Palak Paneer

Ingredients: Spinach (10 oz) Paneer (1 lb, cut into 1/2 inch cubes) Onion (1 medium sized diced) Garlic (3-4 cloves finely sliced) Ginger (1/2 inch finely chopped) Turmeric Powder (1/4 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1/2 tablespoon) Garam Masala (1/2 tablespoon) Kasuri Methi (1/2 tablespoon) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Ghee Heavy Cream (for serving) Salt (to taste)…

Chicken Dum Biryani

Ingredients: Chicken (2 – 3 lbs with bone or boneless skinless thighs) Basmati Rice (3 cups) Onions (5 large thinly sliced) Tomatoes (2 diced) Mint Cashew nuts (optional 20 – 30) Raisins (optional 20 – 30) Saffron (a pinch optional) Milk (3-4 tablespoons optional) Ginger-Garlic paste (2 tablespoons) Chili Powder (2 tablespoons) Coriander Powder (2…

Kerala Halwa

Ingredients: Wheat flour (1 1/2 cup) Corn flour (2 1/2 tbsp) Jaggery (400 grams/ 1 lb) Coconut milk (2 1/2 cups) Cashew nuts Cardamom powder (1 tbsp or as per taste) Ghee (3 tbsp) (You can substitute ghee with coconut oil or use both as per your preference) Direction: In a bowl add the wheat…

Pepper Chicken with Cumin Rice

Ingredients for Pepper Chicken: Chicken (1 – 2 lbs) (I used boneless and skinless chicken thighs, you could use chicken breast or chicken cut into pieces with bones) Onion (3 – 4 medium sized sliced) Garlic (2 – 3 thinly sliced) Ginger-Garlic paste (1 tbsp) Curry Leaves (1 spring) Turmeric Powder (1 1/2 tsp) Chili…

Coconut Braised Chicken With Chickpeas

This recipe is inspired from Alison Roman’s cookbook Nothing Fancy. I just made some minor improvisations to the recipe and hope you try and enjoy it. Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (3–4 pounds; I used boneless and skinless you can use as per preference.) Salt (to taste) Ground black pepper (to taste) Garlic cloves (4 thinly sliced)…

Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: Wheat Flour (2 cups) Potatoes (4) Garlic (2 cloves) Green chilies (2 finely chopped) Garam Masala (1/2 tsp) Red chili powder (1 tsp) Chaat Masala (1/2 tsp) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Coriander (chopped) Water (as required) Salt (to taste) Oil/Butter (as per preference) Directions: Mix wheat flour, salt and water and knead it to…

Onion Bhajia

Ingredients: Onion (3 Large thinly sliced) Gram flour (1 1/2 cup) Green Chilies (4-5 thinly sliced) Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp) Chili Powder (1 tsp) Cumin seeds (1 tsp) Salt (to taste) Oil (Sunflower/ Vegetable/ Canola) Mint leaves (optional) (2 tbsp finely chopped) Directions: In a deep pan add oil and let it heat. In a…

Potato Bhajia

Ingredients: For Bhajiya: Gram Flour (2 cup) Chili Powder (1 tsp) Turmeric Powder (1 tsp) Cumin seeds (1 tsp) Salt Potato (Peeled & thinly sliced) Oil (Sunflower/ Vegetable/ Canola) For Mint Chutney: Mint Leaves (2 cups) Coriander Leaves (1 cup) Green Chilies (4-5) Ginger (1/2 inch) Lemon Juice (1 1/2 tbsp) Salt (To Taste) Directions:…

Dal Tadka

Ingredients: Toor Dal (1 cup) Chana Dal (1/4 cup) Masoor Dal (1/4 cup) Cumin seeds (3 tsp) Ginger (1 inch julienne) Onion (2 medium sized finely chopped) Fried Onion (3 tbsp) Tomato (2 medium sized chopped) Ginger (1 inch finely chopped) Garlic ( 2 tbsp finely chopped) Green Chilies (3-4 finely chopped) Turmeric Powder (2…

Shrimp Masala

Ingredients: Shrimp (1 lb) Onion (2-3 medium-sized thinly sliced) Tomato (2 medium-sized chopped) Ginger Garlic Paste (1 1/2 tbsp) Coriander Powder (3 tbsp) Chili Powder (1 tbsp) Turmeric Powder (1 tsp) Asafoetida Powder (Hing) (1/4 tsp) Curry Leaves (1 Spring) Malabar Tamarind (2-3 piece) Cumin Seeds (1 tsp) Salt (To Taste) Directions: In a bowl,…