Rajgira Chikki ( Amaranth Chikki) Soft delicious ideal for fasts healthy . Thanks again to my ever helpful neighbour Rani. Dry fruit can be added broken or crushed even peanuts I didn’t. If using unplugged Amaranth you have to first puff it up like popcorn on a hot pan 1 tbsp at a time. But…

TIL Papad ( Gajak) This is for the Lohri festival which is just in a few days. We’ve always called for these delicious delicate TIL Papads from Beavor ( Rajasthan) and I thought it was impossible to make it at home. But when I saw my neighbour making it and patiently explaining each bit. But…

Gobi Danthal Chorchori. RC Vrinda Jain ( my sister) Here we don’t use the flower but only the thick stalks. and leaves. 2 cups gobi danthal hard skin peeled to reveal the tender inner flesh and chopped into bite size pieces Handfull chopped gobi leaves 2 smal baingans chopped lengthwise 1 large potato chopped lengthwise…

Banarasi Matar Ka Nimona RC Atul Sikand # sikadalouscuisine I made it semi dry and made of 1/2 kg Peas and used half the Garam masala. M Banarasi Matar Ka Nimona ​A simple dish , yet so flavorsome . Typically this dish comes with a gravy , I decided to make it as a dry…

Sautéed Pea Pods We always throw away the Pea Pods right ? But let me tell you it can be made into a delicious veggie/ salad or just as a side dish. I remember my Dadi used to take all the tender Pea Pods and give it to her companion (Pataasi Bai in Marwadi Bai…

Kidney Bean Salad using Microgreens Whenever I make a salad it is mostly the ingredients at hand that I use. I very rarely go out of my way to source stuff unless I’m following a recipe. So here I’ve used what I had. I always have julienned ginger in my fridge which is preserved in…

Dried Fenugreek Leaves ( Methi Leaves) Kasoori Methi Fragrant and just a bit of sprinkling of these crushed Methi leaves makes a big difference to our Indian dishes. My Dad sprinkles it on all his veggies. We get it in stores by the name of Kasoori Methi. But believe me the home made ones are…

Homemade Frozen tomato Paste. This is easy but a long and tedious job. But when you see the blood red tomato cubes. They so cute. What do you do when your daughter suddenly dumps 10 kg tomatoes on the kitchen counter and says Mom for you. They were a steal at the price and so…

Hara Chana Ka Saag. Made by my cook Sangeeta. She made this exceptionally flavourful Saag Using minimum masalas. 2 cups packed Hara Chana Ka Saag 1 small onion chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 2 green chillies chopped Salt to taste. 2 tsp MO Wash and roughly chop the Saag . Heat a wok. Put in…

Nutritious Salad. 1. 2 tender cucumbers chopped diced 2. 1 Tomato deseeded and diced 3. 1 mall onion diced 4. 2 tbsps celery minced 5. 1 tbsp sesame toasted black and white. 6. 2-3 tbsp roasted peanuts 7. 1/4 cup 3 root preserve 8. Choliya 1 cup. ( green chickpeas ) boiled. 9. Salt to…

Chinjabi GolGappe Baked Golgappe with Chilli Garlic veggies. This was absolutely out of the blue , totally unplanned. Tried on the spur of the moment. It was marvellous and I would strongly encourage all my fellow members to try it too I was apparently making chilli garlic veggies with rice when I saw the Golgappas…

Mutter Shukha A favourite at our place during the winters. It’s normally made for breakfast. We keep the masalas low so that the sweetness of the peas come through. With leftovers we can make parathas, add it to rice , make Samosas, Kachori, Cutlets etc. 350 gms shelled fresh green Peas 1 tsp ghee A…