicy, creamy dish which can be paired with pooris, parathas or even rice.     Do you want to give this dish a try? I think you should and if you do, remember to share it with me. Happy Cooking! :)   ...
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Tofu Masala Curry with Creamy Cashews & Coconut (100% Vegan)

Tofu Masala Curry with Creamy Cashews & Coconut (100% Vegan)

  Yes, I am late by a day in celebrating the World Vegan Day! I am not a vegan per se, but over the years have definitely given up eating non-veg food on most of the days. I now find comfort in vegan or vegetarian food on most days of the week (knowingly or unknowingly end up cooking it on most days) and yes the husband has no complains either. Yaay! I wanted to make something wholesome and a spicy curry to go with brown rice for dinner today and made this 100% vegan tofu curry with creamy cashews and coconut and truck loads of veggies for extra goodness. You can choose to add any other vegetables as per your choice. This can be literally be your fridge clean up dish as well. Do you know of more tofu dishes? Why don't you share some with me:)       Let me know if you give this recipe a try or a general feedback too. Happy Cooking...
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Whole Green Moong Daal (Protein Rich and Yes, Vegan!)

Whole Green Moong Daal (Protein Rich and Yes, Vegan!)

  Looking for something warm to beat the cold weather for this winter also something very easy and wholesome? Whole Green Moong Daal is my favourite and will surely become your favourite too. I love it with rice or rotis. Yesterday I paired it with some hot flax seeds rotis/phulkas with some homemade mango pickle. If you prefer vegan, just avoid the option of ghee and enjoy this dish. Okay, enough said now, I think it makes sense for you to give it a try. And don't forget to leave a comment on what you think of this. Also do tell me what would you like to pair this with?         Happy Cooking! :)   ...
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