Category Archives: Lunch Ideas

Kadai Paneer restaurant style

Kadai Paneer – paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and bell peppers cooked in a spicy masala. This is a restaurant style Kadai Paneer.

KURKURI BHINDI OKRA IN AIR FRYER

Let’s make Kurkuri bhindi in Air fryer which is oil free and get ready in a blink of your eyes. Let just jump to the recipe of magical, crispy and guilt free Kurkuri Bhindi made in the Air fryer.

Tasty lukewarm chickpea salad

I love chickpeas, and with only 15 minutes of work and only a few main ingredients everybody can make this. I used cherry tomatoes in three different colours (yellow, red, dark red). Additionally come two small chopped red onions and cilantro, also finely chopped. If you don’t like the taste of cilantro, you may use […]

vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper

Vegetarian gnocchi with yellow bell pepper is a wonderful easy and surprising recipe, vegetarian and yellow for the first fasting Friday and the International Women’s Day.

Creamed Salt Cod with Potatoes

Creamed Salt Cod with Potatoes is a very tasty and simple dish. It’s a typical recipe of traditional Ligurian cuisine. For many years it was the main dish of Ligurian sailors who spent long periods on seas. The reason was because quite all the ingredients were fairly easy to find and keep for a long […]

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 Flatbreads

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

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, 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 […]

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 […]

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