Dum Aloo (Potato)

I am back with another potato preparation, what to do my love for potatoes is never ending! Dum Aloo normally you find of 3 styles in India, Kashmiri dum aloo, Punjabi Dum aloo and Banarasi Dum aloo. This particular preparation that I have made is Punjabi Dum aloo, smooth rich gravy with fried baby potatoes, it is a delightful dish.

I have made it with Baby potatoes, in case you would like you can use normal potatoes boiled and cut in half and then fried

Mix veg with Cilantro

Whenever I can’t decide what to cook for dinner, I take out one of each veggie from my fridge and make a mix veg. This time when I was making mix-veg I decided to give it a little green twist and added Cilantro puree to the vegetables while cooking. It not only gave a beautiful colour to my dish but also a wonderful aroma. In case you are not a big fan of cilantro you can totally skip that, it will still turn out to be equally good minus the green colour and aroma of cilantro

Aloo Gobhi (Potato and cauliflower stir fry )

Who doesn’t love aloo gobhi, me and my husband are a big fan and hence it is a common dish in our kitchen. I make it in various ways, this is on of the recipe that I follow, will soon share one more elaborate version.

Gur Papadi (Jaggery bars )

Gur Papdi, Just the name of it makes me nostalgic, takes me back to my nani’s house. She introduced this amazing sweet to us, and I think my emotional bond with this particular sweet is what makes it so special for me. Whenever we used to visit her she used to make this along with so many other wonderful food and snacks. I miss those days so much, wrapped in the warmth of love and such amazing food. I think I should pay a visit to her soon

Medu Vada (Fried crispy Lentil Dumpling)

Medu Vada are my husband’s absolute favorite, given a choice he can have them daily. Infact, during our stay in Singapore for 3 years he did ate them daily as breakfast right after an hour of gym (He earned his fried food I would say)

Since the way to heart is through stomach, although I already have his heart I still now and then surprise him with his favorite food to reiterate my position.

Dal Bukhara (Slow Cooked Whole Urad Dal)

Urad dal (Black Gram) has it’s strong presence in each and every restaurant that serves Indian food in form of Dal Makhani, a slow cooked dal cooked with cream and butter flavored mildly with spices. It is smooth and creamy and heaven in every bite. Dal Bukhara on the other hand is another preparation of the same dal but difference in the spices and way it is prepared.

Coconut Barfi (Quick coconut bars)

I love sweets, one of my weakness. I need to eat something sweet after every meal I have and my cravings sometimes get very specific, and till the time I don’t eat what I crave it just won’t go away. My husband every-time on hearing “You know what I feel like eating” starts shaking his head saying “here we go again”

So yesterday I had a craving of eating something sweet with coconut in it, a coconut barfi or a coconut ladoo.Since it was late so I looked in the kitchen I had some dessicated coconut, condensed milk and which was perfect to make this amazing 20 Min 5 ingredients coconut barfi.

Tangy Noodles

I have always been in love with Thai food, the flavors, the heat , every bite gives you a different experience altogether. My love with Thai food was strengthened during my stay in Singapore and my travels to Thailand. My husband on the other hand doesn’t like to eat spicy food and is not very adventurous in trying new cuisines.

During our visit to Thailand, I knew this was the time to introduce the world of Thai food to him. We were in Phuket and were riding a really cool scooty finding our way to the Big Buddha statue we could see from near our hotel. So, we set out to the chase and in an hour’s time we were there, while coming back we found this really quaint place on the hillside, where a small boy was sitting (and taking orders) and a woman , his mother was the one cooking.

Aloo Matar (Potatoes and peas stir fry)

Winter brings with it a wonderful assortment of vegetables, carrots and peas are my absolute favorite. They are so versatile and tastes amazing without any much efforts.

Aloo Matar is my one of the to go to recipes in winters when I need something awesome (which happens to be daily) and quickly (Which again happens to be almost daily).

Mutton Haleem

Haleem is one of the popular dishes middle east and India. During the month of ramdan, you can find it available very easily across India. My husband loves eating haleem and me being a vegetarian have always heard him going on and on about how tasty it is.

This time I thought to give him a surprise, so I got everything I needed to make haleem and started my preparations as this is a slow-cooking wonder. It takes 4-5 hours of slow cooking and stirring (regular) that gives it the consistency that it has.

Masala Dosa (Crispy crepe of Dal and rice fermented batter)

Dosa can easily be called Indian version of crispy, savory crepe. I absolutely love dosa and have a craving to dig into a hot, crispy dosa with piping hot sambhar. Making dosa at home always sounded to me like a lot of work and hence I always preferred eating out, but this time I thought to give it a try at home with homemade batter and the result was satisfying plate of homemade dosa which everyone absolutely loved.