PEPPER GARLIC RICE

Pepper Garlic Rice
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Garlic, pepper, ginger are the three musketeers for curing sore throat. Add honey to the combo and you’ve got yourself a home remedy for sore throats. While it’s difficult to have them mostly in their raw forms, I try to use them in a variety of dishes to serve the purpose. Overtime I have fallen in love with those dishes so much that I really do not need the excuse of an illness to make them now. One such dish is Pepper Garlic Rice PrintPEPPER GARLIC RICE Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes Ingredients1 cup rice 2 cups… Continue reading

CREAMY GREEN CHILI ENCHILADA

Enchilada
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I am not a big fan of quesadillas but I love burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and most Mexican dishes. The other day, I saw a picture of Enchiladas in green sauce in a food magazine and thus began my obsession to try making it at home. After a lot of research and  tweaking and changing recipes, I present my version of Green Chili enchiladas PrintCREAMY GREEN CHILI ENCHILADA Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Serves: 2-4 IngredientsFor the sauce: 1 cup Salsa verde (easily available in the Hispanic foods section of any supermarket or make yours at… Continue reading

ALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOES

Aloo Nazakat
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I love dishes which have names that are hard to pronounce. I know it sounds ridiculous but I always had this notion that if the name sounds so exotic, the dish must have some rich history and by default, it has to taste amazing! 😀 I have been proved wrong sometimes but not with this one! Aloo Nazakat is truly a divine dish! Crisp potato shells stuffed with cottage cheese, marinated with spices and baked…. I don’t think I should talk more. Jumping straight ahead to the recipe for Aloo Nazakat PrintALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOED Prep Time: 20… Continue reading

ALOO PALAK | POTATO SPINACH STIR FRY

Aloo Palak
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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

RAITA | VEG SALAD WITH YOGURT DRESSING

Raita
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Raita is prepared in many ways throughout India to serve as a side with food, mainly rice. I love the taste of vegetable raita, especially the blend of tomato juice with yogurt. It took me a while to attain perfection and mine would end up with lumps of yogurt until I just stumbled upon the idea of rectifying that one fine day! PrintRAITA | VEG SALAD WITH YOGURT DRESSING Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Serves: 3-4 Ingredients1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes 2tbsp finely chopped green bell pepper (capsicum)… Continue reading

CARROT SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

Carrot Salad
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I am basically a health freak.  Not in the conventional sense probably because I eat junk, fried food, starchy food but… Most of the meals I prepare are balanced meals. If one meal had some deep fried veggie in it, the second meal of the day will include a salad and some entrée low on calories. What does this mean for my husband, Nachiket and our future children? Don’t ever think about skipping your veggies! Carrot Salad is a family hand-me down recipe. I learnt this from my sis-in-law who learnt it from someone who learnt it from…. Huh… I… Continue reading

POTSTICKERS/Pan-fried vegetarian dumplings

Potstickers
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I Know, I know. This looks like a simple dish with a fancy gourmet name. Trust me, these deceptively plain looking, Chinese origin buggers will blow your mind away with their bursting flavours in every bite. Properly made, the potstickers are crisp and browned on the bottom, sticking lightly to the pan, but easy to remove with a spatula. The trick to making potstickers is not to overcook them, or they will live up to their name by sticking firmly to the pot! PrintPOTSTICKERS | Pan-fried vegetarian dumplings Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes 15Serves: 3-4… Continue reading

Cabbage Kofta curry/ Curried cabbage dumplings

Cabbage Kofta Curry
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Cabbage? It is such a boring vegetable except when it it is added to chow mein or anything with soy sauce in it. The most common Indian way of cooking it is a stir fry to be eaten with Rotis (Indian bread). Although I really like it for a change, I wouldn’t want that to be the only way I take in the miracle vegetable (Remember the all famous cabbage soup diet which apparently makes you lose oodles of weight?). I have started to look for alternate ways to make this vegetable interesting and have found a few. Here is… Continue reading