Showing posts with label North Indian Dishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North Indian Dishes. Show all posts

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Ajwain Paratha/Omam Paratha/Carom Seeds Paratha/How to make Triangle Parathas

I have been making different types of easy and quick paratha a lot lately, the hidden reason behind it is to pack lunch for my girls. This ajwain paratha is one such paratha. It is a flavourful and delicious paratha that can be made in no time and is a perfect lunch box recipe. Ajwain/Omam is very a common and a handy herb/seed in Indian households which helps in getting rid of stomach pain, indigestion and flatulence. Not only as a good digestive aid it has other health benefits as well. Ajwain is very useful in relieving sinus problems, cold and congestion. A quick tip, before going into the recipe, crush a few seeds of ajwain tie it in a soft cloth and heat the bundle over a warm tawa. Apply this warm bundle over the chest to relieve congestion.  Having said a few things about ajwain, let’s move on to the recipe. Check out other different types of  chapathis/parathas here.

Here’s how to make Ajwain/Omam paratha with step by step photos…

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Carrot Chapathi

Carrot is my little girl’s favourite vegetable; addition of carrots in any dish puts a big smile on her face. Most of all it makes me happy and satisfied, because I can feed something healthy and filling. This carrot chapathi is one of my little girls favourite and she loves it in her lunch box. So, today I am sharing with you all this delectable, flavourful, colourful and healthy carrot chapathi.

Here’s how to make Carrot Chapathi with step by step photos…

Friday, 14 March 2014

Aloo Jeera/Potatoes with Cumin seeds

Aloo Jeera is a simple. yet a very flavourful and delectable side dish for potato lovers. It is wonderful accompaniment for rice or rotis or breads and just makes a wholesome meal. Cumin seeds is a very common ingredient in each and every Indian kitchen. Apart from the unique flavour and taste cumin seeds have numerous health benefits. They have good amount of iron to fight anemia, so adding cumin seeds in our everyday cooking improves the iron level in our blood. The most well-known health benefit of cumin seeds is, it controls stomach pain, helps in digestion, nausea and morning sickness. Regular intake of cumin seeds in our diet helps in fighting common cold because of its antiseptic properties. Ok, I think now I will now move on to the recipe. Check out other delectable potato dishes here...

Here’s how to make Aloo Jeera with step by step photos…



Friday, 14 February 2014

Chicken Tikka Masala – Restaurant Style

Yesterday I did post Chicken Tikka, today I grilled another batch of chicken tikka and made the very famous, authentic and traditional chicken tikka masala. This chicken tikka masala is Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe whom I adore a lot. Do follow this fool proof  recipe and you will surely not fail. So friends when you can make Chicken Tikka Masala, restaurant style what are you waiting for? Give it a shot and you will surely love the rich, creamy and delectable chicken tikka masala.

Here’s how to make Chicken Tikka Masala with step by step photos…

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Chicken Tikka Made in Oven

Chicken Tikka is a very popular and authentic dish in the Indian subcontinent. Not only in India or Pakistan it is very famous around the world and seen in most of the restaurant menus. The word “Tikka” means “bits” or “pieces”. Chicken Tikka is traditionally made with small pieces of boneless chicken, by marinating them with mixture and spices and yogurt, then threaded in skewers and baked in clay-based oven called the tandoor. Chicken Tikka is most places is also grilled over red-hot coals and brushed with ghee for added flavor and taste.

Here’s how to make chicken tikka with step by step photos…

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Aloo Methi Sabzi – Rajasthani Delight

Today I am posting Aloo Methi which I made a few days back. Though I have some of recipes left behind, I hardly find time to do the post. Next week we are planning to go to India after about 1 ½ years, I am all excited. I am kind of busy shopping and packing things. Anyway now moving on to the post, Aloo Methi is a Rajasthani delight. It is a very healthy, flavourful, spicy and yummy side dish which goes perfectly with rotis, rice etc.

Here’s how to make Aloo Methi Sabzi with step by step photos…

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Chilli Paneer Dry/Easy Paneer Recipes

There is one big problem I am coming across every day, it is definitely not cooking, it is not teaching lessons for kids, it is not the household work, it is not shopping but it is writing an introduction for the recipes. I write a few things, delete it, then rewrite and then somehow settle with a few lines and then move ahead. Coming to today’s recipe I made chilli paneer dry version, which is yet another delectable paneer dish found in all the restaurant menus. This is another simple and quick paneer dish made with onions, capsicums, blended with sauces and Indian spices. Check out other Paneer dishes like Paneer BhurjiPalak PannerPaneer ButterMasala and Kadai Paneer in the corresponding links.

Here’s how to make Chilli Paneer Dry with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Kadai Paneer/Paneer Recipes

Since I was born and brought up in South India, paneer was not cooked at home when I was a small kid, we used to have paneer dishes at restaurants and at special occasions. But later on things started to change, we started to make paneer at home and incorporate in many recipes. Now it is so common and my kids also love paneer  I make several paneer dishes referring to books and recipes from friends. This kadai paneer is a very famous and common dish found in almost all the Indian restaurants and my husband’s favourite. Check out other paneer recipes like Paneer Bhurji, Palak Panner, Paneer ButterMasala in the corresponding links.

