CORN KOFTAS IN A SPINACH CURRY

Corn Kofta Curry
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

These corn koftas that I made from fresh corn and then dunked into a creamy spinach curry is probably one of the best curries that I have created even though I had never heard of it before! Ummm… Let me go back, this is one of the best curries ever. Period. 😀 Did my introduction sound like I was trying hard to sell the corn kofta curry? Because, let me tell you, this curry, once in your mouth needs no selling mister! You just have to stop yourself from licking your fingers at the dinner table 😛   Sitting in… Continue reading

SAAG PANEER |PALAK PANEER

Saag Paneer
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

Saag Paneer / Palak Paneer, Chicken Tikka, Mahatma Gandhi, elephants, Mumbai and Bollywood are probably the first few words any non-Indian learns about India albeit in no particular order. A little offensive you know, typecasting and all) but I am not the type who takes offense with these things; so it’s OK. After all, you need to start somewhere if you want learn about a new culture. If you stopped at these few words and create a stereotype opinion, then, it would be something you might get frowned upon for 😛 With spinach and paneer lying around at home, I… Continue reading

VEGETABLE SHAMI KEBABS

Vegetable Shami Kebabs
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

A dish steeped in History, Shami kebabs just went vegetarian, check out these vegetable shami kebabs. As the legend goes, these kebabs were first introduced by Arabian chefs for Mughal rulers, actually a toothless Mughal ruler! 🙂 I have always been a fan of kebabs. Grilled, minced, sheikh, they all look so appealing. As always, I found a vegetarian work-around and came up with these kebabs for a potluck party I was attending. Made for 20 guests but finished by 12 since the 8 arrived late! Now, that is considered a hit dish, ain’t it? Potato and cheese/paneer blend together… Continue reading

SHAAM SAVERA | SPINACH-CHEESE DUMPLINGS IN A CREAMY TOMATO CURRY

Shaam Savera
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

Shaam Savera, a color contrasted creamy dumpling curry is a vegetarian’s  butter chicken! This has been the longest gap between two posts of mine. I had an old friend visiting me last week. Time flies by when you are gossiping and giggling with your friends, does it not? Anyways, this was the first time she was visiting me since I started this blog. Cooking something special and a dish for India’s Republic day was my agenda for the weekend. Even though late by a day, here is my recipe for Republic day – the three colors representing the tri-colored Indian National Flag. This… Continue reading

A TRICOLOUR RECIPE WITH FOOD FROM THE WORLD

Tricolour recipe
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

A Tricolour Recipe with global food is what I chose to make for the Indian Independence day. While I could have gone all Indian on this one, I decided not just to convey a sense of being global and to represent India’s progress is this tricolour recipe (Saffron, White & Green of the Indian National flag) made with International food. “Yet another day off from school!” was mostly what I thought of Independence Day as a kid. A day when I went to school to watch a play, collect some sweet treats to be eaten on the way home and scurry… Continue reading

DAL PALAK | SPINACH LENTIL CURRY

Dal Palak
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

Dal Palak is my 100th post. There. I said it. Dal palak is my 100th post! It was quite tough for me to say this because I always thought that my 100th post will be a fancy cake or a rich dessert but I chose the simpleton Dal Palak. Read on…. While it has been said that the journey is more exciting than the destination itself, I humbly disagree. The beginning of a new journey, the uncertainty, the milestones, the end of a bad one are all so much more exciting to me. Are they scary? Sure, they are.  Do… Continue reading

SPINACH SOUP WITH FIRE ROASTED PEPPERS

Spinach Soup
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

I looked at the Spinach Soup in my bowl and for about a minute, I slipped into a childhood fantasy. I wanted to gulp the soup down and break into the famous “I’m Popeye the sailor man, I’m Popeye the sailor man; I’m strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man” while my I hear pops from the muscles sprouting from my skin! Sigh! Pop goes my dream; I wish I could get fit just by eating spinach and never ever hitting the gym. Oh yeah, it definitely helps pop the acne out of… Continue reading

BAKED CAULIFLOWER IN A CHEESY SPINACH SAUCE

Baked Cauliflower
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

Baked Cauliflower was what I made to spruce up my lunch over the weekend. This weekend I was in a kind of I don’t-want-to-cook mood but the silly tummy does not get moods. It keeps rumbling and rumbling until you get that lazy ass off the couch and shove something into your mouth! It’s too late to pick up the phone and place an order too 🙁 Never mind, we have the safe fallback that every Indian resorts to – Dal Chawal of course! Although it is the most comforting food ever, I have this incessant need to eat some veggies… Continue reading

ALOO PALAK | POTATO SPINACH STIR FRY

Aloo Palak
FacebookTwitterEmailYummlyTumblrStumbleUponWhatsAppGoogle+

Potatoes are liked by most. In a salad, or mashed potatoes or samosas (Indian fried wantons) or as a side for rotis, it blends perfectly with anything. I find potatoes very forgiving. They just just listen to your mind and behave the way you want them to! This simple dish stands up to “easy to cook, never complicates your life in the kitchen” potatoes. PrintALOO PALAK | POTATO SPINACH STIR FRY Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 12 minutesTotal Time: 17 minutes Serves: 2-3 Ingredients2 cups chopped potato – Thin and long (Ensures faster cooking time) 1 1/2 cups spinach, washed… Continue reading