Lauki Chana Dal (Bottle gourd and bengal gram curry)

A simple Dal is a thing of beauty. It is wholesome, it is comforting and incredibly delicious. Not to forget, it is incredibly nutritious too. You can add vegetables and meat to a dal preparation and it transforms into a totally different dish. This is one such dish. Cooked dal and bottle gourd is added…

Cauliflower and Peas Pulao (Gobi Matar pulao)

This is an easy pulao recipe, it comes together in 30 minutes. The cauliflower is definitely the hero here and pairs beautifully with the peas. I have used basmati rice here.  I have cooked this pulao in a deep sauce pot, you can definitely cook this in a pressure cooker too. The method and instructions…

Aloo Shimla Mirch ki Sabzi

(Potatoes and green bell peppers (shimla mirch/capsicum) fried in a melange of spices and condiments that is so utterly delicious-it will be your go-to sabzi!)

Tomato and Cashew Rice

I am a big rice-eater, I’ve always been one. I can eat pasta, bread, noodles, soup etc. and still feel like I haven’t really eaten. That meal is not really a meal! That’s how much I love rice. I will cook it 7 times a week! OK, maybe not 7 times but at least 5…

Parsi Style Chicken Cutlets

Let me begin this recipe blog by saying, I like every Parsi dish I’ve ever had. And Parsi dishes like mutton Salli and Berry Pulao are right up there among my all-time favourite dishes! I think Parsi food is delicious and varied and also under-celebrated. I genuinely feel people don’t talk enough about Parsi food….

Honey and Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

We know that sweet and spicy is a great flavour combination but when slathered on crispy chicken….that’s a winning dish right there! I was introduced to ‘Sriracha’ sauce by my husband who uses it as a universal sauce to go with everything – from fried rice and momos (dumplings ) to even dosa and chips!…

Prawns and Drumstick Coconut Stew

There are some memories that one never forgets, there are tastes that always take you back in time and spread warmth in your heart, irrespective of how chilly (-10 degrees here 🙈) it is outside! I’ve got this “Prawns and Drumstick Coconut Stew” recipe from my mamma, and like nearly all her recipes, this one…

Methi Mushroom Malai

The recipe for today is actually a product of my experimentation and lack of having the required ingredient. Last year, around this time, a colleague of mine introduced me to ‘Methi Matar Malai’ (fresh fenugreek leaves and green peas in a cream sauce). She brought this dish one day to work for her lunch and…

Kaale Aloo (Spiced Black Potatoes)

I first had this dish many years ago, as a ‘sabzi’ (cooked vegetables) in a ‘Rajasthani Thali’ in Mumbai. A ‘Thali’ is basically a meal or platter (usually round), in which, a selection of dishes such as gravies, ‘sabzi’, pickles, fried food etc. are served together with accompaniments such as rice, roti etc. It’s like…

Matar Paneer Korma

This is not a curry that was made at home during my childhood, but there still is some nostalgia associated with this dish, as, occasionally, we ate this dish when we went out to eat as a family. Also, since this is a popular paneer dish, it was also a popular choice for social gatherings,…