Here’s how to make Kadai Paneer with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Palak Chicken Curry/Spinach Chicken Curry

Wishing all my Muslim friends  and readers a very Happy EID. Today in Priya’s virundhu it is a very delectable, common and a very famous North Indian dish – Palak Chicken Curry/Spinach Chicken Curry. This palak chicken curry is a beautiful blend of spinach with chicken, infused with all aromatic Indian spices. Try it out friends you will all love it.

Here’s how to make Palak Chicken Curry/Spinach Chicken Curry with step  by step photos…

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Aloo Gobi Masala/Potato & Cauliflower Masala

Hello Friends,
Yesterday I posted a delectable and a very tasty squid masala, today I have a heavenly tasting North Indian cuisine Aloo Gobi Masala. This Aloo Gobi masala is very simple, yet the awesome combination of potatoes and cauliflower along with Indian spices is unbeatable. It is a very common dish we can find in all the Indian restaurants so here is Aloo Gobi for all of you…

Here’s how to make Aloo Gobi/Potato & Cauliflower Masala with step by step photos…

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Chana Masala/Chole Masala

Hello Friends,
Wish you all a very “Happy Friendship Day”, I hope you all are having a great day and a great week end. Here’s a very famous chana masala/chole masala which we find in all the Indian restaurants. It is very healthy and protein packed dish that can be served with rotis or just with a bowl of rice.

Here’s how to make Chana/Chole Masala with step by step photos…


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Aloo Bonda/Potato Bonda/Urulai Kizhangu Bonda

Cook anything with potatoes and we (my family) are there right away. Potato bondas are very addictive evening snack, once you start eating them you will not stop until it is done. The potato is made with wonderful blend of spices, dipped in the batter and then deep fried in oil.

Here’s how to make Aloo Bonda/Potato Bonda with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji is a kids delight, ok!!! Now I am wrong it’s not just kids it’s everyone’s favorite. Just make it as stuffing for chapattis and pack it for lunch, they will surely gobble it all. I make paneer bhurji on vegetarian days when I need to replace eggs and still give the kids exact replica of egg bhurji. Paneer bhurji is so yummy and delectable, just give it a shot and you will surely like it…

Here’s how to make Paneer Bhurji with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Palak/Spinach Paneer

Palak paneer is a very popular North Indian dish made with spinach and paneer. This is made by puréeing the spinach and infusing it with wonderful aromatic spices to bring out the buttery taste of the spinach and finally adding the paneer to give it a final punch. So friends…

Here’s how to make Palak Paneer with step by step photos….



Sunday, 16 June 2013

Mushroom Do Piaza

I have had Do Piaza several times in Indian restaurants, but never ventured in to making one. Do Piaza mean “two onions”, it gets its name because onions appear twice in the cooking process (Google). I came across many recipes, but after all the experiments I settled with the one below from yummy food for tummy. Since I am on fasting for this week and the coming week I am posting all vegetarian dishes and here’s mushroom do piazza, you can very well replace the mushrooms with chicken or mutton.

So here’s how to make Mushroom Do Piaza with step by step photos…



Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Dum Aloo/Aloo Dum

Dum Aloo is a very popular North Indian dish found in almost all restaurants. Dum aloo is a dish in which baby potatoes are cooked in gravy with aromatic spices. I am really fond of dum aloo, but whenever I buy baby potatoes I end up making roast. But this time I  decided I will surely make dum aloo with chapatis.

So here’s dum aloo with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

This is a delicious gravy made with coconut, vegetables and is packed with all nutrients and minerals. It is a perfect way to serve vegetables in one single pot. I make it for chapatis and puris, but sometime serve it with idlis, appams and dosas, and it tastes heavenly.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Black Chickpea Masala/Karuppu Kondakadalai Masala/Kala Channa Masala

Black Chickpea Masala/Karuppu Kondakadalai Masala/Kala Channa Masala is a yummy and healthy side dish for rotis. It is fully packed with protein and fiber.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Rajma Masala/Rajma Curry

Rajma Masala/ Rajma Curry is a healthy and easy masala to make, it is a one pot dish with no hassles. It is a perfect side dish for rotis and can also be had with rice. It is rich in proteins and fibres.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…


Monday, 18 March 2013

Pav Bhaji Mumbai Style

Pav Bhaji is a Maharashtrian fast food dish that originated in Mumbai. This dish was originally created by a vendor for the mill workers who had very little time to have their lunch. Pav in Marathi means a small loaf of bread and Bhaji means a vegetable dish. I am very lucky to have a Maharashtrian friend who made this bhaji for a get together. I fell in so much love with it, the first thing I did was to get the recipe from her and tried it and the bhaji came out fabulous.

It is a healthy one pot meal, which nobody should miss. Here’s the Mumbai style bhaji with step by step photos…


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