Category Archives: Lunch Ideas

Technique  Steaming Eggs
Technique: Steaming Eggs

This test of the best ways to cook ‘boiled’ eggs from Serious Eats was life changing! I now only steam my eggs, rather than boil them. It’s faster & easier. From the site: “Lower your eggs straight from the fridge into already-boiling water, or place them in a steamer insert in a covered pot steaming […]

Mushroom Biryani
Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom biryani / kalan biryani – easy Indian style mushroom biryani made with a mild spiciness. Perfect to go with cucumber raita or onion raita.

VEGETABLE TEHARI
VEGETABLE TEHARI

Vegetable Tahari / Tehari / Tehri is a famous delectable North Indian delicacy of rice cooked along with vegetable and mild spices making it healthy and comforting one pot meal. It’s a wholesome meal on its own, where spicy vegetables and aromatic rice are cooked together and best served with a plain curd to mellow […]

Dhabba Style Dal Makhni
Dhabba Style Dal Makhni

buttery delicious dhabba style dal makhni Ingredients: 1 cup whole black gram (sabut urad dal) 1/4 cup kidney beans (rajma) 10-12 cloves garlic crushed 1 inch piece ginger chopped salt to taste 2 bay leaves 1 black cardamom 1/2 cinnamon stick For gravy: 2 medium size onions paste 3 medium size tomatoes puree 2-3 green chillies […]

Dhaniya masala chole with Tawa naan
Dhaniya masala chole with Tawa naan

Happiness lies in cooking your family’s favourite food, Dhaniye masala chole was one of the first recipes I ever cooked. I’m a determined eater and creator of this Punjabi curry. I remember my brother asking to save some for his next day’s office dabba <3 and mom dad enjoying the food with sweet smiles on […]

Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken
Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken

Exploring Brazilian Cuisine this month… This Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken was a thrilling experience filled with excitement,suspense and drama ;)…Excitement because I was going to try something new… Had never combined Chicken and Beer together… Suspense because I was not sure about the outcome and the dancing of the flames on the chicken while grilling […]

MAKHNI KATHAL KOFTA
MAKHNI KATHAL KOFTA

Makhni gravy is something to die for. Anything cooked in a makhni gravy makes it rich and delicious. After cooking, paneer makhni, aloo maknhi, gobhi makhni…it was now time for some kathal to go with the creamy gravy. Had lots of kabab mix left in my fridge box which i had made yesterday. So thought […]

Yakhni
Yakhni

Yakhni is a yogurt based mutton gravy which seems to have originated in Persia and percolated to Kashmir sometime during the Akbar Era. The flavours of fennel, dry ginger,cumin and cardamom combined with yogurt gives this dish a real soothing touch and makes this different from the usual mutton gravies.

Creole Crevette
Creole Crevette

I had not entered the kitchen for quite a long time…. Year end pressure and office work had kept me very busy and will continue to do so till the end of March. However, it so happened that Pri went to the market one fine day and came back with a packet of Prawns. Though […]

caprese flatbread
Caprese Flatbreads

Delicious Italian flatbreads filled with fresh Caprese salad… Easy to make and perfect for this season!

Badami Chaap Masala
Badami Chaap Masala

Badaami chaap is chaap cooked onion tomato gravy with richness of almonds and cream.500 grams soya champ. Its gravy is rich, flavourful and goes really well with naans, lachcha parantha and tandoori rotis.A delight for champ lovers, the unique combination of mind and brown onions in gravy keeps you asking more. Get the Recipe: Badami […]

Mutton Biryani
Mutton Biryani

Mutton Biryani, a perfect Sunday lunch for NV lovers From the original site: Mutton Biryani, a perfect Sunday lunch for NV lovers.Nothing to say more about Biryani recipe, it must be a favourite for many. How to cook mutton biryani in pressure cooker? Yes this is pressure cooker version. I admit, there is no replace […]

SpringOnionPaneerParatha
Spring Onion Paneer Paratha

It was again, my daughter who prompted me to buy spring onion at the Asian store. Her insistence has nearly always lead to diverse, yet homely meals:) I had bought some paneer (Indian cottage cheese) too during that visit.I am not a habitual paratha maker. I have had to learn certain key aspects by trial […]

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Healthy Pan-seared Salmon Salad with Himalayan Crystal Salt

I paired my salmon fillets with some fresh garden greens, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and French mustard, then drizzled a mix of lemon zest dressing with mint leaves. Don’t you just love the colours of this Healthy Pan-seared Salmon Salad with Himalayan Crystal Salt? Get the Recipe: Healthy Pan-seared Salmon Salad with Himalayan Crystal Salt

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French Onion Grilled Cheese

All of the flavors of French Onion soup you love stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich. Made with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and parsley. Get the Recipe: French Onion Grilled Cheese

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Kale Rice

Healthy rice preparation with power packed kale, lemon and green chili. Kale was recommended to me by a good friend who is very particular about her diet. She advised me on the nutritional benefits. I have tried fitting it into Indian cuisine yet keeping it simple enough for anyone to be able to try. Get […]

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Roast Beef Horseradish Arugula Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Meaty, spiced with wasabi cheese, stuffed with bitter arugula and a slather of fig jam, this is a sandwich that hits all the flavor notes. From the original site: We don’t need any special excuse to eat grilled cheese sandwiches, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But it’s National Grilled Cheese Month (!), so let’s […]

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No Alarm Chili

This chili dish is perfect for a cold day after work and you want something that is not only delicious, but also quick and easy. To be completely honest, this recipe does not taste like it only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Get the Recipe: No Alarm Chili

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Mediterranean Delight Falafel

This Falafel recipe is my idea of tasty, comfort food – just load up the tortillas with falafel, grilled veggies and tuck in!!! These versatile chickpea patties can be served just like that with any spicy dip or make a great vegetarian filling for tortillas and pita breads. Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout […]

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Punjabi Malai Paneer – Cottage Cheese in White Gravy

This typical Punjabi dish can be found in menu at most of the restaurant serving Indian food though sometimes name could be different like Safeed Paneer, Paneer Kesarwala or Cream Paneer but the soft and mouth melting curry with delicate flavors and subtle spices is always the same. Ingredients: 250 Gm Paneer, cut into cubes […]

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Granola Bars

Granola Bars are nothing but Granola cut into different shapes, so that one can enjoy them during any given time of the day. Granola Bars are the powerhouse of energy that’s why it is preferred by those who are hiking, trekking or camping because it is lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store though […]

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Roasted Hatch Chile & Corn Chowder

Soup in the summer? You bet when Hatch chiles are in season! Roasted Hatch Chile and Corn Chowder is a seasonal (and regional) treat to savor. From the original site: When it’s Hatch chile season, many of us in the Southwest get excited. Hatch chiles are grown in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico.People roast […]

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Mango Curry with Dumplings

It’s a seasonal dish using yummy mangoes. It’s perfect for the summer time as it is light and is accompanied by dumplings made from gram flour. I love this dish because it has the tangyness and sweetness of mangoes, yet makes a great dish for a main course meal. Nobody can resist this Indian dish […]